Puri-the most sacred city in the state of Odisha (Orissa) is a gateway to God in the South-East part of India. Commonly known as Jagannath Puri, Puri is 60 km from the capital city of Bhubaneswar that is famous for world-famous and the most sacred Srimandir or Lord Jagannath Puri Temple-the abode to Bhagwan Jagannath (the Lord of the Universe) and the Beaches as well. Puri Temple or Jagannath Puri Temple is the main attraction here that adds more spark in tourism in Puri. The famous temple is visited by devotees from all parts of the world throughout the year. In addition, there are also numbers of major Puri sightseeing and attraction that keep tourists and devotes spellbound. Talking about more places to visit in Puri, beaches are also very popular that keep tourists spellbound and persuade them to come here again and again. In addition, Jagannath Puri Car festival or Chariot Festival or Rath Yatra is the most awaited festival here that is organized every month in the year of June-July. During the car festival and chariot festival, the giant chariots of Lord Jagannath, Subhadra and Balbhadra are decorated with flowers wherein their idols are places in them to move round the city. The Rath Yatra halts at their aunts palace called the Mausima Temple for a meal of sweet pancakes. During Rath Yatra, you will see the real picture of Puri tourism. During your tour to Puri, you will have a better opportunity to accommodate in Toshali Sands Resort in Puri.
The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar, 60 km.
Reaching Puri through Rail - Puri is a terminus on the East Coast Railway having direct express and super fast train links with New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Okha, Ahmedabad, Tirupati etc. Some important trains are Kolkata (Howrah) Puri Howrah Express, Jagannath Express; New Delhi; Purushottam Express. Khurda Road Station, 44 km, from Puri is convenient rail head for train to Chennai and Western India.
The station is about one km North of the town. Cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws compete aggressively to get you to a hotel.
Reaching Puri through Road - The bus stand near the Gundicha Temple provides connections to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, service every 10-15 minutes. Minibuses to Konark leave every 20-30 minutes and also from Jatiababa Chhak. There are direct buses for Kolkata and Visakhapatnam.
cycle rickshaws are available all over town. Auto rickshaws are also available but every few in numbers. Bicycle, moped or a motorcycle can be hired easily from several outlets on the Chakratirtha (CT) Road for trips to the coast and to Konark. Most travel agents in the city provide this service.
Weather in Puri is highly influenced by sea as it lies on the banks of Bay of Bengal. The tropical climate of Orissa with pleasant winters, hot and humid summers and heavy rainfalls makes the period from October to April the best time to visit Puri. White Sands of Puri Beach attract lots of tourists to Puri from October to April