ODISHA



  • Capital - Bhubaneshwar.
  • Number Of Districts - 30.
  • Formed On - 1 April 1936.
  • Chief Minister - Naveen Patnaik.
  • Governor - Ganeshi Lal.
  • High Court - Orissa High Court, Cuttack.
  • Chief Justice - Vineet Saran.
  • Language - Odia.
  • State Animal - Sambar.
  • State Bird - Indian Roller.
  • State Flower - Lotus.
  • Tribes - Kondha, Bagata, Baiga, Bathadi, Bhuiya, Birhior, Binjhia, Banjara, Dhotada, Kolha, Holuva, Santals, Gadaba, Matia, Dharua, Didayees.
  • Festivals - Durga puja, Saraswati puja, Ganesh Puja, Shivratri, Kali puja, Dol purnima, Nua khai, Sitala sathi, Ratha yatra.
  • Dance Forms - 
  1. Classical Dance - Odissi dance.
  2. Folk Dance - Danda dance, Chhau dance, Dalkhai dance, Tribal dance, Mohari dance, Ghumura dance, Gotipua dance, Bagha nacha dance.
  • Temples - Jagannath temple, Brahmeshwar temple, Mukteshwar temple, Rajarani temple, Parasurameswar temple, Sun temple.
  • Rivers - Mahanadi, Machkund, Jonk, Brahmani, Indravati, Baitarni, Southkoel, Subarnarekha.
  • Important dams & associated rivers-
  1. Jalpat Dam - Machkund River.
  2. Balimela Dam - Sileru River.
  3. Indravati Dam - Indravati River.
  4. Hirakud Dam- Mahanadi River.
  5. Patora Dam - Jonk River.
  6. Rengali Dam - Brahmani River.
  • Power Plants - Talcher Thermal Power Station, IB Thermal Power Station.                             
  • Important National Park - 
  1. Bhitarkanika National Park.
  2. Simlipal National Park.
  3. Kanger Ghati National Park.
  • Wildlife Sanctuary - 
  1. Badrama WLS.
  2. Baisipali WLS.
  3. Balukhand WLS.
  4. Bhitarkanika WLS.
  5. Chandaka Dampara WLS.
  6. Chilka WLS.
  7. Debrigarh WLS.
  8. Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary.
  9. Hadgarh WLS.
  10. Karlapat WLS.
  11. Khalasuni WLS.
  12. Kotagarh WLS.
  13. Kuldiha WLS.
  14. Nandankanan WLS.
  15. Satkosia WLS.
  16. Simlipal WLS.
  17. Sunabeda WLS.
  18. Kapilash WLS.
  • Tiger Reserve - Simlipal, Satkosia.
  • Elephant Reserve - Mayurbhanj ER, Mahanadi ER, Sambalpur ER, Baitami ER, South Orissa ER.
  • Important Stadiums - 
  1. Barabati International Cricket Stadium.
  2. Veer Surendra Sai Stadium.
  3. Kalinga Stadium.
  4. Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium.
  5. Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium.
  • Lakes -
  1. Chilka lake.
  2. Anshupa lake.
  3. Kanjia lake.
  • Waterfalls - 
  1. Badaghagara waterfall.
  2. Duduma waterfall.
  3. Joranda falls.
  4. Gandahati waterfall.
  5. Baheripani waterfall.
  6. Khandadhar waterfall.
  7. Phurlijharan waterfall.
  8. Sanaghagara waterfall.
  9. Kolighugar waterfall.
  • Airports - Biju Patnaik International Airport.
  • World Heritage Site- Konark Sun Temple.