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Puri Beach in Orissa


Fast Facts

Puri Beach is situated 35 km from the Sun Temple and 65 km from Bhubaneshwar.It is a famous pilgrimage center for Jagannath Temple.

Did You Know

Take a dip in the sacred Puri Beach,Visit the Marine Parade.

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Introduction

Are you planning a holiday along a sea side? Then why not visit the pious land of Puri Beach this time? You would surely have an amazing and wonderful time with your family and friends.

Located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, Puri Beach in Orissa offers the fun of white sand and blue waters to its visitors. You would love the glittering surf, cool winds and golden memories if you visit the Beach once. The beach at Puri is brightly decked up with numerous kiosks during the night, which is a scintillating to look at. These kiosks comprise food stall and shops that sell gifts and souvenirs.

Famous for annual Puri Beach Festival, Puri Beach is considered as the sacred beach. It is frequently visited by tourists for it is home to the popular Jagannath Temple as well. Devotees from all over the country come to the temple to pray to Lord Jagannath for their wellbeing and at the same time enjoy their beach vacation.

The beach festival is held continuously for five days from 5th to 9th November. Several cultural programs and feasts are held during these days. Local people greet tourists with best of Orissan cuisine and delights. This Festival typically reveals the tradition and culture of Orissa. Traveling Orissa and Puri Beach during this time of the year, indeed, would be quite entertaining. A competition for displaying fireworks is also held during these days.

The Puri Beach, Orissa is also well known around the world for its wide ranging sand sculptures by Sudarshan Patnaik, an internationally acclaimed artist. The subject matter of his sculptures includes contemporary events, temple walls and characters from Indian mythology.

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