One Day Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Trip by Cab

1 Day Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Trip by Car
1 Day Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Trip by Car (courtesy: suchismita-sahoo)

Immerse yourself in the timeless allure of Bhubaneswar with our exclusive one-day Bhubaneswar sightseeing tour. Embark on an enchanting journey through the city’s mesmerizing array of historical sites and awe-inspiring landmarks, revealing the profound narrative of a civilization that predates time.

Our expert driver cum guides will illuminate your path, offering personal anecdotes and vibrant commentary, making each moment an intimate rendezvous with the city’s soul. Savor the taste of local cuisine, gather unique souvenirs, and capture the kaleidoscope of experiences that will stay etched in your memory, making this not just a day trip, but a passage through the annals of Bhubaneswar’s rich cultural tapestry.

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Bhubaneswar City Tour by Car

Bhubaneswar, India’s temple city is formerly noted for its architecture and majestic temples. It is today a booming commercial and business center. Whether on a business tour or leisure trip you can explore the best of the city on a one day Bhubaneswar local sightseeing tour.

Bhubaneshwar is an old city rich in historic temples that draw pilgrims and visitors from all over the nation. The city’s name literally means Lord of the Universe, which is reflected in the number of temples and the religious passion of its residents. 

Being the center of religious tourism, the city boasts a number of spectacular temples established centuries ago that have preserved their original appearance over the years. The Lingaraj temple and the Parasurameswara temple are must-sees. It is today a busy metropolis whose history is inextricably linked to a contemporary and dynamic presence.

Booking a private cab to visit all the prominent sightseeing spots in Bhubaneswar will be very efficient and convenient. You can travel at your own pace, grasping the city’s spirit at length. It gives you the flexibility to explore the city at your comfort right from your private car.

Highlights of Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Tour by Cab

  • Full-day Bhubaneswar local sightseeing tour
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Bhubaneswar Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Lingaraj Temple, Rajarani Temple, Parasurameswar Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Udaygiri & Khandagiri Caves, Chausathi Yogini, and Tribal Museum.

Package Price for 1 Day Bhubaneswar Sightseeing by Cab

Honda Amaze Sedan Car for One Day Bhubaneswar Trip
Amaze / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan

₹ 2,199/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SUV Car for One Day Bhubaneswar Trip
Maruti Ertiga
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 3,099/-

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Bhubaneswar Trip
Toyota Innova
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 3,199/-

Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Bhubaneswar Trip
Toyota Innova Crysta
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 3,699/-

Tempo Traveller Mini Van for One Day Bhubaneswar Trip
Tempo/ Force Traveller
12 Seater / LCV

₹ 4,999/-

Mini Bus for One Day Bhubaneswar Trip
Mini Bus
21 Seater / LCV

Price on Request

Book your 1 Day Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Tour Package!

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What’s included

  • Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Bhubaneswar
  • Cab for Bhubaneswar sightseeing as per the above Itinerary
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Driver Allowance

What’s not included

  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places in Bhubaneswar
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation at Bhubaneswar
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

What to Expect on your Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Trip

What to expect on your One Day Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Tour by Cab

We will pick you up from your accommodation in Bhubaneswar. The city sightseeing tour will start with early morning prayer at the Lingaraj Temple. Next, we will head to the Rajarani Temple to observe the sensuous sculptures of the temple.

We will also seek blessings at the Parasurameswar Temple and Mukteswar Temple. Nature lovers can enjoy visiting the Udaygiri & Khandagiri Caves. Next on our itinerary is the Chausathi Yogini where you can witness the open air-roofless temples dedicated to Goddess Durga.

We will wind up our one day Bhubaneswar local sightseeing tour by unearthing the region’s history at the Museum of Tribal Arts & Artefacts. At the end of the day, we will drive you to your place of stay.

Itinerary of One Day Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Trip

Pickup from your Hotel in Bhubaneswar at 9:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Lingaraj Temple50 minutes
2Rajarani Temple50 minutes
3Parasurameswar Temple40 minutes
4Mukteswar Temple50 minutes
5Udaygiri & Khandagiri Caves80 minutes
6Chausathi Yogini40 minutes
7Tribal Museum30 minutes

Drop back at your Hotel in Bhubaneswar by 6:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Bhubaneswar listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Bhubaneswar city tour by private car.

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Places to visit in Bhubaneswar in one day by private car

Discover the vibrant charm of Bhubaneswar, the culturally-rich capital city of Odisha, in just a day with our curated list of must-visit places. Bhubaneswar, aptly known as the “Temple City of India,” is a seamless blend of history, spirituality, and modern urbanization.

This guide is your treasure map to exploring the city’s rich past, mesmerizing architecture, and captivating landscapes, even if your time here is measured in mere hours.

