Puri is a renowned city
and headquarters of Puri District in the Indian state of Orissa, also
known as The Abode of Lord Jagannath.
Puri is well connected by Railways. Trains are from Kolkata (Howrah jn),
New Delhi, Ahmedabad, etc. It is also a major railhead on the East Coast
Railway, bifurcated from Khurda Road Jn. The Railway Station of Puri is
in The heart of the town and near to all hotels. If you arrive by train
go to the Orissan State Tourist counter at the station for advice, they
are usually very helpful and speak English. The MCO Booth is also quite
helpful. Locals speak Oriya. Due to the presence of people from various
parts of India there would not be a language problem. Hindi is also
widely used. Some locals even speak Bengali.
Get around and place to see
in Puri Orrisa.
Shree Jagannath Puri
Temple : One of the four dhams ie four most sacred pilgrimage places
of Hindus. Constructed in 11th century and is the starting point of the
world famous Rath Yatra held in July. Entry is limited to Hindus. Do
lean against the Shani temple and watch the summit of the temple and do
savour the temple food or bhog. The temple complex is huge and has some
very interesting stories associated, priests or pandas are generally the
ones who conduct the non Oriya people around and generally mention all
these stories although they can demand exorbitant amounts; bring it down
to something reasonable. It is possible to go into the sanctum sanctorum
and touch the deities in the main temple for a fee.
Golden Beach of Puri :
Shankaracharya's GOBARDHAN Pitha : A Hindu Math
Swargadwar : The Gateway to Heaven. Site of cremation of almost
all famous Oriya people.
Shree Lokanath : Temple Dedicated to Lord Shiva, is said to be
the place where Lord Shiva hid himself from Shani, under a pond. The
Shiva Linga here is partially submerged and the pond is teeming with
fish. Priests here tend to be very strict so do maintain etiquette.
Sunara Gaurang : Temple
Bedi Hanuman : Temple
Chakra Tirtha : Temple
Mausima Temple :
Shree Gundicha : Temple Destination of Rath Yatra.
Famous Places Near Puri
Sun Temple of Konark.
Chandrabhaga Sea Beach.
Satapada Dolphin Sanctuary.
Pipili Famous for Applique Work.
Raghurajpur Famous for Patta Chitra.
Puri Konark Marine Drive This road was recently renovated and
hence is in superb condition. Is peppered with deserted beaches and many
rivers fall into the sea in places visible, if not accessible, from the
road. Some beaches are said to have quicksands. Along the way there is a
temple Ramchandi which is a popular picnic spot amongst the locals as
non-veg is allowed in the temple.
Balihar Chandi Temple Is secluded with a beautiful and very calm
beach nearby view from the temple of which is obscured by a forest.
hotels are listed below. Please check right site hotels booking
engine to find good hotel in Brahmapur.
Hotel Diamond Palace, New
Marine Drive Road, Gourbad Sahi, 06752 230300 .
Hotel Sairam, Hotel Sairam , CT Road. checkin: 8.00AM;
checkout: 7.30AM. Hotel Sairam is located on marine drive road
near Sansangha Thakurbadi,near puri railwaystation and just 10
meter away form golden beach of puri.Rooms are neatly furnished
and are sea facing. Warm and friendly staff. The Jagannath
temple is just 10 mins far from Hotel Rs 500/- 1000/-
Asian Inn Beach Resort, New Marine Drive Road, Swargadwar, Puri,
Orissa. Asian Inn Beach Resort is located on the New Marine Drive Road,
in the sacred Swargadwar locality of Puri. The Three storied resort
provides rooms with all modern facilities with a good view of the
thundering Bay of Bengal. Elevators make the journey effortless to the
upper floors. ThereÂs an air-conditioned Restaurant as well as a
Hotel Vijoya International, A charming, beautiful hotel situated
right on the sea shore in Chakra Tirtha. The private beach is clean and
tent facilities are available. Pickup and drop facilities are available
from the station and you will be welcomed with flowers and welcome
drink. Rooms are neatly furnished and are sea facing.
Mayfair Puri, The most beautiful beach resort with SPA services.
Room tariff 5,000-7,500 INR. This hotel has its private beach with
couple of lifeguards roaming around. Elegantly furnished rooms with
exotic cuisine served at the restaurants makes this resort apart.
Hotel Holiday Resort, Chakratirtha Road, ,when it comes
hospitality and service. It has a private beach, life-guards, private
auto-rickshaw stand, swimming pool, spa and all modern amenties. Indian
and Foreign cuisines are served at the restaurant and good room service
makes this resort the best.
Gochikar House, New Marine Drive Road, Swargodwar. checkout: 7
AM. Sea View Rooms, Travel Desk Rs 500/- to 1200.
hotelpushpasree, New Marine Drive Road, Gourbad Sahi, .
Deep Resorts,. checkin: 7.30AM; checkout: 7AM. AC/NON Ac Sea
Facing Rooms , Multicusine Resturant, Travel Desk , Cards Accepted No Rs
Toshali Sands Resort and Hotel (Travel and Stay in Puri), Toshali
Ethnic Resort in Puri. Toshali Sands is the only luxurious five star
facilities resort in Orissa,close to beach. Approved by Department of
Tourism with its unique ethnic charm that offers everything that you
could ask of a Resort Hotel with excellent luxuries.Warm and friendly
staff.Spread in acres.Resort has Russian language interpretor. Rs.3200
for a big Deluxe Cottage.
Hans Coco Palms Resort,. Quiet location and a swimming pool. The
hotel has a private beach, although there are only two canopies for
Puri Hotel, Sea Beach, 06752 222114, 223809 fax: 06752 222744).
Excellent location. You get a full sea view straight out of balcony of
most of the rooms. They have a website with a facility of online booking
. Rs.880 for a big 4-bed room with balcony.
Krishna Resorts, Chakratirth road, Phone: 06752 220448. Near the
sea beach having furnished A/c and non A/c rooms from 450/- for non a/c
650/- for a/c rooms, 4 bed rooms and 3 bed rooms also available, colour
tv and hot water facility. Eco Frendly Pure Vegetarian Garden Restaurant
Krushna Mandir, At. Near Arabinda School, Swargadwar)
Phone.91-6752-654800 / Fax No.91-6752-231895 & Cell No.0-90401-47447 /
0-98610-10600. 25 furnished Rooms with kitchen facilities only for
Balananda Tirthasram & Restaurant (Balananda Tirthasram), Sea
Beach Road, Puri (After metorological ofice). checkin: Morning;
checkout: 24 hours. Very beautiful family hotel. Very moderate rate
beautiful picturesque sight of sea. Rent are from 200 and more. You can
see the sea from your room balcony. Very beautiful and friendly
vegetarian restaurant. Rs.24 only per meal.
Hotel Sea Queen Inn, Chakratirth road, Phone: 06752 222846. This
is situated just off the beach but has got a few rooms with view of the
sea. Between the beach and the hotel is a small restaurant called Pink
House. Lovely food and friendly people, especially the waiter Akshaya.
Adjacent to the hotel is an Ayurvedic Center providing Body Massage and
other ayurvedic therapies. The good thing is that hotel, restaurant and
Ayurvedic Center are inexpensive. Sea Queen has non-AC rooms for INR
400/- and AC rooms for INR 800/-. Massages start from INR 350/- for an
hours' session but a 14-day session costs just INR 750/-.