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|
|Temperature||Summer-20.0 C-32.0 C Winter-17.2 C-10.0C|
|Language||Oriya, Bengali, Hindi and English|
|Rainfall||135 cm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||October to July|
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.
Places to Visit
|Jagannath Temple||Temple of Child Krishna|
|Chilka Lake||Konark||Raghurajpur||Sakhi Gopal|
Soap Stone, Sea-shell, Pattachitras and Palm Leaf paintings, Horn work, Wood carvings, and Solapith work can be purchased from Puri.
|Mayfair Beach Resort||Toshali Sands Resort||Coco Palms||Country Inn & Suites|