Know About splendid and eventful tour of Temple City Puri , Orissa – Puri Tour and Travel Guide

Historic city of Puri, the abode of Lord Vishnu is the most visited pilgrimage city of India. City is renowned for the annually held Ratha Yatra of Jagannath and is famous for historic background dating back to 3rd century.

Religious heritage, scenic beaches, architectural wonders and nearby world heritage site Konark Sun temples have made Puri a must visit destination on India Tour map. Coastal area of Puri, Chilka lake is favorite and ideal location for the migratory birds so city is also favorite travel destination of bird watchers.

On Puri tourism visitors will come across with large number of temples, illustrating Indian and Oriyan temple architecture, which has provided city fame of Temple city. Puri is part of most popular, Char Dham Yatra, Hindu pilgrimage . Puri city is also originating olace for famous Indian dance style Odesi.

Puri hotels are providing comfortable accommodation at very moderate rate to this truly very number of visitors. It is advisable to get confirmation of hotel room accommodation specially if dates of your Puri tour and Rath Yatra are in close vicinity of each other.  Do remember city with most wonderful and ideal for swimming beaches is also favorite beach holiday destination of beach lovers from all parts of the world. Photographers love this place just for the amazingly beautiful skyline at the time of Sunrise and Sunset so take care of being on Puri beach to enjoy and click the memory of life time.


Vital Tourist Information : Puri

Location :
Puri is situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal in Orissa state hardly 60 odd kilometer away from the state capital city Bhubaneshwar


Near By City : Konark


State : Orissa [India]


Famous as / For :
Ratha Yatra - World Heritage Site Konark Sun Temple - Picturesque beaches and migratory birds


Weather & Climate :
Puri experiences costal climate with heavy rains.


Temperature :
Summer : Max.36°C Min. 27°C
Winter : Max.25°C Min.15°C


Best Time to Visit :
As per the climatic conditions October to March is the best time to visit Puri, though during the Ratha Yatra [June July] millions and millions tourist visit Puri.


Spoken Languages :
Oriya - Bengali - Hindi - English


Dining / Food Facility :
Pure is good place for food lovers as most city hotels have multi cuisine menu. City also have many highly delicious signatory cuisines like Pakhal [a recipe of curd rice lemon which if kept cooked turns into rice beer] & Khera [ a recipe of milk served in earthen pot is high calorie semi viscous drink] At the beach side there are many stall of Non vegetarian dishes serving Chicken Pakoda Fishes Crabs and other sea food with Chinese sauces. Rashmalais, Khirmohons, Rasgullas and Khajas are the famous sweets of city.


Shopping / Tour Souvenir :
Puri - Jaganathpuri is not a great place for shopping as this is a religious tourism dominated place, however local handicrafts and religious goods can be purchased here. Patta-paintings and applique work is popular shopping item among the tourists of western countries.


Travel Tips :
It is essential to get hotel rooms booked in advance during the Ratha Yatra.


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Tourist Spots : Aruna Stambh 16 sided monolithic pillar - Balighai Beach - Chilka Lake - Konark Sun Temple - Puri Beach
Religious Places : Temple of Lord Jagannat


Interesting Information :
Ratha Yatra Fact File :
Time : From Full moon of Ashad [June - July]
Duration : 10 Days
Prime Attraction : Chariots of Lord Jagannath
Historic reference : Dates back to 11th Centaury


How To Reach Puri Orissa [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
This city from S.E. rail network have super fast train links with many cities like New Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati , Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Okha, Kolkatta, Tirupati & Thiruvanantapuram etc.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
State highway connects the city with capital city Bhubaneshwar.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Nearest airport with domestic flight facility is Bhubaneshwar[60 odd km].