Bhubaneshwar is the capital of the state of Odisha. It is one of the cities of India that has great cultural and religious importance. This is due to the fact there are a large number of temples, which are some of the finest in the country. In fact, the city is also known as the Temple city. Bhubaneshwar has many heritage sites and temples which showcase the cultural landscape of this city very well.
Bhubaneshwar was designed by a German architect named Otto Konigsberger. Dhauli, near Bhubaneshwar was where the famous Kalinga war was fought. The name Bhubaneswara is actually of Lord Shiva who is a deity of the Lingaraja Temple.
Summers here are from March to June and are hot and humid. Winter is from December to January. This would be a good time to visit this city so that you can see the temples and other tourist attractions comfortably. The main language spoken here is Odia though English and Hindi are well understood. This city is well connected by a complex network of roads as well as trains. It is easily accessible from other major cities of India. The best thing about Bhubaneshwar is that all of this makes it a popular tourist destination. It attracts tourists from India and abroad. It is a city that can be visited with both friends and family. This city has an amalgamation of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain heritage and this can be seen in the Kalinin Architecture of their temples. It has over 1000 temples. Some famous temples are Ling Raja Temple, Rajarani Tele, and Ananta Vasudeva Temple.
Bhubaneshwar has so many things to see that the best way to explore this city is on your own and like a local. This is why homestays or holiday homes are the best option to stay in.
The most attractive part of Bhubaneshwar is the homestays or holiday homes spread throughout the city. The locals are friendly and if you want to truly experience the culture and architecture of Bhubaneshwar, a homestay is one of the best choices. Some of the good ones can be found on OYO Home. Some of them have a caretaker or housekeeping staff to look after the requirements and comfort of the guests. This makes the holiday an enjoyable experience since you don’t have to worry about cleaning up and cooking.
Some of the good homestays in Bhubaneshwar are OYO Home 22882 Sai Jagannath Elegant Stay, OYO Home 30532 Delightful 2BHK, OYO Home 23598 Elite Stay.
Homestays in this city offer a private and homely atmosphere to the guests. These are ideal for group travellers or families travelling with kids. Some properties have caretakers to ensure personalised care for the guests. OYO Home offers a memorable experience of a spacious and affordable stay with utmost privacy. There are many homestay options available depending on individual preferences and budgets.
All holiday homes in Bhubaneshwar are equipped with a kitchen which makes it very easy to travel with kids. You also get amenities such as AC, fridge, TV, geysers in bathrooms etc. Most of them have a seating and dining area for the comfort of the guests. Some OYO Home properties also have CCTV cameras to ensure complete security of the guests. While others offer spacious banquet halls for parties or large gatherings or functions. Conference rooms and gyms are other amenities these properties offer. Some OYO homestays are also accessible by wheelchair. OYO Home properties which have this facility are OYO 22547 Avigna Residency in Chandrashekarpur, OYO 11408 Hotel Sai Jagannath in Patrapada among others.
Since the best way to explore this city is on your own, it might be a good idea to hire a two-wheeler or car to take you around. Some homestays in Bhubaneshwar also have a parking facility which makes it very convenient and safe for guests to park their scooter/car. These rooms are available in most of the popular localities of this city, like Pokhariput, Nandankanan Park, Dumduma, Biju Patnaik Airport and more.
There are plenty of options when it comes to homestays in Bhubaneshwar. You can pick the one that suits your requirements and budgets. There are many premium properties of OYO Home like OYO Home 36505 Comfy. This is near a wide variety of eateries. OYO Home 30191 Sudhashree Niwas is in Lingaraja Nagar. It welcomes guests from all nationalities and has a wide variety of eateries nearby to satisfy the foodie in you. Housekeeping staff is available on demand. It has a large spacious kitchen which gives guests the flexibility to prepare a home cooked meal especially if they are travelling with children. The kitchen has sufficient crockery and cutlery for this. Most of the homestays are spacious, well ventilated and well maintained. Even the budget homestays have a separate dining area for families. The bathrooms are stylishly tiled and some homes also have balconies, giving the homestay a homely look and feel. The OYO Home 30192 Designer Stay is an elegantly designed villa that offers all amenities like parking, TV, fridge, power backup apart from being open to tourists of all nationalities.
The best part is that friends and family can enjoy each other’s company as well have their private time. All homestays are very well-equipped and provide a comfortable stay along with modern amenities.
There are many budget homestays also available. Some of them are OYO Home 24567 Elegant Stay and OYO Home 28341 Exotic Stay. There is a Sai temple and a Mahadev temple nearby. If you book in advance you will get a homestay of your choice and preference.
A very popular tourist location in this city is the Lingaraj Temple. OYO Home 30192 Designer Stay is within close proximity to this temple.
The Botanical garden of Bhubaneswar is also a popular tourist destination. OYO Home 23598 Elite Stay is close by and can be an option worth exploring. Some other popular tourist destinations worth exploring in Bhubaneswar are Odisha State Museum, Mukteshvara Temple, Hirakud Dam, and the Udayagiri caves. So pack your bags and come to The City of Temples.
