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Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Puri

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Check out these top 10 places to visit in Puri district and plan a significant vacation with your family or friends this year. The best tourist places in Puri are listed below with complete information (How to Reach, Best Time to Visit, Things to Do, Nearest Attraction and many more details)

If you are interested then take a good look at this list of the famous places to visit near Puri Town and pick the best ones for your vacation.

If you are a travel enthusiast looking for a weekend getaway from Puri, we have collected a list of Top 10 places to visit in Puri.

Best Places to Visit In Puri

  • Sri Jagannatha Temple
  • Golden Beach
  • Shree Gundicha Temple
  • Swargadwar Market / Puri Beach Market
  • Sakshi Gopal Temple
  • Govardhan Peetha – Sankaracharya Matha
  • Mausi Maa Temple
  • Sudam Sand Art Museum
  • Narendra Pushkarinee
  • Wonder World Water Park
  • Maa Bata Mangala Temple
  • Atharanala Bridge

1. Sri Jagannatha Temple, Puri

The Jagannath Temple is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath, a form of Sri Krishna in Puri in the state of Odisha on the eastern coast of India.

The present temple was rebuilt from the 10th century onwards, on the site of an earlier temple, and begun by Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva, the first king of the Eastern Ganga dynasty.

The Puri temple is famous for its annual Ratha Yatra, or chariot festival, in which the three principal deities are pulled on huge and elaborately decorated temple cars.

Things to do at Sri Jagannatha Temple: Jagannath Dham is for all those yearning for a soul-searching experience.

Ideal for: Family, Friends

Trip duration: 1 Day

Best time to visit Sri Jagannatha Temple: Throughout the year

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Distance from Puri Railway Station: 3 km

Nearest Attraction:  Sea Beach, Shree Gundicha Temple, Sudam Sand Art Museum, Wonder World Water Park, Maa Bata Mangala Temple, Govardhan Peetha.

2. Golden Beach, Puri

Puri Beach or the Golden beach is a beach in the city of Puri on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is known for being a tourist attraction and a Hindu sacred place.

Things to do at Golden Beach: Walk, bath, have good food, Enjoy the Sun rise and Sun set, Camel and horse ride available.

Ideal for: Family, Friends

Trip duration: 1 Day

Best time to visit Golden Beach: throughout the year

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Distance from Sri Jagannatha Temple: 1.5 km

Nearest Attraction:  Swarga Dwara, Sea Beach Market, Sri Jagannatha Temple, Shree Gundicha Temple, Sudam Sand Art Museum, Wonder World Water Park, Maa Bata Mangala Temple, Govardhan Peetha.

3. Shree Gundicha Temple, Puri

It is significant for being the destination of the celebrated annual Rath Yatra of Puri. It is significant for being the destination of the celebrated annual Rath Yatra of Puri.

Things to do at Shree Gundicha Temple: worship, park

Ideal for: Family, Friends

Trip duration: 1 Day

Best time to visit Shree Gundicha Temple: Throughout the year

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Distance from Sri Jagannatha Temple: 3 km

Nearest Attraction: Sri Jagannatha Temple, Sea Beach, Swarga Dwara, Sea Beach Market, Sudam Sand Art Museum, Wonder World Water Park, Maa Bata Mangala Temple, Govardhan Peetha.

4. Swargadwar Market / Puri Beach Market

The Swargadwar Beach Market or Puri beach market is dotted with numerous stalls selling local handmade products, seashells, and jewellery.

Things to do at Puri Beach Market: Walk, bath, Shopping, have good food and enjoy the Sunrise and Sunset, Camel, and horse ride are available.

Ideal for: Family, Friends

Trip duration: 1 Day

Best time to visit Puri Beach Market: Throughout the year

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Distance from Sri Jagannatha Temple: 2 km

Nearest Attraction:  Sri Jagannatha Temple, Shree Gundiach Temple, Sea Beach, Sudam Sand Art Museum, Wonder World Water Park, Maa Bata Mangala Temple, Govardhan Peetha.

5. Sakshi Gopal Temple, Puri

Sakhigopal temple is an important Lord Krishna temple, it is said that a visit to Sakhigopal is a must, otherwise a pilgrimage to Puri is incomplete. This temple was built in the 11th century. Today people believe that the Lord is still present here, witnessing all the events.

Things to do at Sakshi Gopal Temple: Lord Krishna worship

Ideal for: Family, Friends

Trip duration: 1 Day

Best time to visit Sakshi Gopal Temple: Throughout the year

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Distance from Sri Jagannath Temple: 21.1 km

Nearest Attraction: Sri Jagannatha Temple, Shree Gundiach Temple, Sea Beach, Sudam Sand Art Museum, Wonder World Water Park, Maa Bata Mangala Temple, Govardhan Peetha.

6. Govardhan Peetha - Sankaracharya Matha, Puri

It is one among the 4 peetha’s founded by Sri Adi Shankaracharya.

One must visit this place when in Puri for the peaceful ambiance around. This peetham also has a Veda pathshala where young kids learn the holy Hindu scriptures. It’s part of the four primary Peethas that Sri Adi Shankaracharya established- Sringeri, Joshimath, Puri, and Dwaraka.

In keeping with the traditions of Adi Shankaracharya, the pontiff of Puri, JagadguruShankaracharya Sri NishchalandaSaraswatiMaharaj, being merciful to everyone, has started institutions such as Dharma SanghaParishad, Aditya Vahini and AnandVahini to protect the country, its values, and integrity. Under the aegis of these institutions, the supreme Sanatana dharma is being propagated and transmitted all the time.

