How to Reach Puri, Odisha

Puri is the spiritual capital of Odisha, known as a sacred city full of temples, shrines, maths, ashrams, natural wonders, beaches, architectural marvels, and much more here below is how to reach puri.

Puri is proudly included in the list of Chari Dham Hinduism, according to which no pilgrimage is complete without a visit to Puri Temple. It is believed to be an important spiritual destination for attaining salvation

Globetrotters, honeymooners, leisure travelers, and nature lovers visit the city in large numbers. Puri Tourism Boasting ancient temples, famous shrines, and wonderful beach culture, Odisha is one of the most popular tourist destinations with the best holiday resorts and hotels in Puri. Luxury hotels cater to the leisure and corporate visiting needs of tourists.

Religious Attractions of Puri

Apart from tourist attractions, Puri’s major religious attraction is its Jagannath Temple, built in the 12th century by the Ganga dynasty. Another major attraction is all its festivals Among all festivals, Rath Yatra or Rath Festival is the most revered One of the most awaited Hindu festivals, Rath Yatra or Rath Mahotsava commemorates Lord Jagannath’s visit to the temple of Queen Gundicha along with his siblings – Lord Balabhadra and Lord Subhadra. Every year three new magnificent chariots are created for Puri, the magnificent charioteer believed to be the journey of the deity – Lord Jagannath and his siblings.

And that is not about Puri The city also witnesses many exciting festivals and fairs Have you ever heard of the city’s ‘Pancha Tirtha’ bathing place? These include Mahodadi, Rohdhana Kunda, Indradyumana Tank, Svetaganga Tank, and Markandeya Tank in Puri Sagar near Gereudavar. Seas, beaches, and forests make the country more welcoming.

Shri Jagannath Temple Puri

 

The Jagannath Puri Temple was built in the 12th century by a ruler of the Ganga dynasty. Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra are the main deities that are worshiped here. “Rath-Yatra” is the most important puja festival of Puri which is associated with Rath Yatra

Ganesha Temple

Built decades ago, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha or Vinayaka. The temple is an intricate piece of art, adorned with many carvings and patterns

Markandeswara Temple

The Markandeswara Temple is located near Bindu Sagar and was built in the 13th century in honor of Lord Shiva The temple is visited by many devotees and pilgrims who pay obeisance to the Lord and seek his blessings.

Narendra Tank

Built-in the 15th century, Narendra Tank Mauza is located in Dandimala Sahi This tank is a holy place where the famous sandalwood pilgrimage is known as ‘Chandana Pool’.

Puri Beach

Puri Beach is the best place to bask during the days of your Puri tour The beach offers pristine sunrise and sunset views Moreover, one can find many food stalls that offer the best seafood in Puri

Heaven Door Beach

The word जेविद्वार means “gate of heaven“. The beach is one of the most visited places in Puri, which boasts tranquility and the best beach experience in the city.

To get around Puri

Cycle rickshaws are available all over the city Auto rickshaws are also available but very few in number A bicycle, moped or motorcycle can easily be hired from the many outlets along the cycle path (CT) for coastal and corner trips. Most of the travel agents in the city offer this service

How to reach Puri

By Road

The bus stand near Gundicha Temple provides connectivity to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack

By Rail

Puri is a terminus of the East Coast Railway that has direct express and super-fast train links to New Delhi, Mumbai,

By Air

The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar, 60 km

Best time to visit Puri

Puri’s weather is heavily influenced by the sea as it is on the Bengaluru coast Odisha’s tropical climate with winters, hot and humid summers and heavy rainfall makes October to April the best time to visit Puri. The white sands of Puri Beach attract many tourists to Puri from October to April.

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