"When Puri Celebrates, Even the Gods Join In"
Just one of the everlasting spells of Puri pilgrimage… you've got all day.
The rich, vibrant festivities called life in Puri. A celebration of divinity, art, music and dance, where the spirit soars high on the beauty all around against the backdrop of legendary monuments and sunny beaches.
There's something for everyone. The experience of a lifetime, a celebration that never ends.
You'll never know till you experience it yourself....
is one of the four religious centers in the country so it goes without saying that the main attraction of this city lies in its temples. However, the famous Puri beach is also one factor that induces tourist to home this destination. This pious city is a part of Orissa, and is an obligatory tour for the Hindus for the achievement of Nirvana. Visit the famous Jagannath temple, here worth noticing is the Kalinga architecture and exquisite carvings, making the temple a most religious melting pot of various religions. The Jagannath temple also has the largest kitchen that serves around ten thousand poor and needy. Other important temples are Narasimha temple and Tota Gopinath temple. The Rath Yatra Festival held during the month of June and July is a not to be missed event that generates huge crowd from all over India. You should come to embrace the opposite manifestations of religiousness and serenity. Enjoying the sun on the long stretch of golden and white sandy beaches in Puri will cast its own spell. Puri beach is the only walkable beach on the eastern side of India that offers options of sailing in the challenging waves of Bay of Bengal. Regarded, as the world's most picturesque sea coat, the beach is also ideal for water surfing. There is also a lake by the name of Indradyumna nearby that offers a splendid view too.
Endless Attractions of Puri
The religious richness of the land is clearly reflected in the various festivals and fairs of the city. Festivals are in fact the best time to visit, if one wants to know the culture of this town. The enthusiastic people of Puri are also arduous craftsmen. Patachitras, a very new art form of painting has emerged here and this makes it an exclusive purchase for gifting as souvenirs. Itak a complex method of tie and dye is another item not to be missed. The display of Puri art and craft takes place elaborately during the beach festival in March. In this festival folk songs and dance of Orissa are also showcased. Puri act as gateways to various other destinations of cultural and heritage importance. Tourists come to see the Black Pagoda or Sun temple at Konark that is around 35 kms from Puri. Then there is the largest freshwater lake in Asia, Chilka Lake that makes Puri a celebrated 'honeymoon paradise'.
So, with so many options in hand, a visit to this tourist destination of Puri will give you a breathtaking holidays. The Rath and Beach festival invites huge tourist participation and one cannot miss these events that will add freshness into your life.