Orissa is a state located on the eastern coast of India. It offers some of the most beautiful locations, exotic cultures, amazingly pristine and long beaches, mountains, tranquil lakes and warm and friendly people. Orissa is indeed a patchwork of history, culture and natural beauty, along with an old-fashioned sprinkling of sun and sand. The forests of Orissa – both inland and along the coast are home to some of Orissa’s wonderful nature reserves, crocodiles, rare dolphins, endangered sea turtles and thousands of nesting birds. Konark is home to the world famous and unparalleled Sun Temple while the coastal town of Puri hosts the amazing Jagannath Rath Yatra every year. If you wish to traverse an off-beaten path to explore a hidden jewel, Orissa is the place to be !