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Hirakud Dam on Mahanadi River, Odisha

The Hirakud Dam is built across the Mahanadi River. Its construction began in the year 1948 and was inaugurated in the year 1957. The dam is situated 15km away from Sambalpur, Odisha. The district of Sambalpur...

Dharamshala – Low Cost Accommodation near Jagannath Puri Temple

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...

Panchalingeswar Temple of Lord Shiva in Balasore, Odisha

Odisha is the land of profound cultural, historical and traditional heritage. The state of Odisha is blessed with wonderful topographic advantages. Being a coastal state it has a considerable number of beaches...

Golden Beach of Puri, Odisha

One of the most beautiful beaches on the eastern coast of Bay of Bengal, in Puri, Tourist attraction and a Hindu sacred place, House of Puri Beach Festival & a lot more. Beaches are the most sort after...

Daringbadi Hill Station in Kandhmal, Odisha

Daringbadi is a popular tourist destination situated in the state of Odisha. It is popularly known as the ‘Kashmir of Odisha’. Odisha is a versatile state when it comes to tourist destinations. There are...

Dhauli Giri Hills Shanti Stupa at Bhubaneswar in Odisha

Dhauli is famous for Shanti Stupa and its picturesque beauty. The legendary war of Kalinga was fought here too. Dhauli hills are located on the banks of the River Daya and it is 8km away from the Bhubaneswar...

Gupteswar Cave in Koraput, Odisha

The Gupteswar cave is located in the Koraput district of Odisha. It houses a gigantic Shiva linga. It is a very famous tourist and pilgrimage site. The lingum in this cave is a natural lingum and is said to be...

Chilika Lake in Odisha

Chilika Lake brackish water lagoon rich in plants and some exquisite, rare and even endangered animals, 800 species of fauna, migratory birds & Irrawady dolphins. The state of Odisha is endowed with the...

Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul, Odisha

Satkosia Tiger reserve is a tiger reserve located in the state of Odisha. It is spread over four districts namely Angul, Cuttack, Nayagarh and Bough. The name Satkosia is a combination of two words, Sat...

Ocean World Water Park in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

The Ocean World Water Park is situated in situated in the capital city of Odisha i.e. Bhubaneswar. It’s a must place for every person visiting the city of Bhubaneswar. The park lie on the road to the city of...

Hanuman Vatika, Giant statue of Lord Hanuman in Rourkela, Odisha

Hanuman Vatika is an extensive park which consists of a giant statue of Lord Hanuman and several other temples. The statue of Hanuman is considered as the tallest statue in the whole of Odisha. It is also one...

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves also known as Katak caves or the Cuttack caves were carved out as the residential blocks for Jain monks during the reign of King Kharavela. The Indian state of Odisha is adorned...

Simlipal National Park and Tiger Reserve in Mayurbhanj, Odisha

Simlipal National Park is the 2nd largest, beautiful, picturesque national park and tiger reserve in India. Having beautiful waterfalls like Joranda and Barehipani and Rivers like Budhabalanga, Khairi...

Barabati Fort in Cuttack, Odisha

The 14th century old fort of Barabati is situated near the busy city of Cuttack in Odisha. The fort is dedicated to King Nrupa Kesari of the Ganga dynasty. Only the remains of this majestic fort remains today...

Nrusinghanath Temple Bargah, Odisha

The ancient temple of Nrusinghanath is situated in the Bargah district Of Odisha. Odisha is famous for its great and magnificent temples. The temple of Nrusinghanath adds more pride and glory to the state. It...

Mukteshvara Temple Bhubaneswar, Odisha

The Mukteshvara Temple of Odisha is a temple of utmost importance.The temple dates back to 950-975 CE. Located in the city of Bhubaneswar the temple is a very famous tourist destination. It is devoted to Lord...

Konark Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha

Konark Temple or the Sun Temple is Situated in Konark about 35km from Puri.  Konark temple is known for its intricate carvings, iconology and themes including erotic kama and mithuna scenes. The chariot shaped...

Char Dham Yatra to Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri and Rameswaram

Char Dham Yatra set of four pilgrimage sites comprises of Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri and Rameswaram, achieve ‘Moksha’(salvation) or in simple words, liberation from the cycle of birth and death by doing Char Dham...

Lingaraja Temple in Bhubaneswar

Lingaraja Temple is 11th century ancient temple situated in Bhubaneswar, built by the Somavamsi dynasty, exhibits the Kalinga style of architecture, and worshipped as Harihara, a combination of Shiva and...

Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Nandankanan literally means ‘The Garden of Heaven’, exhibits a wide variety of flora and fauna, house of Lion Safari, White tiger Safari, Bear safari, Deer Safari, Butterfly Park, orchid and reptiles. The...

