In & Around Puri

There are several tourist attractions in & around Puri that is the ending point of the golden triangle of Orissa, being Bhubaneshwar and Konarak the other two. You have many Places to visit around Puri, which have all the means to enchant you. Every year, a number of visitors come here pulled by many enthralling places to see in Puri, like Puri Rath Yatra and Lord Jagannath Temple. There are several amazing Puri sightseeing places, which should not be missed out during your visit in the holy town. Apart from main Puri, there are many mind-blowing Places near Puri, including Konark temple, which are loved to be visited by the tourists from all over the world. Here are described the major tourist attractions in and around Puri:

Jagannath Temple : The 12th century Jagannath Puri Temple is the main epicenter for the Rath Yatra festival in Puri. Devotees around the globe visit Puri to get lost in the colors of Puri Rath Yatra. Every year.

Bhubaneswar : The state capital of Orissa, situated 60 km (37 miles) far from Puri. The capital city houses several ancient temples like the famous Lingaraj Temple constructed in the medieval period. You can also visit many other renowned temples in the town like Lord Shiva, the 7th century Parshurameshwar Temple, the Rajarani Temple, and the 10th century Mukteshwar temples. A state museum, a zoo and many parks are some other attractions of Bhubaneshwar.

Konark Temple : The 13th century Konark Temple, a world heritage site, is a living example of the finest architecture for this age. The temple, also known as Sun Temple, signifies the glory of the God Sun. The temple bears three major sections referred as the Sanctrum depicting the images God Sun, Natya Mandir and Jagamohana. You can also spot Mayadevi temple and Vaishnava close to the main temple.

Pipli : : Pipli is known as a renowned centre for the traditional crafts of Orissa and the appliqu, handbags, lampshades, wall hangings and several other marvelous creations are world famous.

Chilika Lake : Chilka lagoon, the brackish water lagoon which covers an area of 1100 square feet, is the world,s second largest lagoon and India,s largest lagoon.

Udaigiri and Khandgiri Caves: Udaigiri and Khandgiri Caves are the examples of superb stone carvings. These caves are considered as the best archaeological site in Orissa.

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