Puri is famous for its historical antiquities, religious shrines, architectural grandeur, marine beauty and moderate climate. Being a coastal district of Odisha, it is located near the Bay of Bengal. Its golden beaches are another of the world’s attractions for tourists. Puri is a rich deposit of attractions for its visitors from the 3rd century BC.

Even today it does not lose its charm. We can say that now it is becoming an important tourist destination from the tourist and religious point of view. The city has successfully entered its name on the world map of tourism for its ancient Kalinga architecture and as a fourth Dham of the Hindus. This centre of attractions includes unique monuments such as those of the Lord Jagannath temple, the Sun God in Konark are famous in the world. It has Chilika Lake, one of the largest brackish water lakes in India, which has a picturesque marine beauty. It offers an ideal complex for birds that migrate from different parts of the continent. Throughout the year, due to its geographical location, the climate of Puri and its safe beaches welcome the world with open arms.

One must keep some basic tips in mind while having a luxurious stay in Puri so that their peace is not disturbed.

  1. Keep belongings safe- Puri is a place of holy shrines but that doesn’t mean that the crime rates over there are any less than Delhi. Keep all your belongings locked and safe. If not required then do not carry any expensive or real jewellery and hard cash. Try to use cards and online money transfers where ever possible. Do not trust anyone with your baggage and keep your rooms locked at all times. Do not be enticed by low prices of some hotels. Always check the reviews of such places and then book as they might con you and try to extract more money.

2.Pre-bookings- One must know that during peak seasons Puri is jammed packed. Not only by its own residents but tourists from all over the world to find some solace amongst the shadow of the lord. Even during offseason, there are many people who visit the place to admire the architectural beauty and delicacy of the buildings built back thousands of years ago. Hence pre-booking everything, from hotel rooms to dinner reservations is essential for a peaceful stay.

3.Location of the hotel- Puri is not that big of a city hence the locations are not scattered far off from each other. Local transportation being highly cheap and easily available, one can travel from one temple to another with ease. Hence don’t worry about the location of your hotel till the time it fulfils your requirements. All in all, the entire city is worth exploring and has utterly serene yet majestic views to capture your sight.

Safe Travels!