Top 7 Places to visit in Puri

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Best things to do in Puri and sightseeing in Puri

The district headquarters of the Puri District, the City of Puri lies on the western side of the state capital of Bhubaneshwar and is right on the banks of the Bay of Bengal. Puri is known to be one of the most important pilgrimage places for the Hindus and a seat of Lord Vishnu in the form of Lord Jagannatha. The Jagannatha Temple is the most important attraction here and the Lord here resides with his brother Balaram and sister Subhadra.Other than this, the sea is what attracts tourists from all over the world. The historically rich city has a moderate climate and heritage places which dates back to the 3rd century as well. There is also the Math of Sankaracharya which finds great popularity with peace seekers. Apart from that shopping is what you can enjoy here. You get all sorts of traditional items to bring back home.

Chilika Lake - Puri

The largest brackish water lagoon of Asia, the Chilika Lake is an awesome place to visit when you are in Odisha. It stretches from Bhusandpur in the Puri District till the Ganjan District and comprises of a beautiful wetland. There are a number of islands here and these are places till where you can enjoy boating and also spend a peaceful and exotic weekend on one of these. The islands include the Nalabana, Kalijal, Honeymoon, Breakfast, Somolo and Rajahansa. The wetland is also a bird- watcher's heaven where thousands of migratory birds, especially flamingoes come here and are a visual treat completely. The Kalijai Temple on the Kalijal island is a popular attraction here where the Goddess Kalijai is worshipped. She is a local deity and Makar Sankranti is celebrated here with great pomp.
A spot where we didnt stay because ours was a two day trip centred aroung Gopalpur, But Chilika is easily one of the places where one can put up a two days stay...For Avian lovers, watersports and its all encompassing serenity
bidisha

412 Followers, 62 Reviews


Largest fresh water lake and home for 100's of Irrawaddy dolphins. The lake has two mouth that connects lake to the bay of Bengal. Boating in the lake is a pleasant experience and spotting dolphins is thrilling. There are many islands which are connected to each other by ferry boats. You can enjoy the desi fish recipes both fresh water and sea fish.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


BIRD FANCIES AT CHILIKA LAKE(ORISSA) The southern tip of Odisha catches the fancy of bird watchers, with the second largest lagoon in the world and the largest wintering ground for migratory birds in the Indian sub-continent Chilika Lake. Though there are touristy boats and steamers which show you around the popular spots in the lake, a public ferry, which costs hardly 10 per head, manoeurves through the waters where only locals traverse. Best time to Visit: Spot birds like the sanderling, terek, sandpiper, Kentish plover, and black-tailed godwit best between November and March on these waterways.
Mayank Raj

237 Followers, 57 Reviews


Best time to visit
November- March
Things to do
boating, bird watching, photoghraphy
Open Hours
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Puri Beach - Puri

Mainly known as a pilgrim's beach, this is also the place which attracts thousands of tourists from around the world. The ones who come to pay homage to Lord Jagannatha make sure to take a dip in the waters of the Puri Beach. Talking from a traveller's point of view, the views of the sunrise and sunset are awesome here. The relaxed and calm atmosphere of the beach is soothing during a vacation and the sand art displayed especially by internationally acclaimed Sudarshan Pattanaik are a visual treat. There are also a number of shacks here selling fast food and other small items here and there. For a quieter experience you should move towards the eastern end of the beach and just sit there and watch the fishermen at work. High tides are a common trait of this beah so be careful to follow the rules guided to you.
Amazing weather. Beautiful sea.Soulful friends. These six words basically sum up my entire trip of Puri. There was also the famous Jagannath Temple of Puri which is a holy spot for Hindus very near the beach.
Sunando Chakrabortry

144 Followers, 1 Reviews


Lively beach, beautiful place to watch sunset.
Nidhi Rani

315 Followers, 11 Reviews


One place which one cannot miss visiting. I was lucky enough to get a room in the Railways Guest house and had the privilege to visit the beach at odd times, such as in the early morning. Get lost in the surreal experience of after you visit the place.
Kushendra Tiwary

199 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
swimming, shopping
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Shri Jagannath Temple - Puri

Located in the eastern coast of India, the Jagannath Temple is a very famous sacred Hindu temple in India which is dedicated to God Jagannath. Unlike all other temples, the idol in this temple is made of wood which is replaced every 10 to 20 years with an exact replica carved on the wood of a holy tree. The temple covers an area of 40,000 sq ft. The walls surrounding the temple are 20 feet tall and are known as Meghananda Pacheri. The temple contains four entrances and is one of the most magnificient monuments in India. The Jagannath temple is also the tallest temple in Odisha. The top of the temple is called Srichakra-Eight spoked wheel of Vishnu. The Rath Yatra stands as a very important festival in this temple. The temple consists of three sacred deities - Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra. Entry inside the temple is very selective, Non-Indian descent, who are practicing Hindus are not allowed inside the temple.
After you visit this place, you will get a hint of how strongly people follow their religion in this country. Hope you get lost in the magnificence of the temple.
Kushendra Tiwary

