The capital city is a host to many road shows, exhibitions, corporates and cultural shows. The city has many well developed venues for promoting trade and business.
The Exhibition Ground is located behind Ram Mandir and due to its massive size, is a preferred venue ofBhubaneswarevent organizers. The large open space offers the perfect set up for trade fairs and commercial exhibitions. The venue offers flexibility to event planners so as to define the stage-setting according to the size of the event. The ground caters for a good parking area as well. With regular hosting of prominent business events, this extravagant setting is a landmark venue in the city. Every year you can witness fairs like National Handloom, Cotton fab, Book fairs, Four-wheeler exchange fairs and many more fairs all through the year. Mostly during winter season you can witness a huge crowd thronging over this place due to National Handloom fairs where one can get clothes from all other states and many other dcor items as well.
Market Building is a huge shopping complex in the city center ofBhubaneswar. The main attraction of the place is the bountiful collection of traditional hand-woven clothes from various parts of Odisha. Outlets of Kalaniketan, Kalamandirand Priyadarshini see a lot of local customers (mostly women) besides the numerous travelers looking for souvenirs. All the materials sold here are authentic and is of the highest quality, and will have considerable discounts seasonally. This place is a destination where one can get all types of daily need items starting from household items, clothes, utensils, and various other items. The large central courtyard has a few stalls where one can use a bit of bargaining skills. Overall a very unique set up that has welcomed old world charm.
The daily market here in the capital city flocks to the daily needed items. The market has all the ranges of the products from electronics to clothing and jewellery to antique items. The colorful shops carrying the heritage of Odisha come among the must visit places in Bhubaneswar. The prices of all the products are reasonable. Bangles and handmade beaded necklaces with different designs and colors are sold here in abundance. The handicraft items that one can get from this market include god statues with beautiful wooden carving. Pattachitra paintings, the paintings made on the Palm leaf are also displayed in the Bhubaneswar markets. Thus it is famous market destination to cater to the daily needs of all the people here in this city.
Between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, there is a small village known as Pahala. It is an important venue to traditional sweets. These stalls sell Rasgullah, baked cheese cakes and other cheese based sweetmeats. The shops are open till late night and some are open throughout the night. One can always get fresh sweetmeats from the oven. The rasgulas here are very light, melt in mouth but don't last a day. Unlike the Bengali counterfeit which is spongy, the Odia version has the goal of melting in the mouth. They are available in different sizes, starting from 2 rupee to 20 rupee.
Janata maidan or ground in Gajapati Nagar Bhubaneswar is an exhibition ground where a number of exhibitions take place all through the year. Out of all other exhibitions, Toshali National Crafts Mela is a unique showcase which takes place every year during the winter season which attracts a huge crowd from all through the city. This event provides a huge platform for various talented artists, painters, weavers, sculptors and craftsmen from around the country as well as other SAARC nations to display their creativity. An ambience resembling the typical setting of Indian Rural Haat is created to infuse life into this unique concept. This 13-day long Mela gives an opportunity to the visitors to interact with nationally and internationally acclaimed craftsmen and buy their exclusive creations. Various stalls display some of the best handicrafts and handlooms of India like cane craft from North East, chiki woodcraft from Kashmir, wood and cane inlay work from South India, oxidized jewellery, sea-shell decorations from Rajasthan, patola and bandhni from Gujarat and Rajasthan, ikat of Odisha, chikan from Lucknow, kantha from Tripura West Bengal, kanjeevaram from the South are found in this mela. Besides, many colourful cultural programmes and food stalls with variety of delicacies add to the attraction of the Toshali National Crafts Mela. Entertainment like the standard traditional dance and music performances are also held here.
The IT Park spread over 350 acres houses IT companies like Infosys, Wipro, TCS and Mind Tree. Equipped with modern infrastructure including a 9-hole golf course, it is the biggest IT Park in the Eastern India.
Fortune Towers is another IT specific projects of IDCO which is a 7(seven) storied building with 3.61 acres of land at prime location in Bhubaneswar the Capital of Odisha. It is built-up space in a hi-tech steel and glass structure equipped with high-speed connectivity.
A sector specific SEZ for IT/ITES/BPO industries at Goudakashipur, Bhubaneswar, on the outskirt of Bhubaneswar called Info Valley (Infocity-II) is being developed by Idco over 500 acres of land . Another 180 acres of land is being developed as Electronic System Designing and Manufacturing (ESDM) cluster by Idco jointly with Odisha Computer Application Centre. Singapore based Jurong Consultancy Pt. is engaged to prepare the master plan of the Info Valley.
The city has allotted land to IT majors like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, etc to develop their own infrastructures. The city is closed to National Highway 5 and is near to the Airport.