Known as the “Temple City”, Bhubaneswar has a unique position by virtue of the ability to seamlessly integrate its rich cultural heritage with a strong regional economic base. Tourism plays an integral part. Evry year millions of people visit various sightseeing places in Bhubhneshwar.
Post-Independence, the modern city of Bhubaneswar, designed by German architect Otto Konigsberger in 1946, was established to shape the city in serving as an administrative centre for the state. Today, the city is an emerging hub for education, health and information technology. Further, Bhubaneswar also plays an important role as a regional gateway to the Golden Tourist Triangle of Puri, Konark, and Chilika Lake. Its strategic geographic location along the east coast of India, has positioned Bhubaneswar to serve as the gateway to South-east Asia with easy access to existing and emerging ports, petrochemical and steel hubs at Paradeep, Kalinganagar, Dharma and Gopalpur. Additionally, a number of new ports are being proposed along the Odisha coast, which will further improve connectivity required for exports.
As the capital of Odisha, Bhubaneswar is a prime hub and connecting route to all other locations of the stte. The Odisha State Road Transport head office is located here.
The East coast railway has its headquarters based here. There are 5 railways stations in this city.
The Biju Patnaik Airport is located 3 kms away from the city. The airport is now upgraded to an international airport connecting Middle East and Southeast Asia.