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Golden Beach in Puri

Golden Beach in Puri  Video Review
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Golden Beach

Poulomi manna
25th Dec 17

Beautiful beach

Beautiful beach  Video Review
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Puri Beach

Nishikant rath
5th Oct 17

Science & Poetry in stone

Science & Poetry in stone  Video Review
00:34

Konark Sun Temple

Rayan
11th Feb 18

Puri beach

Puri beach  Video Review
02:04

Puri Beach

Poulomi manna
25th Dec 17

Beautiful but not very clean

Beautiful but not very clean  Video Review
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Baliharachandi Beach

Rohit
22nd Dec 17

Good view

Good view  Video Review
02:06

Golden Beach

Sagar kumar
19th Dec 17

Good view

Good view  Video Review
02:00

Konark Sun Temple

Sagar kumar
19th Dec 17

Good view

Good view  Video Review
01:35

Puri Beach

Sagar kumar
19th Dec 17

Not clean

Not clean  Video Review
00:46

Swargadwar

Santanu
17th Dec 17

Golden Beach

Golden Beach  Video Review
01:06

Golden Beach

Prafful sanan
21st Jul 17

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Reasons to go to Puri

1The confluence of spirituality and modern life
The confluence of spirituality and modern life

HolidayIQ reviewer Pritvi says, "Puri is a must-visit attraction in the traditional circuit of modern Odisha. The must-visit attractions around Puri include the Jagannath Temple, Puri Beach and the Chilika Wildlife sanctuary."

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2Divine Spiritual Destination
Divine Spiritual Destination

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhay Parmar shares, “The marvellous piece of Architecture...The architectural construction is of highest quality showing the knowledge and expertise the ancient people had..”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abinash Sahu adds, “because this temple is not considered a holy place according to some historical reasons. A must visit place!”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nainika Karmakar says, “An Exuberant Trip to a Sea- Side town Puri My family(me, mom & dad) went to Puri this year, it was our third trip to Puri. Jagannath Temple Puri is one of the most ancient temples in India..”  



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3To explore the historic antiquities
To explore the historic antiquities

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhay Parmar adds, “Marvelous piece of Architecture. This is an old 13th-century temple and is the UNESCO world heritage site. The carvings and stone sculptures in the temple are remarkable. The temple symbolizes 12 pairs of exclusively architectured gigantic wheels as 12 months of a year and 7 horses dragging it as seven days of the week. The architectural construction is of highest quality showing the knowledge and expertise the ancient people had. A good place to experiment with different angles in photography. A visit is recommended during a bright sunny day, however best time to visit is during Konark Dance festival.


HolidayIQ Reviewer Pulak saraf shares, “Beautiful Temple shaped like a chariot. Worth visiting. Probably the only temple in the world dedicated to the sun god. Very close from Puri. Excellent ambiance, open area, and gardens as well. There are stalls outside selling souvenirs along with people who can click stills of tourists.”  

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4For its exuberant sea-side town
For its exuberant sea-side town

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nainika Karmakar adds “An Exuberant Trip to a Sea-Side town Puri; Jagannath Temple, Puri is one of the most ancient temples in India.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ravi Raj says, “A great piece of ancient Indian Architecture - Visit during the sunrise or sunset. This 13th century built Sun Temple is a great piece of Indian architecture. The temple is shaped like a gigantic chariot along with carved wheels and pillars.

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5To behold the gigantic chariot of the Sun Temple
To behold the gigantic chariot of the Sun Temple

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ravi Raj shares, “A great piece of Ancient Indian Architecture - Visit during the sunrise or sunset; This 13th century built Sun Temple is a great piece of Indian architecture. The temple is shaped like a gigantic chariot along with carved wheels and pillars. It is a UNESCO world heritage. I have visited this place twice. It is really must watch location if you visit Odisha. You must have to look at the architecture, carving along walls and sculpture are great. If you love ancient Indian architecture, carving, sculpture then must visit this place. Carry water, sunscreen, sunglass, as humidity is high and you may feel the heat. Nov- Feb is the best time to visit this place. The nearby attraction is also there like Ramchandi Beach, Chandrabhaga Beach and Puri Konark marine drive.

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Reviews (744)

Priyesh kumar mishra

Priyesh kumar mishra5.0/5

2 reviews

Clean room, good staff

The rooms of Hotel Seascape was Clean. The behaviour of onsite staff as well as owner was good . Enjoyed a lot . Only there was problem with the nearby people. The stare at you like they hadn't seen human being in their life . Better to use Hotel Naren Palace street instead of Hotel Sapphire way.

