"Puri - A Jewel" Puri by imukhopadhyay

Puri Travel Guide: 84 reviews and 385 photos

One of the four celebrated religious centers of India, Puri, the abode of Lord Jagannath needs no introduction. According to tradition Puri was once a thickly wooded hill inhabited by the Sabaras. The sunny beach at Puri is one of the finest in the world. Watching the sunrise in a symphony of colours is a wonderful experience. It is one of the most popular sea-side resorts where visitors from any part of the globe can comfortably relax.

Beaches at Puri

While at the Puri beach you may take a holy dip or swim in one of the finest beaches in India. Water lovers and pilgrims alike throng the pleasant and pious Puri. The golden memories of the golden glowing sands, the scintillating surf and the beauty of the beach all are unparallel.

Important Landmark near Puri

The magnificent Sun Temple at Konark is the culmination of Orissan temple architecture, and one of the most stunning monuments of religious architecture in the world.Built by the King Narasimhadeva in the thirteenth century, the entire temple was designed in the shape of a colossal chariot with seven horses and twelve wheels, carrying the sun god, Surya, across the heavens. Surya has been a popular deity in India since the Vedic period.

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  • Pros:Best place to visit both for Pilgimage as well as Relaxation
  • Last visit to Puri: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 18, 2007
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