Puri is a city and a municipality in the state of Odisha, in the east of India. It is the seat of the Puri district and is located in the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometers south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. Puri is known by several names since ancient times, and was known locally as “Sri Kshetra” and the temple of Lord Jagannatha is known as “Bada Deula”.Jagannatha Temple and Puri were invaded many times by Hindus and Muslims rulers, from the 4th century BC to the beginning of the 19th century with the aim of plundering the treasures of the temple. The things that have been left and further developed list out to be the specialties in Puri.
- Puri temples – Take a break from the busy schedule of your daily life and board this divine trip to Odisha. Frequented by millions of people, Puri has innumerable temples venerated by age, the most famous of which is the Jagannath Temple. Other temples like Gundicha temple where the famous Rath Yatra begins from, Astachandi temple famous for being home to all the 8 mother goddesses, Loknath temple which is most famous Shiva temple in puri, Chakratirtha Temple largely visited by pilgrims, Daria Mahabir temple which is a famous Hanuman temple, Mausima Temple which is a shrine to goddess Ardhasini and many more to count.
- Chilka Lake – The chilika lake is the most enjoyable ones where children, as well as elders, will have a field day. With amazing restaurants, shopping places and boating facilities, one can dwell deep within the waters of the lake and find peace amongst the everyday bustle of this world.
- Swargadwar beach – One of the most popular religious beaches of Puri, Swargadwar beach is the bathing area of Sri Chaitanya Dev, a well-known sage of the Vaishnava cult. It is believed that he attained the status of Lord Brahma because of his divine soul. The word Swargdwar is a combination of two words, Swarg and Dwar, which translates as “the door to heaven”. There are a number of myths related to Swargadwar beach. It is visited by devotees in large numbers every year who come here to take a bath in the sacred waters of the sea to atone for their sins. They offer prayers for them and their loved ones to go to heaven after death. The beach has been blessed by a calm and surreal atmosphere.
There are different ways to go there. Best way to go there is by Trains and flight. To enjoy the beauty of this place you need to visit this place.