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ODISHA

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Languages

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Oriya, Bengali and Hindi.

Crops

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Coconut, forest products, jute, millets, oilseeds, pulses and rice.

Industries

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Aluminium, cement, chemicals, fertilizers, iron and steel.

Airports

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Bhubaneshwar and Rourkela.

Time to visit

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October to March.

Festivals

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Holi-Feb, Puri car festival-June, Diwali-Oct.

Odisha

On the eastern coast of India lies Odisha, surrounded by Bihar in the north, West Bengal in the north-east, Bay of Bengal in the east, Andhra Pradesh in the south and south-east and Madhya Pradesh to the west.

The greater part of the state has an equitable climate with hills and forests and several rivers cutting across it. This state has many Hindu and Jain temples. Now, thanks to industrialization a number of industries have sprouted here which was once a rural state.


PLACES OF INTEREST
Bhubaneshwar
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Capital of state, temple city, museums and excavations.
Chilka Lake
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Island dotted lake, boating, fishing, and bird watching.
Cuttack
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Gateway to tribal territories, handicrafts, fort.
Deogarh
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Pradhanpet waterfalls.
Hirakud
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Dam-site, fishing.
Konark
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Temples with carvings, Black Pagoda, beaches.
Paradip
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Major ports of India.
Puri
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Hindu holy place, temples, beaches and handicrafts.
Ratnagiri
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Buddhist sculpture, excavations.
Rourkela
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Steel plant, dam and parks.
Sonepur
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Temples and handloom silks.