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Topmost Tourist Places to Visit in Puri

Tourist Places in Puri

Do you want to visit the Char Dham of India? The four Dhams are, Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri and Rameswaram. It is believe that every Hindu must visit the Char Dhams in his lifetime. In this article, we share about one of the Char Dhams and Puri tourist places. Let us know about the historical places of Puri and the best tourist places to visit in Puri.

Puri is historically known as ‘Srikshetram’. This wealthy land was invaded 18 times by Hindu and Muslim rulers who desired to treasure the temple. Puri is dotted with many old temples which hold great religious, historical and architectural value.

Most tourist places to visit in Puri during the vibrant festivals, especially the Rath Yatra (chariot festival). The city of Puri situated in the Bay of Bengal makes it a great tourist destination. Due to this city being religious and historical, you will get to see many tourist places here.

Every year Hindus from across the country and outside the country come to visit this city. So let’s know about the popular places of Puri city where everyone would like to visit.

Best Places to Visit in Puri

Here, you can see the Puri tourist places list where you can visit and explore.

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Shree Jagannath Temple

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It is one of the famous temples of Lord Sri Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra in India. The architecture of this temple is really splendid and it is very well maintained. Inside the temple you can see several small temples along with the Lord Jagannath Temple.

The temple attracts lakhs of devotees for the famous chariot festival held every year which is known as Rath Yatra.

Mega kitchen is also inside to prepare all the food for God.

Entry to the temple is free and Jagannath Temple offers free darshan to all devotees.

Timing: 5 AM – 10 PM

Swargadwar Market

Swargadwar Market is locate in Puri Beach or Golden Beach. Here you can find many fascinating things. You have to buy a lot of traditional products from Oriya cultural, camel ride and there are lot of seafood items to eat here.

Open Timings: Everyday 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Except Rainy Months)

Wonder World Water Park and Resort

Great place to spent time with family and friends on weekends. This place is located near Malatipatpur Bus Stand. Here you can enjoy all kinds of water games.

The cool thing here is the locker, dress and food too include in the ticket.

Ticket price: For General INR 700/- & For VIP INR 900/-

Timings: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Golden Beach

places to visit in puri

Golden Beach is just 2-3 km away from Shri Jagannath Temple. It is on the coast of Bay of Bengal. Brown Sand Beach is keep clean by the local people and government officials.

You can bathe in the mighty ocean tides. A treat for photography enthusiasts.

It is also a seafood lovers paradise. At evening time sea food is available at sea beach side.

You can spent good time with your family and friends.

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Shree Gundicha Temple

This place is commonly known as ‘Mashi er Bari’ or ‘Aunt’s House’ of Lord Jagannath. During the Rath Yatra festival, Lord Jagannath, Balarama and Subhadra are taken on a chariot to visit the Gundicha temple.

The distance from Jagannath temple to Gundicha temple is 1.5 km.

The main attraction of the temple is its huge and beautiful garden which surrounds the main temple.

Timings: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Mahatma Gandhi Park

It is a park situate near Puri Beach. You will find lots of greenery and water fountains inside.

This is the biggest public park in Puri city.

There is a statue of our nation which is known as Mahatma Gandhi.

Ticket Price: No entry fee

Timings: 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM

Lokanatha Temple

This temple is one of the most important Shaivite temples of Odisha. The temple of Shri Lokanatha is situate at a distance of about two and a half kilometers to the west of the Lord Jagannath temple of Puri.

This temple remains very crowded in the month of Shraban.

If you have come to Puri then definitely visit this temple.

Sudarshan Crafts Museum

Great place to see craftsmanship and see their achievements.

Museums are buildings in which you can see many things of artistic, cultural, historical, traditional and scientific interest. It not only gives us knowledge but also introduces us to the history, culture, civilization, religion, art, architecture of our country.

There is a Buddhist temple here which is the main attraction of this place.

