Chilika, Satapada, Khordha District, Puri 752001
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.
Chakratara Road, Chakratirtha to Swargadar to Baliapanda, 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.
Grand Road, Puri 752001
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.
Raghurajpur Artist Village
On the river Bhargabi, Puri
If you want to explore what the art of Odisha looks like, Raghurajpur is the best place to visit. This is a village hidden amidst palm and betel vines, where artists can make you get lost in the charm of their art. There you find thatched huts with outer platforms where the artists sit and do their work. These are also like their art studios where you can watch them working. Pattachitra or artwork on mud plates is the traditional part and other items of terracotta, papier mache and other stuffs are also made here. The Gotipua is the academy of dance here which polishes the art of Odissi started and nurtured by the Great Guru Shree Kelucharan Mahapatra. Other than this the worship of the loacl deity is also worth a watch here.
Near Shaivite Shrine, 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.
2 Km From Jagannath Temple, Puri
The name of the place justifies its beauty. In Hindi, Swargadwar means gate to heaven, though significant because of the cremation ground present just behind to beach, the main attraction is the Beach. Stretched alongside the main road, the beach is a huge part of Puri's main culture. Also, praised for hosting beach festival every year in December. It is not only beautiful because of its nature, it is beautiful because of the art shown by local residents on the sand by making beautiful sand sculptures. ranging from face of goddess Durga to face of Subhash Chandra Bose
Chakra Tirtha Road, Penthakata, Puri, OD, India
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.
Golden Beach, Odisha
So our day began with 'EARLY MORNING STROLL' on "GOLDEN BEACH"!!! Puri is blessed with 'Sun Kissed Beaches'; which are beautiful, peaceful, less crowded and ultra clean. We spent almost 2-3 hrs there. After Breakfast we headed for Jagannath Temple, only 15 mins from our hotel. One can easily get a auto or rickshaw.Funny Tale- Whole time Dad was trying to avoid water on Beach, not letting his "NEW SPORTS SHOE" get wet but haha!!! Suppose even Golden Beach wanted him to have some fun; huge tide washed him completely, that was just awesomeeeeee :)
Sri Jagannath Temple, Sri Nahar, Puri, Odisha 752001, India
The temple is not so grand and big, but is an ideal site for tourists to visit. Foreigners though are generally allowed in the main temple only during the period of Rath yatra.
Near Jagannath Temple, Puri
Shri Jagannath Shrine at the Shree Purusottam-Kshetra (Puri
Puri, Odisha 752001, India
The Jagannath Temple of Puri is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath and located on the eastern coast of India, at Puri in Odisha. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination for many Hindu traditions, particularly worshippers of Vishnu, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimages that a Hindu is expected to make in one's lifetime.
Puri, Odisha 752001, India
From there; we drove to the “Puri-Sea Beach” which is 3 kms away from Puri. As I reached there; I was in awe of the beach. For few minutes; I only gazed at the waves. Whenever I get time to sneek out for solo travels; I seek to be in the mountains or waters. I'm glad this time; I was with the waters :)
Near Goddess Harachandi, Puri
Nr. Jagannath Puri Temple, Nr. Markanda Pond, Puri
On Marine Drive, Near The Ramchandi Temple, Puri
Near Jagannath Temple, Puri
On Marine Drive, 7 Km From Konark, Konark
Mauza Dandimala Sahi, 2 Km From Jagannath Temple,Beside Jatiya Baba Ashram, Puri
Near Jagannath Temple, Puri
Jagannath Puri Temple Complex, Puri
Chilika Lake, Khordha District, Puri
Tourist places in Puri offer an interesting mix of sightseeing attractions, temples, lakes and some of the country’s best beaches. Jagannath Temple, as it is called is full of surprises and the list of places to visit in Puri is bursting at the seams.
Some of the most talked about tourist attractions in Puri include the Konark Sun Temple, which is among the best and most visited in the country. Boating experience at Chilika Lake and the nature walks at Swargadwar Beach are among the most popular activities to experience the best the city has to offer.
Sightseeing in Puri would include luxury resorts to celebrated lakes and beaches, Puri offers a range of options for all types of travellers, be it families, couples or solo travellers. Eclectic and vibrant, the city is both cosmopolitan and yet full of traditional flavours and nuance. There’s never a shortage of places to visit in Puri.
Puri is well connected to all major cities in India by air and all modes of public transportation. The best way to get around the city is on public transportation and taxis.
The best time to visit most places in Puri the months between August - November, when the weather is cool and perfect to experience all the top tourist attractions in Puri.
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