Puri Tourism & Travel Guide

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Puri Beach

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.
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Jagannath Temple

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.
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About 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.

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Best time to visit Puri is from November to February
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