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Puri Tourism Guide:-
Bhubaneswar is called the city of temple and Puri is the most famous holy place in India. We just visited this year and I like to share my experience with you. In this puri tourism guide, I have done few little smart tricks, especially on transport. It helped me to save my budget. Follow this guide it will definitely help you.
KOLKATA TO PURI 496 KM. Temperature is 34 degree in march.
Four people with one child.
Journey start with – HWH PURI EXP 10:35 pm reach Bhubaneswar 05:05 am.
Continuing – DHOULI EXP from Bhubaneswar 12:45 pm, reach puri at 02:20 pm.
Journey end – DURANTO EXP- Puri to sealdah 07:45 pm, reach Sealdah – 4:00 am.
It’s a 5 days trip from Kolkata.
Puri expense for 4 person
|Train Fair(total) Kolkata – Bhubaneswar to Puri||4740|
|Auto fair (Bhubaneswar station to hotel)||200|
|Bhubaneswar Hotel ( 2 room)||1400|
|Uber at bhubaneswar (all the temples)||1500|
|Swargadar to Jagannath temple up down||160|
|Jagannath Temple to Markendeswar temple||100|
|Swargadar, Pipli, Raghurajpur ,gouriya math,others by auto||1000|
|Swargadar to konarak by car||1700|
Puri Tourism Guide
(Bhubaneswar) – Megeshwar temple, Rajarani temple, at morning and at the afternoon we go for Nandankanan. We reach Dhouli from Nandankan at the evening for light and sound show.
Dhabalgiri, Udaygiri, Khandagiri, Lingaraj, and catch the train from Bhubaneswar for Puri @12:45 pm. Evening at the Puri beach.
Day 3-Sri Jaganath mandir:-
Raghurajpur, Pipli, Shree Gundicha Temple, Shree Jagannath Temple, Markandeshwar Temple, Shree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math, Buddhist Temple, Puri beach, and marketing.
Chandrabhaga, Konark, Ramachandi Temple. At the evening we visit for flag opening ceremony at Shree Jagannath Temple.
Puri beach, marketing at Swargadwar market, and pick return train from Puri station.
Famous places in bhubaneswar Our holiday story
Bhubaneswar a smart city is called the city of temple and Puri is the most famous holy place in India, it’s also called glory of Orisa.
I always try to go with groups. This time we started our journey with a group of 4 people along with my daughter. She is now 3 years old. We boarded from Howrah station with Howrah Puri express around 10:35 pm. Next morning we reach Bhubaneswar at 5:30 am. At the very morning we are so much excited. The proper puri tourism guide as follows .
After reaching bhubaneswr, we hired an auto and visit Megeswar temple, Rajarani temple and then we check in our hotel. The railway station is just 2 km from the hotel and its surround with so many temples within walking distance. The hotel accommodation was very good and they have an attached restaurant with serving good quality of food with a reasonable price. Whenever you thing about Puri travel stay in Bhubaneswar.
Then we take some rest and having breakfast and again went for bhubaneswar local sightseeing tour. We visit some temple locally. After that in the afternoon, we hired an uber for Nandan Kanan. We already booked entry ticket from the Nandankanan site earlier. We save a lot of time there because the ticket is very big which I saw. The zoo is one of the best and largest zoo in Asia. Kids can enjoy a lot there.
After spending plenty 3 hours in Nandan Kanan, we booked another uber cab and went to the Dhabalgiri/Dhouli. There is a special attraction that I should share with you. Light and sound show happened at the evening with based on entire Dhabalgiri as a frame, they do not use any normal screen for that. It’s a 45 minutes and the ticket is just 45 rs. The show based on king Ashoka and the story of how to make the stupa. It’s really a unique one. At the evening we again book a cab and return to the hotel having dinner and rest.
Next day morning we booked a cab and go for Dhabalgiri again because at the last evening we could not see the entire Dhabalgiri properly. The Dhabaliri and stupa is the best view in sunlight. Outside the Dhabalgiri we bought some Prasad also.
Udaygiri and Khandagiri
Then we went for Udaygiri and Khandagiri. Both have historical values. Khandagiri local term came from khanda means broken and Giri means hill. In Khandagiri temple the jain thirtankar sculpture was made with “Kastipathar”. Entry fee 2 rs only. Lots of monkeys are in khandagiri and I have an experience with them. Lots of monkeys suddenly jumped on me because some locals stuff some fruit on my hand and I scared very much.
Next, we went Lingaraj temple from khandagiri with radio taxi. It’s the most famous temple in Bhubaneswar. After that, we reach the station and catch Dhouli express for Puri.
Most of the tourist came to puri first and take the package for puri side seen like Dhouli, Nandan Kanan etc. Its a full day tour plan and time is very less, only a long journey you will do during this travel. My advice is that, if you stay one or two days in Bhubaneswar it will help you to reach those places very comfortable and you can spend extra time on that places.
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Puri Dham tourism guide
When I reach puri and passed the beachside road , I am just waited to reach the hotel, put the luggage in the hotel and ran to the puri sea beach for enjoying the waves.
