There is a reason why trip to Jagannath Puri are clocked in as one of the best-selling trips in India. It is a no-brainer why it is so! Puri is an Eastern Dham out of Char Dhams. Moreover, its spiritual aura has been put behind the famed Varanasi by the margins.
As a result, Puri is tailor-made for immense and experiential travel. Our Puri trip package take you beyond the guidebook-listed attractions and into the heart of this temple town as no other travel operator can. Your stay, meals, sightseeing, and transfers are part of generous inclusions.
Indian Holiday allows guests to get under the skin of the culture of Puri with their friends, family, or beloved ones! From arrival to departure, we take care of every detail to ensure a seamless holiday experience in the spiritual capital of Odisha. When you book the Puri holiday package with Indian Holiday, you get to where others wait in line. Explore the famous ancient Hindu temples of Puri with local guides.
Experience authentic local interaction beyond the scope of any guidebook. Most importantly, visit the Blue Flag Certified (Golden Beach or Puri Beach) in search of the quest for salvation.
There is more to Puri apart from temples. So you must know everything about Puri travel package in Odisha before you visit. Scroll on to read everything to learn about Puri close to Konark, Bhubaneswar, and Cuttack.
How to Reach Puri
Visitors can reach Puri by arriving at Bhubaneswar International Airport. It is the only town in Odisha that has an international airport under its belts. Moreover, terminals 1 and 2 are known to host domestic and international flights. As a result, thousands of tourists throng to Bhubaneshwar first. Moreover, if you are coming by train, you don’t have to stop at Biju Patnaik Airport or Bhubaneswar Junction.
Puri has its railway station under its belts. The Puri Junction Railway Station is thoroughly connected with trains encircling Puri and long-distance locations from East to West and North to South India. Also, the road connectivity is well-versed because of the excellent State and National Highways network.
Best Time to Visit Puri
Winter (peak tourism season) from November to February is unquestionably the best time to visit Puri. Since Puri is on the Bay of Bengal shore, temperature and humidity have much to do with the trip! Moreover, Puri has several pristine beaches under its belts. As a result, the four winter months mark the ideal time to go to Puri for watersports. On the other hand, Puri's shoulder (March to May) and low season (June to September) are interchangeable. March to May marks the summer, and June to September commemorates the heavy rainfall. At the same time, tourists throng to Puri throughout the year because festivals are almost every month.
Also, Puri's temperature in summer, monsoon, and winter helps decide the best time to go to Puri. For instance, summer in Puri marks temperatures ranging from 24°C to 37°C (approx.). At the same time, monsoon phases have an average low and high of 25°C to 33°C (approx.). On the brighter side, winter is salubrious in Puri, with an average minimum and maximum of 17°C to 27°C (approx.). But remember, Puri is the spiritual capital of Odisha, and thus, any time of the year is a great time to plan a book Puri tour package.
Places to Visit in Puri
There is much more to discover in and around Puri that has made it the backbone of Odisha’s tourism for many ages. Jagannath Temple of Puri is the getaway to salvation. At the same time, it is also famous for celebrating approximately 24 festivals annually. Moreover, Puri has a Golden Beach (Puri Beach) under its belts, which recently got a Blue Flag Tag for cleanliness.
Apart from these two oh-so-popular attractions to visit in Puri, this temple town has a chain of several Hindu Temples as well, including Gundicha Temple, Alarnatha Temple, and Bedi Hanuman Temple. And if you want to combine spiritual attraction with some dose of architecture, heritage, club, and fun activities, head to Raghurajpur Art and Heritage Village.
You can also see rare migratory birds at Chilika Lake and Sanctuary, as well as unique flora and fauna at Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary. Book your Puri tour packages now to visit all the famous places of Puri.
Shopping in Puri
Becoming a shopping spree at Puri is an excellent idea for visitors. There are places for shopping in Puri for everyone. Whether you are a woman, a kid, or a man, choose from boutiques, emporiums, local bazaars, outlet malls, and even big shopping malls. On the brighter side, Puri shopping has bookstores, clothing, herb, and jewelry stores under its belts.
At the same time, Puri’s Raghurajpur Artist Village has a rich art and craft history. So, when you are in Puri, take time to explore the ancient craft village to buy a traditional painting called ‘Patachitra,’ a palm leaf etching painting made by talented craftsmen. Lastly, stock ‘Pipli’ and ‘Filigree’ work items in your backpack to take a bit of Puri with you!
Famous Festivals of Puri
We want to be the first one to remind you that Jagannath Temple itself observes around 24 (approx.) festivals annually. However, the most famous one amongst tourists is the Annual Festival of Chariots, the Rath Yatra, during June/July for 9 days. Moreover, the Puri Beach Festival in November for 5 days is another grand celebration with highlighted tented accommodations, cultural programs, and delicious cuisine.
But that is not the only festival Puri has under its skin. For instance, in October, Durga Puja/Gosani Yatra commemorates the victory of good over evil. Also, the other can’t miss famous festivals of Puri include Chandan Yatra and Jhula Yatra. Experience the famous festival of Puri by booking your Puri tour package. If you want to know more about the Puri Festivals.
Famous Cuisine of Puri
Quench your thirst with the dishes of Puri that are popular amongst locals and tourists alike. Nosh, the Puri cuisines like Khichdi - an Oriya version of Indian Khichdi, are offered everywhere in the town.
Talking of some other food in Puri, Khaja is for those with an insatiable sweet tooth. Also, one of the 56 types of Bhogs is offered at the Jagannath Temple. Among various Puri cuisines, Chungdi Malai is one of the best cuisines in the town, made from milk, coconut, spices, and fried rice.
Nightlife in Puri
Well, Puri's nightlife is not leg-shaking for metro townspeople. It is because Puri is the spiritual capital of Odisha. Also, Puri is the Eastern Dham out of the Char Dhams of Hindus. As a result, you must respect the Hindu norms and don't dare to think about flaunting yourself with booze at Puri Beach, Shree Jagannath Temple, and any other temple’s vicinity.
To get a good nightlife experience, explore the street markets and local bazaars and take a beach stroll at the Puri (Golden Beach) without creating any nuance. Lastly, if you want to bowl over with electric nightlife around Puri, visit Bhubaneswar, where swanky rooftop bars and eateries are located.
Our tour packages include transportation, sightseeing, accommodation, and meals. If you want to visit Konark and other nearby places near Puri, we also offer puri konark tour packages. Book your puri tour packages for a peaceful gateway and make unforgettable memories with your loved ones.