Puri : A Town of Festivals

Puri is a religious town of Orissa, mainly known for Jagannath Temple. There are approx. 14 festivals celebrated in the temple all across the year; thus making the town pretty much lively all the time

Interesting Facts about Puri:

• Puri is also known as JagannathPuri because of being the home of famous shrine Jagannath Temple
• Jagannath Temple is one of the most rich temples of the country
• RathYatra of Lord Jagannath is one of the most popular yatra of the world attended by millions of people from all across the world
• Non- Hindus and Foreigners are not allowed to enter in the premises of temple throughout the year; nevertheless, only during the time of Rath- Yatra, they can grab the glimpse of all three deities.

What to Do at Puri:

• Jagannath Temple
• Gundicha Temple
• Chilka Lake
• Puri Beach
• Raghurajpur (Excursion)

How to Reach Puri:

This festival city is one of the most popular tourists’ attraction, thus hold some of the easy communication mediums to welcome people. You can reach there by any of the three mediums:

By Road:From various neighbouring states and major cities of India, you can reach to Puri by road. You can take luxury buses to arrive here. Also, you can take public buses from other cities of Orissa or other neighbouring states to arrive here

By Rail: Bhubaneswar is the nearest railway station to Puri; lying on the line of Kolkata- Chennai route. Hence, there are plethora of trains for Bhubaneswar from Kolkata and Chennai. Apart from that you can take a direct train to Puri from Howrah Station. Apart from that from various other cities as well, you can board trains to Bhubaneswar and from there, you can take taxi to move ahead further

By Air: The nearest airport to Puri is BijuPatnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar. This airport is connected with some of the major cities of India like, Guwahati, Kolkata, Delhi, etc. Hence, you can take flights from these cities and easily reach to Bhubaneswar. From there, you further can take taxi or bus to reach Puri.