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Puri Travel Guide

Puri is one of the four most sacred places (Char Dhams) in India in the state of Odisha that is visited by thousands of devotees all round the year, especially for the duration of June-July when famous Rath Yatra held. The home of Sri Jagannath Prabhu, Puri is the most sacred pilgrimage destination where every Hindu prefers to comes once in his/her life. Located at the distance of around 60 km from Bhubaneswar – the capital city of the state, the famous pilgrimage destination is also known for its unique culture and civilization and prime attractions.

Attractions in Puri

The holy coastal town is among the four most sacred places on the earth – according to Hindu Mythology. It is known as the reign of Sri Jagannath Prabhu as the Lord himself dwells here.

Sri Jagannath Temple is the prime attraction and of course the most sacred place to visit and pay homage. There is no need to describe the glory of this famous and sacred temple as it is visited by millions of devotees all round the year. World Famous Rath Yatra or the Car Festival or Chariot Festival that take place in the month of June-July every month is also one of the famous festivals here where the statues of Sri Jagannath Prabhu, Goddess Subhadra and Lord Balbhadra visit the town in gigantic and large chariots that are pulled by thousands of devotees. For the duration of Rath Yatra the entire holy town is packed with the devotees.

Puri Beach is also another famous attraction here to explore. It is counted as the holy beach. It is presenting you the perfect view of the way of Bengal. Sri Lokanath Temple is also famous place in Puri to visit. Other attractions that you will explore during your Puri tour include Sunara Gaurang Temple, Bedi Hanuman Temple, Chakra Tirtha Temple, Mausima Temple, Shree Gundicha Temple Destination of Rath Yatra, Shankaracharya’s GOBARDHAN Pitha.

Konark Sun Temple and Chandrabagha beach are the most famous and popular destinations to explore near Puri. Not forget to mention the famous Chilika Lake and Gopalpur on sea at the distance of around 3 hours from Puri.

Hotels in Puri

The holy coastal town is famous for luxurious accommodation options near Sri Jagannath Temple and at Sea Beach. Depending on your choice and budget, you can stay in 5-star ocean front boutique resorts and hotels to budget hotels in the city. Food courts and restaurants are also easily available in the city to have multi-cuisine food.

How to Reach Puri

By Air : Biju Patanaik Airport in Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport to reach Puri. The distance between Puri and Bhubaneswar is 60 Km that you can cover by train or road. There are regular buses and taxis available from Bhubaneswar airport.

By Train : Puri railway station is the main rail head in the state of Odisha – well connected via trains to all main cities of the country.

By Road : There are regular buses and taxis available from Bhubaneswar and other main cities of the state and other states to reach Puri.

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