Bhubaneswar, the capital of the State of Orissa, is located on the eastern part of India. The administrative jurisdiction of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) spreads over an extent of 135 sq.km. As per census 2001, the city has a population of 10,40,325 with a growth rate of 67 % during the period 2010-2016.
The Holly city of Puri is located at a distance of about 64 km from Bhubaneswar. The Master Plan Area of Puri covers the Municipal area as well as 16 villages of Puri Sadar Police Station. The Master Plan area is about 63.6 sq.kms and stretches along the sea‐shore measuring about 20.35 Kms. The Municipal Area is about 16.84 sq. Kms. and stretches along the sea‐shore measuring about 6.59 Kms. The entire Municipal area has been divided into 34 units and 65 wards. As per 2001 census, population of Puri Municipal Area is 2,17,837 lakhs.