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Places To See In Puri

Discussion in 'West Bengal' started by Biswas01, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Biswas01

    Biswas01 New Member

    I am going to Kolkata which is my hometown for one month. During that time I would like to take one week out and take my family to Puri which is a very popular holiday destination.

    As the stay in Puri would be only for one week, I want to make sure that we get to see everything there, so require a list of places to see in Puri.
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  2. Dhruv

    Dhruv Member

    Here is a list of the places you can visit in Puri, which you would easily be able to cover in 7 days.

    Jagannath Temple
    This is a very famous temple in Orissa and many devotees come from across India to visit the temple. The temple displays some beautiful architecture and carvings which is a delight to see. The famous Rath Yatra is held here from mid-June to mid-July every year.
    Jagannath Temple is open from 6.30am until 10 pm at night 7 days a week.

    Puri Beach
    In the Eastern part of India, this is one of the most famous beaches, which is why you would find many tourists there. Seeing the sunrise and sunset at the Puri beach is one of the main attractions. Every year in the month of November the Puri beach festival is held.

    Konark Beach
    Konark beach is another famous beach in Puri to be visited, this is more of a quieter beach and if you want some relaxing time then this is the ideal beach to visit.

    Konark Temple (Sun Temple)

    The Konark Temple is a world heritage monument and is just by the Konark beach. There is an entrance fee for the Konark temple which is Rs5 per person for Indian nationals and US $5 for foreign nationals.


    Satapada is an area of seven little islands. The famous point of Satapada is the lake there and the number of different species of fish and dolphins which one can see when visiting the place. During the winter season, you can see a lot of migrated birds.

    Sudarshan Craft Museum
    Sudarshan Craft Museum is just a few km away from Puri beach. Thr museum started back in 1977 and hold a large collection of artwork by Sudarshan Sahoo. When visiting the craft museum you can view work is done in glass, wood, fiberglass and also some fine art paintings. Visitors can also have access to a library and workshop. The craft museum is open from 8 am to 12 pm and then from 2 pm to 8 pm Monday to Friday.
    Entry fee is Rs5 for Indians and Rs50 for foreigners.

    You can also find some additional information on places to visit in Puri from the Kolkata to Puri thread.

  3. ruma dey baidya

    ruma dey baidya New Member

    Please add raghurajpur, pipli, shree chaitanno gourio math also.
  4. Karan

    Karan Member

    Certainly, Puri is a beautiful coastal town in Odisha, India, known for its stunning beaches and the famous Jagannath Temple. Here's a list of places to see in and around Puri during your one-week visit:

    1. Jagannath Temple: This is the most famous attraction in Puri. The temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath, and it's an important pilgrimage site. Be sure to experience the divine aura during the daily aarti.

    2. Puri Beach: Enjoy leisurely walks on the golden sands of Puri Beach. You can also take camel or horse rides here.

    3. Konark Sun Temple: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sun Temple at Konark is just a short drive away from Puri. The temple is designed in the shape of a colossal chariot with intricately carved stone wheels, walls, and sculptures.

    4. Chilika Lake: Located about 35 km away from Puri, Chilika Lake is Asia's largest coastal lagoon. It's a great place for bird watching and boat rides. You might also spot some playful dolphins.

    5. Lokanath Temple: This lesser-known temple has beautiful architecture and is less crowded than the Jagannath Temple, making it a peaceful place for worship.

    6. Raghurajpur Crafts Village: About 15 km from Puri, this village is famous for its Pattachitra paintings and various traditional art forms. You can watch local artisans at work and buy some exquisite handcrafted items.

    7. Sakshi Gopal Temple: A serene temple with an interesting legend. It's also known for its architecture.

    8. Markandeshwar Temple: This ancient temple boasts intricate carvings and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

    9. Daya River: Visit the river where the famous saint and poet, Kalidasa, is believed to have composed his famous poem Meghadūta.

    10. Chakra Tirtha: It's a sacred spot associated with the legend of Lord Vishnu's Sudarshan Chakra.

    11. Beleswar Beach: A quieter and less crowded beach compared to the main Puri Beach.

    12. Gundicha Temple: This temple is associated with the annual Rath Yatra festival and is an important pilgrimage site.

    13. Alarnath Temple: Located around 20 km from Puri, this temple is known for its tranquil surroundings.

    14. Puri Sea Beach Promenade: Enjoy the serene evenings on the promenade with a cool sea breeze. You can also shop for souvenirs from the local markets.

    15. Ramachandi Beach: Located near Konark, this is another beautiful beach to visit.
    Remember to try some authentic Odia cuisine, especially seafood, during your stay. With these places to visit, your week in Puri should be filled with both spiritual and leisurely experiences. Enjoy your trip!