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Puri District :: Introduction

          Puri, occupies a distinct place in the tourist map of India. It is situated at a distance the 62 km. from Bhubaneswar on the coast on Bay of Bengal. It is world famous for the Lord Jagannath Temple and the Car festival. Researchers say that Jesus Criest, Guru Nanak, Srichand, Sankaracharya, Ballavacharya, Tulsi Das, Kabir, Srichaitanya had visited this place and had left behind some sweet memories. The Narendra Tank , Bimala temple, Indradumna Tank, Sunar Gauranga, Gundicha Temple, Swarga Dwar, Mutimandap, Koili Baikuntha, Sankaracharya Matha, Emarnath library, Sanskrit University and a charming sea beach are some of the noteworthy places of Puri. Puri is the health and summer resort of India.
.............Astaranga, Balighai, Baliharchandi, Biswanath Hill, Beleswar, Brahmagiri, Chaurasi, Chilika, Satapada, Jahaniapira, Kakatpur, Konark, Kuruma, Pipili, Puri, Raghurajpur, Ramachandi, Satyabadi and Sakhigopal etc are the visiting places of this district.

Important Places

Bramhagiri : It is situated at the distance of 25 kms from Puri. It is famous for Alarnath Temple.

Bali Harchandi : It is situated at the distance of 37 kms from Puri.It is famous for goddess Harchandi.

Konark : It is situated at the distance of 65 kms from Bhubaneswar. It is famous for Sun Temple, Nabagraha temple,the ruined temple of Chhayadevi, Archeological Museum, and Golden sea beach.

Kuruma : It is situated at a distance of 8 kms from north-east of Konark. This place is famous for Buddhist Monastry(Boudh Bihar) and there are the images of Buddha, Heruka, Avalokiteswar and Trivikaram Visnu.

Ramchandi : It is situated at the distance of 5 km. from Konark.It is a beautiful picnic spot and is famous for the Goddess Ramchandi temple.

Satapara : Satapara is situated at a distance of 50kms on Puri-Brahmagiri road on Chilika lake coast. About 60 thousand of pilgrims visit this place to watch the natural beauty of Chilika lake.

Pipili : It is situated at a distance of 40kms from Puri. This place is famous for Applique works. Thousands of pilgrims visit Pipili to purchase craft items.

Astaranga : Astaranga is situated on the seabeach, 60kms away from Puri. This is a famous fishing centre.

Sakhigopal : Sakhigopal is a pilgrim centre for the Hindus, which is at a distance of 40kms from Bhubaneswar. It is famous for the "Gopinath Temple" and "Satyabadi Bana Vidyalaya".

Beleswar : Situated at a distance of 13kms from Puri on the sea shore is famous for its scenic beauty, Beleswar Matha and Shiva Temple.

Kakatpur : It is at a distance of 65kms from Bhubaneswar and is famous for Goddess Mangala Temple.

General Information About Puri District

Area

3,051 Sq.Km.

Forest

137.10Sq.Km.
Population 14,98,604 Literacy Rate 78.40%
Head quarter Puri Vidhansabha seats 6
Sub division 1 Villages 1,714
Blocks 11 Grama panchayat 204
Municipality 1 Towns 4
N.A.C 3 Temperature 36.2(Max), 13.3(Min)
Tahasils 5 Rainfall 1586.1mm(Avg)

 

Blocks Tahasils Subdivisions
1. Puri sadar
2. Pipili
3. Delanga
4. Kanas
5. Nimapada
6. Kakatpur
7. Astaranga
8. Brahmagiri
9. Krushnaprasad
10. Satyabadi
11. Gop
1. Krushnaprasad
2. Nimapada
3. Pipili
4. Puri
5. Kakatpur
1. Puri

Road map of Puri District

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