Puri Tourism

The renowned city, Puri is located in the state of Odisha in the eastern coast of India. It is a well-known tourist destination for its splendid golden beach, beautiful view of the Bay of Bengal and the famous Shree Jagannath Temple. Puri is considered to be a holy land for the Hindus as it is one of the ‘Char Dhams’ (four pilgrimage sites). Shree Jagannath Temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Balaram and younger sister Subhadra. According to popular beliefs and chronicle, the temple was built by King Indradyumna in 318 A.D but the recent structure dates back to 11thto 12thcentury with splendid Kalinga architecture. The temple was invaded several times by many rulers to plunder the treasure of the temple.

The Ratha Yatra (chariot ride of the deities of the Jagannath Temple) is the most popular festival celebrated every year in Puri with millions of pilgrims and tourist flocking the town. Another tourist site is the Gundicha Temple where the deities of Jagannath Temple are worshipped during the nine days of Ratha Yatra. The beaches with its amazing golden sandy stretch, array of casurina trees and beautiful view of sunrise and sunset lures numerous tourists from all over the country and outside. The sand art on the beach is quiet popular among the tourists. With easy accessibility to all three modes of transport – air, road, and rail, Puri has a good connectivity.

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Travel Guide Jagannath Temple
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Jagannath Temple, Puri

Shree Jagannath Temple, commonly called "Jagannath Puri" is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus and one of the four great 'Char Dham' pilgrimage sites in India.

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Travel Guide Konark Sun Temple
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Konark Sun Temple

The Konark Temple is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India and the architecture and carvings are intricate and amazing.The Konark Temple is dedicated to Lord Sun and built by the King Narasimhadeva in 13th century, situated in Puri District of Odisha.

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Travel Guide Chilika Lake in Puri of Odisha
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Chilika Lake

The Chilika lake is a biggest brackish water Indian Lake and the popular take-off points are: Satapada, on eastern side of the lake (near Puri) - famous for dolphins and the sea-mouth; Rambha & Barkul / Balugaon, near the southern & western side (near Gopalpur) - famous for temp....

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Travel Guide Konark Beach Puri Odisha
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Konark Beach

There are many beaches in India. Out of which many are still hidden and many are less known while others are exuberant. One of such beach is there in Odisha is Konark Beach.

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Travel Guide Puri Beach Odisha
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Puri Beach

The Puri Beach in Odisha is one of the most visited beach in the state of Odisha amongst the Indian and foreigner tourist.

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Travel Guide Vimala Temple Puri
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Vimala Temple

The Vimala Temple is a popular Hindu temple which is established in the south-western part of the Jagannath temple in Puri and the Goddess Vimala is worshipped. The current architecture was built in the ninth century and is primarily made up of sandstone.

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Travel Guide Raghurajpur Artist Village
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Raghurajpur Artist Village

Raghurajpur is a colour filled mesmerising heritage crafts village in the state of Odisha. Raghurajpur crafts village has around 100 homes and everyone is an artisan here, learning the art of creating pattachitra since their childhood. Pattachitra is an art form dating back to ap....

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Travel Guide Swargadwar Beach Puri
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Swargadwar Beach

Swargadwar Beach is located in Puri in the Indian coastal state of Odisha. It is one of the most popular sacred beaches of Puri.

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Travel Guide Chandrabhaga Beach Puri
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Chandrabhaga Beach

The Chandrabhaga beach is situated in the Chandrabhaga village of the Puri District of Orissa. Situated merely 3 km from the Sun Temple of Konark, the beach is considered to be one of the finest beaches along the east coast of India.

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Travel Guide Ramchandi Beach Konark
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Ramchandi Beach

Ramachandi Beach is a spectacular beach located at the confluence of the River Kushabhadra and the Bay of Bengal. It is also known for its religious significance related to the nearby Ramachandi Temple as well as for the adventure sports that take place in the site.

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Travel Guide Ramachandi Temple Konark
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Ramachandi Temple

Ramachandi Temple is one of the most prominent pilgrim sites in Odisha, a land of many renowned temples in India. It is not far from the famous Sun Temple in Konark and is believed to be more ancient than the former.

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Travel Guide Chilika Wildlife & Bird Sanctuary
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Chilika Wildlife & Bird Sanctuary

The Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at the south-west corner of Puri, Odisha. Sprawling gloriously over an expansive domain of 1100 sq. km., this wildlife sanctuary serves as a home for a wide range of fauna. The most notable amongst these are a plethora of migratory and l....

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