Puri is a city in Odisha famous for Lord Jagannath temple. It is one of the char dham pilgrimage site for Hindus. Puri is located in the east coast of India on the Bay of Bengal. Puri is world famous for Rath Yatra and Jagannath temple. Millions of visitors visit Puri every year.
Locally Puri is known as Shrikhetra, famous for Lord Jagannath temple known as Badadeula. Puri is located on the coast of Bay of Bengal. Famous Puri Ratha Yatra is attended by millions of devotees every year. Puri is also known as the Craft City of Odisha.
Total 24 festivals are held every year in Jagannath temple. Ratha Yatra and its related festivals are the most important festivals in Puri which are attended by millions of people every year. Sand art and appliqué art are some of the important crafts of the city.
Beach of Puri: Puri beach is famous for its golden sand, colorful sunrise and sunset. This beach in the pilgrim city of Puri is the most popular beach in Odisha and the largest in the country.
Jagannath Temple: Puri Jagannath temple is world famous. This temple is constructed in 11th century. Only Hindus can enter in this temple. Other religion people are not allowed inside the temple. The Prasad of this temple known as ABADHA is also famous and the dining in the temple known as Anand Bazaar is also famous.
Shree Lokanath Temple: – This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is said that this is the place where Lord Shiva hid himself from Lord Shani, under a pond.
Sun temple of Konark: It is counted among 7 wonders of India. The temple is located near the river Chandrabhaga. The temple was built in the shape of chariot.
Chilika Lake: Queen of natural beauty, Chilika Lake is a brackish water lagoon in Odisha. Chilika Lake is Asia’s largest salted water lake located in Orissa, India and also known as Chilika LakeBird Sanctuary.
Pipili: Pipili is well known for the appliqué handicraft. This handicraft is the livelihood of maximum family in Pipili.
Raghurajpur: This place is famous for Pattachitra Paintings.
By flight– The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar, about 60 km away from where one can get taxis, trains and buses to reach at Puri.
By train– The nearest railway stations is at Puri railway station. It located at the heart of the city.
By road– Many buses go from Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to Puri throughout the day.
The best time to visit Puri is the winter months from November to February are the best time to visit as the weather is at its balmiest best.