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Puri- the holy land of Lord Jaganath / the Lord of Universe

Puri, located in the East Indian state of Orissa, is among the four main Hindu shrines in India and is home to Lord Jagannath. The renowned 11th century Jagannath Temple is located here. Every year, millions of Hindu devotees visit Puri to participate in the splendid Puri Rath Yatra held during monsoon. Another main attraction of this holy city is its golden sea beach which shows the amazing color-play in the sky during sunrises and sunsets.

Facts and Figures of Puri:

Jagannath Puri is a place that offers spiritual peace and external pleasures both. As one of the Char Dham pilgrimages, Puri is an important destination for devotees to complete the pilgrimage of Indian temples. Situated on the coastline of Bay of Bengal, Puri is said to be once an erstwhile densely wooded hill populated by the Sabaras that were Pre-Aryan and Pre-Dravidian tribes of the Austric linguistic family.

Puri Connectivity:

Puri can be approached through its own railway station or Bhubaneswar Airport or Bhubaneswar Railway Station. Puri lies 60 km (37 miles) south of the state capital Bhubaneswar.

Place to Visit in Puri:

The must visit places in Puri are its famous Lord Jagannath Temple and its beautiful beaches. You can also spot a number of temples in this city. Some other places to visit in Puri are District Museum Puri, Handicraft Museum, Jagannath Temple Museum, District Library, Panchasakha Memorial Hall Library, Sakhigopal, among others.

Shooping Complex in Puri:

For shopping, you can approach the following markets in Puri:

  • Swargadwar area, new marine drive road, on the sea shore in front of Swargadwar
  • A small market in front of Puri Hotel
  • Boyanika near Jagannath Temple and Swargadwar
  • Utkalika near Puri Hotel.
  • Orissa Emporium near Jagannath Temple
  • Sun Crafts, V.I.P Road
  • Sudarsana Cratfs near Puri Zilla School
  • Nayak Plaza
  • Grand Centre Market
  • Suriya Complex
  • Laxmi Bazar
  • Sahoo Super Bazar
  • Swargadwar Market
  • Jagannath Ballava Market Complex
  • Laxmi Market Complex
Entertainment of Puri:

The color-play on the sky of the Puri beach can give you full refreshment of mind and body.