Have You Ever Been To Puri?

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Puri is located on the east coast of India on the Bay of Bengal, is in the centre of the Puri district. My view for this place is amazing sunrises on the beach side & glorious sunsets on the intracoastal side; a nice long pristine stretch of beach. This place is exactly what beach quotes represents. Here we go! to my photoblog.

It is within the 67 Kms coastal stretch of sandy beaches & temples. Basically has one long road parallel to the beach line, most hotels & bungalows for rent are located either between them or on the opposite side of the road.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

Puri beach is very simple & natural. There are some beach shades, sunbeds, chairs etc. for the tourists. Come, Sit, Hear the sound of the waves & Relax.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

Before heading further let me tell you the reason to visit Puri. Oh, well! meet my colleague < brother Nikhil: The guy is holding our kit which we used to do virtual tours; what you guys see on Google Maps. Well that's our job & we get paid for this.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

& That's me! Posing for my Instagram Post. Usually shooting in a broad day light is a problem but here in Puri, Nahhhh..

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

How to get there? is only a few Kms from main station. Bhubaneshwar airport is about an hour's drive away. Within city stretch auto-rickshaws can be taken as more comfortable & quicker alternative to the public bus. Any auto driver will take you there from south to north or in between.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

Where to stay? you can be sure to find the perfect place to rest your head. From budget guest houses to five-star luxury hotels, Puri offers great deals that suit any budget. Give preference to online booking for more discounts!

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

The Hans Coco Palms: A mix of colonial and modern beachfront resort surrounded by coconut trees, the elegant rooms come with free Wi-Fi, Basic & Luxury amenities; some have balconies. Restaurant with poolside seating & a bar, an outdoor pool & a garden terrace offering bay views.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

One of my favourite The Chanakya BNR Hotel: Relaxed rooms with traditional colonial furnishings in a railway-themed venue with a restaurant & pool. Personally loved those vintage furniture & surroundings. Especially when you are a railway enthusiast.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

Get around: Motorbikes, scooters, cycles are offered for rent, like Goa. Should cost Rs.100-1000/day. There are two rental services I know: 1.Drop You & 2.On Road

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

Puri is a fairly safe place. Explore Puri with a like-minded local so that once you get there, you can find the best things to do & the most interesting places to visit in!

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

B L U E & W H I T E : Abundant with the rich, glowing tones of the picture perfect water. Changing hues of colour throughout the day, from bright blues & white in daylight to dark navy at night.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

POOL SAFELY: Swimmers should be aware that waves can be choppy. There is also a strong undercurrent that can prove dangerous.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

Puri is generally cheaper, quieter, hassle-free and has much less touristic feel. There are stores stocking basic supplies in Puri, as well as ATM & currency conversion services. Most mobile connections do work here. The average annual temperature is 27°C

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

The city boasts of undoubtedly great restaurants, food stalls & shopping places. You can ride on the camels in the daytime along the beach.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

Truly Secular: Apart from tourism attraction the prominent religious attractions at Puri are Jagannath Temple & Gurudwara Aarti Sahib. Also Rath Yatra is the most pious festival which are attended by millions of people every year. Their economy is dependent on these holy places.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

Golden Beach: The beach provides impeccable sunset views in golden hours. Moreover, one can find numerous food stalls & sand art a special art form that is created on the beaches of Puri by one of the internationally famed sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

Light House - Panoramic View of Puri: This is a fun place to visit and very reasonably priced. The climb is relatively easy and the view from the top is worth it. Visiting Hours IST 4PM-5PM

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It also has yellow sand; Waves break in at the beach which is long and wide. The beach is also home to the annual Puri Beach Festival held in November every year.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

So basically my observation about Puri is cross cultural place which plies between north east & south. PS:- What Goa is for Mumbaikars, similarly Puri is for Kolkata amigos.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam

I've created this blog without knowing the reason for it! Maybe this the place where i can show some of my best work from each tour! I hope you guys like it! & Happy Trips!

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Kshitij Satam
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