Located in Orissa, Puri is situated on the Bay of Bengal and is around 60 kilometres from Bhubaneshwar, the state capital. The other name given to this place is Jagannath Puri due to the presence of the 12th-century Jagannath Temple in the heart of the city. It is also known as the Spiritual City.
Best Time to Visit
Being a beach city, you can visit Puri during the summer months to enjoy the beach and its water between the months of March to June. However, those who are looking forward to visit this city as a pilgrimage city should opt for the months between November to February as these are the cooler months, quite ideal for sightseeing and tourist activities.The nearest airport to Puri is the Bhubaneshwar Airport which is located around 60 kilometres away.
Places to Visit
The Jagannath Temple in this city is a major Hindu temple which boasts of Kalinga style of architecture. Rising to a huge height of 58 metres, the temple tower has a spire over it with a flag fixed over a chakra. The Pancha Tirtha also known as the five sacred bathing spots of Puri is a must-visit for Hindus in order to complete their pilgrimage to the city. The Rath Yatra at Puri is held in the months of June and July and is attended by more than a million people annually.Another popular temple is the Gundicha Temple which is also called the Garden House of Jagannath is located in the middle of a garden and is quite near to the Jagannath Temple. The Swargadwar is a burning ghat on the sea shore. Puri is quite famous for its Ballighai Beach or Golden Beach which is at the mouth of the Nunai River. The golden yellow sand is completely unique.
With an array of OYO Rooms to choose from, Puri hotels are undoubtedly the best you can get. Religious people whose main purpose is to cover most of the holy places and temples in the city can choose from the OYO Rooms in Sankaracharya Lane near Swargadwar, New Marine Drive Road and Grand Road. Avail complimentary breakfast in all of these hotels along with parking space or laundry service in some. These rooms are near to the Jagannath Temple, Pancha Tirtha and Gundicha Temple allowing visitors to get all the time they need to visit these holy places with peace. Tourists who wish to cover the tourist attractions, especially the beach, can also book a good hotel in Puri of their choice. The OYO Rooms on CT Road, VIP Road and Baliapanda are in close vicinity to the Golden Beach and are just ideal for beach lovers. Avail complimentary breakfast and laundry services here. The rooms on VIP Road also offer a luxurious swimming pool to relax in. These rooms allow tourists to walk down to the beach any time of the day and make the most of their time. Moreover, a plethora of local eateries surround these areas allowing you to grab a bite whenever hungry. The Puri Railway Station is also quite near to these areas allowing you to check into a budget hotel in Puri within minutes’ of your arrival. However, if you are planning to visit Puri during the Rath Yatra festival, then you must book your hotels in Puri well in advance or chances are that you will not be able to find the room of your choice as the hotels get booked quite fast during this time of the year.So are you ready to have a blast in Puri? If yes, book from the best of cheap hotels in Puri today. Booking a hotel with OYO is a very easy task. All you need to do is look for your choice from the variety we offer. Puri hotels near sea beach is way too easy to find. Look in for localities wherever you wish to stay. Look for Puri hotels under 1000 and enjoy a comfortable stay within your budget. You can find Puri hotel tariff on our website and look for hotel which fits in your budget. Puri hotels near Jagannath Temple are a leisure to stay. There are hotels in Puri with swimming pool. Puri hotels contact numbers are provided to our customers when they book the hotel to let them enquire about their queries. Honeymooners can easily find their hotels as OYO offers hotels for couples in Puri at nominal rates.
Events in Puri
Jagannath Rath Yatra: June Jagannath Rath Yatra is a grand occasion in Puri dedicated to Lord Jagannath i.e. Lord Krishna, his sister Goddess Subhadra and his elder brother Lord Balabhadra. As the festivities proceed, three heavily decorated chariots, resembling temple structures are pulled through the streets by devotees. Processions accompanying the chariots chant prayers to the beat of drums, tambourines and trumpets etc. Many devotees and tourists flock Puri for the festival to seek the Lord’s blessing and witness the grand celebration. Book your OYO at Puri for a good stay during this celebration.
Puri Beach Festival: November This gala beach carnival on the Swargadwar Beach of Puri is one colorful beach fest in Odisha and is celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm by demonstrating outstanding works of art and craft forms of Odisha. You will find cultural and ethnic elements – cuisine, handicrafts, handlooms, traditions, and heritage which you are bound to take back home. Witch Beach volleyball, kabaddi tournaments, and other adventure sports, you are bound to have an amazing time with your trusted stay partner OYO right by your side.