199 Followers, 85 Reviews


In the morning, as the hotel staff had arranged for a Panda(Priests in the Jagannath Temple). He took us to the temples( Shri Jagannath emple and Markhandeswara Temple). The serenity in these temples were just awesome. After early morning prayers, we went for street side shopping. For dinner, enjoyed a hearty "Lord Jaganath's Mahaprasada" meal followed by a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Mayank Raj

237 Followers, 57 Reviews


Best time to visit
In the month of June, July
Things to do
Rath Yatra, Dol Yatra, Jhulan Yatra
Open Hours
5PM to 12midnight
Budget
Rs 50

Mayfair Beach Resort - Puri

A very popular holiday resort in Puri, Gopalpur as well as Bhubaneshwar, the best is rated in Puri. They offer and serve you with the best of services in all terms. Starting from the cleanliness, food, amenities to the staff service. One thing is assured that one visit to this resort will guarantee your next then and there. The resort is near the Chakratirtha Road which is towards the eastern end of the Puri Beach. The location is awesome and so is the ambience.
Wonderful Ambiance, fantastic view. After staying here I have decided that if there is a Mayfair in any other place I travel to, I will surely stay there.
Yamini Vijendran

280 Followers, 36 Reviews


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Things to do
holiday resorts
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Peace Restaurant - Puri

The restaurant lives up to its name and it is for sure a place to dine- out for peace loving people. This restaurant is on the CT Road of Puri and serves everything from breakfast to lunch and dinner at pocket friendly rates. The foreigners are very fond of this place mainly because they serve non- spicy yet tasty food. The muesli breakfast is a must try for a fresh start to the day.
From filling Muesli breakfast to tasty local fish curry-rice, this place has it all. Items they cook take time, as much as 30 minutes of waiting for the dish to be ready. However, it truly is worth the wait.
Vipul Mehta

174 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
Dine- out
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Jagannath Temple - Puri

Located in the eastern coast of India, the Jagannath Temple is a very famous sacred Hindu temple in India which is dedicated to God Jagannath. Unlike all other temples, the idol in this temple is made of wood which is replaced every 10 to 20 years with an exact replica carved on the wood of a holy tree. The temple covers an area of 40,000 sq ft. The walls surrounding the temple are 20 feet tall and are known as Meghananda Pacheri. The temple contains four entrances and is one of the most magnificient monuments in India. The Jagannath temple is also the tallest temple in Odisha. The top of the temple is called Srichakra-Eight spoked wheel of Vishnu. The Rath Yatra stands as a very important festival in this temple. The temple consists of three sacred deities - Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra. Entry inside the temple is very selective, Non-Indian descent, who are practicing Hindus are not allowed inside the temple.
One of the ancient landmarks of Hindu Religion. It is a must see for those who love learning about the culture and heritage of different places. Not to mention the beautiful white construction and the intricate craftsmanship. This temple was called the White Pagoda by the travelers in ancient times, going by the color of its buildings.
Yamini Vijendran

280 Followers, 36 Reviews


Best time to visit
In the month of June, July
Things to do
Rath Yatra, Dol Yatra, Jhulan Yatra
Open Hours
5PM to 12midnight
Budget
Rs 50

Hotel Holiday Resort - Puri

Hotel Holiday Resort is one of the premium resorts in Puri functioning since 1983. Within three decades, the resort has become one of the best resorts in Puri. The rates of the rooms are quite affordable and the resort is filled with features and services to assure a comfortable stay for their customers. It is well connected by roads, just 0.5 kilometres from the Puri Railway Station, and the location is just adjacent to the beach. The Hotel Holiday Resort has played host to popular personalities like Sourav Ganguly, Ajit Panja, 10th Finance Commission K.C.Panth and more. The resort has all the modern facilities of global standards. The beach view from the resort is something you will never forget throughout your life. The Hotel Holiday Resort has five categories of rooms namely Presidential Suite, Deluxe Cottage, Family Room, Deluxe Room and Standard Room, all of them at a very nominal prices compared to the standard of luxury offered.
Perfect place to stay in Puri with an awesome beach view while you have your meal with your loved ones! Have an amazing lawn to hold parties, marriages and other events too.
Vipul Mehta

174 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
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Open Hours
Check-in 12:00 PM Check-out 12:00 PM
Budget
800 - 10000

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