Reset All

About puri

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.

Puri Travel
Puri Travel
Puri Travel
Puri Travel
Puri Travel
Puri Travel
Puri Travel
Puri Travel
Puri Travel
Puri Travel

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

Best Places to visit in puri

attractions
places to eat
nightlife
Gundicha Temple

Gundicha Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

This beautiful temple is also popularized as the Garden House of ...
Explore
Chandrabhaga Beach

Chandrabhaga Beach

Beach

Spend approx 2 hours

Located at a distance of about 31 km from Puri, the Chandrabhaga ...
Explore
Pancha Tirtha

Pancha Tirtha

Water Bodies

Spend approx 2 hours

For Hindu devotees, visit Puri and not taking a dip in the five h...
Explore
Kanchi Ganesha Temple

Kanchi Ganesha Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Puri, one of the original chaar dham’s of the Hindus, is mainly f...
Explore
Puri Cheesecake

Puri Cheesecake

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 300

Puri is culturally rich in terms of its heritage as well as food....
Explore
Dakshin Restaurant

Dakshin Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 200

Dakshin, as the name suggests, serves delectable platters of Sout...
Explore
Golden Green

Golden Green

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 300

Ambrosial flavors of the food items at Golden Green Restaurant wi...
Explore
Xanadu Restaurant

Xanadu Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 500

Xanadu Restaurant at Chakratirtha Road, Puri, is a restaurant tha...
Explore
Mayfair Bar

Mayfair Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 600

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

Hotel Gandhara

Pubs, Entertainment

Cost for Two - INR 1000

When it comes to nightlife in Puri, the Hotel Gandhara definitely...
Explore
View all attractions

Things to Do in puri

activities
shopping
View all activities

puri Travel Talk Sharing travel experiences - one story at a time

Shopping In Puri: Utkalika Is Your One-Stop Shop

Shopping In Puri: Utkalika Is Your One-Stop Shop

Shopping in Puri is a must-do activity. For the best quality and wide variety of local products, Utalika in Puri is your go-to shop.

19 Jun 2019  | 3-minute read
2 Shares
What Makes India An Attractive Destination For Foreigners

What Makes India An Attractive Destination For Foreigners

India has marked its presence on the global tourism map today, attracting many foreigners. Here is what makes it tick.

10 Dec 2018  | 4-minute read
4 Shares
Choose From These Best Budget Hotels In Puri

Choose From These Best Budget Hotels In Puri

There are many different types of hotels in Puri. For a budget-friendly holiday, these hotels are the best pick.

02 Oct 2018  | 3-minute read
1 Shares

Plan Your Next Travel to puri

Holiday Packages In puri

  • puri
    Luxurious Golden Triangle Bhubaneswar, Puri, Konark & Chilka Lake
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.26,950
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • puri
    Golden Triangle Odisha
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.9,900
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • puri
    Bhubaneswar, Puri & Konark Temple Tour
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.6,945
    Per Person on twin sharing
View all packages

Holiday Themes In puri

  • puri
    Beach Holidays
    1 Nights, 2 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.4,495
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • puri
    Affordable Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.6,500
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • puri
    Wildlife Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.6,945
    Per Person on twin sharing
View all themes

Popular Domestic Destinations

  • manali
    manali
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.4,995
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • goa
    goa
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.5,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • kashmir
    kashmir
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.9,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
View all destinations

Places to stay in puri

  • Chanakya BNR Hotel
    Chanakya BNR Hotel
    Puri
    One night from
    Rs.2,900
  • Hotel Sea Palace
    Hotel Sea Palace
    Puri
    One night from
    Rs.5,000
  • Hotel Niladri
    Hotel Niladri
    Puri
    One night from
    Rs.2,450
View all hotels

Popular Flights To puri

    • CCUKolkata
      BBIBhubaneswar
    • Indigo
      6E-745
    • 04:40 05:50
      Non Stop
    • 01h 10m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.1,576
    • GAUGuwahati
      BBIBhubaneswar
    • Indigo
      6E-731
    • 13:10 15:00
      Non Stop
    • 01h 50m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,923
    • VNSVaranasi
      BBIBhubaneswar
    • Indigo
      6E-716
    • 19:30 00:25
      1 Stop
    • 04h 55m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,318
    • DELDelhi
      BBIBhubaneswar
    • Indigo
      6E-2214
    • 02:35 04:40
      Non Stop
    • 02h 05m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,349
    • IXBBagdogra
      BBIBhubaneswar
    • Air India
      AI-724
    • 11:35 10:20
      1 Stop
    • 22h 45m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,458
    • BOMMumbai
      BBIBhubaneswar
    • Indigo
      6E-587
    • 22:10 05:50
      1 Stop
    • 07h 40m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,830
View all flights

Frequently Asked Questions

Call Now
Applying changes