We reached Puri station by 10 o' clock in the morning and took a cab to our hotel which is by the main seashore. The view is majestic as you can hear the sound of waves submitting itself to the sand. The breeze refreshed our night long journey in few minutes making us energised for the day.
Around 2pm, we hired a car and went to Konark where the famous Konark Sun Temple stands tall. The temple is a 13th-century CE sun temple at Konark about 35 kilometres northeast from Puri on the coastline of Odisha, India. The temple is attributed to king Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty about 1250 CE.
Dedicated to the Hindu God Surya, what remains of the temple complex has the appearance of a 100-foot (30 m) high chariot with immense wheels and horses, all carved from stone. Once over 200 feet (61 m) high, much of the temple is now in ruins, in particular the large shikara tower over the sanctuary; at one time this rose much higher than the mandapa that remains. The structures and elements that have survived are famed for their intricate artwork, iconography, and themes, including erotic kama and mithuna scenes. Also called the Surya Devalaya, it is a classic illustration of the Odisha style of Hindu temple architecture. The tour of the temple takes about two hours.
There's a beautiful beach on the way to Konark known as Chandrashekhar beach. The beach has as ecstatic view where there are facilities of water sports.
Later, after returning from Konark, we went by the seashore to have tea which tasted like heaven. Don't forget to try the "jhalmurhi" which is basically puffed rice mixed with salt, peanuts and mixture. If one is not tired enough, one could give a stroll to the market which is located by the shore itself.