The state of Orissa has a rich history associated with it and is known for its traditional values and cultures. Blessed with nature�s beauty in the form of cool rivers, sparkling waterfalls, protective hills and palm tree lined beach, Orissa is the ultimate tourist location. The state is famous for its fests and fairs wherein one gets to see a true picture of their culture in the form of their folklores, dance, drama and music. The stone carvings, handicrafts and world famous cloth of Orissa have helped the state progress rapidly in trade. Some popular destinations of the state are Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Puri, Rourkela and Balasore. The brackish waters of Chillika Lake, Sun Temple at Konark near Puri, Lord Jagannath Temple at Puri and the steel plants of Rourkela are major attractions of Odisha.
Since the state has so many avenues for a tourist of different preferences, hospitality industry has grown appreciably well. The capital as well as the temple city, Bhubaneshwar has one of the best hotels to offer namely Hotel Grand Central, Vits Bhubaneshwar and Hotel La Franklin. These hotels provide fine dining, warm hospitality, comfortable stay and modern amenities at competitive prices. At Rourkela, the steel city, travellers can book affordable hotels like Mayfair Hotel and Radhika Regency. Since Puri is thronged by a number of pilgrims and devotees, it has a lot of cheap hotels to offer like Hotel Surya Beach and Shakti International.