30 destinations to explore in Odisha
The ancient kingdom of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka in 261 BCE resulting in the Kalinga War, coincides with the borders of modern-day Odisha.
The District is located in the western part of Odisha. The boundaries of Nuapada extends in the north, west, and south to Raipur District of Chattishgarh and in the east to Bargarh, Balangir and Kalahandi districts of Odisha.
The district has been named after its headquarter town of Puri. The ancient name of this town was Charitra mentioned by the Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang as Che-li-ta-lo.
Rayagada district is well known for its longest human history. It has long and glorious historical records evident by copper plates, rock inscriptions as well as different coins, which clearly indicate the region was the center of attraction in all ages.
Famous for its Sambalpuri Saree, the Sambalpur District is the western part of the state of Odisha. The District of Sambalpur has a history full of events including Indian freedom struggle representing the different sections of the society. Sambalpur is mentioned in the book of Ptomely as Sambalaka on the river Manada.
Subarnapur district has a significance in its prehistoric period. The discovery of a large number of stone tools and weapons from different places and the Rock Art of Puja Dunguri support this presumption. It is believed that a human settlement in this region, dating from 3rd century B.C. to 1st century AD.
Map of destinations in Odisha