Puri Travel Guide

About Place

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 kilometres south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is also known as Sri Jagannatha Dhama after the 12th-century Jagannatha Temple located in the city. It is one of the original Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Puri is known by several names since the ancient times, and was locally known as "Sri Kshetra" and Lord Jagannatha temple is known as "Badadeula". Puri and the Jagannatha 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.

Places To Visit
  • Sri Jagannath Puri Temple
  • Daya River
  • Puri Beach
  • Chilika Lake
  • Lokanath Temple
  • Markandeswara Temple
  • Lakshmi Temple
  • Alarnatha Mandira
  • Balighai Beach
  • Nalabana Bird Sanctuary
  • Narendra Sarovara
  • Konark Beach
  • Gundicha Temple
  • Swargadwar Beach
  • Baliharachandi Beach
  • Siruli Mahavir Temple

  • Heritage Tours
  • Explore Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Religious Tour Of Jagannath Mandir
  • Spend time at Narendra Sarovara
  • Rejuvenate At Ayurshree Spa
  • Dolphin Watching At Chilika Lake

Famous Food
  • Seafood
  • North Indian thali
  • Chowmein
  • Sichuan Chicken
  • Spring Roll
  • Veg Hakka Noodles
  • Chicken Hakka Noodles
  • Sandwiches
  • Pancakes
  • Pizzas

Things To Buy
  • Soapstone
  • Seashell
  • Solapith (soft wood sculpture)
  • Sarees
  • Readymade Garments

Shopping Area
  • Red Cross Road
  • Main Market
  • Biraharekrushnapur
  • Balisahi Main Road

Night Life
  • Mayfair Bar
  • Baron - The British Bar

Puri Details

Best Time To Visit
October To March

Monsoon Period
June to September

Important Contact
Police Control Room:
Ambulance Service:
Tourist Center:
91 674 2432177
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