Review of Puri, Orissa

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Alip Ray

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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 24, 2011
a complete package. just like bollywood movies,puri offers something for everybody. thats why,this is perhaps most popular destination in Eastern India for family holiday.3 days is enough to explore Puri. Swargaddar is prime location.......i always stay in a hotel close to 3 days,i explore one by one. Jagannath temple. beach. mohona. Konark. Chilka. Nandan-kanan and the local market.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: A paradise for foodies.....a shop named KAKATUA is famous for food junction,BHAJAHARI MANNA is worth visiting.....the restaurant of hotel sonali offers high quality breakfast and lunch......for local sight seeing,i booked a rickshaw.......and i really liked the real MASI BARI ....Jagannath temple is now more disciplined.....and pandas are more professional visit konark.....i booked a car.....the 45 mins journey in sea side road is mind-blowing experience

Activities & things to do: Sea-bath is must......sun rise from beach followed by breakfast in a beach side restaurant with KACHURI is life time experience............boating in chilka lake is nice experience................i loved handicraft items in peepli market......its awesome....

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Suring sea bath........hire a nulia...............waves are dangerous.....dont be too temple ,beware of cheaters.....tell your hotel manager...he will provide pandas
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Santa Mukherjee

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"Ever interesting destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 10, 2011
Puri - its really a ever interesting destination. Sea, sea beach, Temples of Jagannath, Ma Bimala, Mahalakshmi, Narsimdeb and many more. Inside the Jagannath temple there are many more temples and the beautiful scluptures in the body of temple. It\'s just amazing. Most interesting part that Jagannath\'s kitchen is the world\'s largest kitchen where everyday it cooks for 1 lakh devotees. 56 types of bhoga are prepared everyday in earthen pots in fire wood. Most of the foods are steamed and few are dry confectionaries prepared from sugar, gur, wheat flour, milk, cheese, ghee etc. These foods after offering Jagannath and Ma Bimala, it becomes 'Mahaprasad' goes to 'Ananda Bazar' - the temple food market (in north east corner of the temple). Its a open air huge hotel in the world where everyday thousands of devotees purchase and eat together irrespective of their caste and creed. In the social functions like marraige etc. most of the residents of Purin entertain their guest with these Mahaprasad.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food - normal eastern India food available. Among sweets - Chanapora and Khaja are unique. Don't miss hot thick milk on the way to Temple.
Obviously, nothing better than Jagannath's bhoga. Advise all of you to have these maximum food products.
Fishes are very good quality, specially Prawn, Pomfret, Parseh etc.
Common Sight-seeing - Konarak, Pipli, Chilka Lake, dolphin point, Sonar Gouranga,Gundicha Mandir, Chandan Sarovar, Hanumanji Temple ,Nandankan.
other sight - seeing - Allharnath, Raghurajpur (please visit this villegers unique craftmanship), Birgovindapur Kali temple,(where all your wishes will come true), ISCON temple.
Shopping - Pipli's applique work of different items. Items like - Wood carvings, Stone carvings, leaf painting, Beetal Nut painting (from Raghurajpur) are very special. Don't miss to buy - Sambalpuri, Cuttki and Ikkat products.

Activities & things to do: Take a relax walk before sunrise and see the sunrise thereafter. Sea bathing is must. Hours after hours passes for that and also very good exercise. But please take proper caution for that like local sea guide called 'Nulia' - they will help with bit of money ofcourse. During sea-bath session you can refresh yourself with coconut water , cucumber and local sweets ofcourse, which is available on the seasore itself.
Afternoon/Evening time seasore become an open Art Gallary by Sand Artist.
Evening - to see hoisting flags on top of the Temple is an wonderful experience.
Famous Festivals - Dol Yatra, Chandan Yatra, Snan Yatra, Ratha Yatra, Makar Sankranti, Kartik Purnima etc.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best time - Winter. If you are adventures, then visit in Moonsoon. It is well connected by Train from all over India. Nearest Airport - Bhubaneswar (around 55 km away).
Beware of - Hotel pimps,hired car driver. Like other pilgrims not to flash moneys.
Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the Temple.

It's impossible to describe Puri in few word. In fact it needs a book to write about Puri.
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Arindam  Sarkar

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"My trip to Puri"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 31, 2011
The place is nearer to the Puri Swargadwar. Beach is easily reachable and conveyance was handy. Shopping facility is good. During the night the place is almost like a picnic spot.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There were many restaurants and shopping facility was good. We bought some sarees and garments specially available there. The place is almost a picnic spot after sun set and in the morning visitors go to the beach for bathing.

Activities & things to do: Bathing, shopping, visits to historical and devotional places are common when visitors go there. Sea beach is very pleasant after the sun set.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Puri is well connected by rail. You may avail taxi, rickshaw and other facilities to reach hotel.
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Krishnendu Deb

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"Holidaying with family"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 20, 2011
One of best beach destination in the eastern part of India and is also a city of temples.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Delicious.Attractive spots for sightseeing .Shopping is enjoyable.

Activities & things to do: Sun bath,sea bath and even for pilgrimage.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Connected by rail and also by air(Nearest Airport about 65km).
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Prashant Mahabole

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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 17, 2011
Puri is piligrimage station and sight seeing is good. Sun temple is one marvellous and it is worth. One day is not sufficient.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is aiso good and is also there and better to do bargain.

Activities & things to do: Do darshan of god Jagannath

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Train,bus facilities are there.
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