Incredible Odisha

Odisha stations Asia's largest free education residential school for three thousand tribal children. Designed by KIIT under guidance of Sri. Achyuta Samanta the founder of the KIIT Deemded university.
The Jagannath temple kitchen at Puri is reputed to be the largest kitchen in the world, with 400 cooks working around 200 hearths to feed over 10,000 people each day.
The world's oldest coins were discovered in Sonepur, in western Odisha. These priceless silver punch marked coins could be as old as 1000 BC. They are preserved in the Odisha State Museum.
Bhubaneswar, the capital city was the home of over 600 magnificent temples in medieval times. It is called the "temple city" of India. The only city in the world with such highest number of temples inside.
"Abadha", the famous prasad of Lord Sri Jagannath temple, is cooked in a hearth on which pots of rice are kept in a stack. Amazingly the top pot gets cooked first then the one below that. Surprising but true. something where science surrenders.
World’s highest electrified track ( at a height of 7.45 metres for running of Double Stack Container (DSC) goods trains ) is situated at Odisha in Jakhapura-Daitari section. Constructed by East Coast Railway of Odisha. Second to this is in China is 6.6 metre and 7.1 metre in USA.
The city of Sambalpur in western Odisha was one of the world's most prominent centers of diamond production. Travelers from lands as far away as Greece used to visit the city.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, was born and grew up in Cuttack city in Odisha. Later he became the hero of Indian Independence movement. He is the pride of Odisha.
Puri is one of the four Dhams - Hindu centers of pilgrimage. Every year, millions throng all over Puri to witness the famous Rath Yatra.
World’s biggest metal bell sized three feet and ten inches high with a circumference of 13 feet and four inches made of copper, zinc, nickel, iron, tin, aluminium and traces of gold and silver worth Rs 10 lakh, weighing 11.5 quintals is installed at Satya Mahima Dharma Dhama Samaj, Joranda, Odisha. Architected by Jitendra Kumar Sahu, a science graduate, who designed and moulded the metals in his foundry to shape the bell. world’s heaviest metal bell weighs 14.25 quintal bell, comprising the alloy of eight metals including half kilo of gold, was recently built to replace the old bell at Mahimagadi weighing 2.50 quintal provided by the Tata Company in 1934. The new bell with a height of 4 feet and 9 inches, was built by a team of 20 skilled artisans of Balakati led by Jitendra Sahu.
The Sinhala (people of Sri Lanka) are named after Raja Jai Sinha, an ancient Oriya king.
Rasgolla, the sweet delicacy enjoyed all over India, originated from Puri, Odisha. It became popular in Kolkata in the nineteenth century and eventually spread across the rest of the country.
A 23-feet giant Estuarine crocodile in Odisha has been crowned the world's largest. The reptile, named Baula Kumbhira (crazy crocodile), lives in Bhitarkanika sanctuary and has entered the Guinness Book of World Records.
Largest Brackish Water Lagoon. Chilka lake in Odisha, the largest water body in Asia, has an area of 916 sq km now. It used to be 1, 165 sq km.
Odisha is popular for its 19 species of amphibians, 110 species of reptiles, 473 species of birds and 86 species of mammals. More than 225 species of fish including Acentrogobius griseus, Alepes Djedaba, Arius Arius and Elops Machnata are available here.
Odisha is too popular for having 3 mass nesting beaches of rare Olive Ridley Sea Turtles including world's largest nesting ground of Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, Lepidochelys Olivacea. Largest wetland of Asia (Chilika) now designated as a Ramsar site in Orissa
The largest Lion Safari of India, and the only White Tiger Safari in the world, are located in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Hirakud Dam, the fourth largest in the world, is situated at Sambalpur Western Odisha.
The southwestern part of Odisha contains the largest concentration of tribal people in the sub continent. There are more than 62 distinct tribal groups of indigenous people in Odisha. They have retained their tradition inspite of the onslaught of the modern civilization. They consist of more than 1/4 of the state's population. It is the largest collection of tribal people in a single state in the country.
Odisha hosts the largest arribada, the turtle nesting ground, in the world.
The world’s largest black rock, stretching over a radius of 3 km is located at Daringibari, Odisha.
Oldest Lady of India belongs to Odisha. CNN-IBN first reported about Fulla who was 120 years old and died recently at her resident at Kanarpur village in the coastal district of Kendrapada.
The world’s “longest” Santa was designed On Monday, December 25, 2006 at the Golden Beach of Puri by internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik. A 100-ft long, 30 ft wide and 15 ft high Santa Claus amazingly in just 40 hours assisted by 15 students, including 7 girls of his Golden Sand Art Institute, using 1,000 tons of sand
World's largest pant was stitched by tailor AV Giri of Jeypore. It measured 17.75 metre length and 11.83 metre width.
Odisha – highest producer of hematite ore. Odisha Produced about 30.2 Metric tons of iron ore in 2003-04 with a share of over 25 percent of India’s total production of hematite plus magnetite ore. Odisha’s hematite ore production recorded a growth of about 82 percent between 2001-02 and 2003-04. In 2003-04, Odisha produced highest hematite ore in the country.
A city still ancient to Ethens was discovered in Odisha. In an archeological survey on the out skirts of Bhubaneswar an ancient infrastructure older than Ethens has been discovered.
World's largest egg, with approximate dimension of 13 inches and width of 9.5 inches is of the gigantic herbivorous flightless elephant bird (zoologically termed as Aepyornis maximus) that lived last till 1650 AD, is preserved at Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhubaneswar.