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June 24, 2011
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Location of Puri
Puri is located in the state of Orissa and is situated 60 km south of the state capital of Bhuvaneshwar, on the eastern coast of the Bay of Bengal. Puri is a holy city for Hindus and is a part of the Char Dham pilgrimage. Also famous in Puri are its long and beautiful stretch of sandy beaches, which are known to be among the best beaches for swimming in India. There is also a popular beach resort in Puri, positioned in a unique way so that both sunrise and sunset can be viewed from the beach.
Tourist Attractions
Tourist Attractions in Puri
Being one of the most important pilgrimage destinations for Hindus, Puri has many fascinating temples, ashrams and maths. Some of Puri's popular tourist destinations are:
Jagannath Temple
Gundicha Temple
Hotels in Puri
Hotels and Accommodation in Puri
Being a popular tourist and pilgrimage destination there are a range of hotels and guest houses to choose from in Puri. Whether you're..
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How to Reach Puri
How to Get to Puri
Railways: Puri is a major railway junction and there are many regular train services to Puri from cities across the country like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai including others.
Air: Puri does not have an airport and the closest airport from Puri is in the capital city of Bhuvaneshwar; which is well connected by airlines like Air India, Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines etc, to cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata among others. Once in Bhuvaneshwar, one can hire a taxi, or take a bus to get to Puri.
Road: The NH 203 connects Puri to cities like Bhuvaneshwar. The Orissa Road Transport Corporation connects many cities in Orissa to Puri and there are frequent bus services available from Bhuvanneshwar, Cuttack and Konark. The Orissa Toursm Development Corporation provides luxury buses for sightseeing around Puri for around Rs.250 per person.
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