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Puri - the holy land of Lord Jaganath / the Lord of Universe

Puri Tourism

About Puri

Puri is a pious city located in the state of Odisha, east India. Located on the Bay of Bengal, the city is home to the most revered Jagannath Temple, which is one of the famous religious sites of Hinduism. The city holds immense importance in Hindu pilgrimage as it is said that any holy journey to the pilgrim places is incomplete without visiting Puri. The city of Puri is home to beaches, places of natural magnificence, religious shrines and other sits of attraction. Visit more details of Puri hotels and India tour packages

Religious places in Puri

Shree Jagannath Puri Temple Shree Jagannath Puri Temple: Shree Jagannath Puri temple is one of the most sacred temples of Puri whose foundation stone was laid back in the 12th century. This sacred place worships Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. The temple has a very famous event related with it that is celebrated in the month of June-July known as the “Rath-Yatra”.



Ganesha TempleGanesha Temple: This temple is built in honor of Lord Ganesh also known as Vinayaka. The temple is believed to be erected decades ago and is adorned with numerous carvings that explain the cultural heritage.



Lakshmi TempleLakshmi Temple: The Lakshmi Temple is placed near the Jagannath temple and is dedicated to goddess Lakshmi.



Markandesvara TempleMarkandesvara Temple : Situated near Bindu Sagar, the Markandesvara Temple is believed to be built during the 13th century. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is visited by numerous travelers and pilgrims who wish to pay their honor to the deity and seek blessings.


Puri attractions

Narendra TankNarendra Tank:The Narendra Tank was constructed in the 15th century and is one of the largest tanks in the entire state. Situated at Mauza Dandimala Sahi, the tank is considered sacred and is the place here annually the Chandana Yatra known as 'Chandana Pushkarini’ takes place.



Puri Beach Puri Beach:The Puri Beach is one of the most flocked places of interest among travelers. The beach with Golden sands, picturesque sunrise and sunset views, seclusion and pristine breeze is the perfect place to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. The beach is also host to the famous Puri Beach festival that takes place.



Swargadwar Beach Swargadwar Beach :The word Swargadwar means “door to heaven”. The beach is a place that embraces tranquility and provides complete privacy from the hustle and bustle of the city life.


Events & Festivals in Puri

Rath Yatra Festival Rath Yatra Festival : The Rath Yatra Festival is one of the most awaited festivals of Puri that is celebrated with great pomp and show in the months of June-July. The festival marks the annual visit of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra to their aunt’s house for a nine day stay.



Chandan Yatra Festival Chandan Yatra Festival :It is held during the month of 'Baisakh' and goes on for a total of 21 consecutive days.



Puri Beach Festival Puri Beach Festival :Held every year in the month of November this festival is organized by the Tourism department of Orissa and showcases the artistic heritage and the most enchanting sand art of the state.



Snana Yatra Snana Yatra : On the Snana Yatra the idols of Lord Krishna, Balabhadra and Subhadra are bathed in the bathing pandal. It is celebrated in the month of Jyestha on the full-moon day.



Hera Panchami Festival Hera Panchami Festival :Celebrated on the fifth day after Ratha Yatra, Hera Panchami Festival falls in the month of July.



Avhisheka ceremony of Lord Jagannath Avhisheka : Avhisheka is the enthronement ceremony of Lord Jagannath.




Dola Yatra Dola Yatra : It is a spring festival on which idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are taken to the altar for a five day stay.

How to Reach at Puri

  • By Air : Biju Patnaik airport at Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport to Puri which is well connected to Delhi and Mumbai International airport cities.
  • By train :Puri is a major railway junction from where trains to Bhubaneshwar, New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata can be taken.
  • By road :The state run buses connect Puri to Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Konark and Kolkata.

Best Time to Visit Puri

The best time to visit Puri is from month of October to March, when the temperature is pleasant and soothing.


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