Gundicha Temple in Puri, Odisha

The Gundicha temple stands beautiful and amazing in the temple town of Puri in Odisha. The temple stands in the center of a beautiful garden and thus is popularly known as the ‘Garden House of Jagannath’. It...

Taptapani Hot Sulfur Water Spring in Ganjam, Odisha

In addition to magnificent temples, serene lakes, sprawling beaches and wildlife sanctuaries, the state of Odisha houses a beautiful hot water spring known as the Taptapani hot water spring. It is particularly...

Vimala Temple of Goddess Vimala, Puri, Odisha

The Vimala temple resides within the Jagannath Temple complex. The Jagannath Temple is situated in Puri in the state of Odisha. Vimala Temple is famous for the presiding deity, goddess Vimala or locally known...

Kapilash Temple in Dhenkanal, Odisha

Odisha the land of beautiful ancient temples is a popular tourist destination. Having a rich and abundant cultural heritage this place is a paradise for spiritual people. Several magnificent temples are housed...

Pathani Samanta Planetarium Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Pathani Samanta Planetarium is situated in the dynamic city of Bhubaneswar. This Planetarium adds glory to the city. Named after the celebrated astronomer Pathani Samanta, the Planetarium stands tall in the...

Rajarani Temple in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Rajarani Temple Popularly known as the ‘love temple’ depict scenes of marriage of Shiva and Parvati. Built by red and yellow sandstone, locally known as ‘Rajarani’. Rajarani music concert is one of most famous...

Paradip Port, Odisha

The state of Odisha marvels one of the finest ports in India, the Paradip Port. It is a natural deep-water port situated at the confluence of The Mahanadi River and the Bay of Bengal. It lies in the...

Gwalior Fort in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior Fort – Step into History of several dynasties The hill fort of Gwalior consists of two major palaces and a defensive structure Gujari Mahal and Man Mandir. With an enormous historical record, the...

Parashurameshvara Temple in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Odisha is adorned with temples, beaches and the endless beauty of the nature. Its capital city, Bhubaneswar is also known as the ‘City of Temples’. Ancient historic temples are in abundance here...

Huma Temple in Sambalpur, Odisha

The leaning Huma temple is situated in the state of Odisha. As the name suggests it is situated in a village named Huma. This village is situated on the banks of the river Mahanadi. This temple is precisely...

Dhabaleswar Temple in Cuttack, Odisha

Of the many beautiful temples situated in the state of Odisha, Dhabaleswar is one magnificent temple situated in the old and sprawling city of Cuttack. The temple is situated on an island i.e. Island of Lord...

Ekamra Kanan Botanical Garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Ekamra Kanan Botanical Garden is spread across 500 acres of land in the capital city of Odisha, Bhubaneswar. Ekamra Kanan literally means, it is not just a regular park but has various other attractions housed...

Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Housed in the capital city of Odisha, Bhubaneswar lies the beautiful Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary. It is located in the north western fringe of Bhubaneswar. It is a wildlife reserve nestled in the Eastern Ghats...

12 Twelve Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva in India

With the advent of Sawan or Shravan month all we think about is rain and lots of rain. The colour green is at times associated with this month of. Different sections of people celebrate the month of savan in...

Jagannath Temple, Puri Odisha

Shree Jagannath Temple of Puri – a popular pilgrimage destination and one of the four ‘Char Dham’ sites, dedicted to Lord Jagannath a form of Vishnu. The Rath Yatra Chariot Festival of Jagannath Temple...

Ghanteswari Temple on banks of River Mahanadi in Sambalpur, Odisha

Odisha houses India’s most enchanting temples. All these temples have a story to tell. All these temples are unique in their own way. Maa Ghanteswari Temple is one such temple. It is situated on the banks of...

Popular Beaches in Berhampur, Odisha

Berhampur is adorned with the beauty of nature. It is known for its wonderful beaches. Berhampur is a city in the Ganjam district of the eastern state of Odisha in India. One can find a number of beaches in...

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra – Festival of Chariots

RathYatra or ‘The Festival of Chariots’ is celebrated annually in Puri situated in the state of Odisha, India. Lord Jagannath is the main deity worshipped in this festival. One can see the influence of Lord...

Ram Raja Temple in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Ram Raja Temple – A festive journey in Orchha. Ram Raja Temple is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, in Orchha, India. The temple is devoted to Lord Ram, and the Raja Ram temple is the only temple...

Iskon Juhu

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Bhandardara

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Ved Mandir

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Ramchandi Temple in Puri, Odisha

Ramchandi’s beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Ramchandi situated on the banks of Kusabhadra River having religious significance and the scenic beauty. Five kilometers away from the holy city of Puri...

Botanical Garden Nasik

                           Botanical Garden Nasik The city of Nasik houses a...

