This time when we decided to visit Kolkata, we planned for a short weekend trip to Puri. Being born and brought up in Kolkata, I have been to this place, couple of times before however, this time I planned the trip with my husband.
Puri is a very popular city known as a pilgrimage because of the Jagannath temple located at the spot. Also, it is a famous holiday destination known for its sun kissed coastline and sandy beaches.
This blog is a short and easy guide for anyone looking to visit Puri.
Best time to go: October to February. However, the grand event of Rathyatra attracts thousands of crowds during summer.
How to go: Puri is well connected by train, bus and flights. The nearest airport is Bhubaneshwar, however if planning to go from Kolkata, one can take any overnight train to reach the destination. We took the Jagannath express to reach there.
Where to stay: Being a tourist spot, Puri offers multiple resorts and hotels for a comfortable stay. Holiday Resort is a very famous one, however it was sold out during our visit, so we took a decent alternative. I would recommend staying at a hotel with a sea view room that makes the stay wonderful.
Places to visit: It is ideal for a one night 2 days trip which includes the following destinations to cover. If you want, you can extend the trip by 2 nights to cover all of Bhubaneshwar as well.
Day 1: Puri beach and Temple visit