Puri is one of the holy Dham’s placed in India. Located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, It has one of the finest beaches in the world. It is just the place to witness and participate in colourfull festival around the year. Puri is famous for its annual festival of chariots, the Rathyatra. The pilgrimage town is also the abode of artisans and craftsmen’s who produce a wide range of unique handicrafts.
But when I reach hotel I feel bad because the hotel is not good . Its a budget hotel in puri sea beach. The only advantage is the hotel is very near from the Puri sea beach and it has cooking facility also.
Puri sea beach is also known as Swargadwar. We finished our lunch and at the evening we went to the beach again. Moreover, my daughter enjoyed the beach more than us. Lastly, we buy some dinner and back to the hotel. Chanapora is a very tasty sweet dish, it’s the main famous local sweet in Orissa. Khaja is also very famous there in Jagannath temple khaja treated as Prasad.
Puri jagannath temple
Next morning we went to the Sri Jaganath temple at 6:30 am. Mobile shoe etc have to put outside of the temple counter. There are lots of panda’s (priest) who can guide you inside the temple. There are many temples inside the main temple. You can find many interesting stories about all the temples.
Outside the temple, there is an Orissa Govt store called Banani. Where can buy a different kind of clothing like Kottke sari, Sambalpuri sari, Kottke bed sheet etc. Next, we went to the Markendeswar temple by riskha 60 rs. After visiting the Markendeswar temple we moved for Raghurajpur and Pipli by hiring an auto(1000 rs) from there. Both places are very famous in Puri .
Pipli and Raghurajpur
Next day we went Pipli and having breakfast from a roadside dhaba. We buy some handmade and aplic work product like umbrella bag etc. After we went for Raghurajpur. Please visit raghurajpur whenever you wish to move for tourist place in puri. You must appreciate the village because of their talent of crafts and painting. We finished our lunch with some coconut water and visited gunchicha temple(5rs entry fee).
Gundicha temple is also known as ‘Jagannath’s masir bari”. Lot’s of a statue of lord krisnna and another goddess . It can be added when you visit puri mandir. After we visited Chinese temple. It’s a small temple but it’s very unique one. All the props which are used for Buddhist religion stored there. Many types of Buddhist sculpture can buy from there.
After we go for “Sri gouria bihara” math. The environment is very good but the road is narrow and damaged. After we come back to the hotel and take rest. At the evening went to the beach and hire a 4 seated car for next day Konark tour (1700rs). Rest we spend in the puri sea beach and do some shopping in the swargadwar market. Tour end for this day.
Konark, Chandra Bhaga, Ramchandi Temple
At the morning we went for Konark Chandra Bhaga, Ramchandi temple. First, we visited Konark sun temple(30rs entry fee). In the way of the temple, lots of shops are there selling kaju, pesta etc, must bargain there. We take a guide(100rs) in the Konark sun temple, he describes all the engraving design and details of the rath’s wheel etc. This days Puri temperature is very high(38degree). Next, we visited chandrabhaga, It’s a beach like Puri sea beach.
After spending few minutes there we went to the ramchadi temple. Kushbhadra and bay of Bengal estuary can visit from there nicely. Return hotel from there and take lunch and rest. Again we visit Jagannath temple at 4:30 pm for the flag uploading ceremony. It happened every day and many people stay outside to see that. After that, we did some shopping(utkalika govt shop) and buy some sweets for bringing back in Kolkata.
Last day it’s the homecoming day. All the day we spent in the puri sea beach, taking bath for a long time. Around 5 pm we checkout from the hotel and take an auto for puri railway station. Duranto is a very comfortable train(departure at 8:30 pm), it provides dinner also. At the morning 5 am we came back to sealdah.
Our last destination is Bakkhali Tour Guide and travel sightseeing tourist spot trip. It Can reach kolkata via Sealdah station.
Travel savings plan
At Bhubaneswar, all tourist spots are travel by Uber cab.
Most of the side seen is in Bhubaneswar, Come from puri its a huge travel. So better to stay one day in Bhubaneswar. This is my first money saving trick for puri.
Buy handmade umbrella, wallet from Pipli , toy from Raghurajpur, Kokti saree, bedseet, baby frock, t-shirt, Salwar, Panjabi, shirt from puri. Compare to Kolkata puri market is little cheap and the product quality was good.
Bengali food are available. Sweets are very special like – Chanapora, Khaja etc.
Not to do list
If you want to stay in puri, then cooking is good idea but If you wish to visit tourist places in puri then it will be a hectic job for you. You may short of time.
If you go Pipli, Raghurajpur do not take auto it will take lots of time.
Extra cloths for beach, Tharmas, mosquito coil, power bank, Hitting cup, medicine etc.
Puri best time to visit
It can visit throughout the year. Mid- April heralds the summer and is the season for famous Chandanyatra, and June- July for the Rathyatra of Lord Jagannath.
Note : All time carry ID proof. Carry food for child.
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