Some incredible weekend getaways in and around Bhubaneswar still do this day remains untouched and unexplored. And Odisha, which is famous for its rich heritage and culture has a lot more tourists. Here we bring you the list of the best weekend getaways from Bhubaneswar. Have a look!
Situated on the banks of the river Daya, Dhauli is close to Bhubaneshwar, at a distance of 8 km from the city. This place has got its significance from the Kalinga War which is supposed to have been fought on Dhauli Hill. There is a famous Shanti Stupa here which attracts visitors from far and wide. It also makes Dhauli one of the best winter getaways from Bhubaneswar. Do add this place to your itinerary and head to the Peace Pagoda.
This is a beautiful resort located near Bhubaneswar. The place is famous as it is eco friendly. If you want to enjoy nature then this should be your top pick. The place offers beautiful scenic vistas of the mountains and lush green lands that surround the village resort. Enjoy dreamy sunsets and energetic sunrises while on your vacay here.
This is a small village in the Khurda district of Odisha. This is again famous due to a hot spring that is present here. If you are wondering how to reach this small place in the state of Odisha, then the nearest airport is Bhubaneswar. The medicinal properties of the spring are said can cure skin diseases.
Taptapani is famous in Odisha for its hot water spring. This spring is supposed to have medicinal attributes, making it a tourist attraction amidst people. There is a pond next to the hot spring where people can bathe and make use of the medicinal properties of the hot water spring.
On the eastern coastline of Odisha lies the town of Berhampur, also known as Brahmapur. Reaching here is easy as the town is connected to all the major towns of the state through roadways. The town also has its railhead for those commuting by railways. The city has some temples that one can go to on their visit here.
If you are wondering if there are any hill stations around Bhubaneswar, then Daringbadi is the place. It is one of the best weekend getaways from Bhubaneswar which is also referred to as the 'Kashmir of Odisha'. Take a road trip to this hill station and enjoy the scenic vistas along the way. The nearest railhead is at Brahmapur from where one can take the bus to the city.
If you like port towns, then Gopalpur should be your pick. Located on the Bay of Bengal coast, this town is towards the south of the state. It is one of the best weekend getaways to visit around Bhubaneswar. The town is a port city and has famous beaches. Go beach hopping here, in this Odisha town and chill and relax here, on one of the beaches, on your next trip to Odisha.
Baripada is a cultural centre of Odisha, situated in the Mayurbhanj district. Known for its art and culture, it is one of the best weekend getaways from Bhubaneswar. One can also see a lot of stars of the Ollywood emerging from this Odisha town of Baripada. The town also has its own dance form which is quite famous in the world, known as the Chhau dance.