Orissa is a large state which lies to the eastern side of the coast of India.
The cities in Orissa are ones of the most visited by the tourists every year.
Orissa is home to a large number of IT- industries, steel companies and many other mineral industries. Apart from all these industries, tourism has played a very important role in the economy of Orissa.
Orissa has a population of 36,706,920.
Oriya is the official language but people are well versed with Hindi and English.
Odissi is instead the traditional classical dance of Orissa : actually, it's well renowned all over the world.
The rich Adivasi culture of ancient Orissa is still reflected in some parts of Orissa.
Orissa has a tropical climate with heavy rainfalls. In summers the average maximum temperature is about 35ºC. In winters the temperature is pretty cool, the average minimum temperature is 9ºC.
Orissa is state of immense cultural and religious heritage.
The overall experience at Puri is satisfying. Although the Grand Road leading to the main temple of the town is crowded one can never fail to view the towering Jagannath Temple. The temple on its own is the most dominant attraction to visitors. As one approaches the temple complex, shops, hotels, and restaurants line both sides of the Grand road. There is a profusion of handicrafts available in shops and extended shops near the road. The Puri beach is another great attraction, where the coast line is dotted with garment shops, handicraft shops, and vending food items. On the white sandy beach handicrafts are sold at bargain prices. The beach is always full of visitors as they view the seamless sea of blue water and the waves crashing into the shores touching the joyous feet of the sea...
Autorikshaw transportation for passengers is very expensive as they don't carry fare meters. Town buses don't have fixed bus stops, therefore commuters most of the time are not aware of the timings. Although cleanliness drive has started, it has not picked up as many places outskirts of the city are dirty and visually unclean. Main roads have been widened, but the Cuttack Road needs to be widened to put pressure off heavy traffic. Helmet wearing has been made compulsory within the city, but on highways to Cuttack or other cities, it has been observed that helmets are not worn and traffic check is not made.