The City of 1000 temples, its history dates back to the 3rd Century B.C. of the seven hundred temples that once stood along the banks of the sacred lake City, five hundred still remain. But what does survive, stuns the senses.

Puri: One of the four most holy places of pilgrimage for the pious Hindu. It is known for the Temples of Jagannath, Lord of the Universe built in the 12th century. Puri also offers a fine beach south west of which lies the Chilka Lake noted for its game birds, fishing and boating facilities.

Konark: Here stands the impressive remains of the Sun Temple popularly known as the "Black Pagoda" because of the tint, the structure has acquired over centuries of exposure. Built by King Narasimha in honor of the Sun God as a protection against the Muslim invasion.

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