The splendid Lingaraj Temple (king of lingas, the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva) is a masterpiece and the culmination of the revolution of temple architecture in Odisha. The 54 metre high buildings is surrounded by dozens of smaller temples and shrines in an extensive complex. The main temple is restricted to Hindus, but there is a viewing platform from which one can catch a sight. Over a thousand years old, the temple stands as a testament to the marvellous Kalinga type of architecture and is filled with extraordinary detail and traditions: from the granite block representing the lord and bathed daily in milk, water and bhang (marijuana) to the two moustachioed lions at the main gate.
Lingaraj Road, Old Town Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India, +91 674 234 0105