Least known facts about Puri City in Odisha
Puri is one of the major tourist destinations and pilgrimage sites in India. Located by the Bay of Bengal in Odisha, it is visited by thousands of travelers each year. Apart from the sea and the renowned Jagannath temple, Puri also has some other lesser known tourist destinations. As a traveler, you should visit these places as well and have a wonderful experience.
When it comes to sightseeing, there are some offbeat tourist attractions in the lovely city. They do not have that tourist rush, but are known for their beauty and heritage. They are:
- Shankaracharya’s GOBARDHAN Pitha
- Shree Lokanath Temple
- Sunara Gaurang Temple
- Bedi Hanuman Temple
- Chakra Tirth Temple
Apart from the temples in Puri, there are also some offbeat sightseeing options around the place. They are known for their scenic beauty and traditional heritage. You can embark on excursion tours to the following lesser known points of interest like:
- Satapada Dolphin Sanctuary
- Alarnath Temple
- Pipli Village, known for wonderful applique handicrafts
- Baliharachandi Temple
Another attraction about Puri is the Rathyatra or the annual chariot festival. It takes place every year during the month of July and is attended by thousands of travelers and devotees. On this auspicious day, Lord Jagannath and Balarama and Subhadra are taken on the chariot pulled by devotes to another temple. It is the biggest festival in Puri. So, don’t wait to book your hotel and tickets today and enjoy the best time of your life in Puri.