Puri

The Lord, the Cult & the Ocean

About

The most famous tourist address of the State, the city is synonymous with Lord Jagannath & his siblings Lord Balabhadra & Goddess Subhadra.

History

The ancient city and its history are intertwined with Lord Jagannath. The city is one of the Char Dham’s (Four sacred places) of India. The Char Dham’s were established by Adi Shankaracharya. Besides the cult of Lord Jagannath & the mysticism attached with Puri, It’s one of the few destinations where one can combine spiritual salvation with fun & adventure. The city is dotted with many old shrines and Matha’s (Ashram’s) each having its own little story which weaves itself in the larger canvas attached with Lord Jagannath.

The variety of options for tourists that Puri offers, makes it a wholesome tourist destination.    

See to Believe

Below is a visual treat of Puri. Enjoy the immersive experience and experience the 360 degree views and virtual tours which are soon going to enhance your visual journey!

Top Attractions

Get enraptured by a myraid of tourist attractions in Puri ranging from monuments of ancient history, breathtaking temple architecture & buddhist sites, art & craft villages, museums and artefacts that amaze.We have found 4 such attractions for you to visit. Scroll the list below to continue unravelling the secrets of Odisha

Top Experiences

Below is our low-down on the must try activities and experiences in and around Puri. Plan your stay to coincide with some of these events to get completely entrenched in the culture and heritage of Odisha. We assure you that the below list will leave you Odisha Amazed!

Alarnath Temple

Locatedin Brahmagiri, The Alarnath Temple is a revered shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu worshipped as Lord Alarnath. It is believed that those who cannot worship Lord Jagannath during his stay in the sick chamber can get the blessings of the deity if they visit the Alarnath temple.

Loknath Temple

Built in the 11th Century AD, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is revered temple from a cultural point of view of Odisha.The unique feature of the temple is that the Lingam is submerged under a natural underground fountain.Every year three days before Shivaratri Festival, on the occasion of PankoddharEkadasi, water is cleared and thousands of devotees flock to get a glimpse of the revered Lingam.

Jambeswara Temple

Also known as Yameswar Temple, is one of the most significant yet unknown landmarks of Puri. The temple is associated very closely with the Jagannath Temple. Historians believed it was constructed between the 10th and 11 Century AD.The presiding deity is Lord Shiva who is worshiped as Yameswara.

Getting There

Essentials Cheat Sheet

Nearby Destinations

Wish to make the best of your trip to Puri ? Make sure your itinerary covers these below must-see destinations close to Puri.Most of these are highly coveted on every tourists bucket list and can be reached from Puri in a matter of hours. We have found 10 such places close to Puri that will maximize your Experience-Odisha!

Stay

There's a variety of options for you to stay at. From Star Rated Hotels, Eco Tour Nature Camps equipped with state of the art swiss tents and facilities to OTDC Government Hotels, Bed Breakfasts and Homestays to choose from. Browse the list below to choose your preferred accomodation.

Trails Covering Puri

Like what you see? Looking to have a well rounded experience in Odisha? Scroll to see a list of the choicest of curated pre-packaged tours covering the most coveted destinations in Odisha.Browse the list and see details of the trail/package which interests you most. Contact the Dept. Of Tourism recogonized Travel Agent who has published the tour and finalize your trip to Odisha today!

Find a Travel Agent

Below is a list of Travel Agents/Tour Operators who are recognized by the Dept. Of Tourism and are trusted Local Specialists. Contact them today to plan a well rounded trip to Odisha and getting the best deals! Their packages cover everything from the most visited to the off-beat, from the most ancient to the most urbane, from mountains to beaches, from the wild city life to the spending nights under a cieling of stars in the actual wilderness! Click on the contact button and get a call back now!

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