"Puri" Puri by lotharscheer

Puri Travel Guide: 97 reviews and 396 photos

Puri is a mayor indian pilgrim center, up to a quarter million pilgrims at Yath Ratra the mayor event in summer. It is also very popular with indian tourists wich used to be around Marine Drive in the better hotels but increasingly go also to the C.T.Road area where lots of new hotels have been built. It was also popular with western hippies about 20, 30 years ago, attracted by the nice beach, friendly local population and Governement Bhang shops (for the pilgrims doing their religion), usualy staying in the C.T.Road area close to the fishing village where crumbling colonial time buildings have been transformed to cheap accomodation. Today it is much cleaner but lost a bit of atmosphere with all these sometimes terrible designed hotels.

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  • Pros:A lot to see, beach and friendly local people
  • Cons:A lot of traffic with constant honking
  • Last visit to Puri: Dec 2012
  • Intro Updated Feb 27, 2013
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