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The history of Bhubaneswar stretches back over 2000 years. The area first appears as the ancient capital of Kalinga. Bhubaneshwar, the ‘city of temples’, named after Tribhuvaneswar, 'Lord of Three Worlds', still preserves over 500 of India's finest temples, around which the religious life of the city revolves. Mythological references and the epigraphic sources describe the area as Ekamra Kshetra and Saiva Pitha. In 1936, Odisha (Orissa) became a separate province with Cuttack as its Capital, which was eventually changed to Bhubaneswar in 1956. Together with Puri and Konark, Bhubaneswar forms the 'golden triangle'- one of the most visited destinations in East India, for its proud possession of magnificent sculpture and majestic architectural heritage.
Tourism in Odisha is one of the main contributors to the economy of Odisha, with a 500 km long coastline, towering mountains, serene lakes and frolicking rivers. Odisha is one of the major tourism sectors of India, with various tourist attractions, ranging from wildlife reserves, beaches, temples, monuments, arts and festivals. Other than wildlife reserves, beaches, temples, monuments, arts and festivals, the Odisha Tourism Development Corporation, a Public Sector Undertaking of Government of Odisha, is also developing tourism sector of Odisha and India.
Rath Yatra, Puri