Puri, the beach town in the eastern coast of India is one of the best travel destinations for tourists. Its golden beaches, majestic sea view and water sports corridors makes it an irresistible destination for tourists. Beholding sunrise and sunset at Puri is a wonderful spectacle.
It is one of the ancient holy cities in India famous for Shri Jagannath temple and is one of the four pilgrimages of the Hindus. Numerous monasteries of different sects of Hinduism including the cardinal one by Shri Adi Shankaracharya exist in the city enhancing its religious profile. The city is famous worldwide for Rath Yatra , the annual sojourn of the presiding deities of Shri Jagannath temple. Its balmy climate attracts tourists across the year from all corners of the country and the globe. Proximity of Puri to many other tourist destinations like the temple city of Bhubaneswar, sun temple of Konark and Chilika lake makes more attractive.
Bhubaneswar, the temple city where Jainism, Buddhism and Shaivism thrived at a time is dotted with many ancient temples which reflect the architectural excellence of that time. It is also close to the historic monument of Dhaulagiri which stands witness to the transformation of one of the greatest rulers of India –Ashoka. Nandankanan zoological park is another major attraction in Bhubaneswar which houses a wide range of rare species of animals and is an irresistible destination for wild life enthusiasts.
Sun temple of Konark which is an hour’s drive from Puri is often described as poetry in stone. Its grandeur of Konark, intricate stone works and majestic stone cut sculptures enraptures tourists with their aesthetic appeal.
Chilika, the largest brackish water lake in Asia can also be reached while staying at Puri. It is the abode of rare migratory birds who alight on the lake in winter. Boating experience in the lake is pleasurable.
There are world class hotels and resorts in Puri which caters to the needs of tourists of all classes. Its tranquil and idyllic surroundings and facilities to host programs of all hues make it an attractive destination for family, cultural and business events. A beach festival is organized every year where dance performances, fashion shows and rock parties are organized. Thus Puri is visited by tourists of all category who find their tour an enjoyable experience.