Puri is one of the major tourist destinations in Orissa famous for its temples and beaches. Read on more to best utilize your 3 days in Puri and check out some good hotels in Puri.
A holy city of the Hindus, Puri, is an important part of the Char Dham pilgrimages. According to Hindu teachings, a pilgrimage of the temples of India is not considered complete without a journey to Puri. It is situated on the Bay of Bengal and is famous for one of the best beaches for swimming in India.
Here are the suggestions to try out for your 3 days in Puri.
Day 1: One the very first day, get up earliest possible and head to Jagannath Temple. This is the temple Puri is known for. It covers an area of over 400,000 square feet and temples of almost each and every God and Goddess are present inside its surrounding high fortified wall. Wooden effigies of Lord Jagannah, Balbhadra and Subhadra are present in the sanctuary of the main temple and believed to be made by Lord Vishwakarma himself. You can try the different kinds of Bhogs and Mahaprasad prepared for Lord Jagannath in your lunch which is cooked in the temple kitchen (considered the largest in the world) with rules prescribed by Hindu religious texts and is pure vegetarian.
Day 2: Dedicate this day to the best sea beach in India. In Puri, sea bath is a pleasure and enjoyable experience as the beach area is very wide and exposed. It offers the rare opportunity of witnessing the colorful Sun rise and Sun set and is ideal to spend and enjoy morning and evening. So don’t miss your chance to enjoy one of the most beautiful start and end of the day and the best sea bath you ever had.
Day 3: A trip to Puri is next to incomplete without a visit to the Sun Temple at Konark which is approx 35 Km from Puri and is connected by Puri-Konark Marine Drive. The temple is in the shape of a chariot with 24 richly decorated wheels with 7 stone horses pulling it. It also has several beautiful sculptures made on stone. You can opt to visit the nearby Chilika Lake which is the largest lake of salty water in India.
Good Hotels in Puri
Hotel Holiday Resort/Pushpak on Chakratirtha Road is a 4 star hotel and located close to Railway Station and Jagannath temple. It enjoys a prestigious overall star rating of 4 on 5 and is recommended by 9 out of 10 guests stayed here. Sea facing air conditioned rooms equipped with all modern amenities are available with unique facilities like swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam bath. It also facilitates with its guests with good conference / banquet facility and a multi-cuisine A/C restaurant serving mouth-watering food. Room rates are between a price range of Rs.2000-5000 with special internet rate and complimentary Railway Station pickup by bus.
Hotel Naren Palace is another good option having overall rating of 4 stars out of 5 and 76% customer recommendation. It offers 2 star accommodations in a budget tariff which makes it quite popular among Puri hotels. It offers well decorated rooms equipped with all the facilities. Room tariff starts from Rs.1680. Hotel Nayak Plaza is another good budget hotel located close to both the temple and the beach. It provides quality facilities to its guests within a very pocket friendly price range of Rs.600-1500.
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3 Days in Puri and Good Puri Hotels