Things to do at Govardhan Peetha: Very serene and spiritual place

Ideal for: Family, Friends

Trip duration: 1 Day

Best time to visit Govardhan Peetha: Throughout the year

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Distance from Sri Jagannath Temple: 1.7 km

Nearest Attraction: Sri Jagannatha Temple, Shree Gundiach Temple, Sea Beach, Sudam Sand Art Museum, Wonder World Water Park, Maa Bata Mangala Temple.

7. Mausi Maa Temple, Puri

The Mausi Maa temple is situated in the mid-way of the Bada danda (Grand road) of Puri. It is a small temple dedicated to Goddess Ardhashini.

As per Jagannath mythology, once Goddess Lakshmi Devi left Shri Mandira, and thus Jagannath and Balabhadra become poor and had to go out for begging. When Jagannath and Balabhadra were out during that time, Subhadra Devi was staying with Mausi Maa (Maternal Aunt).

Things to do at Mausi Maa Temple: Worship Goddess Ardhashini

Ideal for: Family, Friends

Trip duration: 1 Day

Best time to visit Mausi Maa Temple: Throughout the year

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Distance from Sri Jagannath Temple: 1.4 km

Nearest Attraction: Sri Jagannatha Temple, Shree Gundiach Temple, Sea Beach, Sudam Sand Art Museum, Wonder World Water Park, Maa Bata Mangala Temple.

8. Sudam Sand Art Museum, Puri

This is the world-famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik’s Museum. You can visit this place on your visit to Konark. A must-watch place for art lovers.

Things to do at Sudam Sand Art Museum: Picnic, Photoshoot, Dam View, Eco- Village and Nature Camp

Ideal for: Family, Friends

Trip duration: 10 minutes

Best time to visit Sudam Sand Art Museum: Throughout the year

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Distance from Sri Jagannath Temple: 6.7 km

Nearest Attraction: Sri Jagannatha Temple, Shree Gundiach Temple, Sea Beach, Govardhan Peetha, Wonder World Water Park, Maa Bata Mangala Temple.

9. Narendra Pushkarinee, Puri

Narendra Pushkarinee (Sarovar) is one of the biggest tank built in the 15th century in Puri. This is one of the largest tanks in Orissa and also one of the must-visit places in Puri.

This tank is considered holy and has a lot of small and big temples surrounding it. The tank covers 16 ghats which provide an opportunity for the pilgrims to have a holy bath.

The tank is spread over a vast area, which features an island in the middle, housing a small temple called Chandana Mandapa. Also known as Chandana Pushkarini, this is the holy tank in which the famed Chandana Yatra of Lord Jagannath is celebrated annually. During this festival all the big and small deities are taken out of their temples and floated in the pious water of this lake. The deities are applied with Chandana paste and then washed with the sacred water of this tank. This ritual is organized in the Baishaki month of the Hindu calendar.

Things to do at Narendra Pushkarinee: a sacred place

Ideal for: Family, Friends

Trip duration: 1 Day

Best time to visit Narendra Pushkarinee: Throughout the year

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Distance from Sri Jagannath Temple: 1.4 km

Nearest Attraction: Sri Jagannatha Temple, Shree Gundiach Temple, Sea Beach, Govardhan Peetha, Sudam Sand Art Museum, Wonder World Water Park, Maa Bata Mangala Temple.

10. Wonder World Water Park, Puri

Wonder World Water Park is the perfect way to relax and chill out with your family and friends. It is the biggest water park in Odisha, located at Malatipatapur, Puri. As the name suggests it is a world full of wonders in each and every slide & ride. The park has several waterslides, camp night, banquet hall, resort, & many more.

Things to do at Wonder World Water Park: Water Park, Resort, Camp Stay, Event Plan

Ideal for: Family, Friends

Trip duration: 1 Day

Best time to visit Wonder World Water Park: Throughout the year

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Distance from Puri: 13.2 km

Nearest Attraction: Sri Jagannatha Temple, Shree Gundiach Temple, Sea Beach, Govardhan Peetha, Sudam Sand Art Museum, Maa Bata Mangala Temple.

12. Maa Bata Mangala Temple, Puri

Bata Mangala Temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Mangala. The temple is located 4.5 km away from Puri Town. The temple is revered by devotees on the way to the nearby Jagannath Temple.

Things to do at Maa Bata Mangala Temple: worship Goddess Mangala

Ideal for: Family, Friends

Trip duration: 1 Day

Best time to visit Maa Bata Mangala Temple: Throughout the year

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Distance from Puri: 4.5 km

Nearest Attraction: Sri Jagannatha Temple, Shree Gundiach Temple, Sea Beach, Govardhan Peetha, Sudam Sand Art Museum, Wonder World Water Park, Narendra Pushkarinee.

13. Atharanala Bridge, Puri

Atharanala – a historic laterite stone bridge over the Madhupur or Musa stream at the entrance to the city of Puri, Odisha on Puri – Bhubaneswar road, locally known as Atharnala bridge; a Monument of National Importance N-OR-64 officially recognized by Archaeological Survey of India.

Things to do at Atharanala Bridge: Monument of National Importance N-OR-64

Ideal for: Family, Friends

Trip duration: 1 Day

Best time to visit Atharanala Bridge: Throughout the year

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Distance from Puri: 2.4 km

Nearest Attraction: Sri Jagannatha Temple, Shree Gundiach Temple, Sea Beach, Govardhan Peetha, Sudam Sand Art Museum, Maa Bata Mangala Temple, Narendra Pushkarinee.