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Puri

Puri is a holy city situated in the state of Orissa. The Jagannath temple in puri is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to lord Jagannath (Vishnu). Situated in the coastal town of puri, in Orissa it is an important pilgrimage in the char-dham circuit. Several festivals in the name of lord Krishna and Vishnu are conducted and attended by large number of devotees from all over the world. The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra, or chariot festival, in which the three main temple deities are hauled on huge and elaborately decorated chariots. Since medieval times, it is also associated with intense religious fervour.Jagannath, Balabhadra and the goddess Subhadra represent the trinity of deities sitting on the decorated platform or the Ratnavedi in the inner chamber. With its sculptural richness and fluidity of the Odia style of temple architecture, it is one of the most magnificent monuments of India. However, Puri also has one of the best beaches for swimming in India and is also a popular beach resort.

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Puri
Puri is a holy city situated in the state of Orissa. The Jagannath temple in puri is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to lord Jagannath (Vishnu). Situated in the coastal town of puri, in Orissa it is an important pilgrimage in the char-dham circuit. Several festivals in the name of lord Krishna and Vishnu are conducted and attended by large number of devotees from all over the world. The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra, or chariot festival, in which the three main temple deities are hauled on huge and elaborately decorated chariots. Since medieval times, it is also associated with intense religious fervour.Jagannath, Balabhadra and the goddess Subhadra represent the trinity of deities sitting on the decorated platform or the Ratnavedi in the inner chamber. With its sculptural richness and fluidity of the Odia style of temple architecture, it is one of the most magnificent monuments of India. However, Puri also has one of the best beaches for swimming in India and is also a popular beach resort.

How to Reach By Air By Train By Bus


By Air: 
The Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar located 60 km from Puri provides all the modern and international facilities to the passengers.  Being the major airport of Orissa, the air terminal connects cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam. 
By Railways: 
Serving as one of the important junctions of South Eastern Railways, Puri railway station connects to almost all the major cities in India. With a string of passenger, express and super fast trains, the rail routes of Puri links to other Indian cities of Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram and Ahmedabad. 
By Bus:
 Frequent bus services are available from Puri to almost all the cities of Orissa, including Bhubaneswar, Konark and Cuttack. Apart from state services, there are several private buses as well. 


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Puri Jagannath Car festival (Rath Yatra)
It is a stunning extravaganza and highly important religious festival in Puri. Tourists throng this place during the Car festival period to experience the eye catching event and is held during June to July.


Attraction points
» Balighai Beach
» Bhoga Mandap
» Chakranayan Temple
» Chakratirtha
» Golden Beach of Puri
» Narendra Tank
» Pipilli
» Puri Museum
» Raghurajpur



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