About Puri

Puri is a city and a municipality in the state of Odisha in eastern India. It is the district headquarters of Puri district and is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometers south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is also known as Sri Jagannath Dham after the 12th-century Jagannath Temple located in the city. It is one of the original Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Puri is known by several names since ancient times, and was locally known as "Shrikhetra" and Lord Jagannath temple is known as "Badadeula". Puri and the Jagannath Temple were invaded 18 times by Hindu and Muslim rulers, from the 4th century AD till the early 19th century with the objective of looting the treasures of the temple. Odisha, including Puri and its temple, were under the British Raj from 1803 till India attained independence in August 1947. Even though princely states do not exist in India today the heirs of the Gajapati Dynasty of Khurda still perform the ritual duties of the temple. The temple town has many Hindu religious maths or monasteries.
Jagannath Temple

Jagannath Temple is an important pilgrimage destination and one of the four great 'Char Dham' pilgrimage sites, found at India's four cardinal points.
Puri Beach

Puri Beach is a beach in the city of Puri in the state of Odisha, India. It is on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is known for being a tourist attraction and a Hindu sacred place.
Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary

Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most visited wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha. This wildlife sanctuary is home to various migratory and local birds such as Flamingo, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Spotbilled Pelican, Barheaded Goose, Openbilled Stork, Spoonbill, Brahimny Duck, Wigeon, Pintail, Shoveller, Ibis, Stilt, Heron, Egret, Avocet, Gull, Tern and King Fisher, etc.
Gundicha Ghar Temple

Gundicha Temple is a Hindu temple, situated in the temple town of Puri in the state of Odisha, India. It is significant for being the destination of the celebrated annual Rath Yatra of Puri.
Atharnala Bridge

Atharanala is a historic laterite stone bridge over the Madhupur or Musa stream at the entrance of Puri town on Puri - Bhubaneswar road, locally known as Atharnala bridge. It is a Monument of National Importance N-OR-64 officially recognized by Archaeological Survey of India.

Pipili is a town and a NAC under jurisdiction of Puri district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is famous for designing beautiful Applique handicrafts. It is a town of artisans famous for their colourful fabrics.
Golden Beach

Golden beach is abundant with the rich, glowing tones of the picture-perfect sand. This spills out onto the waterfront of the Bay of Bengal, which visitors say has ever-changing hues of color throughout the day, from bright blues and green in daylight to dark navy at night.
Konark Beach

Konark Beach is situated in Odisha on the eastern coast of India and is considered to be India's finest beach. The Ramchandi Temple is situated about 10 km along the beach. The sun temple also stands on this beach. This is a place of religious importance to Hindus.
Best Time To Visit Puri

The weather in Puri is highly influenced by the sea as it lies on the banks of the Bay of Bengal.  Summer in Puri is marked by extreme heat and humidity; it is not an ideal period for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. However, there is a huge inflow of visitors into this pilgrimage destination. It can be hard for some who are not accustomed to high temperature, carry light cotton wears, and sun blockers around this time. Monsoon is accompanied by heavy downpours and thunderstorms. The daytime is cool while the nights can turn chilly. It is not a very tourist-friendly season even the locals do not come out of the house. In this season, the city celebrates, what is known as the Rath Yatra. Thousands of people gather and take part in the vibrant procession. The winter season is an ideal time to visit Puri, as the weather remains cool and pleasant. Sightseeing and other outdoor activities are favorable around this time. The days are usually warm and the night turns a bit chilly. The famous Beach Festival is one of the highlights of Puri which takes place in November. Carry some light warm wears while traveling at this time.

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