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Lingaraja Temple in Bhubaneshwar

·        Summer: 19 to 45° C (Very Hot)

·        Winter: 7 to 32° C (Pleasant)

·        Monsoon: June to September

Best time to visit:  October to March

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 09:00 p.m.
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Dedicated to Lord Shiva,Lingaraja Temple is the finest illustration of Odishan temple architecture. Oneof the highest temples in Bhubaneswar with a height ranging to 55 metres, thetemple houses Swayambhu Linga, representing half Vishnu and half Shiva.


This magnificent temple is one ofthe ancient structures in the city that allows only Hindu worshippers insideits premises. Ornamented with the magnificent sculpture of various deities engravedon the spire, the temple houses the huge and gleaming statues of Lord Shiva.


Some of the catchy attractions ofthe Lingaraja Temple, its delicately carved ‘nata mandapa’ (dance hall),’bhogamandapa’ (offering hall), the main gate known as Simhadwara (the Lion’s Gate)that holds up Lord Shiva’s Trishul on one side and Lord Vishnu’s Chakra on theother side.


Tourists can enjoy other nearbyattractions like Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves, Hirapur, Botanical Garden andNandankanan etc.


Road: The city has excellent road network that connects the temple to the major cities around Bhubaneswar like Puri and Konark. You can take either deluxe or semi-deluxe buses as per your choice.

Railway: Bhubaneswar Railway Station (about 4.8 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach the temple. The station is connected to major cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore. You can book a cab to reach the temple from the station.

Airway: Biju Patnaik Airport (located about 4 km.) is the nearest airport to reach the Lingaraja Temple. The airport is well-connected to Mumbai and Delhi. International travellers can get connecting flights from Delhi Airport.