Since there will be a lot of complicated onground arrangement for the Eco Pad Yatra, interested pilgrims are advised to make your own traveling arrangement going to and departing from Bhubaneswar.
Bhubaneswar is the capital of the Indian state of Odisha. It is the largest city in Odisha and is a centre of economic and cultural importance in Eastern India. Along with the old town, the region, historically was often depicted as Ekamra Khetra (Temple City). With the diverse ranges of heritage resources, it showcases significant sacred cultural landscape components which have evolved with the support of available natural resource base and cultural trigger.
Although the modern city of Bhubaneswar was formally established only in 1948, the history of the areas in and around the present-day city can be traced to 3rd century BCE and earlier. It is a confluence of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain heritage boasting of some of the finest Kalingan temples. With many 6th-13th century CE Hindu temples, which span the entire spectrum of Kalinga architecture, Bhubaneswar is often referred to as a "Temple City of India". With Puri and Konark it forms the Swarna Tribhuja ("Golden Triangle"), one of eastern India's most visited destinations.
The main language spoken in the city is Odia, however, English and Hindi are understood by most residents.
- Biju Patnaik International Airport (IATA: BBI, ICAO: VEBS), also known as Bhubaneswar Airport, 3km south of the city center, is the major and sole international airport in Odisha. There are daily flights from Bhubaneswar to Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata,Vishakhapatnam, Chennai and Bangalore. The major carriers from Bhubaneswar are Indigo, Vistara, GoAir, AirAsia, AirAsia India, Air India.
- Trains are available to reach Bhubaneswar, with multiple daily services to cities including Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Mumbai and Kolkata.
- Baramunda Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is the major bus terminus in the city from where buses ply to all the districts in Odisha as well as to neighbouring state's cities like Hyderabad, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Raipur and Ranchi.
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