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Puri From Wikitravel Asia : South Asia : India : Eastern India : Odisha : Puri Jump to: navigation, search Contents ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã Understand [+] Get in o By train Get around [+] See o Famous Places Near Puri Do Eat Sleep Stay safe Get out Puri is a renowned city and headquarters of Puri District in the Indian state of Odisha (formerly Orissa) (Latitude: 19° 48' 0 N, Longitude: 85° 50' 60 E), also known as The Abode of Lord Jagannath. The Shree Jagannath Temple of Puri at Night [edit] Un
  Puri From Wikitravel Asia:South Asia:India:Eastern India: Odisha: Puri Jump to:navigation, search Contents ã Understand ã [+]Get in  o By train ã Get around ã [+]See  o Famous Places Near Puri ã Do ã Eat ã Sleep ã Stay safe ã Get out   Puri is a renowned city and headquarters of Puri District in theIndianstate of Odisha(formerly Orissa) (Latitude: 19° 48' 0 N, Longitude: 85° 50' 60 E), also known as The Abode of LordJagannath.  The Shree Jagannath Temple of Puri at Night [edit] Understand Jagannath Puri or Purusottama Puri (approximately 1 and a half hours or 60 km fromBhubaneswar by bus {about Rs. 25 to Rs. 150), about 2 hours by train) is a pilgrimage town withthe famous temple of Lord Jagannath (means Lord of the Universe) and is a major touristdestination with all its beautiful and pleasant sights. There are many hotels, most overseas touristsstay near to Chakratirtha Road (C.T. Road) - try Hotel Lotus - for the best of star hotels like hotelholiday resort, mayfair beach resort or you can ask rickshaws for 'Sea Beach Road or Swargadwara'. Some good hotels are Hotel Puri and Hotel New Sea Hawk (in Swargadwar) TheSun temple at Konark is also near by. If you go to Puri by road from Bhubaneswar you will go past Pipli with its beautiful applique handicrafts, worth a look. The Puri sea beach is a major attractionwith its fantastic sea face view and golden sand, the water is a bit rough (which is good if you liketo surf). [edit] Get in [edit] By train Puri is well connected by Railways. Trains are from Kolkata (Howrah jn), New Delhi,Ahmedabad, etc. It is also a major railhead on the East Coast Railway, bifurcated from KhurdaRoad Jn. The Railway Station of Puri is in The heart of the town and near to all hotels. If youarrive by train go to the Odishan State Tourist counter at the station for advice, they are usuallyvery helpful and speak English. The MCO Booth is also quite helpful. Locals speak Oriya. Due tothe presence of people from various parts of India there would not be a language problem. Hindi isalso widely used. Some locals even speak Bengali. [edit] Get around You can use cycle or auto rickshaws but agree a price before you set off. There are places on C.TRoad where you can hire an Enfield motorbike, good if you want to drive along the coast toKonark(Sun Temple). A cycle rickshaw is in the range of 520 rupees. [edit][add listing] See ã Shree Jagannath Puri Temple. One of the four dhams ie four most sacred pilgrimage places of Hindus. Constructed in 11th century and is the starting point of the world famousRath Yatra held in July. Entry is limited to Hindus. Do lean against the Shani temple andwatch the summit of the temple and do savour the temple food or bhog. The templecomplex is huge and has some very interesting stories associated, priests or pandas aregenerally the ones who conduct the non Oriya people around and generally mention allthese stories although they can demand exorbitant amounts; bring it down to something  reasonable. It is possible to go into the sanctum sanctorum and touch the deities in the maintemple for a fee. ã Golden Beach of Puri . ã Shankaracharya's GOBARDHAN Pitha A Hindu Math ã Swargadwar The Gateway to Heaven. Site of cremation of almost all famous Oriya people. ã Shree Lokanath Temple Dedicated to Lord Shiva, is said to be the place where Lord Shivahid himself from Shani, under a pond. The Shiva Linga here is partially submerged and the pond is teeming with fish. Priests here tend to be very strict so do maintain etiquette. ã Sunara Gaurang Temple ã Bedi Hanuman Temple ã Chakra Tirtha Temple ã Mausima Temple ã Shree Gundicha Temple Destination of Rath Yatra. [edit] Famous Places Near Puri ã Sun Temple of Konark  . ã Chandrabhaga Sea Beach. ã Chilika Lake . ã Satapada Dolphin Sanctuary. ã Alarnath Temple ã Pipili Famous for Applique Work. ã Raghurajpur Famous for Patta Chitra. ã Puri Konark Marine Drive This road was recently renovated and hence is in superbcondition. Is peppered with deserted beaches and many rivers fall into the sea in placesvisible, if not accessible, from the road. Some beaches are said to have quicksands. Alongthe way there is a temple Ramchandi which is a popular picnic spot amongst the locals asnon-veg is allowed in the temple. ã Balihar Chandi Temple Is secluded with a beautiful and very calm beach nearby viewfrom the temple of which is obscured by a forest. [edit][add listing] Do  The Golden Beach of Puri during sunsetEnjoy the splendour of the Golden Beach of Puri. It is ideal for surfing and cool for a dip. The beach is covered in golden sand. The waves can also be high and rough during purnima (fullmoon). Also, Please Do not litter the beach to keep its magnificent view intact. You have to becareful about swimming off the Chakra Tirtha Rd  end of the beach because there is a canal thatcarries raw sewerage into the ocean. [edit][add listing] Eat ã Shyama -- pure vegetarian restaurant opposite the Jagannath temple on the Grand Roadabove the shops on the corner. There are many restaurants in Swargadwara, New Puri andC.T. Road. ã Kakatua -- Near the Iskcon temple in Swargadwara there is a good sweet shop/restaurantwith a cockatoo outside and the resto is named after it... ã Krishna Resorts -- pure vegetarian restaurant with gujarati and marwari thali onchakratirth road. ã Rama chenapoda infront of jagannath temple after 8pm. Different types of rabidi andmalpua in chandanpur,a few kilometres from puri.Bhang sharbat of puri is famous [edit][add listing] Sleep Puri is a very popular holiday resort for people from all over  Indiabut they tend to stay in the hotels nearer to Swargadwar (rather than C.T Road). These hotels are often inexpensive and offer quality services at very reasonable rates. ã Hotel Diamond Palace, New Marine Drive Road, Gourbad Sahi, ☎ 06752 230300(hoteldiamond@hoteldiamondpalacepuri.com),[1]. Rs.600-1000.edit  ã Hotel Sairam, Hotel Sairam , CT Road. checkin: 8.00AM; checkout: 7.30AM. HotelSairam is located on marine drive road near Sansangha Thakurbadi,near puri railwaystationand just 10 meter away form golden beach of puri.Rooms are neatly furnished and are seafacing. Warm and friendly staff. The Jagannath temple is just 10 mins far from Hotel Rs500/- 1000/-.edit  ã Asian Inn Beach Resort , New Marine Drive Road, Swargadwar, Puri, Odisha. Asian InnBeach Resort is located on the New Marine Drive Road, in the sacred Swargadwar localityof Puri. The hotel’s advantageous location makes it a favourite with the tourists. TheRailway station is just 3 km away, Bus stand at 4 kms while the nearest airport atBhubaneshwar is just 65 kilometers. The Three storied resort provides rooms with allmodern facilities with a good view of the thundering Bay of Bengal. Elevators make the journey effortless to the upper floors. There’s an air-conditioned Restaurant as well asa conference room. Other facilities include Doctor on call, Laundry, Locker and secretarialservices.
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