Bhubaneswar (Orissa)

Bhubaneswar, known as temple town abounds with hundreds of exquisite temples spread around a central lake, Bindu Sarovar. The Lingaraj Mandir (12th century) has 50 more temples in the compound and a 40 meter high temple tower. There is an annual chariot festival in April. Other attractions: State Museum, planetarium, botanical gardens. Udayagiri and Khandagiri hills are 6 km south of Bhubaneswar.