About the Indian City of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India - getting there, hotels and so on.
Bhubaneswar City - often called "The City of Temples" - is situated in the eastern part of the Indian State of Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) and is the Capital of that State.
The airport is known as Biju Patnaik Airport and is located just 3 kilometres to the south of Bhubaneswar City centre. There are frequent buses operating too and from the City centre and taxis are operated on a pre-paid basis. The airport is well served with internal flights too and from Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam and Bangalore - operating airlines are currently
Air India, Indigo and JetKonnect.
The Indian Railway Station is located fairly centrally within Bhubaneswar at Master Canteen Chowk, Kharvel Nagar and the station id is BBS. Quite a few express trains go through the station to for example places such as Mumbai (30hrs), New Delhi (23 Hours), Banglaore (28hrs), Howrah Jn (7hrs)., Chennai (20hrs) and Hyderabad (20hrs).
As regards hotel accommodation in the city, there are around 60 places to chose from with typical Indian variations in prices and standards - around UK50 pounds a night will get a quite reasonable place to stay in - the best way to find somewhere is of course a web hotel search.
Since the city is the State Capital there are many government offices within the city - and this attracts seemingly at times
thousands of people arriving in the centre from outlying villages and towns on a daily basis to protest about one thing or another. The processions and protests that we saw were all very peaceful and also extremely colourful with people being bus'd in first thing in the morning. What these protests do however is sometimes totally tie up the roads in the area and very little traffic moves sometimes
for several hours - this should be born in mind if your hotel is within this central area and there is a morning flight to catch.
Bhubaneswar itself is bordered by two rivers with the Daya River to the south and the Kuakhai River to it's east side. The city - including the metropolitan area - has a population of just under 2 million people and it's houses and so on sprawl over quite a large area
- there are few buildings of any great height even in the newer part of the city.