Puri Beach Escape
There are so many hidden gems in India, Puri being one of them. Located in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, Puri bustles with backpackers, pilgrims, and travelers all year round. To fully discover the rather underrated city of Puri, you must choose an online Puri tour package and explore the city to witness serenity from up close.
Puri has something for everyone. Surfing and swimming for the water babies, peaceful stroll by the beach for those looking for respite, the adrenaline-charged experience with the humongous crowd at Rath yatra, and delicious delicacies of Odisha for the foodies to savour. In all, the city of Puri has all the making of a fulfilling trip.
About the Destination
Puri is where you will find an interesting amalgamation of Hindu pilgrims, foreign travellers, and tourists from all over the country. Being one of the holiest pilgrimage spots in India, the city must be visited for the stupendous Jagannath Mandir, popular Rath Yatra, and its peppy, sandy beaches. Blessed with a breathtaking shoreline, Puri offers you speed boat rides and surfing. For a thorough exploration of the tranquil city, take a Puri tour package online at Veena World. That will help ensure that you don’t miss any of the important highlights.
Experience the holy city of Puri
Being a highly favoured destination of tourists, there are many reasons why you should visit Puri:
Jagannath Mandir is dedicated to Jagannath, an incarnation of Vishnu. Constructed in 1198, a total of two walls surround the temple. On visiting the temple, you see a 58 m-high flag-hugged sikhara with the wheel of Vishnu on its top. Jagannath Mandir is undoubtedly one of the top tourist places in Puri that should be on your list. Moreover, a Puri holiday package lets you opt for a Jagannath Mandir tour as well during your trip to Puri.
The Puri Beach with its splashing waves on the golden sands provides the right amount of rejuvenation. You get to experience water sports on the sunlight-tinted waves, and can easily go for a quick swim or a calming stroll at the beach.
After you have soaked up the sun, you can go on a 30 km drive to the Chandrabhaga Beach or the Konark Beach which once spread up till the Konark temple but now has slowly moved away. After you laze around at the beach, you can then head to the famous Sun temple which symbolizes the heritage of India. Dedicated to the Sun God, the temple showcases immense artistic magnificence. On visiting the temple you see three images of the Sun god positioned in a way that it receives sun rays at all three times - morning, noon, and evening.
The locals take a dip in the Narendra Tank on a daily basis. Being the largest holy tank in Puri, the tank has a tiny temple that you can go to by crossing a narrow footbridge. At the time of the Chandan Yatra festival, Jagannath’s replica deity is given a ritual bath here in the tank every year.
A place where Lord Vishnu was once said to be present in the form of a ‘neem tree’, the Markandeya Tank is one of the most popular tourist places in Puri. It is a bathing place for locals and is a great place to explore given the amount of interest it draws.
Offering a 700m stretch of land, the Model Beach is part of an initiative for beach tourism. The stretch of land is clean and fine, offering a picture-perfect ‘let’s go to the beach’ vibe. You can relax by the beach under the palm umbrellas or get sun-kissed in the sun and take home a beautiful tan.