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About Baliharachandi Temple

The Baliharachandi Temple Puri is about 27 km from Puri and a star attraction in Odisha. Dedicated to Goddess Durga, it sits on a sandy mound just off the beach near the mouth of the Lake Chilika. The temple faces East and is said to protect the fishermen since the Goddess is the God of navigation in water. The rituals practiced at Baliharachandi Temple are similar to the Lord Jagannath Temple located in Puri. Festivals like Mahanavami, Durga Puja, Navaratri, Chaitra Mangala Bara, and Ramanavami are important and many tales surround the celestial happenings here.  The Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneshwar is about 60 km away from Puri. Buses, cabs, auto rickshaws are the best way to travel. Hotels near Baliharachandi Temple are Sagar Tarang Residency, Oyo Sai Leela, and Chanakya BNR Hotel which offer good facilities at reasonable prices. Places to stay near Baliharachandi Temple Puri are vacation homes like Krishna Sea Sight which allow you to enjoy the beach and also give you easy access to many other attractions in Puri.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to visit Lake Chilika, Puri Beach and Bramhagiri which are just a few kilometres away from the Baliharachandi Temple.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera

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