Here is the list of best places to visit in Bhubaneswar in one day, on your city tour by private car:

1. Lingaraj Temple

The Lingaraj Temple is the largest temple in the city of Bhubaneswar and the city’s most prominent landmark. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was established in the 7th century by King Jajati Keshari. It is greatly venerated because the Linga, a manifestation of Lord Shiva, is said to have appeared organically. 

It has a tremendous height of 8 inches above the floor and a circumference of roughly 8 feet. Lingaraj Temple is located in the historic area of Bhubaneswar Town and is easily accessible by local transportation.

The temple’s building is a superb example of Odissi-style architecture, with delicately sculpted stone vaults covering the main shrine. In the northwest part of the courtyard, there is also a modest shrine dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati.

Explore the timeless grandeur of Lingaraj Temple, the heart of Bhubaneswar – reserve your spot on our city tour now to witness the best of Odisha’s spiritual heritage!

  • Must See / Things to Do: Offer prayers to Lord Shiva.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM 
  • Entry Fee: Free

2. Rajarani Temple

The Rajarani Temple has a certain appeal that sets it apart from the numerous temples that can be seen dispersed across Bhubaneswar. It is a notable replica of Khajuraho temples.

The Rajarani Temple is a prominent 11th-century Hindu temple in Bhubaneswar. It is known locally as the “love temple” because it has sensual sculptures of ladies and couples. There are no pictures inside the shrine, so the temple is not affiliated with any one sect of Hinduism. The temple is open for all people regardless of the deity they worship and revere. 

Immerse yourself in the enigmatic aura of Rajarani Temple; book your Bhubaneswar one day trip today to explore its unique sculptural excellence.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the unique sculptures.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
  • Entry Fee: INR 5 per person

3. Parasurameswar Temple

The Parasurameswar temple was built in 650 A.D. and is a one-of-a-kind example of Oriya architecture. The presence of one thousand Lingas in the complex’s northwest corner is the temple’s most notable feature.

It is also embellished with magnificent sculptures of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, and Goddess Parvati. The creative magnificence with which the sculptures and carvings are detailed portrays the greatness of a bygone period. 

Among the city’s several earliest temples, this one is said to be the finest maintained. This temple, erected during the reign of the Shailodbhava dynasty in the 7th century AD, is widely recognized as the temple where the evolution of Odisha Temple Architecture began. It is one of the state’s best-preserved temples. The Jagamohana, or entry hall, was linked to the sanctum sanctorum for the first time at Parasurameswar Temple.

Unravel the historic narratives inscribed in the walls of Parasurameswar Temple – sign up for the city tour now for a profound cultural voyage.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Marvel at the architecture of the temple.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

4. Mukteswar Temple

The 10th-century Mukteswara Temple, which is devoted to Lord Shiva, is a shining example of the Kalinga architectural style’s durability.

The 35 feet tall temple has retained all of its beauty and allure despite the passage of time. Amazing carvings and sculptures depicting several Panchatantra stories can be seen in this temple. 

The temple is a big figure of religious significance representing freedom from the churning cycle of birth and death. The Mukteswar Dance Festival is held at the temple by the Orissa Government’s Department of Tourism for 3 days. This event honors the distinctive elements of both Odissi music and dance, the state’s traditional classical forms. 

Mukteshvara Temple is also known as the “Gem of Odisha architecture” or “Kalinga Architecture” for its distinctive sculptures like the porch, arches, Jaganmohan carvings, Vimana, and sanctum albeit it is relatively smaller than other temples of the city.

Experience the unparalleled fusion of architecture and spirituality at Mukteswar Temple; book your sightseeing tour today for an enlightening journey into Bhubaneswar’s past!

  • Must See / Things to Do: Soak in the spiritual bliss and architectural beauty of the temple.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

5. Udaygiri & Khandagiri Caves

Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves, often referred to as Cuttack Caves, are man-made caverns that were constructed in the second century and are situated in the state of Odisha. With all the intricately carved inscriptions and sculptures, this location is certainly a sight to behold. 

This location is significant historically. It is surrounded by several old temples that feature elaborate carvings and each has its unique importance. The area surrounding Khandagiri Caves also has a lot of beautiful green parks where you may unwind and enjoy a peaceful time in the middle of nature.

There is a wide variety of flora and fauna to look for in this area! Many colorful birds can be seen that call this location their home. Apart from guided tours of the caves, the locality has several lush green parks that are ideal for boating and enjoying the scenic beauty.

Embark on a thrilling exploration of Udaygiri & Khandagiri Caves, the epitome of ancient Jain legacy – book your private Bhubaneswar sightseeing tour now to delve deep into history!

  • Must See / Things to Do: Relax in the lap of nature as you explore the caves.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 15 per person

6. Chausathi Yogini

Bhubanveshwar’s Chausathi Yogini is part of India’s Yogini temples which date from the 9th to the 12th centuries and are open air-roofless sanctuaries to the yoginis. These temples are rare sites to see, making the spot a must-see. All yoginis are contrasting to each other.

