The pilgrim town is famous for its golden beaches which forms its eastern boundary. Considered one of the safest beaches in the country, one can find tourists taking to sea and enjoying a leisurely bath. The beach congregation of people throughout the day except may be in the afternoon.Puri is one of the few destinations which offers spiritual salvation along with the thrill of nature. The Beach offers tourists the solitude and serenity to soak in the mystical charm of the city. Lined across the beach of Puri are some of the most important relics of history, like the Baulimatha – where Guru Nanak stayed during his visit to Puri. The Matha located near Swargadwar houses, where The Holy Guru Granth Sahib is placed right next to Lord Jagannath.
Things to do
The beach is mostly secluded at the break of dawn, an early morning walk or simply sitting by the shore and watching the sunrise and the waves splashing against beach makes for a magical experience.
Always enlist the help of Nulia (life guard) before going into the sea.
The beach market springs to life in the evening, the shops sell anything from souvenir to utility items.
In the evening’s kids can enjoy the camel ride or horse ride in the beach,
The road side stalls prop up along the beach selling popular Indian snacks to sea food.
There are many shops selling Odisha handloom and textiles dotted along the road next to the beach along with artefacts. For the shopaholics it makes for an exciting prospect.
**Always remember that vacations are meant to be reminisced as happy memories. Enjoy responsibly and be sensitive to the environment
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Other Things to Do
Whilst you soak in the spiritual quotient that Puri offers, don’t miss out on the below listed activities.For those seeking some adrenalin rush, visit the camps located along the marine drive along Puri Konark route and indulge in kayaking, surfing , jet skiing and boating. There is a water park for wholesome entertainment too. For the connoisseurs of art, a visit to the heritage art village of Raghurajpur is highly recommended, check out how the artist with deft touches of the brush bring to life the paintings on cloth, known worldwide as Pattachitra.
Trails Covering Puri
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Road Transport Puri is well connected by Bus Service from across the state & West Bengal as well.
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The temple town of Puri has branches & ATM’s of all major banks.
Best Time to Visit
Throughout the year, save for the rainy season
Where to Shop
Puri offers a lot of options for people to collect souvenirs. The Boyanika in front of the temple & Utkalika at Grand Centre are good options
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