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Puri Travel Guide

Puri welcomes 2 kinds of travelers - the casual tourist whose main intention is sightseeing and conventional pilgrim travelers.


Puri At a Glance
  • Population:201,026
  • Area :3,051 sq.kms
  • Geo Location:South East
  • Average Climate:10°C - 30°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:06752

Introduction

Puri offers the charm of ancient temples and exotic beaches that leaves an indelible mark in the minds of the travelers who visit this place. The religious place draws hordes of tourists every year. The splendid temples and shrines in the town, along with Puri Rath yatra and the white stretches of beaches have become sacred to religious pilgrims as well. A Tour to Puri would embrace all such awe-inspiring tourist spots.

Travel to Puri and you would surely add some of the most unforgettable moments to your travels. If your tour coincides with the Puri festival, you can consider yourself lucky. During this festival you will have the golden opportunity to be a part of a grand fiesta the zest for which grips young and old, resident and visitor.

Hallmarks of Puri and are ideal spots for relaxation and recreation. Water sports lovers will surely find these beaches as some of the most vibrant spots during their Puri tour.

Some of the other major tourist attractions in and around Puri are: Gundicha Mandir, Chilka Lake, Caves of Udaygiri and Khandagiri, Raghurajpur etc.

You would surely love to shop for some of the most exquisite items that are put on display in the various shops. Garments and articles made out of appliqué work and silver filigree work of Orissa, make for some of the best gifts. Wood sculpture like images of gods and goddesses and animals are equally appealing.

A lot of tourists throng to Puri and hence there are lots of accommodation options available. From luxury class to the budget category, all sorts of accommodation options are available to the guests for their pleasant and memorable stay.

Puri is linked conveniently to all the major tourist destinations of India by air, rail and road.