If you are looking for a vacation where you can rest, relax and recall amidst the religious sites, Puri is the perfect destination for you. We bring to you amazing Puri Tours where you can experience a vacation like never before. Book your Puri Tour with us and enjoy the Historic antiquities, Religious sanctuaries, Architectural Grandeur, Seascape beauty, moderate climate and spiritual significance. Situated right by the side of Bay of Bengal, the city is one of the oldest in the country. The city is at a distance of around 60 km from the capital city of Bhubaneshwar. The city also homes one of the four Dhams (Sacred places) in India along with Dwarka, Rameshwaram, and Badrinath. So book your Puri tour with us and marvel at the white sandy beach and the numerous religious places.
Jagannath Temple: Your Puri Tour would be incomplete without visiting this temple. ‘Jagannath’ – The lord of the world, is believed to reside in the sacred city of Puri. The temple is actually dedicated to a form of Lord Vishnu (Lord Krishna). This magnificent temple is situated on the Nilgiri hills. You will be fascinated to see that the temple was constructed in the 12th century by Raja Chodaganga Deva. This temple is the principal place of worship for the Hindus and is categorized as one of the four sacred Dhams. The amazing fact is that the temple is standing erect with a height of 65 meters, and thus is considered as one of the tallest temples of India. Visit the Jagannath Temple and get bewildered by the walls which are adorned by paintings of Lord Krishna and the pillars, which support the temple, are exquisitely carved with the scenes from life of the Lord.
Major Attractions of Puri Tours:
Gundicha Temple: Gundicha temple or Gundicha Ghar is believed to be the place of residence of Lord Krishna's aunt. This is another interesting place to visit. Literally meaning a garden house, the temple is revered like the Jagannath temple. According to local custom the Lord along with his brother Balram and sister Subhadra stay at their Aunt's house. Thus during this time the much famous Rath yatra takes place as the Gods and Goddess visit their aunt Gundicha for nine days traveling by a majestic and heavily decorated chariot.
Puri Beach: If you want to relax down and let away your stress, you should visit this beach while on your Puri Tour. Enjoy the soft white sands of this magnificent beach which will leave you bewitched by its beauty. Snuggled up along the Bay of Bengal the beach is spread up in several kilometers and is an ideal place for leisurely walks. You can also enjoy the sunrise or the sunset on the Puri beach is a mesmerizing your senses. The beach is also an ideal place to savor the local street food of Orissa. The entire beach is filled with hawkers who sell coconut water to masala chai and various other delicacies. In fact you can arrange your vacation so as you can enjoy the Puri beach festival held annually in November. At this time you can enjoy a host of activities which take place.
Swargadwar Beach: According to Hindu mythology the person who breathes his last at this beach finds place in heaven for himself. The beach is also revered as it is believed that saint Chatanyadev a disciple of Lord Vishnu use to bathe at this beach. The sunrise and sunset from this beach is also a spectacle not to be missed.
Chilika Lake: Chilika is Asia's largest freshwater lake spread over an area of 1100 sq km The Lake is at a distance of 50 kms from Puri. A rich variety of aquatic fauna is found in Chilika Lake. Dolphins are also found in the lake. During winters, migratory birds in very large numbers come to Chilika.
How to Reach:
By Air: Bhubaneshwar is the nearest airport from Puri at a distance of 56 Km. Flights are available to Bhubaneshwar from all major destinations of India.
By Rail: The railway station at Puri is a major railway station well connected to many cities and towns of India.
By Road: Puri is well connected to the rest of Orissa and Kolkata by road.