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Beyond Jagannath temple & Puri: The hidden riches of Odisha

Last updated on: January 31, 2018 05:00 IST

Rediff reader Debmalya Mazumder's photographs will make you forget everything you thought you knew about the state.

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Odisha travel photos

At the Chilika Lake, which is a brackish water lagoon spread between three districts of Odisha. It is the second largest coastal lagoon in the world.


Odisha travel photos

Navigating the waters of the Chilika Lake.


Odisha travel photos

Odisha may be among India's poorest states, but to those who make the effort it offers a treasure trove of adventure, history and natural beauty.


Odisha travel photos

Like this beautiful sunset in Cuttack.


Odisha travel photos

Or this forest near Chandikhol.


Odisha travel photos

Debmalya Mazumder says, 'You can’t be unhappy in the middle of a big beautiful river -- Mahanadi at Jagatsinghpur.'


Odisha travel photos

And for those who prefer the tried and tested, Odisha offers endless beaches of sun, sand and surf like this spot in Paradeep.


Odisha travel photos

The Bay of Bengal near near Chandrabhaga Beach, which forms a beautiful setting for Odisha's famed Konark Sun Temple.
Don't miss: In the land where the lord feasts.


Odisha travel photos

How does one say goodbye to such tranquility?


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Debmalya Mazumder in Odisha
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