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Puri

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.
Chilika Lake.
Satapada Dolphin Sanctuary.
Alarnath Temple
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.

Main 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 . Rs.600-1000.

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. There’s an air-conditioned Restaurant as well as a conference room.

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, . Rs.600-800.

Deep Resorts,. checkin: 7.30AM; checkout: 7AM. AC/NON Ac Sea Facing Rooms , Multicusine Resturant, Travel Desk , Cards Accepted No Rs 750/- to1400/-.

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 guests.

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 attached.

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 Holiday Home
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/-.