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Ekamravan, Bhubaneswar

On the west bank of Bhubaneshwar's holy Bindu Sagar (Ocean Drop Lake) lies what is possibly the city's most underrated attraction -- the Ekamravan Medicinal Plant Garden.

The name Ekamravan means "one mango tree forest". Old Hindu scriptures say that Bhubaneshwar was one of Lord Shiva's favourite places, where he liked to spend time meditating under a huge mango tree.

There are more than 200 varieties of plants in the Ekamravan Medicinal Plant Garden. The feature points of the garden are raised platforms dedicated to Lords Shiba, Parbati, and Ganesha. It was created by artisans from Raghurajpur handicrafts village and the historical Buddhist site Lalitgiri. It's so beautifully landscaped and relaxing, most people would enjoy it.

One of our friend Gautam Rout had some photographs from this garden.

* All these photographs are taken by Gautam Rout.

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