Puri, India’s one of main tourist centers, imbibes historical and spiritual values that makes it a must visit place at least once in a lifetime. Being one of the four main pilgrimage sites, the main attraction lies in its temples but there are a lot of other reasons that will make you fall in love with this place.
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Jagannath Rath Yatra
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Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri (Photo: PTI)[/caption]
An exclusive festival dedicated to Lord Jagannath or Lord Vishnu is considered auspicious. Being a part of this holy journey is one of the most enriching experiences of life. Millions of people around the world come to India to be a part of the this event.
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Jagannath temple at night[/caption]
Besides the ‘Yatra’,
Puri is also known for Jagannath Temple, which is built in beautiful Kalinga architecture and alluring carvings. The temple has the largest kitchen to feed thousands of poor and needy people around.
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Sand artist gives out a message on Puri's beach (Photo: PTI)[/caption]
The long stretch of golden and white beach in Puri will leave you spell-bound, especially during the sunrise and the sunset. You can take a long walk and enjoy the serenity of cool breeze or go around sailing in the exciting waves of Bay of Bengal. Puri beach festival is another reason that makes it unmissable. Traditional and cultural activities during this festival make them vivid and lively.
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Bengali Sea Food
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Golda Chingri’r Malai cooked in coconut milk[/caption]
People have this notion of having Odisihi cuisine when they visit Puri, but there are some delicious Bengali sea food that you cannot miss either. Daab Chingri, Pomfret Curries and Golda Chingri’r Malai Curry cooked in coconut milk is unmissable. You can relish hot samosas
in the morning while taking a walk on the beach is jubilant.
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Konark Temple is one of the popular destinations near Puri[/caption]
Puri in itself is a complete destination for tourism, the nearby places give bonanza points to people visiting here. From Konark that is 35 kms from Puri to Chilka Lake to Udaygiri-Khandagiri-Lingaraj Temple, tourists have a number of destinations to enrich their holiday.