Chausath Yogini Temple is an old temple from the 10th century that mimics the temple at Khajuraho and is situated next to the captivating River Narmada. It was constructed during the Kalachuri Kingdom. Goddess Durga serves as the ruling goddess. 

The yoginis are made up of black granite that is neatly set in a row of temple-shaped niches which first draws your attention. Though they all first appear to be similar, as you look closely, you begin to notice the differences in their postures and mounts.

Savor the mystical ambiance of the Chausathi Yogini – reserve your sightseeing tour today and connect with the divine in a setting of serene beauty.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the unique temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

7. Tribal Museum

The State Tribal Museum is also known as the Museum of Tribal Arts & Artefacts. It holds the vibrant tribal culture of Odisha. A wonderful collection at the Museum educates visitors about the 62 tribes of Odisha. It will be a delight for those who enjoy learning about different cultures. 

The collection includes items including agricultural implements, jewelry, clothing, and other traditional tribal attire. For anthropological study, the museum has been absorbed by the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Research and Training Institute. 

In popular culture, it is also sometimes referred to as the ‘Museum of Man’ due to its brilliant reflection on the lives and development of the tribes of the states which makes it stand out in comparison to the other museums. It also consists of a library that makes a great source of information that can compel one to relate to people’s lives and their roots.

Venture into the Tribal Museum and uncover the untold stories of Odisha’s indigenous people; Book your spot on this enlightening one day Bhubaneswar cultural tour!

  • Must See / Things to Do: Deep dive into the region’s history.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Things to Do on your Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Tour

Things to Do on your Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Tour
Things to Do on your Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Tour (courtesy: amitpritam)

Bhubaneswar has transformed in the past few years. It is now a planned city that has seen the growth of its commercial and industrial sectors. With a shift in lifestyles, the city now offers a variety of activities and things to do, several marketplaces and restaurants serving multi-cuisine delicacies on your full day Bhubaneswar sightseeing tour.

What to Shop during your Full Day Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Tour by Car?

Bhubaneswar is now home to multiplexes and retail centers that serve the needs of the city’s residents. Shoppers can visit The World, MTG Mart, and Mega Shop.

Products from Bhubaneswar are well-known for their unique quality and design. Among Bhubaneswar’s specialties are textiles made of Ikat, Sambalpuri, and Tussar silk. Pipli, a well-known piece of Odishan art, especially the Pattachitra paintings, is also sold in Bhubaneswar marketplaces that one can shop on this city sightseeing tour.

Another neighborhood market that is well known for offering high-quality goods at reasonable costs is the Bapuji Nagar market. Buyers may easily negotiate a better deal here, making them quite satisfied with the purchase. You can buy local goods such as watches, jewelry, gift shops, and furniture.

These vibrant stores are the ideal representation of Odisha’s heritage and one must not miss it on this Bhubaneswar sightseeing tour. Bapuji Nagar Market and Shahid Nagar Market are popular among locals and tourists alike.

What to Eat during your One Day Bhubaneswar Sightseeing Trip by Taxi?

Bhubaneswar has a flavor of its own, one can find good restaurants or even relish the Odia Cuisine in the city’s street food. The Odia Cuisine has a healthy mix of non-veg and veg food that goes light on spice to make it fit for one and all.

Visitors to Bhubaneswar must relish the broad range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine, alongside its delectable sweets and seafood. Machha Jholo (a fish curry), Gupchup, Cuttack Chaat, Aloo Dum, Dahi Pakhal, Badi Choora, Dalma, Santella, and other regional delicacies should not be missed during this one day trip.

Pithas, Kora-Khhaii, Rasabali, Chenna Gaja, Chenna Poda, and Rasagola are some of the sweets you shouldn’t miss. Additionally, one might wish to eat the vegetarian or Abadha food given in temples.

The Mayfair Lagoon Road is a popular avenue of street food offering traditional Odia Cuisine. Owing to its close proximity to the coast, seafood is one favorite having many popular restaurants in close proximity to famous marketplaces. There are family-friendly restaurants in the area while the vibes of the cafe can also be enjoyed in the city.

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 day Bhubaneswar city tour package. Ideally this full day tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during this Bhubaneswar sightseeing tour by private car, they can check the possibility of the same with the above listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

We recommend our guests to stick to the time spent at each tourist attraction in Bhubaneswar as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Please also note that if a particular sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it may not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with listed cab vendor before you book the tour.


Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this Bhubaneswar sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However guests can check if it’s possible to customize the tour with the above listed Bhubaneswar cab vendors before booking the trip. Additional charges might apply.

Bhubaneswar is a modern yet religious town, alluring travelers with its simplicity. You can book a one day Bhubaneswar local sightseeing tour by private cab to explore the best of the city. You will find that using a private cab will be incredibly pleasant while you explore the city comfortably. It allows you to spend as much time as you want at each of the tourist attractions.


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