Beaches in India
Beaches in India
Beaches in India
Beaches in India
Beaches in India

Puri Beach Orissa

Puri BeachPuri is 60-km from Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa and 35-km from Konark on the Marine Drive. For centuries now, the beach at Puri has been the venue of countless pilgrims taking the traditional purification dip. Puri is the abode of Lord Jagannath and considered one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage destination.

Travel Informations :

However, for decades now, both Indian and foreign beach lovers have made it their special haunt. The fine white sands of Puri beach and the roar of the breakers rolling in from the Bay of Bengal have fascinated visitors throughout the ages. As it is with all the beaches of Orissa, overcrowding is never a problem and the sight of holiday-makers having entire stretches of the beach to themselves is not uncommon. The local fishermen, with their catamarans and wide brimmed cane hats are welcomed by tourists for they not only provide you with a ride on their boats but also act as lifeguards if you wish. And yes,they are also expert masseurs. With excellent beach facing hotels and guest houses, the Puri beach is an ideal holiday spot where you can easily spend a lot of time.

General Informations :

Puri BeachPuri Temple : The holy city of Puri , 60 km from Bhubaneswar, is one of the four holiest points of piligrimage for Hindus. The deity of the city, Lord Jaganath, whose temple was built way back in the 12th century, is not only of great religious significance to the people of Orissa but is revered by thousands of piligrims who seek His blessings from every part of the country. This intense veneration of Jgannath, or the Lord of the Universe, reaches its zenith during the annual rites of the RathaYatra in the month of June-July.

Konark Temple The magnificient Sun Temple at Konark is the culmination of Orissan temple architecture, and one of the most stunning monuments of relegious architecture in the world. The massive structure now in ruins, sits in solitary splendour surrounded by drifting sand. The temple was built by the King Narshimadeva in the 13th century. The entire temple was designed in the shape of a colossal chariot, carrying the Sun God (Surya) across the heavens.

Places To Stay :

There is excellent accommodation and eating facilities over here for the tourists.

How To Reach There :

By Rail : From Calcutta, New Delhi, Tirupati and Ahmedabad there are direct trains to reach Puri.

By Road : By Road Puri is 60-km from Bhubaneswar and 35-km from Konark on Marine Drive.

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