Your Stay in Bhubaneswar
The capital city Bhubaneswar offers a variety of places to stay ranging from that of the luxury hotels to budget hotels. As a budget traveller, you can check out the hotels like Hotel Miland Palace, Hotel Prangan, Hotel Pushpak, Rajdhani Hotel, Hotel Kalinga Ashoka etc, which are priced below Rs. 2500.
Apart from this, you can also stay in Government guest houses and youth hostels which are easily available in the city.
Communication Means in Bhubaneswar
The main Bhubaneswar inter-state bus terminus is at Barmunda, 8 kilometres, from the city centre, from where OSRTC and private operators run buses connecting Bhubaneswar to cities in Odisha and with the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. The Bhubaneswar City Bus service, an initiative under the JNNURM scheme, provides transportation within the city and to areas nearby. Auto rickshaws are available for hire and on a reserve basis or share basis throughout the city. Apart from this, cycle rickshaws offer short trips. Nowadays popular online cab or auto transport system provided by OLA, UBER are widely in use.
Food in Bhubaneswar
Tourists coming to the capital city must try authentic Odia cuisine. While the city’s platter has a wide variety of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, the favorites here, revolve around mouth-watering desserts and seafood. Odia cuisine comprises mainly of rice, fish, vegetables, coconut, milk products and pulses. Meat and chicken also now feature on most of the menus. Seafood is popular and one can enjoy the best of prawns, lobsters and a wide variety of fish. The sweets that one should not miss are Pithas, Rasabali, Chenna Gaja, Chenna Poda and Rasagola. You may also try the ‘Abadha’ served in temples.
Popular food joints in Bhubaneswar include Mayfair Lagoon Resort’s food court, Panorama, the coffee shop at the Swosti Premium hotel, Venus Inn in Bapuji Nagar, Big Bazaar, Pantaloons and BMC Bhawani Mall.
The city has also witnessed the infiltration of many restaurants, hotels and even leading food chains including KFC, Dominos, Pizza Hut etc, that has offered city dwellers an eclectic array of food options to choose from.
Apart from this, you may also try mouth watering roadside eateries the city drools over. The top 5 being Gupchup, Chat, Bara-Ghuguni, Dahi Bara and Idli and Dosa.