There is a reason why Puri tour packages are clocks in as one of the best-selling trips of India. It is a 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 robust itineraries of Puri 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 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 the places 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 guidebooks. 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 Tourism in Odisha before you visit. Scroll on to read everything to know about Puri close to Konark, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack:
How to Reach Puri
Visitors can reach Puri by arriving at Bhubaneswar International Airport. It is the only town of Odisha that has an international airport under its belts. Moreover, the two-terminal - 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 own 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 network of State and National Highways.
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 a lot to do! Moreover, Puri has several pristine beaches under its belts. As a result, the four months of winter marks the ideal time to go to Puri for watersports. On the other hand, the shoulder (March to May) and low season (June to September) of Puri are interchangeable with each other. March to May marks the summer, and June to September commemorate the heavy rainfall. At the same time, tourists throng to Puri throughout the year because festivals are almost every month.
Also, Puri temperature in summer, monsoon, winter helps decide when the best time to go to Puri is. For instance, summer in Puri marks the temperature ranging from 24°C - 37°C (approx.). While 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 Puri tour package.
Places to Visit in Puri
One trip to the principal tourist places to visit in Puri will never be enough. 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 around the year. Moreover, Puri has a Golden Beach (Puri Beach) under its belts which recently got a Blue Flag Tag for its 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, Bedi Hanuman Temple. And if you want to combine spiritual attraction with some dose of architecture, heritage, club, fun activities, head to Raghurajpur Art and Heritage Village. Also, witness rare migratory birds at Chilika Lake and Sanctuary and wildlife encounters at Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary.
Shopping in Puri
Becoming a shopping spree at Puri is a great 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 stores, herb stores, 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,’ 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 would like to be the first one to remind you that Jagannath Temple itself observes around 24 (approx.) festivals annually. However, the most famous one amongst the 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 where tented accommodations, cultural programs, and delicious cuisine is the highlight.
But that is not the only festival Puri has under its skin. For instance, Durga Puja/Gosani Yatra in October commemorates the good’s victory over evil. Also, the other can’t miss famous festivals of Puri include Chandan Yatra, Jhula Yatra. If you wanna know in detail about the Puri Festivals, click here.
Famous Cuisine of Puri
Quench your thirst with the dishes of Puri that are popular amongst the locals and the tourists alike. The next time or the first time you visit Puri. Nosh the Puri cuisines like Khichdi - Oriya version of Indian Khichdi, offered everywhere in the town.
Talking of some other food in Puri, Khaja is for those who have an insatiable sweet tooth. Also, one of the 56 types of Bhogs is offered at the Jagannath Temple. Out of various Puri cuisines, Chungdi Malai, is served as 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 the Puri Beach, Shree Jagannath Temple, and any other temple’s vicinity.
In quest of a good nightlife experience, explore the street markets, local bazaars and take a beach stroll at the Puri (Golden Beach) without creating any nuance. Lastly, if you wanna bowl over with electric nightlife around Puri, visit Bhubaneswar, where swanky rooftop bars and eateries are located.