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.
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.
It is situated at the distance of 25 kms from Puri. It is
famous for Alarnath Temple.
: It is situated at the distance of 37 kms
from Puri.It is famous for goddess Harchandi.
: 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
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
It is situated at the distance of 5 km. from Konark.It is
a beautiful picnic spot and is famous for the Goddess Ramchandi
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.
: 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 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
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.
Information About Puri District
map of Puri District