Puri, known as the dwelling place of Lord Jagannath, is one of the most visited tourist destinations of India. It is situated on the eastern side of Orissa and lies about 60 km away from the capital city of Bhubaneswar. The major attractions of the city comprise of its marvelous temples and gorgeous beaches. There are four sacred Hindu Dhams in India and Puri is one of them. The city is also known as ‘Jagannath Puri’, ‘Martya Vaikuntha’ or ‘Sri Purusottama Dham’.
Puri holds great religious significance for people and devotees come here from different parts of India to offer their prayers. Despite the fact that the city is also famous for its magnificent beaches, it is the religious factor that draws people here. However, the single most popular attraction of Puri tourism is the Lord Jagannath Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna. As you travel to the city, you will find its numerous temples, maths, and ashrams standing tall to give you a warm welcome.
Along with the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Konark, Puri forms the Golden Triangle of East India. While staying in Puri, don’t miss the chance of enjoying the dazzling view of its white sandy beaches. Of all the beaches here, the most visited is the Puri beach, which presents a magnificent sight and holds religious significance also. It is a very boisterous place with an extensive stretch that enables visitors to go on long walks. In case you are feeling too weary, you can also laze around and let your mind as well as body relax.