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On the map, Puri finds itself stamped in the state of Odisha in Eastern India and is fittingly called the ‘Temple Town’ due to its namesake, the Jagannath Temple, which is one of the foremost pilgrimage sites for Hindus, besides being known for having the largest kitchen in the world. Additionally, 24 festivals including 13 major ones are held every year in the temple premises. The ancient Markandeswar Shiva Temple and the Konark Sun Temple are one of the oldest monuments in India.\r\n\r\nPuri is blessed with numerous beaches such as Konark, Baleshwar, Swargadwar, Baliharachandi, et al. The Balukhand-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of sandy beaches, cashew plantations, coastal dunes and groves of Casuarina trees. The sanctuary is home to Blackbuck and Olive Ridley Sea Turtles that nest on the beaches. The Sudarshan Crafts Museum houses traditional sculptures, training and residential facilities, a Japanese-style Buddhist temple, library, showroom, and workshop. Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary is home to various migratory birds besides being an aquatic sanctuary to 225 plus species of fish. The sunrise and sunsets are sights to behold. Nalbana Bird Sanctuary or Nalbana Island is home to thousands of birds which descend during the migratory season.

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Must Know Facts

  • Best time to visit puri Puri has a pleasant climate almost throughout the year except for peak summer season. Know the best time to vi...Read More
  • How to reach puri Puri does not have an airport but the nearest airports are Bhubaneswar Airport located 53 km away and Visakhap...Read More
  • Transport In puri There are private buses available, as well as those run by the Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC)...Read More
  • People of puri According to the 2011 census, Puri had a population of 200,564 with Hindus forming the majority followed by Ch...Read More
  • Languages of puri Odiya is the official language while Hindi, Bengali and English are also spoken.Read More
  • History of puri Puri is believed to be synonymous with Lord Jagannath and vice versa. Several attempts have been made to find ...Read More
  • Culture of puri The culture of Puri is steeped in the Jagannath Culture, which is an amalgamation of several Indian cultures a...Read More
  • Weather of puri Puri has moderate tropical savanna climate, with humidity being fairly high throughout the year. The summer mo...Read More
  • Map of puri Puri is located at 19.8°N 85.85°E and has an average elevation of 0 meters. The district of Puri is spread ove...Read More

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Chandrabhaga Beach

Chandrabhaga Beach

Beach

Spend approx 2 hours

Located at a distance of about 31 km from Puri, the Chandrabhaga ...
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Baliharachandi Beach

Baliharachandi Beach

Beach

Spend approx 2 hours

One of the silent beaches in Puri, Baliharachandi Beach, is among...
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Sakshigopal Temple

Sakshigopal Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

One of the most sacred temples of Puri - the Sakshi Gopal Temple ...
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Gundicha Temple

Gundicha Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

This beautiful temple is also popularized as the Garden House of ...
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Xanadu Restaurant

Xanadu Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 500

Xanadu Restaurant at Chakratirtha Road, Puri, is a restaurant tha...
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Agarwal's Pure Veg Restaurant

Agarwal's Pure Veg Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 500

Agarwal’s Pure Vegetarian Restaurant is located right near the Ja...
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Dakshin Restaurant

Dakshin Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 200

Dakshin, as the name suggests, serves delectable platters of Sout...
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Puri Cheesecake

Puri Cheesecake

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 300

Puri is culturally rich in terms of its heritage as well as food....
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Baron - The British Bar

Baron The British Bar

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 800

Mahodadhi Palace is a beach view Heritage Hotel that is a very po...
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Mayfair Bar

Mayfair Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 600

The Mayfair Heritage Bar is a majestic place that overlooks the P...
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Hotel Gandhara

Hotel Gandhara

Pubs, Entertainment

Cost for Two - INR 1000

When it comes to nightlife in Puri, the Hotel Gandhara definitely...
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Places to stay in puri

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    Rs.3,500
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Popular Flights To puri

    • CCUKolkata
      BBIBhubaneswar
    • Indigo
      6E-456
    • 12:00 13:20
      Non Stop
    • 01h 20m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,977
    • MAAChennai
      BBIBhubaneswar
    • Air Asia India
      I5-811
    • 13:25 19:20
      1 Stop
    • 05h 55m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,210
    • HYDHyderabad
      BBIBhubaneswar
    • Air Asia India
      I5-973
    • 09:45 19:20
      1 Stop
    • 09h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,461
    • GAUGuwahati
      BBIBhubaneswar
    • Indigo
      6E-6248
    • 07:40 13:20
      1 Stop
    • 05h 40m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,492
    • BOMMumbai
      BBIBhubaneswar
    • Air Asia India
      I5-942
    • 12:30 19:20
      1 Stop
    • 06h 50m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,700
    • DELDelhi
      BBIBhubaneswar
    • Go Air
      G8-113
    • 06:00 18:20
      1 Stop
    • 12h 20m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,745
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