Travel Guide to Puri - Hotel Pushpa
One of the most popular tourist destination and of course a well-known pilgrim center in India is Puri. The place is commonly known as Jagannath Puri (Shreekhetra) as the famous temple of Lord Jagganath is situated here. It is located near Bay of Bengal in eastern Odisha, 60 kilometers away from Bhubaneswar, the capital state. The beautiful place is a store house of art in the country; handicrafts like Pattachitra, Pipili Applique are a few of them, and along with that the place is amazingly picturesque. The rich ancient architectural depiction in Konark Temple, Govardhana Matha, Sakshi Gopal Temple, Gundicha Temple are watch worthwhile. Chilika Lake, Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary, Baliharachandi Beach, Swargadwar Beach and Raghurajpur Artist Village are among the other attractions. The Golden triangle of Odisha consists of Konark, Bhubaneshar and Puri. Resorts and beach side hotels with complete facilities make the lodging, staying and fooding hassle-free.
How to Reach Puri:
Travelling by Air is the most convenient option to reach the place; Biju Patnaik Airport is the nearby airport that is in Bhubaneswar and easy availability of conveyance makes the journey smooth. Domestic airlines service is provided here and you can board flights for New Delhi, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Chennai and other placed.
Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar (46.38)
Travelling through Rail - Super fast and express trains from the metropolitan cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Tirupati and others comes to Puri. Some trains run directly to the place like Kolkata (Howrah) Puri Howrah Express, Jagannath Express; New Delhi Purushottam Express.
Weather in Puri
- Summer: Summer season in Puri Lasts from the month of March to May and the temperature remains between minimum 19 Degree C to maximum 45 Degree C.
- Monsoon: The place has the monsoon season ranging from month of June to July, starting with average rainfall in the beginning of the season and heavy pouring to the end of the July.
- Winter: Winter season can be the best time to visit Puri, and the season starts from month of December to February. The temperature remains between 12 Degree C and 20 Degree C. Irrelevant of the season the beautiful city is a watch worthwhile during the Ratha Yatra festival. The joy and pompous is felt in the air of the place.
Places to Visit
- Jaggannath Temple: Often Puri is recognized with the great Jagannath temple as the miraculous incidents and beliefs associated with place make the devotees and tourists attracted to the city most. Jagganath is said to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu or Krishna. It is believed that King Indradyumna of Malwa in his dreams got order from Vishnu to create three Idols, one of Jagganath, the other Balabhadra and the third one being Subhrdra. During Rathayatra one of the important events is Nabakalebara. The king sweeps the way first from which the chariot is driven. The carvings on the temple and architectural finesse also are impressive to entice the visitors.
- Konark Temple: Konark Sun Temple was built in 13th century by king Narasimhadeva from Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The grandeur of the huge chariot shaped temple is awe-inspiring. Huge stone wheels of the Chariot are intricately carved with Kalinga architecture so are the walls and pillars. The temple is so angled towards the east direction that the first sun ray reaches the principle entrance of the build.
- Gundicha Temple: Gundicha Temple is known as the garden house of Jagannath in 3 kilometeres away from Jagannath Temple. Apart from the 9 days of Ratha Yatra temple is empty throughout the year.
- Puri Beach: You can enjoy the beauty of the beach the gushing waves and the unending view of Bay of Bengal seeming to meet in the horizon. The see foods are the delicacies and annual Puri Beach Festival is organized by Indian ministry of Tourism for more of the enjoyment in the place.
- Chilika Lake / Nandan Kanan: Chilika Lake is Asia's largest internal salty water lake surrounded with number of small islands, which includes most delightful Honeymoon Island and Breakfast Island. The lake is pear shape distinct from Bay of Bengal supports the ecology of Chilika Lake Sanctuary. Sanctuary is feast for eyes as it consists of various types of flora, fauna and birds.
Nandan Kanan the ecotourism destination has presence of 710 types of plants according to the latest ecological review. Places to Visit are: Bird Island, Nalabana, Mangalajodi, Kalijai Island, Satapada, Brahmaputra and Breakfast Island.
- Raghurajpur: Raghurajpur artist village inherits the traditional art of Pattachitra, an art form that dates back since 5 BC and the expert painters of the art belong to this place. Cultural heritage of Gotipua dance known as original form of Odissi also has the supporter here. The complete village depicts various forms of art like Tussar Painting, stone carving.
City has a lot of viewable delights and sanctity of the place tranquil the day to day stress of the tourists and rejuvenates them. The number of stayble resorts and holtels has reasonable charges so it is cost-effective too. A good weekend escape destination!