Lose yourself in the wildlife of Orissa. Get a chance to glimpse the white tigers moving with abandon in Nandankanan, while the elephants stopping your way in Simlipal!
Gear up for unlimited Adventure at the Satkosia gorge. Experience the unique cocktail of wildlife trekking, adventure trip and serene environment.
Meticulously chiseled stones of the edifice defies logic and stupefies the senses!
Take on to adventure boating or simply submerge yourself in resonating sounds of clashing waterfalls in Machhkund
Experience the serenity spread all around in the soft lambent rays of sun dancing over the sea in Goplapur.
On to Mother Nature’s lap with amazing view of waterfalls that remind of Niagra falls!
Watch the waves recede 5 kilometer back every day here in the silvery beaches of Chandipur.
Spiritual abode of India, the temple of Lord Jagannath bestows bliss on the pilgrim who arrive here in search of enlighten.
Take a tour to the tribal dominion of Orissa and discover a world hidden beyond the realms of the modern man!
The Largest brackish Salt water lagoon of Asia mesmerizes with panoramic view and migratory birds swarming on unending expanse of water.
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Mukteswar Temple

Mukteswar Temple,Orissa TemplesKnown for its elegant proportions, vibrant texture and extra ordinary feature in architectural conception, Mukteswar temple is one of the most beautiful temples of Orissa. Dating back to 950A.D., the temple stands as an important transition between the early and later phases of Kalingan School of architecture. The exquisitely carved and lavishly sculpted temple rises 35 feet above ground and every inch of its surface is carved.

Having a fully developed Pancharatha plan for the sanctum proper and a square planned Jagamohana with an incipient pidha superstructure in the shape of a stepped pyramid, its every inch of the exterior is carved with delicate and distinct but integrally linked carvings such as clear cut lacings of the chaitya windows. Added to this, the rounding of edges of the pagas give the temple contour a softened look. Both the temple and the porch stand on a low plinth surrounded by a low wall with offset projections and sculptured exterior facing the west.

Another unique feature of the temple is its magnificent arched gateway (Torana) facing the entrance through the compound wall. This ornamented gateway is very much reminiscent of the influence of Buddhism in Orissa. In addition, this temple is one of the two temples at Bhubaneswar to have a carved ceiling inside the Jagamohana in the shape of an inverted full blown lotus. On the eastern side of the Mukteswar temple, there is a large well which is believed to possess some extra ordinary healing powers.

 

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