Weekend Tours from Puri

Weekend tours from Puri allow the tourists to explore the territory of Orissa. Orissa houses a number of attractions that are located at a vicinity to Puri. These attractions form a part of the Puri weekend tours.

Some of the important weekend getaways from Puri are:
  • Raghurajpur
    Raghurajpur, situated on National Highway 203, is one of the most popular getaways from Puri. Raghurajpur, located near Chandanpur, is famous for pattachitra. Raghurajpur is known for its age-old tradition of paintings. The place is also famous for masks, mural paintings, sculptures, wooden idils and toys, papier mache, stone idols, masks, etc. It is noteworthy that Raghurajpur, is one of the Heitage Craft Village in the state of Orissa.

  • Konark
    Konark finds mention in the Sambha Purana and is known as one of the ancient centers of Sun worship. Konark Temple is situated about 35 kilometers from the Marine Drive. Tourists can experience the beauty of the sea at Chandrabhanga.

  • Satapada on Chilka
    Satapada is a resort situated on the southeastern part of Chilka. Satapada is located about 50 kilometers from Puri. Chilka in Orissa covers about 1165 square kilometers of land, covering the areas of Khurda, Ganjam and Puri. Chilka houses a large number of fishes and dolphins.
  • Sakhigopal
    Sakhigopal is located about 17 kilometers from Puri. Sakhigopal, also known as Satyabadi, is a famous religious site of Orissa. Legends believe that King Prataprudra brought the idol of Lord Krishna at this site. Sakhigopal seems to be a miniature of the Jagannath Temple. Sakhigopal is said to be one of the important centers of learning of the 19th and 20th century.

  • Pipli
    Pipli is situated on the NH-40. Pipli in Orissa is known for its applique work. One can see a number of shops exhibiting the applique works. Lampshades, table cloths, sofa covers, bags, umbrellas, bed covers, wall hanging, etc, are some of the items found in the shops of Pipli. Pipli is situated at a vicinity to the Ashokan Rock Edicts and Shanti Stupa. This area is also known to house many archaeological relics.
Weekend tours from Puri gives a relief from the humdrum of everyday life.

Last Updated on : 23 June 2011