One of the four major Hindu pilgrim centers, Puri's landscape is dominated by the 65-meter high Jagannath Temple, built in the 12thCentury. Over a million people flock to this holy place every year to participate in the famous Rath Yatra or Car Festival held here. This annual ritual spread over summer and monsoon season, makes Puri a must-visit destination for pilgrims. To the tourists, Puri is well-known for its golden beaches with miles of yellow sand, blue waves, white surf, and bright sunshine. Best time to visit is between October and March.
Known for its religious sanctuaries, architectural grandeur, seascape beauty, moderate climate and spiritual significance, this coastal district of Odisha attracts a number of visitors every year. Puri is extremely popular among travel enthusiasts due to the existence of many amazing tourist spots, including the famous Jagannath Temple.
Known to be the bathing area of Sri Chaitanyadev, a renowned sage of Vaishnava cult, pilgrims visit in large numbers to take dip in its holy waters
Intimately connected with the Rath Yatra, it's one of the important tourist attractions in Puri
Nearest airport is Bhubaneswar,connected by flights to cities in India.
Puri's rail terminal is connected with several important cities in India.
Motorable roads make Puri easily accessible via buses or personal vehicle. National Highway 203A is a part of National Highway 203 and connects Puri and Satpada in Odisha, India. New Jagannath Sadak connects NH 203 (A) with NH 5 AND NH 224. The city is connected by good motorable roads to all major cities in India via Bhubaneswar.
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