Puri beach

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    Location: Shankar Rd, Puri, Odisha 752001, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 to 2 hours.

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    In the city of puri, puri beach or golden beach is a beach, in the Indian state of Odisha, on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is known for being a Hindu sacred place along with a tourist attraction it is well known. Co-sponsored by the Indian Ministry of Tourism, the city of Odisha, the Development Commissioner of Handicrafts, and the Eastern Zonal Cultural Center, Kolkata, the beach is the site of the annual festival. Including work by international award-winning local sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik, the beach hosts sand art displays. On October 11, 2020, by the Foundation for Environment Education (FEE), Denmark, Golden Beach was awarded the prestigious ‘Blue Flag’ tag.




    Puri beach

    You can enjoy a magical experience on an early morning walk or simply sit by the shore and watch the sunrise and the waves splashing against the beach.



    Puri beach


    One can find tourists taking to the sea and enjoying a leisurely bath considered one of the safest beaches in the country. One of the few destinations offering idealistic salvation along with the thrill of nature is Puri. Tourists are offered the solitude and serenity to soak in the mystical charm of the city by the beach. There are some of the most important relics of history, lined across the beach of Puri, such as the Baulimatha – where Guru Nanak stayed during his visit to Puri. The Matha is situated near Swargadwar houses, where,  right next to Lord Jagannath, the Holy Guru Granth Sahib is placed.

    Inside/Outside Views



    In the time of the evening, the beach market springs to life, and the shops sell anything from souvenirs to utility items. Moreover, kids can enjoy camel rides or horse rides on the beach, in the evening time. By selling popular Indian snacks to seafood, the roadside stalls prop up along the beach. Dotted along the road next to the beach along with artifacts, there are many shops selling Odisha handloom and textiles. It makes for an exciting prospect, for shopaholics.

    Opening Hours

    It is open 24 hours a day.

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee is needed.

    How to Reach

    Situated close to Bhubaneswar, puri has great air, road, and rail connectivity.  From most major parts of India, puri itself is accessible by road and rail. 

    By Air: The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik airport at Bhubaneshwar which is nearly 56 km from the heart of Puri city. The airport is very well linked to the major cities of Delhi and Mumbai. Through  Delhi or Kolkata, International travelers need to get connections.

    By Train: A major railway junction is placed in Puri. From many cities in India, including Bhubaneswar, New Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata, regular direct train services are available.

    By Road: Through well-constructed roads, Puri is connected with the neighboring cities. To travel to Puri, buses are considered to be the main option as the bus stand near the Gundicha Temple.  By bus one can reach Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack in 15 minutes.

    Tips for Travellers

    Before going into the sea, always enlist the help of a lifeguard.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: no, Photography is not allowed here.

    Que-03: what is the best time to visit the temple? 

    Ans: you may visit the temple anytime throughout the year.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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