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Puri

  Holiday Destination Puri
Puri is a city and a Municipality in the state of Odisha in eastern India. Puri, the spiritual capital of Odisha is considered as a major fulcrum of pilgrimage in India. As a tourism center, Puri is famous for its historic antiquities, religious sanctuaries, architectural grandeur, seascape beauty and moderate climate. Being a coastal district of Odisha, it is situated near Bay of Bengal. Its golden beaches are another attraction for world over tourists.

Puri, located on the east coast of India on the Bay of Bengal, is in the centre of the Puri district. It is delimited by the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, the Mauza Sipaurubilla on the west, Mauza Gopinathpur in the north and Mauza Balukhand in the east. It is within the 67 kilometres coastal stretch of sandy beaches that extends between Chilika Lake and the south of Puri city. Puri is in the coastal delta of the Mahanadi River on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.

How to Reach Puri?


Puri-the most sacred city in the state of Odisha (Orissa) is a gateway to God in the South-East part of India. Commonly known as Jagannath Puri, Puri is 60 km from the capital city of Bhubaneswar that is famous for world-famous and the most sacred Srimandir or Lord Jagannath Puri Temple-the abode to Bhagwan Jagannath (the Lord of the Universe) and the Beaches as well.

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 Khurda Road Jn. The Railway Station of Puri is in The heart of the town and near to all hotels. If you arrive by train go to the Odishan State Tourist counter at the station for advice, they are usually very helpful and speak English. The MCO Booth is also quite helpful. Locals speak Odia. Due to the presence of people from various parts of India there would not be a language problem. Hindi is also widely used. Some locals even speak Bengali.

By Road
Reaching Puri through Road - The bus stand near the Gundicha Temple provides connections to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, service every 10-15 minutes. Minibuses to Konark leave every 20-30 minutes and also from Jatiababa Chhak. There are direct buses for Kolkata and Visakhapatnam.

By Air
The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar, 60 km.


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