the abode of Lord Jagganath is also known for its
sacred beach. The beach has attracted countless devotees
and sea lovers to take a purification dip for both
Indians and foreigners.
The brushed sand dunes, the beautiful sunset, sand
arts by the local sand artists like world famous Sudarshan,
roar of the breakers and the local fisherman's fleet
work give sufficient reason to visitors enjoy this
Puri is 60-km from Bhubaneswar, the capital
city of Orissa and 35-km from Konark Sun temple on
the Marine Drive.
Through out the year, but the best time is
between September and March.
Airlines: The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar just
60km away from Sri Jagganath Puri; from there you
can easily fetch a vehicle or a bus.
Rail Lines: Puri Railway Station is connected directly
to different major cities like Kolkota, New Delhi,
Bhubaneswar, Tirupati and Ahmedabad.
Bus Lines: By road Puri is 60-km from Bhubaneswar
and 35-km from Konark on Marine Drive.
at Puri Beach
There is a Good accommodation option such as seaside
resorts, luxurious hotels, and eating facilities for
the tourists at the Puri Beach. You pick from the
wide range of luxury and budget class hotels and lodges,
most them situated near the sea shore some of them
are Mayfair, Kalinga Asoka, OTDC Panthnivas, Youth
Hostel, Tosalisands, Puri Hotel etc.
Places near the Puri Beach
The holy city of Puri is at a distance of 60 km from
Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa. It is one
of the four holiest points of pilgrimage for Hindus.Lord
Jagannath Temple is ascribed to Anantvarma Chodganga
Dev who built it during 1078-1147AD.It is built on
elevated ground about twenty feet above the ground
level shows an magnificent sight and can be seen from
a great distance. The Temple consists of four main
part viz., the Viman or the great temple, Jagmohan
or the hall of audience, Natamandapa the Dancing Hall
and Bhogmandap or the refractory. The Images of Lord
Balabhadra, Subhadra & Jagganath are installed
in the inner part of the temple called as Ratnavedi
or the jeweled platform.
The temple has four gates at four directions of the
temple called as Simhadara (Lions Gate), Ashwa dwara
(horse gate), Vyaghara dwara (tigers gate) & Hasti
dwara (elephants gate), they represent dharma, mana,
variagya & Aishwarya.The main entrance which is
called as Simdhara is faced to Arun Stambha.
The magnificent and incredible Sun Temple at Konark
is the culmination of Orissan temple architecture,
and one of the most awesome monuments of religious
architecture in the world. Konark also known as Arka-Tritha
is known for its Temple of lord Surya, the Sun god.
It is situated on the seashore, 33km north of Puri
and 65 km from Bhubaneswar. It was Constructed of
black stone in the beginning of the 13th century,
and it is considered one of the vivid architectural
showpieces of Hindu India. Despite the fact that the
Black Pagoda is in ruins, the remaining porch area
and the structures of this temple complex remain as
a crown jewel of Orissa artwork.
8 km from Puri a lovely seaside resort where the river
Nuanai meets the sea.
Popular for Temple Baleswar incarnation of lord Siva,
just 15km away from Sri Jagannath
Sunbathing, Fishing, boat tours, strolling, are some
of the oceanic activities you can keep yourself in.
You can also try your hand in sand art by the help
of professional sand artist.
near the Beach
Puri, the abode of Lord Jagannath, is a wonderful
beach resort for leisure and pleasure hunters. Known
as ‘Puri Beach Festival’ it is held from
5th-9th November each year and has come to limelight
in recent years.