Puri one of the “Char Dham” pilgrimage places for Hindus, also popular as Jagannath Puri, is located in the state of Odisha. Puri is famous for the Jagannath Temple and is supposed to be the final abode of Lord Vishnu. Together with Konark and Bhubaneswar Puri completes the Golden Triangle of Odisha.
How to Reach Puri
Puri is well connected by all major means of transport of India. Nearest Airport from Puri is Bhubaneswar Airport (80 KM). Flights from Delhi , Mumbai , Chennai and Kolkata operate for Bhubaneswar.
Nearest Railway Station from Puri is Puri Railway Station. You can hire private vans, buses or taxi for tourist sightseeing .
Buses from different states, both private and state transport buses operate for Bhubaneswar and Puri. You can take buses by pre booking tickets.
Best time to visit Puri
Puri can be visited throughout the year but the best time to visit Puri is between Octobers to March.
Things to do in Puri
- Pilgrimage of Lord Jagannath Temple
- Perform rituals according to tradition
- Participate in Ratha Yatra in Puri
- Walk along one of the cleanest beaches of India; Golden Beach in Puri
Tourist Attractions of Puri
Puri is a large reservoir of art and architecture of India with Shree Jagannath Puri Temple as the most attention fetching temple of the town. Govardhana Matha , which is one of the four fundamental institutions of Puri (others are at Sringeri, Dwarka and Jyotirmath) established by Adi Shankaracharya. Other places to visit in Puri are Beaches of Puri (Golden Beach), Balighai Beach , Baleshwar Beach and Chandrabhaga Beach .
Fairs & Festivals of Puri
Ratha Yatra in Puri is annual festival at Jagannath Temple . Ratha (Chariot) of Lord Jagannath along with Balarama and Subhadra is pulled with pomp and show.
Nearby Tourist Places from Puri
Where to stay in Puri?
There are many budget hotels near Balighat Chak and on Konark Road. Mid-range hotels are clustered near VIP Road, Clarke Road and Red Cross Road. Luxury hotels are mostly located on Chakra Tirtha Road.
NOTE: Holy Voyages arranges for budget accommodations in Puri for convenience of pilgrims and visitors.
Where to Eat in Puri?
If you like to eat vegetarian dishes, North Indian, South Indian, Punjabi and Chinese cuisine then the Shacks and the Restaurants on the beach on the Puri-Konark Marine Drive Road are best places to.
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.