Puri is known by several names since the ancient times, and was locally known as “Sri Kshetra” and Lord Jagannatha temple is known as “Badadeula”. Puri is in the coastal delta of the Mahanadi River on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.It is within the 67 kilometres (42 mi) coastal stretch of sandy beaches that extends between Chilika Lake and the south of Puri city. The economy of Puri is dependent on the religious importance of the Jagannatha Temple to the extent of nearly 80 percent. The 24 festivals, including 13 major ones, held every year in the temple complex contribute to the economy; Ratha Yatra and its related festivals are the most important which are attended by millions of people every year. Sand art and applique art are some of the important crafts of the city.

Things to do:

Enjoy the splendour of the Golden Beach of Puri, surfing, water sports, boating, camel ride, horse ride.

Top Attraction:

  • Bedi Hanuman Temple
  • Chakra Tirtha Temple
  • Swarga Dwar or The Gateway to Heaven
  • Golden Beach of Puri
  • Mausima Temple
  • Shankaracharya’s Gobardhan Pitha
  • Shree Gundicha Temple
  • Shree Jagannath Puri Temple
  • Balihar Chandi Temple
  • Chandrabhaga Sea Beach
  • Chilika Lake
  • Pipili – Famous for Applique Work
  • Puri Konark Marine Drive
  • Raghurajpur. Famous for Patta Chitra (term for traditional, cloth-based scroll painting) as well as the location of several interesting temples)
  • Satapada-Dolphin Sanctuary
  • Nandan kanan
  • Sun Temple of Konark.
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