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Raja Rani Temple, Bhubaneswar

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Admire exquisite erotic carvings at Raja Rani Temple, a landmark Hindu temple in Bhubaneswar made from reddish-gold sandstone. With compact but exuberant architectural features, this gem of stonemasonry offers a 360-degree visual treat, serving as a model for many other temples in central India. Built in the 10th century, the temple is locally known as the “love temple” because of its famous images of couples making love. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the structure features an elegant sculpture of the god on the walls of the sanctum. The temple also has a large viewing hall and an 18 m (59 ft) tall tower. Plan your visit to Raja Rani Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bhubaneswar vacation route planner.
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  • It is a pancha ratha (five chariot) styled temple located in Bhubaneshwar, the temple city of India. It was constructed by dull red and Yellow sandstone (locally known as Rajarani) in eleventh century...  more »
  • It is one of the best ancient temple it was built in 10 the century and temple is well maintained so you can relax here in your visit.  more »
  • This temple has a lot of intricate carvings that are noteworthy. The park outside the temple is also refreshing  more »

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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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