One of India’s frequently visited city of cultural antiquities. Puri has the 11th century sculptured holy temple of Sri Jagannath Lord enriched with the auspicious Rath Yatra and beautiful Bay of Bengal at shore. What else is needed for a peace lover? If you are looking for spiritual spots in India, do visit Puri. It’s worth visiting.
Puri is situated in Odisha state of India. One can reach here conveniently with the modes of transportation available. It is considered among seven holy destinations in India. There are frequent trains, Bus Services and flights available to reach Puri. It is also considered among one of the four most pious pilgrim destinations according to hindu mythology. It is called Jagannath Puri after the name of the holy lord.
The Rath Yatra which is the main eye catcher for tourist crowd occurs in July month. In this occasion all the three deities Jagannath, Balabhadra & Shubhadra are brought out and placed in a chariot procession. Millions of people visit and come out of their homes on this day. if you can touch the rope which is being pulled by thousands of devotees than your sins are pardoned by almighty. Puri is also considered as a holy place to die in or to be cremated.
Tourist hot spots & events in and around Puri
Jagannath Temple,Puri Beach,Lord Balabhadra Temple,Rath Yatra : Festival of Chariots,Sun temple : Konark : 35 KMs away from Puri,Bhubeneshwar : 60 Kms from Puri
Being a holy shrine, Millions of people visit every year to Puri to offer prayers. Mostly during the Festival of Chariots which is originally known as Rath Yatra. Hence one can say that pilgrim tourism as well as historical touch makes this a hot spot for people to visit. For tourists there are many resorts & hotels in Puri. As it is a holy place it has also got accommodation facilities for all castes, races. One can find V.I.P suite as well a simple lodge to stay with basic amenities in Puri. There are many trusts, NGO’s , dharmashala’s for providing accommodation to every status of human kinds overwhelming their heart with pious joy of devotion.