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About the Place:

Puri has great appeal for both tourism and pilgrims. Of the 4 great dhams of India, Puri is on the shore of Bay of Bengal. Others are Badrinath, Dwarka and Rameswaram. Puran says, Lord Jagannath bathes at Badri, changes cloth at Dwarka, takes meal at Puri and sleeps at Rameswaram. Pilgrims come to Puri to see world famous temple of Jagannath, believe to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu or Sri Krishna. A lovely sea beach is also an attraction to the tourism. There is no comparison of Puri sea beach, which is Brighton of India.

Place of Interest:

Puri is one of the coastal cities of India. From early morning to midnight sea beach is always crowded with tourist. One is supposed to take bath first at Swargadwar when he comes to Puri. Sri Chaitanyadev had also bathed first at Swargadwar. Another main attraction of Puri is Jagannath Temple or Sri Khetra.

Shopping:

As mementos of the trip to Puri one can buy handicraft from Pipli and textiles of Orissa. The main shopping arcade is at Market Building Complex on the main road.

Best Season:

As mementos of the trip to Puri one can buy handicraft from Pipli and textiles of Orissa. The main shopping arcade is at Market Building Complex on the main road.

Food:

The tourist can travel to Puri in any time. It is better to avoid in hot Summer.

Fastivals :

Puri celebrates 'Rathajatra' with exceptional clan. New attraction of Puri is Beach-Festival. It has been started in 1993 and is observed in the month of December adjoing beach near Swargadwar. Main part of this festival is dance, music etc.

How to Reach:

Trains from Puri reaches Calcutta in 11 hours, Delhi 32-36 hours, Chennai 22 hours, Khurda Rd. 1-1/2 hours, Bhubaneswar 1-3/4 hours. There are direct trains to Puri from Calcutta for Exp. Sri Jagannath from Howrah, Puri Express from Howrah, Dhauli Express from Howrah. The trains from Delhi are Utkal-Kalinga, Nilachala and Purusottam express are running.

Average temperature and rainfall chart is as follows:
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 26 28 30 31 32 32 31 31 31 31 29 27
Min 16 20 24 27 28 27 26 26 26 25 21 17
Rain 9 20 14 12 63 186 295 256 258 242 75 8