Top places to visit in Puri

  • Jagannath Temple, Puri

Puri in Odisha is one of the four must-visit pilgrimage sites for Hindus because of Jagannath Temple that forms the part of Char Dham in India.

The Puri Sea Beach

Puri Beach is amongst the must-see tourist places for visitors of the city, just like the famed temple. Devotees flock to this beach on the Bay of Bengal after paying their respects at the Jagannath Temple to cool off in the water. Additionally, it is one of the most popular tourist places in Puri, Odisha, due to its clean beaches and raging waves.

Sudarshan Crafts Museum

It is a handicraft museum in Puri where art lovers will have a good time learning about the erstwhile Odisha’s art and craft. If you want to explore the best places to visit in Puri in 2 day, Sudarshan Crafts Museum is the spot to go! Even more, this museum is located at a stone’s throw distance from Puri railway station. This abode of fine artwork features a Buddhist Temple, Craft Centre, and a small sales center that sells craft items.

Narendra Tank

Narendra Tank is one of the largest tanks in Odisha and is believed to have been built during the 15th century. This tank is considered holy and has a lot of small and big temples surrounding it. There is an island in the middle of the lake with a small temple called Chandana Mandapa.

Chilika Lake

Chilika Lake is the biggest inland salt-water lake. Situated 50 km away from Puri, this lake is a major tourist attraction in Odisha. Set amidst a beautiful landscape full of lush greenery, the Chilika Lake also has a beautiful island laden with trees.

Astaranga Beach

Astaranga meaning “colourful sunset” is a magnificent beach located in the state of Orissa. As the name suggests this beach is famous for the picturesque views that it provides during the sunset. The sky takes on vivid hues and the blue water in juxtaposition of it makes the whole place look magical.

Shree Gundicha Temple

The temple was constructed out of light-grey sandstone in the traditional Kalinga architectural style. It is divided into four primary sections: the Vimana (a tower structure that houses the sanctuary), the Jagamohana (an assembly hall), the Natamandapa (the location of all festivals), and the Bhogamandapa (offerings hall). The deities enter through the west gate and exit through the east gate, which is placed at the end of Bada Danda, the major route of the Puri Rath Yatra.

Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary

A Marine Drive road runs adjacent to it, and it falls on Puri-Konark Marine Drive road. The rare Black Buck, deers, large tribes of monkeys, hyenas could be spotted here. Also, due to its proximity to the sea, visitors will love witnessing Olive Ridley Turtles. If you are coming from Konark, Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary is the place to explore. 

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