Best time to visit: November to February.
Culture: The Puri culture is based on Jagannath cult. The number of festivals are represent the rich cultural heritage of Puri. These festivals is not only responsible for reflect the traditional heritage of the town but also responsible for a strong religious character. The people of Puri speak Oriya, Hindi, Bengali and English. Another hallmark of Puri's cultural legacy is the impressive Odissi Dance.
Food: Halwa, korma, chana masala, dal, potato based curries like saagu, bhaji, bhujia and shrikhand, basundi, chaat like bhel puri,pani puri, Rashmalais, Khirmohons, Rasgullas and Khajas, Oriya cuisine,Dab chingri, Mughlai food and Chinese food.
Highlights: Purusottama Dham,Gundicha Mandir Puri,Jagannath Temple Puri,Puri Beach,Golden Beach of Puri,Shankaracharya's GOBARDHAN Pitha,Swargadwar Sunara Gaurang,Mausima and Chilika Lake etc.
Top Hotels: Hotel Naren Palace, Hotel Sonar Bangla, Hotel Sukanya, Hotel Mahodadhi and Hotel Naren Palace etc.
Shopping: Shells, oysters to Handicrafts, ethnic jewelery, products, rudraksha, Sandalwood beads, images of Lord Jagannatha, ayurvedic medicines, palm leaf paintings, soap stone, wood carvings, pattachitras, solapith work, horn work etc.
Climate: climate of Puri is quite soothing and pleasant. The tropical climate of Puri has 36 degree maximum and 15 degree minimum temperature. The summer months last from March to June and the monsoon lasts from June to September and it receive a good and continuous amount of Rainfall in Puri. The climate becomes extremely humid during monsoons. The winter season is not severe in this holy city.
How to Reach
By Air: Puri is 60 km from the domestic airport which is in Bhubaneswar. Bhubaneswar is connected by air with flights to major Indian cities like New Delhi, Calcutta, Visakhapatnam, Ranchi, Chennai and Mumbai etc. The nearest International Airport is at Kolkata. The best way to reach Puri is to fly either to Kolkata, Mumbai or Delhi and then fly to Bhubaneswar.
By Train: Puri is well connected to Kolkata, Delhi and Bhubaneswar. The following are important rail services linking Puri: Puri Gauhati Express, Sri Jagannath Express to Howrah, Purushottam Express and Puri NDLS to New Delhi, Utkal Express to Haridwar, Puri Okha Express, Puri Adi Expess, Baidyanth Dham Express and Tapaswani Express.
By Road: Puri is connected with Bhubaneswar by state highway no.8 and Bhubaneswar is situated along the National Highway no.5 connecting Chennai and Kolkata. State Govt. buses, mini buses and tourist buses are the best to go from Bhubaneswar to Puri.
Duration: 03 Nights/04 Days
Places to visit: Bhubaneswar - Puri - Bhubaneswar
Day 01: Bhubaneswar - Puri
Arrive at airport or railway station.After arrival arrival you will be transferred to Puri by surface approx. Check in at your hotel. Relax at the beach. Stay at night in hotel.
Day 02: In Puri
Morning after breakfast proceeds to Chilka Lake, Visit to Island by boat for bird watching & also Kalijai Temple located at Kalijai Island. Visit Jagannath temple and other important places. Return to the hotel and stay at night in the hotel.
Day 03: In Puri
Morning after breakfast departs for a half-day excursion of Konark and UNESCO Evening at leisure. Also visit the shopping malls. Stay at night in the hotel .
Day 04: Puri - Bhubaneswar
Morning after breakfast you will be departed to Bhubaneswar Airport or Railway Station.