Sea Beach at one end of Chilika Lake
Puri is a pilgrim town and a renowned beach resort at 65 kms from Bhubaneshwar. Puri has transformed itself over the years from an idyllic beach destination into a bustling beach getaway.
Puri is best visited for its Jagannath Temple (Lord Jagannath is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) and is a major Hindu pilgrimage center. Some of the famous festivals that are celebrated in Puri are Chandan Yatra, Rath Yatra & Puri Beach Festival.
Major tourist crowd in Puri is seen during the festivals apart from that tourists can be seen round the year. From Puri, one can visit Konark Sun Temple (30 kms), UNESCO world heritage site and site dolphins & migratory birds at Chilika Lake (50 kms).
Beaches at Puri wear a typical getaway resort look. There are a number of mid-segment to premium resorts facing the beach. For idyllic beaches one can opt for isolated Ramchandi Beach at 7 kms from Konark temple.
Typical Stay Duration: 2-3 nights