If you ask any travel lover about places to visit in Odisha, he/she would definitely give you a list consisting Jagannath Temple, Konark temple, Sambalpur, Goplpur etc. But if you want to explore the best offbeat places in Odisha, you must go through the following list.
Lets look at the best offbeat places to visit in Odisha
1) Debrigarh Sanctuary:-
Do you love jungle? Are you a keen wildlife photographer? welcome to Debrigarh sanctuary! you will be stunned by its awe-inspiring beauty for sure. The greenery, the hills and the waterfalls have created magical effects in this beautiful forest.
2) Chausath Yogini Temple:-
It is one of the only four Chausath Yogini temples in India and the only active one. The temple is located at Hirapur, just 20 km from Bhubanesar. There are 64 statues of Yogini in the temple. Even if you are an atheist, you must cone to see this “Tantrik temple” in the bank of Bhargavi river, for its archeological values.
3) Potagada Fort, Ganjam:-
142 km from Bhubaneswar, this fort was built in 1768. There is a graveyard near the fort where lies the remains of the British soldiers who died in the first world war.
4) Duduma Waterfall:-
Being one of the highest waterfalls in India, it is a must watch in Odisha.
5) Leaning temple of Huma:-
King Baliar Singh built this tilted temple in 1670. Lord Shiva is worshipped here as Baba Bimaleswar. It is 287 km from Bhubaneswar.
Imagine you start a journey from Bhubaneswar via NH16 and after five and a half hours, you reach Tibet! It’s not a joke- Chandragiri, with Tibetan refugees camping there since 1960s, is often referred to as mini Tibet. Buddhist monastery, tibetan architecture, handicrafts and horticulture plantations, Chandragiri town will give you the Tibetan feeling as long as you stay here.