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Living in Bhubaneswar, Odisha:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Bhubaneswar, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 42 people living in Bhubaneswar what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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One of the best places to stay. Good food and peace, loving people. Safe in all fronts. It is a city of temples. The best places to visit are Lingaraj temple, Nadankanan zoo, white tiger and lion safari.

Bhubaneshwar is the capital of the Indian state of Orissa. The city has a history of over 3000 years starting with the Mahamegha-bahana Chedi dynasty who had Sisupalgarh near present-day Bhubaneswar as their capital. Bhubaneswar’s possession of magnificent sculptures and architectural heritage, coupled with the sanctity as Ekamra Kshetra make this one of the great religious centres of Orissa since early medieval days. With its large number of Hindu temples (over 600 in number), Bhubaneswar is often referred to as the Temple City of India and together with Puri and Konark it forms the Swarna Tribhuja (Golden Triangle), one of the most visited destinations in eastern part of India.

Shivam, says: 2020

If some is considering moving to my city, he/she will find the roads and spaces are not generally congested, as in any other City of India. Moreover, unlike most urban metropolitan cities of India, my city is a lot cheaper and affordable. One can find people to be sociable here for example local shopkeeper or temple priest. Mostly they will help you first as local wards for you’re new into this city.

Bhubaneswar is the city of temples. One can expect a lot of religious people over here. Also, the best thing about Bhubaneswar here are the people. They are not the kind of people who would drag you down just for the sake of fun or to see you fall down. people are very helping and are always looking out for one another. Plenty of places for a foodie to explore and a plethora of places for some amazing photography!

Shamina, says: 2020

My city is known as the City of Temples. One coming here should be prepared to be amazed by the beautiful architecture present in this city. If moving to, you don’t have to worry about financial issues because living in Bhubaneswar is cheap. But make sure you have enough money if you want your child to get an excellent education. Schools cost here more than the Graduate colleges and stress on students here is way more than any other cities due to very high competition.

Bhubaneswar is known as a temple city. There are many heritage places and beautiful temples. The main attraction is the Puri temple and the sea beach there which is immensely beautiful and soothing. Bhubaneswar is also the cleanest city in India. It also the educational hub for the state Odisha. Students from different part of the world relocate here for education in renowned institute like KIIT.

Jaheda, says: 2020

It is the capital of Odisha. It is the center of economic and religious importance of eastern India. many tourist places. known as temple city of Odisha. It is known as educational hub (IIT, KIIT) are present. Some IT sectors are like TCS, WIPRO, INFOSYS are situated. Shopping malls, to communicate international airports are situated. Affordable place and house for rent in affordable price is available. It’s a clean and green city. Good place for living.

Bhubaneswar is the city of temples. It has a historical background with caves and temples that are thousands of years old. My city is also a very modern city with fine examples of modern art and architecture with a distinct signature of its own. People here are always warm and welcoming to tourists all over the world.

Krishna, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is known as Temple city of Odisha. The environment of our city is very nice, it is known as green city as there are many trees all around the city. In Bhubaneswar, the cost of living for a small family is nearly around 15,000 rupees to 20,000 rupees.

Shweta, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha, one of the states of India. It is known as the city of temples. In 2018, the world hockey championship was played in Bhubaneswar. The official language of this city is Odia.

Bhubaneswar is known for its beautiful culture and helping people around which will come handy for someone willing to move to the place. The roads are quite simple to navigate here. The only thing which is a matter of concern is the internet speed over the state and electricity issues.

Lakshay, says: 2020

He should know about the tourist places and most common about the roads in the city. Additionally he should know about the specific unique places that are only in the city. He should know different things. He should know about the current situation happening in the city. He should know about different shopping malls and tourist places that are in the city.

Priyanka, says: 2020

The city I hail from, is popularly known as the Temple City of India. This is due to numerous architectural marvels in form of temples, which bring in devotees from all over the country. This city is the capital of the eastern state of Odisha, and is a coastal town, boasting of a cool and calm weather year-round.

