Straddling the western reaches of the beatific Bay of Bengal, Odisha is home to both pristine natural beauty, rich cultural diversity and a thriving urban sector. There are quaint fishing villages, rolling hills and miles and miles of beautiful beaches. There are vibrant cities, fertile flood plains, fresh water lagoons, beautiful forests and endless things to do. There is an abundance of seafood and the local food is simple yet delicious. The state is home to some of the most noted places of religious importance in India including the Jagannath Temple in Puri, the Sun Temple in Konark and the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves near Bhubaneswar. Other places to visit and tourist attractions include wildlife sanctuaries, historic monuments, picturesque beaches and bird watching spots that can all be included in your Odisha tour.