Sudatta Roy

Sudatta Roy4.3/5

8 reviews

Perfect for a family trip, the place is religious and relaxing as well

Puri or Jagannath Puri is one of the Char Dham of India. The famous Jagannath Temple of the 12th century still stands magnificent and elegant on the eastern coast of India in this small town, Puri . . There are no specific visit timings for the temple. But the doors of Garbhagriha (the chamber where the three deities are enshrined) remains closed when God is offered with Prasad. Plan a holy visit to the temple at 5:30 AM to witness the morning rituals performed . Only auto-rickshaws are allowed near the temple gates. So if travelling by car, park in the parking space and hire an auto-rickshaw or walk down to the temple. Beware of the Pandas (local term for the holy priests, responsible for performing temple rituals). They are pure businessmen, ready to suck. The best case will be if you have any contacts for a Panda else take help at the hotel where you are staying. The Pandas can be avoided if the purpose is for God's darshan only. A visit nearest to the idols will need a ticket . Every day a different flag waves on the Nila Chakra (Blue Discus) mounted on the top Shikhar of the temple. It is marvelous to watch men carrying flags and climbing to the Shikhar to change the flag . There are many hotels or resorts in all price range. The check-in and check-out time for all hotels are 7:00 AM, in the morning . The sea at Puri is comparatively violent and dangerous on Full-moon and No-Moon. The best time to visit will be winters. Rath Yatra is the most renowned festival when Lord Jagannath along with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra board the chariot to visit the Gudicha temple. Lakhs of devotees visit Puri on this day to seek Gods' blessing.

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Recommended Duration in Puri

Number of days to spend in Puri as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

5.9%

2 days

35.3%

3 days

47.1%

4 days

11.8%

Puri Overview

History of Puri

Located in the state of Orissa, Puri is one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. Puri is a coastal city that stands on the banks of Bay of Bengal. Featuring great architectural building, balanced climate, exotic beaches, beautiful landscapes and historical significance, Puri is visited by tourists all year round.

Puri also holds great historical significance because it is believed to be the land of Lord Jagannatha.

People and Culture of Puri

The major population of Puri consists of Hindus followed by Muslims. Oriya, Hindi and Bengali languages are spoken in this region. Rath Yatra is the most famous festival that is celebrated in Puri and it calls pilgrims from all around the country. Chandan Snana and the Snana Yatraare also celebrated here.

Things to Do in Puri

There are ample of places to visit in Puri. Swarming with tourists all year round, Puri is packed with many Puri attractions. Lord Jagannath Temple is the main sightseeing in Puri. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, this temple is a sacred place for the Hindus. During your Puri tour, you must the Puri Beach. The beach is long and sandy and has many stalls lined up.

From the list of Puri tourist places, one must visit the Konark Sun Temple. Shaped in a gigantic chariot, the temple is declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Puri places to visit include Chilika Lake and Swargadwar. Among places to see in Puri, Golden beach is worth a visit.

Food and Shopping in Puri

Apart from sightseeing, there are many other things to do in Puri such as shopping. The Swargadwar area is famous for buying artefacts made of shells and oyster. Decorative pieces are also sold here. Weaved saris namely Passapali, Ikat and Bomkai are popular here and one must make it a point to leave Puri after buying these beauties.

Oriya cuisine is the main food of Puri. The city hosts a lot of budget friendly restaurants and upscale restaurants as well. Bhojohori Manna, Chung Wah Restaurant, Bakers Boutique and The Gajapati are few popular restaurants.

Accommodation in Puri

Tourists who are wondering how to reach Puri can choose from various options such as flight, cab and bus. Located at a distance of 60 km, BhubaneswarAirport is the closest airport to Puri. One can take a flight to Bhubaneshwar and then a taxi, bus or train to Puri. There are regular flights to and from places such as Delhi, Mumbai, etc.

Since Puri is an eminent tourist destination, it is brimming with tourists all throughout the year. Therefore, it advisable to book hotels in Puri well in advance to avoid the last minute hassles. From resorts to guesthouses to hotels, there are ample of accommodation options in Puri that provide the best of services. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s budget and comfort. There are many hotels in Puri that are located in close proximity to Puri sightseeing places. Plan a trip to Puri early this season with your friends and family.



Photos of Puri

Puri, Odisha

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Avijit Roy

Sanchi stupa
Puri, Odisha

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Raj

Puri, Odisha
Puri, Odisha

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Debangshu Sarkar

Daksha Projapati Temple, Puri
Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri

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Harkesh

Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri

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