PURI TOUR PLAN|TRAVEL TRIPS|2020
PURI TOUR GUIDE
One of the most popular and most visited tourist spots in Orissa, Puri. Here, I am going to cover almost all the famous tourist places in and around Puri in 3 days Jagannath puri tour plan.
ON DAY 1 PURI TOUR PLAN,
The city of Puri is famous for its gorgeous sea beach. Upon reaching Puri, 1st visit these a beach. We reached there early in the morning and went straight to the sea beach after check-in to the hotel. We enjoyed a walk around the sea beach. Many people were enjoying a camel ride there.
After spending an hour on the sea beach go to visit the famous Jagannath Temple of Puri. Before entering the Temple you have to submit your shoes and mobile phones to the counter at the Temple entrance. This temple is a famous Hindu Shrine. The main deity here is Lord Jagannath, a form of Lord Vishnu.
From Jagannath temple go to visit Chilika Lake.It will take almost 2 hrs and 15 minutes to reach Chilika from Puri. Cab fare will be around Rs 1500. Chilika Lake is a brackish water lagoon spread over Puri. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India. At Chilika you can enjoy a boat ride.
A boat ride here will cost around Rs 1800 for 8-10 people. If you are visiting here in winter you can see lots of migratory birds here. In the afternoon return back to Puri and go to the lighthouse. You can enjoy a spectacular sunset from the top of this lighthouse.
ON DAY 2 PURI TOUR PLAN,
Early in the morning, go for a day-long sightseeing tour around Puri. A reserved cab will charge around Rs.2500 for this trip. Other than the reserved cab you can also avail a bus service organized by Orissa tourism forth is a tour. First, go to Chandra Bhaga Beach. It is a beautiful golden sand beach near Puri. It will take around 1 hour to reach Chandra Bhaga beach from Puri. After spending some time here go to the nearby Konarak Sun Temple.
At the entrance of this temple, you will find some local souvenir stalls from where you may collect some local handcrafted products. Konarak Sun Temple is a 13th-century temple dedicated to Sun God Surya. The temple is in the form of a huge chariot. The major portion of this temple is currently in ruins but still, you can see a lot of marvelous stone carvings. It is walled especially, the stone-caved wheels of the chariot. Enjoy some quality time here.
From there go to visit Dhaulagiri Shanti Stupa.
Dhaulagiri or Dhauli is a hill located on the banks of River Daya. It will take around 45 minutes to reach Dhaulagiri from Konarak. This is presumed to be the area where the famous war of Kalinga was fought. On top of this hill, you can see a beautiful peace pagoda.
Here you will also see some sculptures of Lord Buddha and some important events of his life. From Dhaulagiri go to visit Lingaraj Temple of Orissa. It will take around 30 minutes to reach Lingaraj temple from Dhaulagiri. Lingaraj temple is one of the most famous temples of Orissa. It is the largest temple of Bhubaneshwar.
The main deity here is Lord Shiva. Next visit Bindu Sagar Lake near Lingaraj Temple. It is a sacred place and most Hindu pilgrimage sites. From here, go to see the Ananta Vasudeva Temple. It is Hindu Shrine and the main deity here is Lord Krishna.
Next go to visit Udayagiri caves. These are partly artificial and partly natural cave meshes of great archaeological and historical importance. It will take around 30 minutes to reach Udayagiri from Ananta Vasudeva Temple.
From Udayagiri, go to the adjacent Khandagiri Hilltop. Here also, you can see some cave meshes of historical importance. On your way back to Puri first visit the Piplivillage. This village is famous for colorful handicraft products. You will find mostly handcrafted cloth bags, lampshades, and other materials.
Next, visit Raghurajpur village. Here, you can see many local artists. They are painting beautiful God’s pictures. They are doing wooden and stone handicrafts. There are many shops where you can purchase some of these products. In the evening you can enjoy strolling around the Swargadwar Beach market.
ON DAY-3 PURI TOUR PLAN,
Morning, 1st go to visit Nandankanan Zoo at Bhubaneshwar. It will take nearly 1 and a half hours to reach Nandan Kanan from Puri and the cab fare for this tour is around Rs 2000. The zoo has a huge collection of animals. Here, first, go to see the zoo aquarium. It has a large collection of fishes like goldfish, Angelfish, tigerfish, and many more.
You will find lots of known and unknown birds here. Nandankanan is starting from most common, peacock, ostrich, emu. You can see some uncommon birds like golden pheasant, white pheasant, etc.
You can see some beautiful water birds like a pelican, white and black swans, etc. The zoo is houses numerous deer and monkeys. It has a guided tour inside the zoo where you can see tigers, lions, and elephants. It is a place where you can enjoy a lot.
From here go to visit Sakshi Gopal Temple. It is a popular Hindu Shrine and the main deity here is Lord Krishna. On your way back to Puri visit Gundicha Temple.
It is most famous as the destination of the annual Ratha Yatra of Puri. The main deity here is Lord Jagannath. In the evening, start your journey towards the railway station for departure.
Where to stay :
There are numerous hotels and holiday homes available in Puri of different budget range. A typical mid-range hotel will charge around Rs 1000 to 1100 for a double bedroom here. Food will cost around Rs 700(Approx) per person per/day.
Best time to visit :
You can go between October and March. Off-Season is from May to September.
How to Reach :
Puri is well connected to all other Indian cities by train. The nearest airport to Puri is Bhubaneshwar. From Bhubaneshwar, you can get a local taxi to reach Puri. From Puri railway station, you can hire a local rickshaw or auto-rickshaw to reach your hotel.
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