The city of Bhubaneswar is noted not only for its contemporary technological achievements, but also for its vibrant Odia culture.

Festivals in Bhubaneswar also has a magnetic attraction for visitors from all over India and the world.

Makar Mela:

The Makar mela fair is held in the month of January. Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great fanfare in mid-January when the Sun enters the orbit of Capricorn. The Sun-god is worshipped with great fervor by the local population.

Megha Mela:

Megha Mela fair is held during the months of January and February. Megha Mela is a colorful festival and is held at Khandagiri.

Maha Shivaratri:

The festival of Maha Shivaratri is held during the months of February and March. Maha Shivaratri falls on the 14th night of Phalgun and is observed by devotees from all over the Indian subcontinent. The believers keep fast and perform Puja throughout the night.

Taratarini Mela

Taratarini Mela is held in the months of March and April. Taratarini Mela is one of Orissa's biggest fairs.


Ashokastami -the Car festival of Lord Lingaraj is held at 'Chaitra' The protege of Lord Lingaraj is transported on a chariot from the main temple to Rameswar temple. After four days, the idol is returned.


Importants monuments & places in Bhubaneswar

Lingaraj Temple

Khandagiri & Udayagiri Cave

Dhuli Santi Stupa

Nandan Kanan ( Zoological & Botanical Garden )


Distance from Mojor city

Kolkata : 482 Km

Chennai : 1235 Km

Delhi : 1745 Km

Hyderbad : 1075 Km

Vishakhapatnam : 425 Km