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Puri is one of the four main Hindu pilgrim centres in India and is famous for its Jagannath Temple. This 65 metre high temple built in the 12th century AD dominates the landscape. Over one million people flock to this holy place every year to participate in the Rath Yatra or Car Festival.
This annual ritual spread, over the entire summer and monsoon seasons, make this the most fruitful time to visit Puri. Puri is well-known for its golden beach with miles of yellow sand, blue waves, white surf and bright sunshine. With equable climate, Puri is a popular tourist resort frequented by visitors throughout the year.
Summer 40 - 26 C
Winter 27 - 17 C
Throughout the year
Getting to Puri
Nearest Airport is Bhubaneswar which is connected by flights to several important cities in India.
Puri is a rail terminal connecting several important cities in India including Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Cochin, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhil Guwahati, Hyderabad, Chennai, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Varanasi, etc.
NH 203 is connected to Puri which is connected by good motorable roads to all places in India.
60 km from Bhubaneswar
541 km from Kolkata
35 km from Konark
362 km from Sambalpur
97 km from Cuttack