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Puri the abode of Lord Jagganath is also known for its sacred beach. The beach has attracted countless devotees and sea lovers to take a purification dip for both Indians and foreigners.The brushed sand dunes, the beautiful sunset, sand arts by the local sand artists like world famous Sudarshan, roar of the breakers and the local fisherman’s fleet work give sufficient reason to visitors enjoy this beautiful beach.Location:Puri is 60-km from Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha and 35-km from Konark Sun temple on the Marine Drive.Touring Seasons:Through out the year, but the best time is between September and March.Beach AccessibilityAirlines: The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar just 60km away from Sri Jagganath Puri; from there you can easily fetch a vehicle or a bus.Rail Lines: Puri Railway Station is connected directly to different major cities like Kolkota, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Tirupati and Ahmedabad.Bus Lines: By road Puri is 60-km from Bhubaneswar and 35-km from Konark on Marine Drive.Lodging/Accommodation at Puri BeachThere is a Good accommodation option such as seaside resorts, luxurious hotels, and eating facilities for the tourists at the Puri Beach. You pick from the wide range of luxury and budget class hotels and lodges, most them situated near the sea shore some of them are Mayfair, Kalinga Asoka, OTDC Panthnivas, Youth Hostel, Tosalisands, Puri Hotel etc.Fascinating Places near the Puri BeachPuri TempleThe holy city of Puri is at a distance of 60 km from Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha. It is one of the four holiest points of pilgrimage for Hindus.Lord Jagannath Temple is ascribed to Anantvarma Chodganga Dev who built it during 1078-1147AD.It is built on elevated ground about twenty feet above the ground level shows an magnificent sight and can be seen from a great distance. The Temple consists of four main part viz., the Viman or the great temple, Jagmohan or the hall of audience, Natamandapa the Dancing Hall and Bhogmandap or the refractory. The Images of Lord Balabhadra, Subhadra & Jagganath are installed in the inner part of the temple called as Ratnavedi or the jeweled platform.The temple has four gates at four directions of the temple called as Simhadara (Lions Gate), Ashwa dwara (horse gate), Vyaghara dwara (tigers gate) & Hasti dwara (elephants gate), they represent dharma, mana, variagya & Aishwarya.The main entrance which is called as Simdhara is faced to Arun Stambha.Konark TempleThe magnificent and incredible Sun Temple at Konark is the culmination of Odishan temple architecture, and one of the most awesome monuments of religious architecture in the world. Konark also known as Arka-Tritha is known for its Temple of lord Surya, the Sun god. It is situated on the seashore, 33km north of Puri and 65 km from Bhubaneswar. It was Constructed of black stone in the beginning of the 13th century, and it is considered one of the vivid architectural showpieces of Hindu India. Despite the fact that the Black Pagoda is in ruins, the remaining porch area and the structures of this temple complex remain as a crown jewel of Odisha artwork.Balighai8 km from Puri a lovely seaside resort where the river Nuanai meets the sea.BaleswarPopular for Temple Baleswar incarnation of lord Siva, just 15km away from Sri Jagannath Puri.Oceanic ActivitiesSunbathing, Fishing, boat tours, strolling, are some of the oceanic activities you can keep yourself in. You can also try your hand in sand art by the help of professional sand artist.Events near the BeachPuri Beach FestivalPuri, the abode of Lord Jagannath, is a wonderful beach resort for leisure and pleasure hunters. Known as ‘Puri Beach Festival’ it is held from 5th-9th November each year and has come to limelight in recent years.
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