You can also visit Govardhana matha, which is one of the four fundamental institutions of Puri (others are at Sringeri, Dwarka and Jyotirmath) established by Adi Shankaracharya. The Govardhan Matha serve as an important link between the Eastern and Southern Indian since ancient times.
The clean golden beach of Puri is another tourist attractions in Puri which is ideal for surfing. If you want to see the beauty of the sea then the same can be done on the nights of the full moon as the waves can get quite high. If you want to swim through the Chakra Tirtha road end then be careful as the canal that carries raw sewage into the ocean is nearby here.
Best time to visit : The beach can be visited throughout the year but the best time to visit is between October to March.
Shopping in puri : Handicrafts of the Region: Soap Stone, Sea-shell, Pattachitras and Palm Leaf paintings, Horn work, Wood carvings, and Solapith work can be purchased from Puri. You can also buy good cotton sarees around Temple Road.