Ticket Price: Free Entry Fee

Puri Swargadwar

places to visit in puri

The ‘Gateway to Heaven’ in Puri. Swargdwar is a cremation ground and one of the most auspicious morgues in India.

This auspicious mortuary site is open to the public at all times.

Puri Lighthouse

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You must visit the lighthouse if you want to have a nice, beautiful panoramic view of the city.

Timings: 4 PM to 5 PM

Entry Fee: INR 10/- per Person, Extra cost for Digital Camera INR 20/-

Atharanala Bridge

A beautiful historical place. There is also a small garden here and in the evening the view is amazing for its lighting decoration. You can hangout with your friends in the evening.

Narendra Pokhari

places to visit in puri

This pond is considered sacred and has many small and big temples around it. Narendra Pokhari is a sacred pond locate in Mauza Dandimala Shahi in Puri.

The best time to visit is in the evening with your family and friends.

Every year, the famous holy Chandan yatra of Lord Jagannath Mahaprabhu is organized here. It starts from Akshaya Tritiya and lasts for 3 weeks.

Govardhan Math (Shankaracharya Math)

It is one of the most serene places in Puri. You must visit this place.

This Peetham also has a Veda Pathshala where young children learn the holy Hindu scriptures. It is part of the four primary peeths established by Sri Adi Shankaracharya – Sringeri, Joshimath, Puri and Dwarka.

Netaji Museum

Amazing place to witness Netaji’s life. Some handwritten letters, pictures, and other artifacts of Netaji are see here.

Entry Fees: INR 10/-  per person

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM

Indradyumna Sarovar

Undoubtedly it a historical place. There are many myths revolving around it.

Go here and enjoy with your family and friends.

Best Time to Visit Puri

The best time to visit Puri is the winter months of India which are between October-February. This time the weather remains cool, pleasant and soothing. So, the visitors are prefer to this time for visit Puri.

Places to visit near Puri

Tourist places near Puri

PLACES NAMEDISTANCE FROM PURIDurations
Shree Jagannath Temple1.8 Kms7 Mins
Golden Beach2.6 Kms7 Mins
Konark Sun Temple34.5 Kms49 Mins
Chandrabhaga Sea Beach32 Kms46 Mins
Balukhand - Konark Wildlife Sanctuary8.1 Kms19 Mins
Chilika Lake49.1 Kms1 Hr 17 Mins
Ramchandi25.9 Kms38 Mins
Pir Jahania67.3 Kms1 Hr 47 Mins

Route Map of Places to Visit in Puri

You have so many access to reach Bhubaneswar: in which you have only bus route and train route. If you want to reach by Airways, then Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar will be good for you.

Nearby Train Station to reach Puri

You get only 1 railway station at Puri City. That is Puri Railway Station (PURI) which is situate at the city centre. There is another railway station just a short distance away from the city of Puri. That is Maltipatpur railway station.

Bhubaneswar Airport to Puri by Road

Distance from Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar to Puri City Center is around 58.9 Kms.

It will take you around 1 hr 19 minutes to reach the destination.

Reach Puri from Bhubaneswar

By Road Route from Bhubaneswar

It takes you around 1 hr 26 minutes to go by road. In the same way you can say that from Bhubaneswar to Puri distance is around 63.1 kms.

By Train Route

Bhubaneswar to Puri Tourist places:- There is so many direct train to Puri from Bhubaneswar. You should take the train from Bhubaneswar (BBS) to Puri (PURI) which is located in the city center. It will take you maximum 1 hr 30 mins to 2 hr 30 mins.

There are also many train routes that connect with other Indian cities.

Check Puri Train Time Scheduled: Ixigo App

Note: Please check train timings before planning to visit Puri.

Things to do in Puri tourist places

Here, in above Local Tourism suggest some things to do in Puri. Go and plan your trip and Enjoy yourself in Puri tourist places.

Tip: When you are in Puri City – Rent a bike/scooter which costs you around 300-500/per day. Local sightseeing is best enjoy on the bike as you can use google maps and go wherever you want.

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