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Beaches are always pure love and so are the ones in Orissa. Since Puri is a coastal city, its beach is quite popular and equally beautiful. This city is also a pilgrimage place for a lot of devotees along with being a popular tourist place. The waves of the Bay of Bengal and glowing sands are not to miss once you are there in Orissa. For all the beach persons with a pinch of devotion, Puri is where you need to head to.

Places to visit in Puri

Sri Jagannath Puri Temple

There is no doubt in the fact that Sri Jagannath Puri Temple is one of the most majestic places which you must visit with your loved ones. This truly phenomenal monument was built by the then king of the Ganga Dynasty who was Ananta Varman Chodaganga Deva in the 12th century. So, if you are planning a trip to Puri then this travel destination is an absolute must visit.

Lokanath Temple

If the legend is to be believed then it can be said that the Lokanath Temple was the hub for worshipping Shiva. And it was Lord Ram himself who has installed the Lingam in this great temple.

Vimala Temple

The Goddess Vimala idol is situated in the Jagannath temple and is a figurine of great reverence. And it is regarded as in the same light as that of the main deity of the temple. Moreover, it is also regarded as the Shakti Peetha which means that it is one of the shrines particularly dedicated to the supreme Goddess. It is also believed that the Goddess Vimala is also the tantric manifestation of the Goddess Mother.

Things to do in Puri

Balaharichandi Beach

If you like to spend your time someplace real quiet where you can have some alone time and maybe contemplate about life and its musings then visiting Balaharichandi Beach will prove to be a great decision for you.

Also Read: The place is highly valuable for all Sikhs as the last two Gurus lived here and also one of the five Takhts of Sikhism is situated here

Daya River

It is the branch of the Kuakhai river and empties into the Chilika Lake. This place is undoubtedly one of the most amazing places to visit especially in regards to spending some really cherishing moments with your loved ones.


The Pipili is one of the towns which is situated in Puri and is known for its amazing crafts. What is really interesting about this place is the fact that the whole economy of this very place is dependent on the art of craft making. Here you can easily find all kinds of products such as figures of Gods, animals, birds, flowers etc and what is commendable is that there is never a compromise on the quality.  

Events and festivals in & around Puri

Jagannath Rath Yatra

Held in Puri, the Jagannath Rath Yatra is one of the major Hindu Festivals which is associated with Lord Jagannath. What is really interesting to know about this place is the fact that it is also one of the oldest Ratha Yatra which takes place all over India. It is about the Jagannath’s annual visit to the Gundicha Temple via Mausi Maa Temple near Balagandi Chaka, Puri. Read More...

Konark Dance Festival

Fundamentally, it is a five-day dance festival which is held on an annual basis particularly in the month of December. Moreover, it is also considered as perhaps the biggest dance festivals held in Odisha. Moreover, it is the exquisite dancing hall which is situated in this shrine which is no less than an architectural wonder. Here you would be finding the walls covered with phenomenal artistic designs. Read More...

Best time to visit Puri

The months of July to March are particularly considered as the best time to visit Puri which is owing to its pleasant climate. This is the time when you would be finding a lot of tourists visiting this place.

How to reach Puri?

By Air - The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar airport which is situated at a distance of around 60 km. From there, you will either have to take a cab or a bus to reach your destination.

By Road - The overall connectivity via road network is quite good. So, you can either take a taxi or a bus to travel to Puri and you won’t be facing any kind of blocks.

By Train - The rail network and overall connectivity to Puri is quite good. Thus, you won’t be facing any problem while travelling by train.

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