Transportation in Orissa has improved over the past few years. A well developed transportation system is the lifeline of any territory. The transportation is a basic requirement for the evolvement of the state infrastructure and well connected state prospers faster in all aspects. Transportation in Orissa state is up to the mark and state is well connected by rail, road and air with the rest of the county. The city has two ports which handles the water transportation of the eastern India.
Orissa, being a Major state in eastern India is fast gearing itself with all the latest and advance mode of transport. The geographical area of state lies near the equator. Orissa is slackly separated into three main regions; the center hilly area, the plateaus and the coastal plains. The state has got its history dated back from 300 years. Several dynasties like King Ashoka and others have been passed down in the state of Orissa. Kalinga was a renowned homeland who had power over most of the ocean routes sited in the Bay of Bengal. The empire was very involved in business all the way through these ocean routes.
Orissa state has Paradip port, which connects to the Chennai and east Bengal coastal lines. The ports are major gateways of marine transportation in Orissa, and two new ports are being constructed by the state. There are ferries available from the ports to the other coastal places and nearby islands.
Transportation in Orissa has been getting better to cater to the tourists who come to visit this beautiful and culturally rich state. There are renowned tourist spots like Jagnnatha Temple at Puri, the golden beaches of Orissa, Sun temple at Konark, wildlife sanctuaries, etc. among the others. There is good transportation mode available from all these places.