If one is a Bengali then one has been to Puri. It is a go-to place for every Bengali Holidaymakers, Hindu pilgrims, and foreign traveler. The great Jagannath Temple is the main attraction where Rathyatra (Chariot festival) is celebrated as well as worshiped. The town’s main attraction is the long sandy beach and the raging Bay of Bengal.
In the 1970s this place was known for its Bhaang (marijuana) attracted many travelers across the globe here. There are still traces of cheap marijuana supply today but visitors generally reach here to chill the weekend and visit the Sun Temple of Konarak. It is the cheapest for the backpackers where you can get hostel rooms at 150 per night.
How to reach Puri?
By air- You can reach the nearest airport Bhubaneshwar and rent a zoom car to Puri which is only 50 kilometers from the Bhubaneswar airport. If you do not know how to drive, you will still have Taxi options at the airport to take you there.
There is no option of Ola or Uber in Puri, you can either rent a car for self-drive, with a driver, or take taxis.
By train- There are multiple trains to Puri from Kolkata and other cities.
What is so exciting about the city?
If you want to see the beauty of a raging sea then you would never want to miss this place. Puri has the most powerful and violent sea to witness in India or abroad. You cannot take a bath here, previously when I travelled 2o years back to this place, I was hardly 7 or 8 then, I took a bath in the sea and went a long way but this time, I couldn't stand even at the shores. The magnetic pull is obviously dangerous but if you want to see a sea where no one is diving, no water sport then you should consider travelling to this beauty.
What are the main attractions here?
1. Jagannath Temple