Top Tourist Places To Visit in Puri

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Puri

  • Puri
  • Odisha
  • India
  • Area
    10,159 Sq Kms.
  • Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months)

    October to March (June and July to witness the Rath Yatra).

  • Climate and Geography

    Proximity to the sea gives Puri an excellent coastal type climate.

  • Main Languages
    Oriya, Bengali, Hindi and English.
  • Population

    Puri had a total population of 2,01,026 in 2011.

  • Temperature
    Summer - Max : 38. Min : 27.1.
    Winter - Max : 28.2. Min : 15.2.
  • Calling Code


Puri Overview

The city of Puri is a part of a district with the same name in Odisha. Puri is also known as Jagannath Puri, Srikshetra, Shankhakshetra, Neelāchala, Neelādri, Purusottama Dhāma, Purusottama Kshetra and Purusottama Puri as per the Shastras. It was titled The Abode of Lord Jagannath because of the prominent pilgrimage Jagannath Temple. It is part of the Char Dham Yatra (pilgrimage) for Indian Hindus. It is reckoned that the pilgrimage is incomplete without a visit to Puri. This city is counted amongst the seven most holy cities of India.

Adi Shankaracharya established one of the four cardinal institutions at Puri, named Govardhana Matha. Puri is the site of many other mathas (Hindu monasteries). It is considered to be sacred for a Hindu to die or be cremated at Puri. Tourists who visit here also make one-day trips to Konark to see the Sun Temple. Apart from places of religious interests, the beaches of Puri are also worth revelling.

Climate & Geography

The coastal city of Puri is located at 19.8°N 85.85°E. The land levels with the sea at 0 metres elevation. The climate is pleasant throughout with bearable summers and winters. From June to September there is a fairly heavy monsoon.


Being an important pilgrimage, Puri has been made easily accessible via air, rail and road transport.

Air: The nearest airport for reaching Puri is 65km away in Bhubaneswar city. Taxis or buses can be hired from the airport till here.

Rail: The city has a major railway station, located in the heart of the city. It receives trains from Delhi, Ahmedabad etc. The tickets should be booked well in advance for avoiding inconvenience.

Cycle and Auto rickshaws: One can easily hail a rickshaw for hire to move around the city. The charges are not too high.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How many days should I plan for Puri trip?
    Plan for at least 3-4 days to explore Puri's beaches, temples, and nearby attractions.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Puri?
    Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar is the nearest major airport, and Puri Railway Station is well-connected by trains.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Puri?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Puri are by train, bus, or private car from nearby cities like Bhubaneswar or Cuttack.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Puri?
    Yes, the annual Rath Yatra festival is the most significant festival in Puri, attracting millions of devotees and tourists.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Puri?
    The top tourist attractions in Puri include the Jagannath Temple, Puri Beach, Konark Sun Temple, Chilika Lake, and Rath Yatra festival.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Puri?
    Don't miss trying the famous Puri Mahaprasad, seafood delicacies, and visit restaurants like Wildgrass, Chung Wah, and Dalma.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Puri?
    Puri offers various accommodations ranging from budget hotels and guesthouses to luxury resorts and beachfront villas.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Puri?
    Yes, Puri has a well-connected public transportation system with buses and local trains for convenient travel.
  • What are the transportation options available in Puri?
    Transportation options in Puri include taxis, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, and local buses.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Puri?
    The primary language spoken in Puri is Odia, but Hindi and English are also widely understood.
  • What is the best time to visit Puri?
    The best time to visit Puri is from October to February when the weather is pleasant and suitable for sightseeing.
  • What activities can be done in Puri?
    Activities in Puri include beach strolls, water sports, temple visits, exploring local markets, boat rides in Chilika Lake, and attending cultural events.
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