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Puri - One of the Four Dhams of India & Best Puri hotels for

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Are you planning a once in a lifetime tour of the Char (Four) Dhams & your next destination happens to be Puri? There are many hotels in Puri to make your journey comfortable & memorable. Read on to find out more all about Puri and some good Puri hotels to consider for your next trip.

According to Hindu belief, every person’s life comes attached with sins from the past life. These sins don’t allow a person to enter Heaven. By praying at the four holiest temples in India a person can wash away his/her sins. The four holy places are popularly known as Char Dhams. The holy city of Puri in the state of Orissa is one of the four Dhams. It is well connected by roads & railways & the nearest airport is in Bhubaneswar 60 kms away. The temple of Lord Jagannath an incarnation of Lord Vishnu is situated here & the city grew around the temple. The beginnings of the deity had always been mystical. The deity was said to be Lord Krishna’s essence that was worshipped by tribes of the area in the form of Neela Madhav. Then king Indradyumna erected the temple to worship the images that were said to be made by Viswakarma the divine architect. Puri has one of the Gobardhan Matha established by Adi Sankaracharya. Puri is famous also for the world famous Rath Yatra an annual car festival of Lord Jagannath & his siblings. The Rath Yatra attracts nearly a million devotees from all over the world & it occurs typically in the month of july.  The Puri sea beach is also a major tourist attraction.

As Puri is a famous pilgrimage centre attracting thousands of devotees, you won’t have any problem in finding good hotels to stay in Puri. There are many good quality hotels in Puri that offer all the necessary facilities. Some of the good hotels that are popular among pilgrims offer daily guided visits to the temple. They also make arrangements for sacred yagans (prayers) at the temple or in the hotels. These hotels have arrangements with some of the best priests in town and provide easy access for the guests to enter the temple.

Hotels in Puri for Pilgrims

Hotel Sukanya is a fine budget hotel in Puri located at Penthakota. It is quite close to both the sea beach & the main temple, therefore it will be ideally suited for your needs. The hotel offers all the necessary facilities like attached bathroom, hot/cold water, direct dial, cable TV, etc. The hotel also has a multi cuisine restaurant, travel desk, free parking, etc. & the rooms cost start from Rs. 700.

Coco Palms is a deluxe resort situated near the sea beach. It is 2km from the railway station & 3 km from the main temple. Coco palm offers well decorated & spacious rooms with color TV, bathtub,sea facing rooms,etc. the resort also offers swimming pool, multi- cuisine restaurant,bar, conference halls,etc. The rooms cost Rs. 7500.

Puri is the last of the char dhams & after  ending  their journey here & devotees look forward to a small vacation in & around Puri.

Author is an expert in hotels in Puri. Online booking for Puri and other hotels in India is available at

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