List of neighbourhoods in Bhubaneswar

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Bhubaneswar /ˌbʊvəˈnʃwər/, also spelled as Bhubaneshwar (Oriya: ଭୁବନେଶ୍ଵର Bhubanēsbara About this sound pronunciation ), is the capital of the Indian state of Orissa, officially spelled Odisha. The city has a long history of over 2000 years starting with Chhedi dynasty (around 2nd century BCE) who had Sisupalgarh near present-day Bhubaneswar as their capital. Historically Bhubaneswar has been known by different names such as Toshali, Kalinga Nagari, Nagar Kalinga, Ekamra Kanan, Ekamra Kshetra and Mandira Malini Nagari (City of Temples) otherwise known as the Temple City of India. Bhubaneswar, literally means the Lord (Eeswar) of the Universe (Bhuban).[1] It is the largest city of Orissa, and a center of economic & religious importance in the region today.

Bhubaneswar's proud possession of magnificent sculptures and architectural heritage, coupled with the sanctity as Ekamrakshetra make this one of the great religious centres of Orissa since early medieval days.[2] With its large number of Hindu temples (over 600 in number), which span the entire spectrum of Kalinga architecture, Bhubaneswar is often referred to as a Temple City of India and together with Puri and Konark it forms the Swarna Tribhuja (Golden Triangle); one of the most visited destinations in East India.

The modern city of Bhubaneswar was designed by the German architect Otto Königsberger in 1946. Like Jamshedpur, Chandigarh, it is one of the first planned cities of modern India.[3][4] With the Chandaka reserve forest on the fringes, the city with an abundance of in-city greenery and an efficient civic body (the BMC- Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation), is one of the cleanest and greenest cities of India.

Bhubaneswar replaced Cuttack as the political capital of the state of Orissa in 1948, a year after India gained its independence from Britain. Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are often commonly together known as the twin-cities of Orissa. The metropolitan area formed by the twin cities has a 2011 population of 1.4 million.[5][6] Bhubaneswar is categorized as a Tier-2 city. An emerging Information Technology (IT) hub, the boom in the metals and metal processing industries have made Bhubaneswar one of the fastest developing cities of India in recent years.

The city of Bhubaneswar can be broadly divided into following parts- the old town area, the planned city, the added areas and the Greater Bhubaneswar area. The neighbourhoods in Bhubaneswar can also be divided according to the geographical location of the place.

North Bhubaneswar[edit]

The northern Bhubaneswar roughly constitute the areas lying north of National Highway 5 till Barang. Most of these areas have developed later and not the part of the original master plan of the city made in 1948.

  • Damana
  • Infocity
  • Sailashree Vihar
  • Chandrasekharpur
  • Niladri Vihar
  • Rail Vihar
  • Nalco Nagar
  • Gajapati Nagar
  • Vani Vihar
  • Salia Sahi
  • Jaydev Vihar
  • IRC Village
  • New Bhubaneswar

Fringes[edit]

  • Barang
  • Nandankanan
  • Raghunathpur
  • Patia

Central Bhubaneswar[edit]

  • A G Colony
  • Acharya Vihar
  • Ashok Nagar
  • Bapuji Nagar
  • Bhauma Nagar
  • Bhoi Nagar
  • Ekamra Vihar
  • Forest Park
  • Ganga Nagar
  • Keshari Nagar
  • Kharavella Nagar
  • Madhusudan Nagar
  • Master Canteen
  • Saheed Nagar
  • Satya Nagar
  • Surya Nagar
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Old Town[edit]

  • BJB Nagar
  • Rajarani Colony
  • Pandav Nagar
  • Brahmeswar Bagh
  • Lingaraj Nagar
  • Gouri Nagar
  • Bhimatanki
  • Kapileswar

Western Bhubaneswar[edit]

A relatively new part of Bhubaneswar constituting both planned and unplanned colonies. The western fringe areas are growing at a rapid phase, due to real estate boom and establishment of educational institutions.

  • Nayapalli
  • Baramunda
  • Gopabandhu Nagar
  • Delta Colony
  • Surya Nagar
  • CRPF
  • Jagmara
  • Khandagiri

Fringes[edit]

  • Gandamunda
  • Pokhariput
  • Dumduma
  • Sundarpada
  • Patrapada
  • Tomandao
  • Kalinga Nagar
  • Ghatikia

Eastern fringes[edit]

  • Mancheswar
  • VSS Nagar
  • Rasulgarh
  • Palasuni
  • Satya Vihar
  • Jharpada
  • Laxmisagar

Southern fringes[edit]

  • Tamando
  • Kalinga Nagar
  • Janala
  • Dumuduma
  • Jagamara

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BHUBANESWAR Travel Guide". mustseeindia.com. 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012. "Bhubaneswar , Orissa" 
  2. ^ Ramesh Prasad Mohapatra, Archaeology in Orissa, Vol I, Page 47, B. R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi, 1986, ISBN 81-7018-346-4
  3. ^ Planned Cities in India
  4. ^ Reference for Planned City
  5. ^ Preface of the Comprehensive Development Plan for the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Urban Complex
  6. ^ "world-gazetteer". Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 2011-11-06.