Top 5 Attractions for Kids

Here are some of the best places that you must visit with your kids in Bhubaneswar.

1. Nandankan Zoological Park

The Nandankanan zoological park, established in 1960, nestled amongst the unruffled extension of Chandaka forests in Bhubaneswar, is a major tourist attraction of Odisha. As a zoo it is home to more than 1200 mammals, birds and reptiles. It is also a captive breeding, a rare feat, for Gharials. It has also a collection of ten white tigers which are not linked to Rewa tigers (Madhya Pradesh).

For tourists it has added attractions in the form of Lion Safari, White Tiger Safari and an aquarium. It is host to endangered species like Manipuri deer, Lion-tailed macaque, Himalayan Black bear and Sloth bear.

2. BDA City Centre (formerly Nicco Park)

3. Pathani Samanta Planetarium

People Watching Venus Transit -2012 at Planetarium in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday
The Pathani Samanta Planetarium was established for creating awareness about astronomy, astrophysics and space science. It carries on some interesting activities like night sky viewing, audio visual programs and poster shows etc. It also displays various astronomical devices.

The Planetarium encourages people who does research in the field of astronomical science and also provide them financial help for carrying out their researches. The planetarium has a well facilitated library containing books on science and technology.

4. Odisha State Museum

Odisha State Museum is a worthy place to visit for students and history lovers. It was founded by two famous historians named Professor N.C. Banerjee and Professor Ghanshyam Dash of Ravenshaw College in the year 1932. The museum’s amazing collection of coins and plates of copper, stone inscriptions, sculptures, rare manuscripts on palm leaves, age-old bronze tools and traditional musical instruments are must to see.

The Epigraphy Gallery of the museum contains rare epigraphic records. One can find beautiful miniature painting, patta paintings, brassware, stone sculptures and very well known silver filigree work of Odisha in the Handicraft Museum.

5. Ocean World Water Park

6. Regional Museum of Natural History