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Introduction

One of the four 'Dhams' Puri is situated on the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal and is just 60 kms from Bhubaneshwar. This coastal town of Orissa is considered by Hindus to be the abode of Lord of the world, Jagannatha. Hence, it got the name Jagannatha Puri. Puri is blessed with Golden sand beaches for which it has been famous all over the world. Though life here revolves around the Jagannatha Temple, the place has been attracting tourists who love to swim in the sea and laze around on its golden sands. The beaches of Puri show divergent colours- calmness gives peace to mind while the crashing breakers reminds of the turbulent life within this calmness. The sunrays falling on seawater gives an illusion of a rainbow on water surface. This pilgrimage town is also the home of artisans and craftsmen who produce a wide range of unique handicrafts.

Area 16.84 sq km
Altitude sea level
Temperature Summer-20.0 C-32.0 C Winter-17.2 C-10.0C
Language Oriya, Bengali, Hindi and English
STD Code 06752
Rainfall 135 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to July

Puri MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- Puri can be reached by air as its nearest airport is in Bhubaneswar, 56 km away. From Bhubaneswar, one can easily opt for either train or bus services that can be found easily.
  2. Rail:-Puri railway station is a major railway station having links with several of the important cities in India. The railway station is easily accessible from the main town area.
  3. Road:-Puri is very well connected by a network of roads and road transport to all major towns of Orissa and surrounding areas.

Places to Visit

Jagannath Temple Gundicha Ghar Temple of Child Krishna

Excursion

Chilka Lake Konark Raghurajpur Sakhi Gopal

Shopping

Soap Stone, Sea-shell, Pattachitras and Palm Leaf paintings, Horn work, Wood carvings, and Solapith work can be purchased from Puri.

Accommodation

Mayfair Beach Resort Toshali Sands Resort Coco Palms Country Inn & Suites
Sterling Resort Pearl Beach Resort and Club Hotel Nilachal Ashok