A Dharamshala is a building or any find of structure meant for religious practices. Mostly these are rest houses built at a place of religious importance. The holy city of Puri has a decent number of such dharamshalas. Puri is famous as a pilgrimage center as well as a popular tourist destination. It houses the ‘Jagannath Temple’ which is one of the ‘Char Dham’ pilgrimage sites in India. Then there are several beaches, lagoons and temples in and around the city with fetch thousands of tourists every year. The place also attracts Nature enthusiasts and people interested in water sports.
The city of Puri thus hosts various Dharamshalas and guest houses. Some of these are managed by the Jagannath Temple Administration and others are run by the Pandas of the temple. The dharamshalas cater to every need of the tourists and provides a peaceful environment for the pilgrims and tourists.
Some of these are mentioned below for the tourists to sort out from.
Neeladri Bhakta Niwas
This guesthouse is situated in the holy city of Puri. It is next to the Town Police station in Puri. The proximity of this place with the Jagannath Temple makes this guesthouse the perfect place to be in. It has 36 well-furnished ac rooms plus non-ac rooms and dormitories. The food is also very good. The luxury rooms are very comfortable and are available at affordable price. This guesthouse makes a big contribution to the maintenance of the temple. So, staying here means helping yourself and the temple too.
Jagannath Puri-Doodwawala Dharamshala
It is situated on the main road and is the 4th building from The Jagannath Temple. It can accommodate around 1000 people. One can find single bedrooms, hall, bhojanalaya and dormitory. The unique feature of this dharamshala is that it along has a Katha hall, where one can peacefully listen to Bhagwat Kathas.
The major beaches in Puri are within 3km from this place. Both ac and non-ac rooms are available in here. Check-In time is 7am and check-out time is 7pm. Guests must carry valid photo Id proof. The guesthouse is airy, big and guarantees a perfect stay to the tourists.
Ram Chandra Goenka Dharamshala
This Ram Chandra Goenka Dharamshala is on Bada Danda road, Puri in the state of Odisha. It is big and spacious and offers rooms at reasonable price. It is also situated near the Jagannath temple. Thus, it is the perfect place for pilgrims. This guesthouse offers a calm and clean environment. It is highly rated online and one can book a room online too.
These dharamshalas are reasonable and provide a wide range of rooms. Their proximity to the temple make them the best option to be in. These dharamshalas are busy throughout the year. The food in here is scrumptious and the environment is healthy. Even the staff are friendly. Some of these dharamshalas even have the provision of receiving guests from the railway stations and bus stand. They provide an overall experience to the people and are worth every penny.