Tourism in Odisha is one of the main contributors to the economy of Odisha, India, with a 500 km (310 mi) long coastline, mountains, lakes, natural biodiversity and rivers. Odisha is a major tourist destination in India, with various tourist attractions, including wildlife reserves, beaches, temples, monuments, the arts and festivals. Other than wildlife reserves, beaches, temples, monuments, the arts and festivals, the Odisha Tourism Development Corporation, a public sector undertaking of the Government of Odisha, is also developing the tourism sector of Odisha and India.



The major temples of Odisha are present in Ekamra Kshetra or the temple city of Bhubaneswar, Puri, Jajpur and Ganjam.

Some other temples in the state include,

Buddhist monuments

Jain monuments


Flora and fauna

Main article: Flora and fauna of Odisha


Chilika Lake


Hot springs


Sunset at Bhitarkanika National Park Lake
White tiger in Nandankanan Zoological Park

Odisha is a remarkable place as it is the home to the royal Bengal tiger, consisting of many sanctuaries and natural scenic spots.


For a more comprehensive list, see List of beaches in India § Odisha.

View of Puri Beach

Odisha has a long coastline of 500 kilometres (310 mi). Notable beaches on this coastline include:


Scenic spots


Eco-tourism provides a degree of alternate employment to the local community and generates environmental awareness among local residents as well as visitors about the conservation and sensible use of the lake's natural resources. Notable locations within the lake are:



Odisha Tourism Development Corporation

The Odisha Tourism Development Corporation promotes tourism in the state and operates some of the existing tourist bungalows and transportation fleets. OTDC's tourist bungalows are called panthanivas. The Odisha Forest Development Corporation manages the eco-tourism destinations in the state.

Locations of panthanivas


See also


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  2. ^ Chilika Development Authority. "Eco Tourism". Archived from the original on February 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-31.