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Puri

Puri

Population:
201,026
Average Climate:
Summer: 24° C – 36° C
Winters: 28° C – 17° C
Best time to visit:
October to March
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About Puri

Puri District is a coastal district on the eastern part of Odisha, India. This District needs no introduction, being the abode of Lord Vishnu, most popularly known as Lord Jagannath. This District derives its name from the heritage city of Puri, one of the four pilgrimage centres of India. Handicraft and cottage industries of this District is famous the world over, its original source being the temple craft of Lord Jagannath and the Sun Temple at Konark. Puri is known by several names from the ancient times to the present, and locally called as Badadeula. Puri and the Jagannath Temple were invaded 18 times by Hindu and Muslim rulers, starting from the 4th century to the start of the 19th century with the objective of capturing the treasures of the temple. Odisha, including Puri and its temple, were under the British rule from 1803 till India attained independence in August 1947. The rich traditional culture and heritage of the District gives a boost to this industry. The important products of this industry are in, stone carving, patta chitra, wood carving, modern patch work, terracotta, bell metal, and sea shell items etc.

Tourist Attractions

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Chilikas

s Chilika is largest brackish water estuarine Lake of Asia. It sprawls over an area of 1100 Sq. kms. Covering parts of three districts of Odisha i.e. Puri on the East, Khurda on the North and Ganjam on the South. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World. Satapada is one of the most popular tourist places of Odisha. Irrawaddy Dolphins are major attraction of Chilika. It has the second largest congregation of migratory Birds in the world after Lake Victoria in Africa. It is the largest ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent. In Winter the migratory birds come from as far as the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, Aral Sea and other parts of Russia, Kirghiz Steppes of Mongolia, Central& South-East-Asia, Ladakh and the Himalayas.

Pipilis

Jagannath Puris

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Toshali Sands

Puri,India

A heaven for honeymooners, leisure trips, beach tours and business conventions is another name of Toshali Sands Puri that is situated near Balighai beach. By covering 25 acres of property, on the way to Konark Marine drive it is an ecstasy for world over tourists who like to enjoy sun, sand and sea. 60 kms away from the capital...
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Mayfair Heritage Hotel

Puri,India

Heavenly settings overlooking the Puri Beach and unique panorama are all that make MAYFAIR Heritage Puri the 3 Star luxury beach resort to accommodate in the reign of Lord Jagannath. The luxury hotel and resort in Puri invites you in its glorious vistas overlooking the Bay of Bengal. For those looking for luxury hotels in Puri t...
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The Hans Coco Palms

Puri,India

Set in idyllic surroundings, in what is one of India's best kept secrets – the sea shore of Orissa – The Hans Coco Palms at Puri is a haven of peace, serenity and cultural delights. The experience is a must for those seeking a getaway spot abundant in nature without sacrificing modern comfort. The property, for...