Today’s post is something I’ve been meaning to share since long but due to some reason or the other, it got delayed. Oh btw, I hope you all enjoyed the festive weekend!
It seems like my summer vacation hangover isn’t over yet for today’s post is going to be all about my first visit to the city of Bhubneshwar. Not only is this the capital city of Odisha, but also the city of temples. And wow, such temples! The mind-blowing ancient architecture of those temples is a major part of the amazing heritage that India possesses.
We reached Bhubneshwar by train from Berhampur which was a short journey of 3 hours. The weather was quite similar to the other city, warm and humid, typical of tropical places. So, we quickly checked into our hotel to freshen up. We decided to explore the city in the late evening so while lazing around in my room I googled more about Bhubneshwar.
Finally, we settled on visiting the Odisha State Museum for I am always fascinated by history and culture, what better place to witness the two of this part of the world than a museum!
We also visited some famous temples in the city like Lingaraj, Mukteshwar, Rajarani, Ram Mandir etc. In some temples, the camera is strictly not allowed so I couldn’t capture their amazing architecture but managed to get some beautiful captures after requesting the priest of the temple.
I was really amazed to see the architecture and work on the stones. It felt as if every stone had a story to tell. The structure of each temple was unique in itself. There were many foreigners also who wanted to study the art and culture of India and its temples. The priest in the temple was describing them about the temple and its history.
So after seeing the Lingaraja temple and some other, we left and we had plans to go to the Jaydev Vatika which is also a lovely visiting spot in Bhubaneswar. So we set off for Vatika and it took us nearly fifteen minutes to reach the spot. The insanely green place was like a walkway with different paths and each path led to a different location.
The main attraction in the Jaydev Vatika was its picnic spots and the waterfall. So we started exploring its paths and after a walk on different paths, we saw the waterfall signboard. We also enjoyed the other paths too as there were different types of trees and flowers which were bewildering. We stayed to see the waterfall for some time, captured some beautiful memories and left. On our way back we saw some colourful ducks so we decided to click their pics too as there was a small pond. And with all this fun and memories, we left the place.
Bhubneshwar is a nice city, with lots and lots of gardens, well-planned roads. Though not as organized as Chandigarh, there are certain parts of the city that did impress me. The State Museum was an enormous one! We weren’t allowed to take our camera inside so could only manage to take a few pictures by phone when no one was watching :). I’m sure all of you must have visited museums and know how large they can be! It’s almost impossible to cover the entire building in a single time. So I decided to slip into a very comfortable outfit for this visit. For walking hours altogether, I can rely on none but my Puma sneakers which are the epitome of comfort and style.
Coming to my outfit:
I selected a comfortable yet stylish outfit for the whole day outing. To see the weather I chose an outfit that could cover my body from the sun. I wore a pair of black Zara jeans with a printed blouse. The interesting thing is that I bought that blouse from BMC Mall in Bhubaneshwar which I visited a day before. That mall is worth visiting. I loved that blouse at the first sight in the store. The material of the fabric was very fine and the print was beautiful. I loved the black piping details on the front of the neck and the bell sleeves. When you are wandering for the whole day, the comfort of your outfit is much matter than style. Am I right?
I slipped into my Puma sneakers that never make me feel tired. In accessories, there was my bag, watch and sunglasses. I finished the look by wearing a bracelet and a pair of earrings.
Blouse – Mineral
Jeans – Zara
Sneakers – Puma
Bag – Lavie
Bracelet – Seeker & Style
Sunglasses – Idee
Earrings – Cilory