Divyansh, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is going to be the next IT Hub of Odisha. My city is widely known for its culture and religion places. It is popularly known as The City of Temples.

Girija, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is also referred as the temple city of India. If you visit here, you will be able to realize the beauty of eastern India. It has beaches, zoos, temples and great food. People here are very religious and cultural and if you visit here, you will be treated as a guest by the people of Bhubaneswar. You will also find this city to be very aesthetic as you will find paintings and graffiti on the walls of the street. don’t miss out having the famous sweet of Orissa (rasgulla).

Shahrooque, says: 2020

I am from Bhubaneswar. It is the capital of Odisha. And it also known as city of temple in Odisha. If you move forward to Bhubaneswar, it is quite easy in trains, flight also in bus. This also a smart city in Odisha and got no one rank in all over India ranking in online voting.

Shreya, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is called the Temple City of India. you will find a lot of temples here. here are a couple of famous beaches nearby. You also can visit the UNESCO heritage site that is the Sun temple of Konark. The city tends to be very peaceful and quiet compared to other metros.

Porselvi, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is one of the fastest-growing cities where roads are covered with trees on both sides. Spanning the entire spectrum of Kalinga architecture, Bhubaneshwar is the temple city. The most attractive part is its modern growth without forgetting its roots. And I love the city for its peaceful evenings, which one cannot find in any of the fastest-growing cities in India.

Saaniya, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is a clean, beautiful and pollution-free city. Public transport of the city is well organised and mostly all part of city connected with public transport. Bhubaneswar is called temple city because there is a lot of temple in the city and most famous temple of the city is Lingaraj temple which is dedicated to The Shiva.

The city contains many heritage sites and a splendid view of nature. The food is very delicious here. People are very kind hearted and love guests from everywhere of the world. Someone wants to visit my city is worthy according to the cost and the sightseeing. They would love it.

Sulata, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is the perfect blend of the past and future, from the magnificent temples of the ages bygone, to the best of the hospitals that modern healthcare has to offer, can be found here. The climate here is pleasantly moderate. The commute is easy, owing to the fairly developed infrastructure in place.

Bhubaneswar is the city of temple, where you can see temples within a distance of three to five km on your way. There is monuments in khandagiri. which is on the top of a mountain and you can see buddhism scripts, Hinduism scripts, and most of all there will be a jatra called khandagiri jatra which organised each year.

It is a great metropolitan city where we get every facility. It is famous for the odia culture there. People would love to explore the city as there are many tourism places over there. People over there are very kind and helping. There are many colleges over there which provide great safety to the girls. The most famous college over there is Kalinga institute of technology.

Junaid, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is the city of temples. he/she should first visit the temples and try to know about its past. I am sure he/she will be amazed to know about our great history. my city is also known for woven ikat fabric, which can be purchased as sari, fabric and readymade garments.

Vrinda, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar, the city of temples, is famous for the ancient architecture found in the walls of the numerous temples present at every nook and corner of the city. With lush greenery all around, you feel nature dwells within its boundaries. The roads are wide, traffic is increasing everyday and the increasing number of shops around it, makes it very convenient for living a modern life.

Jyotsna, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is one of the most peaceful cities in the country with a pretty low crime rate. apart from the this city has a number of UNESCO heritage sites and is the capital of the state making it a center of aesthetic and executive importance. It is one of the upcoming IT hubs of the country and the entertainment capital of the state creating numerous opportunities for youngsters. Bhubaneswar is a city where you not only can see but chase dreams.

Sakshi, says: 2020

The city consists mainly of native speakers of Odia, which may pose some challenge to an outsider in terms of communication. The people are friendly and welcoming. The sculptures and carvings along with Buddhist and Jain caves dating back many centuries are some of the attractions for the tourists and visitors. The warmth of the people of the city makes it an appealing place.

Bhubaneswar is popularly known as the city of temples and is also the capital of Odisha. The cost of living in Bhubaneswar is pretty low compared to other states in India. When it comes to education, there is a lot of scope like medical, engineering, business etc. People come all around from India to get a job in Bhubaneswar as the salary and cost of living complement each other. one should give a shot of moving to Bhubaneswar.

