Famous and Attractive Tourist Places In Puri
Puri is a very beautiful and attractive place. Puri is situated on the way of Bengal. Puri was locally known as Shrikhetra. It is situated 60 kilometres away from the capital city, Bhubaneswar. Thousands of tourists come to visit this place throughout the year. It is also popularly known as Jagannath Puri. It is one of the char Dham of Hindu religion.
Apart from the sea beach there are many beautiful places near Puri, which you can visit during your stay.
Listed below are some of the attractive tourist places in Puri:
Jagannath Temple: It is a sacred Hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Jagannath. It is located in the eastern cost of India. It is very important pilgrim destination for Hindus. Though many statues of god and deities are made up of stone are marble here the God is carved out of wood. This temple was built in 12th century. This temple is quite famous for its annual festival, Rath Yatra which falls in the month of July.
Puri Beach: Puri beach is located in the city called Puri in Odisha on the shore of Bay of Bengal. Many tourists visit it although the year. It is a beautiful beach. This is also the site of annual Puri beach festival; it is co-sponsored by Ministry of Tourism. This beach also hosts sands arts time to time. You can enjoy that too if you happen to visit this place. While talking about good Hotels in Puri, there are few to mention, Deep Resort, Golden Sand, Hotel Finch and many more.
Konark Beach: It is situated in Odisha on the eastern coast of India and it is considered as one of the finest beach. There is a temple situated 10 kilometres along the beach. The sun temple of Konark is also located on this beach.
Raghurajpur Artist Village: Raghurajpur village is a craft village in the Puri, District of Odisha. Quite well known for its Pattachitra painters. It is also known as the birth place of Odissi Guru. This village is also famous for crafts like, Tussar paintings, palm leaf engraving and lots more.
Chilika Lake: It is a brakish water lagoon. It is spread over the Puri, Kurda and Ganjam district. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest in the world. It is the largest ground for migratory birds on the Indian Sub-Continent. This lake is a home to many threatened species of water animals.
Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary: Chilika is located to the south west of Puri. It covers an area of 1100 square kilometres. It is one of the most visited wildlife sanctuary of Odisha. It is home to various local and migratory birds. The sunrise and the sunset over here are very popular among tourists. One of the famous temples called Kalijai is located near Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary.