Puri is believed to be the fortress of faith and
spiritualism and is considered a highly acclaimed pilgrimage place for
innumerable devotes around the country. The noteworthy remnants of an antique
epoch, majestic architecture and inscriptions and on the whole magnificence
attract several tourists every year. A Puri family vacation is indeed an
endearing plan for the gigantic sea, alluring coastline and the picturesque
hues that it offers. There are plenty of hotels in Puri that are suitable for
various tastes and budgets.
Families with high religious ethos must visit the soul attraction of Puri, the
world famous Jagannath temple. An ideal time to catch a glimpse of the renowned
Rath Yatra or the car festival is during the month of July. Families and kids
would enjoy bathing in the sea and playing along the coastline at the sea
beach. While kids can go for horse rides, the couples would definitely take
pleasure in the evening strolls and watching the setting sun. Families can also
relish on the junk food and some mouth watering seafood. Those with spiritual
clinging must visit the Gobardhan Matha, a commended monastery set up by Adi
Shankaracharya on his Puri visit. There are quite many attractions in and
around that can be encompassed along with the Puri family vacation. Families
along with kids must not miss visiting the prominent Sun temple in Konark, and
Sakhigopala, a respected religious destination. For picnicking families, there
are varied options to spend a day of fun and frolic. Picnic spots like the
Balighai beach (an enchanting estuary), Brahmagiri (temple of Alarnath) and
Baliharchandi together combine to offer scenic beauty and peaceful ambience.
Couples and families must also visit Raghurajpur, one of the most unique and
notable artist’s villages in Orissa. Tourists would be enthralled at the finest
cloth and palm leaf paintings known as pattachitra's and talapattachitra's
respectively and have a glimpse of the famous Gotipua dance.
Hotels in Puri
Hotel Naren is sought after as one of the best family hotels in Puri, with
elegantly furnished rooms and amenities that include restaurant, swimming pool,
children's pool, internet access etc. The prices start at Rs. 1400 per night.
among other popular budget family hotels in Puri is hotel Nayak Plaza with
prices starting at Rs.600. The hotel is closer to the temple and the beach as
well and offers amenities that include multi-cuisine vegetarian restaurant,
coffee shop etc.
How to reach Puri?
Reaching Puri is not a difficult task, as many trains and buses are connected
to the town. Those travelling by air, can land at Bhubaneswar and hire a taxi
to Puri. Once in Puri, tourists must shop for artifacts and relish the much
adored bhog of the temple, otherwise known as the Mahaprasada.
Family Vacation in Puri & Some Good Puri Hotels