Bhubaneswar Travel Guide, India
Bhubaneswar happens to be the largest city in the state of Orissa and it is also the capital city for the state of Orissa, India. Bhubaneswar has emerged quickly as the hub for religious activities and it is also an important trading center for the state of Orissa. Bhubaneswar gained the status of capital city for Orissa somewhere in 1948, exactly one year after Indian Independence. Cuttack used to be the capital of Orissa before Bhubaneswar got this privilege. Same is the reason why Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are called as twin cities for the state of Orissa. Bhubaneswar has also been called as ‘Temple City of India’ due to the number of temples in and around the city.
Temperature of Bhubaneswar varies between 15 degree Celsius and 45 degree Celsius throughout the year. Bhubaneswar receives around 150 cm of rainfall during the monsoon season which is experienced from the month of June to October. Research has proved that due to the loss of forests and huge man made developments Bhubaneswar has started to experience that huge difference in temperatures. Heat comes of the earth due to no forest cover and as a result the surrounding temperature rises unexpectedly.
Initially, Bhubaneswar was laid with plans of launching all sorts of machinery which was to be used in the state of Orissa. Hence, the city was laid right in the center with huge industrial areas around the city. Till1990s various Public Sector Units were the major driving source for the economy of Bhubaneswar.
Bhubaneswar has become an important trading center by now and with the linearization of economy by the Indian Government in 1990s attracted many other larger sectors to the market of Bhubaneswar. IT, telecommunications, and higher study institutions flocked Bhubaneswar right after this law to take advantage of the suiting conditions.
Orissa has one single airport which is the Biju Patnaik Airport. As expected, even the people of Bhubaneswar depend on this airport whenever the need arises. The original source of traveling to the other cities for Bhubaneswar is either rail or road. Bhubaneswar is connected to all the major cities of India by road and hence the road becomes the most used for traveling in Bhubaneswar.
The literacy rate of Bhubaneswar is way above that of India and the reason behind this is the growing economy of Bhubaneswar.
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