On OYO Home, the filter called 'Collections' helps to narrow down the type of accommodation you are looking for. For a family trip, you can choose the ‘Family OYOs’ option. This will show you family and kid friendly places that are a joy to stay in. Such properties are located in places that are peaceful, calm and friendly. These places are also near the city, making it easy to visit markets, hospitals or shopping centers anytime needed. Depending on the number of members in your family, you can choose the rooms and enjoy a peaceful stay. The below link takes you to all family-friendly holiday homes on OYO's website.Q. What are the best ways to find a luxury yet affordable holiday home in Bhubaneswar?
Lots of people think that luxury is always associated with extravagant budgets. That is not always the case. OYOxDesign is a category of properties on OYO Home that includes famous and luxurious properties. On this page, you can choose from plenty of accommodations that provide world class services, amazing facilities and great view of the city. You can use the price filter to create a bracket on the money you can afford to spend and then choose luxurious yet affordable holiday homes easily. OYO also gives out amazing discounts regularly to help you save more money when you book. Use the below mentioned link to choose luxury properties on the OYO Home section of the website.Q. How many homestays in Bhubaneswar are available for booking?
Homestays are a new concept that involve staying in a home-like atmosphere instead of a traditional hotel room. There are numerous homestays on OYO Home spread out all over Bhubaneswar. These are all present in different localities, the top ones being Satya Nagar, Patrapada, Ashok Nagar, Baramunda, Rasulgarh, and AIIMS Bhubaneswar. Depending on whether you are traveling for work or for pleasure, you can pick the locality. All these homestays come in different price ranges and all of them are personally checked and verified by the OYO Home’s internal team.Q. What are the basic amenities available in homestays in Bhubaneswar?
The amenities needed in a homestay are slightly different from those needed in a hotel or a motel. The homestay amenities need to make guests feel closer to their homes and keep them comfortable and safe. You can expect 24 hours power backup, all day running water, pure RO water for drinking and geysers in all bathrooms in all properties. Apart from these, all accommodations come with a kitchen that is filled with essentials like an induction stove, a microwave, utensils, and basic tableware. You can use these to cook your own food. Fridge and television are also present in most homestays.Q. What is the price range of homestays in Bhubaneswar?
There are three kinds of homestays you can pick from OYO Home in Bhubaneswar. The budget category consists of cheaper stays that come with basic amenities, clean and neat rooms, and comfortable bedding. For people with a slightly higher budget, the mid-ranged accommodations can be chosen. These have better facilities, views and are located in center locations in the city. Luxury rooms and properties are the third category. If you want to relax and enjoy the trip, then these are good options. You can visit the website of OYO or the mobile application and choose the property that matches your needs.Q. Will there be any housekeeping staff or caretaker available at the homestay?
Some properties offer caretaking staff at the homestay. Housekeeping staff is available on demand. They can help you get settled in, answer all your queries and help you with the local language, routes and best places to check out while you are there. If you are new to Odisha or are not comfortable with the local language, they can be extremely beneficial. Check for the same before making your booking.Q. How will I manage my meals in a homestay?
The best thing about choosing a homestay is not worrying about where the next meal will come from. Instead of having to depend on expensive restaurants for your food, you can cook your own food in the kitchen of your accommodation. All equipment and tools needed to cook will be stocked up in the kitchen. You can shop for fresh vegetables, meat, and spices and easily make tasty meals. While you are in Bhubaneswar, do not forget to try cooking Odia delicacies like Pokhalo, Macha Besara, Kheeri, and Chhena Jhili.Q. How can one commute from homestays to the major parts of the city?
Private taxi services are available all around the city, especially near tourist destinations. Auto rickshaws are also available in abundance and these are cheaper than taxis. If you choose your accommodation near the city centre, you can find taxis and autos, 24*7. Public transportation includes regular bus services to all major parts of the city. If you are an economical traveller, this is a good option too.Q. Which are the best budget homestays in Bhubaneswar for stay?
For budget travellers, there are umpteen number of economical homestays spread all over the city. All you have to do is visit OYO Home’s section of the website or app and use the price filter to remove all properties above your budget. You can now pick the ones that offer the facilities that you need and are located in places that you like. The popular choices are villas, apartments, studios and 1 and 2 BHK homes. Mentioned below are a few popular options available on OYO Home.
The OYOxDesign category of homestays gives you luxurious stay options in the city. When it comes to luxury, these properties leave nothing behind. They come with tech-savvy facilities, amazing interiors, cozy bedding and furniture, and great outdoor space. These luxurious stays are perfect if you are visiting Bhubaneswar for your anniversary, honeymoon or for a special day in your life. Listed below are the top famous and luxurious properties in the city.
You can get both the options on OYO Home’s section of the website/app. The choice depends on how many people stay with you and how comfortable you are sharing the common space with other guests. If you are alright with the latter, you can book an individual room. However, if privacy is important to you, then booking the entire property will give you complete freedom as long as you stay there.