Dhenkanal Forests in Odisha

Dhenkanal is a district in Odisha. It is an administrative division of Odisha and is centrally located in the geo-political map of Odisha. It is situated on the Cuttack-Sambalpur highway i.e. NH 55. The...

Sinnar

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Balukhand-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha

Odisha is adorned with the beauty and blessings of Mother Nature. It houses various national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. One such wildlife sanctuary is the Balukhand-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary.It is...

York Winery

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Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir

                     Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir is a temple dedicated...

Anjaneri Hill

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Puri - Envisioning the Beauty of Puri

Puri a city situated in the state of Odisha and is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India. It is a city vibrant and enticing in its own manner. The city is a home to grand temples, beautiful beaches and the host of 24 annual festivals. Tourists from different parts of India as well as foreigners dwell in the joyous and picturesque beauty of the city throughout their stay.

About the City of Puri, Odisha

The city of Puri is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is also known as Sri Jagannath Dhama and is one of the original Char Dhama pilgrimage sites for Hindus. While strolling in the city one can hear the locals chattering in Odiya. The place is both culturally and traditionally sound.  Every child is well aware of the stories and legends associated with the place. One can see the fathomless respect and love for their rich culture in the eyes of the people. The city has many Hindu religious mathas or monasteries. Puri has been chosen as one of the heritage sites for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana by the Government of India. The city is also famous for its art and crafts. In the evenings the streets glitter in the dim light of the moonlight with shops selling various handicraft items. The trend of sand art is very prominent in this place. It’s a treat to the eyes. Applique art is also famous here. If you get a chance to visit the city during the festival of Rath Yatra, another unknown facet of this city will be unveiled. The streets get crowded with a large number of devotees to carry out the Rath procession. The whole aura of the city changes. Even an outsider can feel it in their veins. The sprawling city of Puri has some of the most mesmerizing beach experiences and some truly incredible ocean views.

Best Beaches in Puri

Puri Beach, Puri

This long stretch of beach features splendid sands and its choppy waves makes it an ideal destination for surfing enthusiasts. While standing on the beach one can take in the soothing view of the endless sea and watch the waves coming by. It is 2km away from Puri Railway Station and the nearest airport is 60 km away in the city of Bhubaneswar. It is not just a tourist attraction but also a Hindu sacred place. It is also the site for the famous Puri beach festival that takes place in the month of November. One can easily find a range of hotels in the nearby vicinity and soak in the splendid view of the beach even from their balconies. The picture of the beach completely changes in the evening. The beach dazzles and hosts a spree of shops ranging from food, jewelry, bags and umbrellas to pearls and carved showpieces. The best time to visit Puri beach is at sunrise or sunset. There is nothing like standing on the shore and looking down onto a beautiful, picturesque sunset over the ocean. The intermixing of the colours of the sea and that of the sky is sight to be cherished for eternity. So, don’t forget to take camera and capture these beautiful moments.

Balighai Beach, Puri

This beach is 8km away from Puri beach and is the prime site for adrenaline seekers and even tranquil boat rides for those who want to relax. Balighai beach is more of a convalescing spot for people to take in fresh air and revive and repair themselves.

Beleswar Beach, Puri

Now this beach is the favourite site for newlyweds and couples. It is less crowded than the other beaches present in Puri. So, if you want to stroll along the shore and enjoy solitude then this is your destination. Visitors can indulge in swimming and water sports, or simply lounge on the warm sands.

Swargdwar Beach, Puri

This beach has great religious significance. Swargdwar in Hindi literally translates to ‘Door to Heaven’. Legend has it that a holy dip in the sparkling waters of the beach will open doors to heaven. So, this site attracts many religious visitors with Hindu pilgrims in particular flocking here.

Golden Beach, Puri

As its name suggests this beach is rich in glowing tones of picture perfect sand. Visitors can experience ever-changing hues of colour of the beach throughout the day. The colours range from dark green during daylight to navy blue at night. Another prominent tourist destination of this city is the ancient and marvelous ‘Jagannath Temple’.

Jagannath Temple of Puri

This temple was initially a Jain temple. It is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a form of Vishnu. It is an important pilgrimage destination and is one of the ‘Char Dham’ pilgrimage sites. The present temple was rebuilt from the 10th century onwards and begun by King Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva, first of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The temple is magnificent and the architecture is to die for. Not a single brick looks out of place. The entire structure of the temple is held by strong magnets. While strolling in and around the temple and feel the essence of its magnificence and beauty. The temple is also famous for its scrumptious Prasad. It is made using the concept of latent heat and feeds thousands of devotees per day. So, this vacation pack your bags and plan a trip to Puri. Let yourself dwell in the loveliness and liveliness of the city. Take in some fresh salty air by the sea and pray your heart out at the most celebrated Shri Jagannath Temple and yes don’t forget to take back home sea shells and handmade specialities as souvenir.

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