Located 60 km away from Bhubaneshwar, another temple city of Orissa, Puri is reckoned among the four divine sites or holy dhamas of India which include Dwarka, Rameswaram and Badrinath also. A pilgrimage tour to the temples of India can be said to be complete only when you pay visit to the temples of Puri also. Referred to as Sri "Purusottama Dham" or "Martya Vaikuntha" which mean the abode of Lord Vishnu on earth, Puri is also known by various other sobriquets. A Tour to Puri will give you peace and strengths. You can make most of your vacations in Puri by visiting its attractive tourist spots. The tourist attractions in Puri, India fall under two wide categories.
Puri which is reckoned among the divine dhamas or pilgrimage destinations of India offers optimum peace to both body and mind. It is the place where you can purge your mind by visiting holy places one of the major tourist highlights in Puri. There are many holy places in Puri but the one which is venerated worldwide is Jagannath Temple, Puri. This temple is consecrated to Lord Vishnu. It is the only temple where along with Lord Vishnu you will also see the images of his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.
Puri, which has religious connotation largely, features picturesque beaches also. Puri beach, which tops the chart among the famous Puri tourist attractions, is an ideal venue for pilgrims who take traditional sanctimonious beach bath. But today along with its religious significance, the beach has also become one of the fascinating hang-outs for both the Indian and foreign leisure tourists. The white sandy blanket and the soft gurgling of the sea water will mesmerize you. You will be left spellbound by the impeccable beauty of the beaches.