Time taken in hours
Height above sea level
From Bhubaneshwar- 56 kilometers
1 and ½ hrs.
Max. - 31.7 (summers)
Min.- 17.7 (winters)
Cottons in both summers and winters
Orissa, the lush green state, girdled by
the Bay of Bengal, has seen some of the
best fusion of traditional Indian art in
its many temples and monuments, and has
been able to preserve much of it.
Puri is just about 60 km from the capital
of Bhubaneshwar. The district of Puri encompasses
most of the Chilika Lake. Puri is a city
is Orissa mainly famous for the Jagannath
temple and the beautiful and virgin beaches.
Puri is sleepy town, whose life is all centered
round the activities related to the Lord
Jagannath and the temple. Puri comes to
life during the annual Car festival or the
Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath when the whole
town is thronged by devotees and enthusiasts
who come from all over the world to watch
this mega event.
The major attractions of Puri are the temples.
The Temple of Lord Jagannath built during
the 12th century A.D. by Chodaganga Deva
is the tallest temple in Orissa (65 meters)
and one of the most magnificent pieces of
monuments of India. There is a 11 meters
high 16 sided monolithic pillar called Aruna
Stambha in front of the main gate.
Some of the other important temples are
Gundicha, Lokanath, Sunaragauranga, Daria
Mahabir and Tota Gopinatt. There are some
holy tanks such as Narendra, Markandeya,
Sweta Ganga and Indradyumna and many Monasteries
locally known as Mathas, which are also
How to reach Puri:
By Air: The most convenient access into
Orissa is a flight to Bhubaneshwar. Indian
Airlines has flights from Hyderabad, Nagpur,
Kolkata, Delhi, Raipur, Varanasi, Mumbai
By Rail: Orissa is connected with most parts
of the country by trains.
By Road: Once in Bhubaneshwar, road travel
is the best option, to visit Puri and other
attractions in Orissa
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