Known for its revered Jagannath Temple and Rath Yatra, Puri is an ancient city of India located near Bay of Bengal in the state of Odissa. It is a city of scenic beauty, architectural grandiose and religious haven. It draws millions of tourists every year because of its many tourist attractions.
Surrounded by exotic beaches and religious monuments, this city draws both spiritual and pleasure seekers alike. It boasts of rich cultural traditions and rightly considered as the worldly abode of Lord Vishnu himself. One of the major attractions of the city is the pious and revered Jagannath Puri temple, dedicated to Jagannath, a form of Lord Vishnu. Puri beach is another major tourist attraction of the city. It is also a sacred place for Hindus and location for famous Puri Beach Festival. Gobardhan matha is a glorious monastery in Puri, which was founded by Adi Shankaracharya.
When it comes to accommodation, you get umpteen choices in Puri from hotels to resorts, to suit each and every pocket. The city is also well connected with the major cities of India with excellent rail and road networks. To reach Puri by air, the tourists have to first land at the Bhubaneshwar airport, which is sixty kilometres away from the city.