Puri is the most preferred location for travelers. It is a tourist place that is suitable for all generation. Surrounded by a number of places of tourist attractions in & around Puri you can choose wide range of packages to make your vacation in this spiritual capital of Odisha.
Let’s discuss about the best places one can visit in the holy town.
The greatest attraction of Puri is the world famous temple of Jagannatha.
Built in 1161, the Jagannath Temple is one of the major Hindu Temples in India. The primary deity of the temple is Lord Jagannath, who is a form of Lord Vishnu.
Interestingly, unlike the statues found in other Hindu temple, the statue of Lord Jagannath is carved from wood and is replaced every 12 years. The Temple is a part of the Char Dham Hindu pilgrimage and is a must visit attraction in Puri.
Gundicha Temple :
The most important sanctuary of the Lord Jagannath is the Gundicha Temple–the abode to Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra. Except for these few days, it is unoccupied.
But there is a small establishment of servants by whom it is regularly maintained. It is situated at the other end of the great highway (Badadanda).
The second great attraction of Puri is the sea beach acclaimed to be one of the best sea beaches of the world.
Located at the shores of the Bay of Bengal the Puri Beach is the site of the annual beach festival and is also a sacred place for the Hindus. The beach is a common sight for sand art and is one of the most peaceful beaches to visit while visiting in winters.
Built by the kings of the Ganga Dynasty in the 13th century, Atharnala is a medieval bridge that is exemplified by the 18 passages it comprises of. The Bridge is considered a protected archeological heritage and is 85 meters in length.
The best time to visit again is during the winter months when the views of the surroundings can be enjoyed at their best.