Jhanvi, says: 2020

We have very humid weather here. The best thing about Bhubaneswar is that you can get food just anywhere. It is a moderate size city so it does not take much time to travel from one place to another. The sea is only 60 km away, best for weekend drives and trips. And there are plenty of trees as well.

Ashish, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is a beautiful city with a greenery trees and beautiful weather daily. It’s a capital city of Odisha, India. Bhubaneswar is the capital of the Indian middle eastern state of Orissa. it is the largest city of Orissa. The city is also refers to as the temple city of India due to as the temple its large number of religious temples include Lingaraj Temple, Temples of Khandagiri and others.

Someone who wants to move to my city should be hardworking, if not then can’t survive here. He should be very sure about the cleanliness. He should be very aware about the traffic rules since that’s being very seriously observed here. My city is full of temples, so one who is very spiritual can enjoy this city.

Bhavini, says: 2020

The smartest and religious temple city- Bhubaneswar, will make you feel at home even if you are far from it. The evening breeze will make you feel lively and its green cover of trees will make you feel like you are sitting on the lap of mother nature. Up until recently, the city has suffered a terrible loss during the cyclone Fani. But still, like a Phoenix, it rose from its ashes and is now shining brighter than ever.

Gurleen, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is temple city, the city is full of heritage sites with delicious food. compared to any other city in India, the cost of living is less and it is also less polluted. The small scale along with large scale industries are built which creating new opportunities for job seekers. You can have a quite reliable life here.

Burhanuddin, says: 2020

The first thing that about the city, Bhubaneswar are the wide roads, landscaped pavements and beautification all around the city except for some places where construction of multiple flyover are going on to reduce traffic.

Secondly, Bhubaneswar has only two seasons. There is a very hot summer, a rainy season, a cool summer and a mild summer. However, the evenings are breezy and the most beautiful part of the day. No other place can beat the Bhubaneswar evenings.

Amandeep, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar, also known as the City of Temples, is a culturally rich city with extremely affordable costs of living. It is a great balance between the hustle of a large metropolitan and a slow paced leisurely town. Most people working in the city vouch for its work life balance and sumptuous street food.

Rameshwori, says: 2020

A city of joy and love. A city of temple. A place where you will find both traditional and western culture. Bhubaneswar is a city which is rising day by day. The most popular classical dance odissi done in Odisha. It is dedicated to Lord Jagannath. People here strongly believe in him. A beautiful place which will cherish your dreams.

Deepanshu, says: 2020

It is the one of the biggest city of Odisha and the capital also. It is famous for its tourist attraction like caves and zoos which are located there and of course puri beach. Chena poda is the most loveable among the sweet and dahibara also.

Minhaj, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is the capital of the State. It is also the economical hub of the state. Interaction with people can be done in English, Hindi and Odia. It is known as Temple City. A lot of place. Good transportation facility to all other parts of the states to move on.

As the city is “the city of temples”, one must be cognizant of the historical values of the heritages to make himself feel familiar with the local residents. Apart from that, being a cosmopolitan city, it absorbs all the people coming from outside irrespective of their origin, language, religion and nationality and embraces all.

Athira, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha which is the temple city of india. Here one of the four char dhams is present which is a great attraction for every citizen. Many other temples which are built from sandstone are dotted too. Jain antiques and indigenous paintings fill the Odisha state museum. Places to visit also include Lingaraj temple, Udaygiri, Khandagiri etc.

Priyanshu, says: 2020

Bhubaneswar has all the advantages of a large city, while still maintaining a small-town vibe. The city is well planned, with affordable housing and negligible traffic bottlenecks. a number of reputed schools and colleges has made Bhubaneswar an education hub. The soul of this city is reflected in its people who are warm and welcoming.

Shubham, says: 2020

The rates of living are quite affordable to anyone and the standard of living is high compared to the cost of living. Our city is called The Temple City of India. be ready to see a lot of temples.

Ummadi, says: 2020

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