Puri is major city of the East Indian state of Orissa. Situated on the coast of the Bay of Bengal, Puri is popular beach resort and a pilgrimage destination alike. Puri is one of the oldest cities in eastern India and it has been described in Skanda Purana as the resting place of Lord Vishnu. The city along with Bhubaneshwar and Konark forms Golden Triangle of Orissa. Puri is home to Jagannath temple, built in the late 11th century. One of the four sacred pilgrimage centres for Hindus, Puri is also known as Jagannath Puri. Every year (during June / July) thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit Puri to participate in annual Rath Yatra (car festival) associated with Jagannath Temple. Puri Beach Festival held every year in the month of November is another important festival of the city.
Puri Railway Station
Station Code PURI
Arrival and Departure Enquiry 131 (pre-recorded), 06752 - 224995, 226717 (Manual)
Reservation Enquiry 06752
- 226712 to15 (Interactive Voice Response
Station Details Puri railway station is a major railhead of Orissa state and an important terminus of South Eastern Railway. The railway station is served by the East Coast Railways. Puri railway station is connected by several express and mail trains with rest of the country. Purshottam Express and Puri New Delhi Express are the two important trains connecting Puri railway station with national capital New Delhi. In addition, trains running in Kolkata Chennai route pass through Puri station. The railway station is located close to the city centre and easily accessible from any part of the city.
Amenities Puri railway station is equipped with amenities such as waiting room, retiring room, cloak room, computerized reservation offices, tourist information counter, refreshment room (vegetarian and non-vegetarian), water cooler, book stall and telephone booth.
Distances of major landmarks Bhubanshwar Airport (56 km), Jagannath
Temple (3 km), Puri Beach (5 km), Markandya
Temple (2.8 km), Bata Loknath Temple
(6 km), Bhubaneshwar (56 km), Konark
(77 km), Chilka Wildlife Sanctuary
(30 km), Chilka Lake (50 km).