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Puri Travel Guide

The most consecrated pilgrim destination for Hindus in India, Puri also famous as the Jagannath (the Lord of Universe) is accredited with the famous Jagannath temple and is along the coast of Bay of Bengal in the Indian State of Orissa. Hindu mythology shows, as is given in Skanda Purana, Puri as the breathing place of Lord Vishnu.

Puri is a large depositary of art and architecture of India, particularly that of Orissa. The historical and cultural buildings have silvery ancientness going back to 3rd century B.C. to 17th century A.D. The famous tourist destinations of Konark, Bhubaneswar and Puri are combinedly known as the golden triangle of Orissa, the three culture holiday destinations with majestic past, inheritance and many far-famed idolizing shrines and of which Puri draw the maximum number of holidaymakers.

Major attractions for holidays nearby Puri include the Chilka Lake, famed as the biggest landlocked salt-water lagoon, Puri beach, Gundicha Ghar and the Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary. Many holidaymakers make it a point to celebrate their holidays like Temple of Child Krishna at Indradyumna Tank, Markandeswar tank, the Museum and Sudarshan Workshop and Atharnala Bridge.

The renowned Sun Temple of Konark is in the close propinquity of less than an hour journey. A major festivity in Puri is Rath Yathra (Car/ Chariot festival), carried in every year. This Car festival, held during June – July period, is affiliated with the Jagannath temple and throughout this season many thousands of Hindu Pilgrims mob to Puri to see the majestic festival. Another festival, which draws many, is the Puri Beach Festival carrying in November of every year.

Puri is a rising industrial area with the major industries like rice milling, handicrafts and fish curing. Puri is a spiritual tourist destination and a most wanted culture holiday attraction. Puri plunges all cultural inheritances of ancient India and traditional Hindu opinions. With historical temples and consecrated rituals, Puri attracts all the partisan holidaymakers to its lap for a lifetime experience.

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