If you are planning your beach holidays with your family, then white sandy and rejuvenating Puri beach will be an ideal option for you. It is one of the most popular and revered Indian beaches. It is conveniently situated at a distance of approximately around 60 kilometers from Bhubaneswar. Puri is one of the most distinguished pilgrim destinations in India.
It offers a range of beach activities which include a number of exciting beach sports like surfing, angling, and sea cruising for young and adventure-loving people along with sun some bathing.
Puri sports a moderate temperature all around the year making it one of the most pleasant and rejuvenating places to visit all year round. The temperature in summer reaches up to 35 degrees and low at 23 degrees Celsius during winter; it lowers down to 16 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius high.
Puri is the best place to watch the mesmerizing views of sunrise and sunset.
Puri beach is one of the most popular beaches in India and is known for its loud waves of the Bay of Bengal, and fine white sands. Mostly, the beach is visited by flocks of devotees who come to pay homage to Lord Jagannath, and travelers in gigantic numbers from across the world.
The beach is famous amongst pilgrims as they believe that taking a dip in the sea here is like paying tribute to the Lord. It takes only 8-10 minutes to travel one of the four pilgrimages to Jagannath temple from Puri beach. It is also quite popular for offering stunning views of sunrise and sunset and is an ideal destination for an introvert holidaymaker for the scarceness of the crowd here.
Comparatively, it is a clean and quiet spot for sunbathing and relaxing at the eastern end of the beach. And the other side of the beach that is Chakratirtha side is the long stretch of golden sand which is a more tranquil and pleasant place to stroll and enjoy the cool breeze coming towards you from the sea.
The lifeguard in a triangular straw hat and dhotis take visitors out to sea in their boats to watch the sunsets. And, if fishing is something you like, they must take a visit to a fish village along the coast.
The annual Beach Festival that takes place in November every year on Puri beach has made it a favorite spot for Indian as well as foreign beach lovers and art lovers.
What is special about the beach? Sand art; is another popular attraction of Puri beach. The art of sand sculptures is created by an internationally famed Sudarshan Patnaik. These sand art pieces are generally characters and legends from mythology, sculptures on temple walls as well as contemporary events.
Best time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year. Well, if summers are not your season then avoid it in peak summers (April to June) as it is extremely hot and humid in Puri. And the time from October to February is an ideal time to visit and to enjoy the beach festival and other great events.
What to see around:
Located at a mere distance of 35 kilometers from the Sun Temple and 65 kilometers from Bhubaneshwar, Puri has got some amazing places to see. Do not forget to visit the other renowned places of the city – Chilikalake, Puri beach, GundichaGhar, Pipili, Chandrabhaga, and the very famous Sun temple of Konark. The city has a rich tradition of handicrafts; choose from a variety of handicrafts like brass items, shell products, wood carvings, handloom sarees, bangles, and handloom items.
How to reach: Puri is well connected with the rest of India via trains. Board a train from all the major cities of the country. And if you’re wishing to go via flight, the nearest airport to Puri is 68km away at Bhubaneshwar. If you like How Travel In India like professional the must hire a local travel agency or the place where you want to go, definitely collect complete information about the place so that you do not have to face any problem in traveling.
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