MukteshwarTemple, Bhubaneswar

Marvel at a dream set in sandstone at MukteshwarTemple, a landmark complex and a jewel of Odisha architecture. With terraced 10.6 m (35 ft) tall spires, this compact architectural ensemble displays some excellent Kalinga architecture, which heralded a new era at the time of construction. Built in the mid-10th century, this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is covered with carved figures of ascetics in different meditative positions. Exquisitely carved sculptures and arch entrances, as well as diamond-shaped, latticed windows, are surrounded by depictions of monkeys adorning the main porch. Walk around the temple and you'll feel like time is slowing down, as the sunlight begins to change color against the masterfully carved sandstone. Use our Bhubaneswar road trip tool to add MukteshwarTemple and other attractions to your Bhubaneswar vacation plans.
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  • Like most of the temples in Bhubaneshwar, the Mukteshwar temple complex is surrounded by the busy and noisy part of the city (the busy and more modern Kedar-Gouri temple is also next door). Make sure ...  more »
  • No end to temples in Orissa. If you have time as it also falls on the way , you can visit this temple.  more »
  • One of the highlights of the City of Temples, the Mukteswara Temple is worth visiting for its architectural importance. Though built in the typical Odisha Hindu temple style, its entrance shows a more...  more »
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  • small place but awesome place. Very peace full place. Its a temple of lord shiva. Also have a small pond with full of fishes. Lawns are very well maintained. And the cleanliness is awesome...
  • Nice temple with well maintained. Lovable grass field. Somebody in this temple in a cheating manner to force to donate some money minimum 3 digit value. I refuse it and so he angerly use some words in local language. I visit here on 24.9.13.
  • It's s beautiful temple maintained by ASI in heart of bhubaneshwar old town. One can take photos, the carvings are amazing. People come for morning walk in the peaceful surroundings.
  • This is a 10th century temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It follow Kalinga style of architecture. Spritual place with good ambience.
  • I was came most of time here for walking, its a very silent place & felling good .

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Accommodating large numbers of pilgrims year-round, Bhubaneswar offers a variety of options for overnight stays. A wide array of hotels grouped between Nanpath Road and CTC Road and northwest to Nandan Kanan Road give a range choice for everyone’s budget. Luxurious four-star hotels are located away from the city’s bustle and have beach view. With many universities in town, Bhubaneswar offers a wide range of low-budget accommodations. Inexpensive government- or state tourism-run hotels and hostels, guest houses and youth hostels are scattered around town.
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