Puri is well known city especially popular as pilgrimage city of famous temple of Lord Jagannath Puri. It headquarters of Puri district situated in Odisha, India. According to Indian Mythology, the place is said to be last resting point of Lord Vishnu which made the significance of place and thus, it became Jagannath puri temple. Large density of devotees all over the country and from abroad visit the grand temple and one of the largest art depository & architectural richness of the place. Not only have the temples, art and artitecture, the city attracted larger tourist traffic for natural beauty. You will find beautiful and scenic beaches like golden puri beach, Chandrabhaga Sea Beach, Swargadwar Beach and Konark beach; lakes like Chilka Lake and sanctuaries like Chilka wildlife sanctuary and Nalabana Bird Sanctuary. Temples are all over cities like Sun temple in Konark, Vimala temple, Sunara Gaurang Temple, Gundicha Temple and Shree Lokanath temple.
Accommodation: The place is however not expensive to stay but there is also no lesser number of luxury accommodations for tourists. In fact, the wide versatility in accommodation encourages tourist to stay and explore the pilgrimage city more intensively. There are 3 or 4 star hotels where you get numerous amenities and luxury along with affordable rate like hotel sonar bangla puri. You are suggested to get pre –bookings especially in peak seasons like July where the place get populated with number of national and international tourist and getting accommodation become tricky. Booking before a month or two will be save you from any staying issues. There are also luxury hotels with sea facing rooms that you will love and other beach residing five star hotels like golden beach residing hotel.
When is a favorable time to visit? Hotels in puri or any puri hotel there get occupied in July due to most of rath yatras and darshans. So if you are not inclined for rath yatras and crowded devotees, you should prefer months like January to March or October to December where temperature is not very high or low along with less crowd.
How to reach Puri : If you are looking to reach their by flight, there is no own airport of puri but you can fly to the nearest airport which is Bhubaneswar Airport which is connected by national and international flights. Puri Railway station has rail-routes to major cities in country like new Delhi, Calcutta, Ahmadabad etc. There are also bus services and road route by which you can reach to the city.