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Puri District In Brief

Climate : Hot, dry and cold. The ideal time to visit Puri is round the year .
Winter : Max temperature 30oC , Min 14oC.
Summer : Max temperature 38oC , Min 21oC.
Clothing : Cotton clothes during summers and light woolens during Winters.
Seasons : Winter, autumn, spring, summer and the monsoon season.
Language : Here majority people speaks ' Oriya. So a visitor can freely speak Hindi, English and Bengali.
Food habit : Here Indian, Chinese, continental and several other demanded dishes are available.

Puri -The Abode of lord Jagannath .

Holiest of the holy places and one of the Indias four Dhamas, Puri occupies a distinct and unique place in the tourist map of India. It is famous for the abode of lord Jagannath. Situated at a distance the 60 km. from state capital Bhubaneswar on the coast on Bay of Bengal, it is world famous for Lord Jagannath Temple and the Car festival. For the centuries this holy places has been an important centre for hindu worship and is well connected among the best holiday resorts of the country. This place has several name . It is known as Nilachala, Nilagiri, Niladri, Purushottam kshetra,Srikhetra and Sankha khetra.

The temple is holy and grand , the main road infront of the temple is Bada danda, the offerings to the lord Jagannath is called Mahaprasad and the cremation ground is Swargadwara, the gateway to heaven . At the centre of the Puri town temple of lord Jagannath is situated. On the west of the temple is Harachandi sahi, on the south is Bali sahi, on the north is Dolamandap sahi. Besides the main temple, Puri has a large number of samller temple dedicated to mostly Lord Shiva,Devi Kali, Lord Hanuman

Researchers say that great persons like Jesus Christ, Guru Nanak, Srichaitnya, Sankaracharya, Ballav acharya, Tulsi Das, Kabir had visited this place and had left behind some sweet memories. The Narendra Pond , Bimala temple, Indradumna pond, Sunar Gauranga, Gundicha Temple, Swarga Dwar, Mukti mandap, Koili Baikuntha, Sankaracharya Matha, Emarnath library, Sanskrit University and a charming sea beach are some of the noteworthy places of Puri.

Place of attraction - Really .

Here resides Lord Jagannath ... the lord of universe.His temple is called Srimandir. Built on the year between 1078-1147AD, this temple built on an elevated ground about twenty feet above the level of the sorruoundings. The height of the main temple is 214.8 feet.

Ratha jatra or car festival is the most important festival of Lord Jagannath.This colorful festival draws milions of devotees from various part of the country as well as abroad.It is held every year in between june and july.

This holy city Puri has a salubrius climate . It attracts tourists from all over the world round the year . But particularly during summer it has a unique attraction.Because it has one of the finest beaches of the world. It is also called as summer resort of India. It is the home of numerous artisans and craftmen, who produce rare exquisite handicrafts of a large variety.

Important Places in and around Puri.

Bramhagiri : This place is famous for Alarnath Temple. It is situated at the distance of 23 kms from Puri.

Bali Harchandi : This is an beautiful picnic spot and situated at the distance of 35 kms from Puri. Here resides famous goddess Harchandi.

Kuruma : This place is famous for Buddhist Monastry . It is situated at a distance of 8 kms Konark sun temple .

Ramchandi : This place is situated at the distance of 5 km. from Konark sun temple .It is a beautiful picnic spot and is famous for the Goddess Ramchandi temple.

Satapara : Satapara is situated at a distance of 50kms on Puri-Brahmagiri road on Chilika lake coast. About lakhs of pilgrims turn to this place to watch the natural beauty and dances of Dolphin every year .

Pipili : At a distance of 40kms from Puri, this place is famous for Applique works. Here this art work is traditional.

Astaranga : A plce of fishing and enjoying. A beautiful beach, this place Astaranga is situated atleast 60kms away from Puri.

Sakhigopal : On the way to Bhubaneswar to Puri one will come across this scenic spots . It is famous for the Lord Gopinath Temple and Satyabadi Bana Vidyalaya .

Beleswar Matha : At a distance of 13kms from Puri , this famous scenic beauty is on the sea shore . Here is the famous Beleswar Matha and Lord Shiva Temple.

Kakatpur : At a distance of 65kms from Bhubaneswar this spot is famous for Goddess Mangala Temple.

How to reach .

For a tourist to reach this holy town is best on the road and rail . This town is well connected with state capital Bhubaneswar on road , which is at a distance of 60 kms only.Regular privat and government buses are plying to this town. Several tourist bus is also available as per inquiry.The bus charge form Bhubaneswar to Puri is in between Rs 30 t0 45, varies from bus service provider . This town is not directly rail connected with Bhubaneswar city, but several regualr and express trains connects this town through Khurda rail junction to the other part of the country.

Accomodation .

Here different categories of accomodation is available . Means both upper, lower and middle class people can stay here according to their planning .Several Matahs and holiday home, resorts are also serve cheap accomodation service lavishly.

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