What are the most important places that you need to visit in the city of Puri in 2024?

WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACES THAT YOU NEED TO VISIT IN THE CITY OF PURI IN 2024?Puri is the abode of Lord Jagannath and is a very beautiful coastal city situated along the Bay of Bengal in the state of Orissa. This particular place is one of the most important places to be covered in the entire India if you are on the journey to cover the charms or the Hindu pilgrimage site.

Besides other prominent temples, this particular place is also very well dotted with a good number of tourist places that you need to visit to have the best possible experience in this city. Booking your rooms in the Puri Hotel is a very good idea and the following are some of the best places that you can plan to visit in this city:

  1. The iconic Shri Jagannath Temple:The city of Puri is very much synonymous with this particular place and ultimately visiting it is a very good decision on your behalf. This is one of the most important pilgrimage centres in India for the Hindus which makes the Char-dham yatra successful and this is a magnificent temple which is dedicated to the Lord of the universe who is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. His brother Lord Balabhadra and the sister Goddess Subhadra are also worshipped over here. Visiting this place is worth it because this place was built in the 12th century but many additions but made up until the 16th century. Presently it is standing on a raised platform and is very well surrounded by concentric walls which makes it worth visiting. Planning a visit to this place during the festival of Puriyaatha yatra is a very good idea so that you can have the best experience of this place.
  2. Puri Beach: This is another very important gem of this particular city because this is a must-visit for the tourists who are planning a visit to the city. This place is very well situated across the Bay of Bengal and is very crowded with the bodies who are interested in taking a dip over here after visiting the temple. In addition to the religious significance, this particular place is also very popular because it is a very important tourist hotspot and is very neat and clean. Mesmerising view of the sunrise and the sunset provided by this place makes it worth visiting and you can easily have accessibility to the best options of snacks selling over here. The beach festival organised in November is worth visiting so that you can enjoy accessibility to the vibrant cultural crowd.
  3. Loknath Temple: This particular place is only 5 km away from the main Jagannath Temple and is one of the most important religious places to visit in the city of Puri. This is an 11th-century shrine and is very well dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is worth noting that LINGAM present over here will remain submerged in the natural underground fountain for the majority of the part of the year and the water overhead is only cleaned on the Ekadashi which is the three days before the auspicious Shivaratri festival. This place is definitely worth visiting and thousands of devotees visit the temple on this occasion.
  4. Raghurajpur Artist Village: This place is worth visiting because it has more than 120 houses of artists who are consistently engaged in multiple forms of art. This place is very successful in providing people with prominent art forms and ultimately makes it worth visiting. These paintings always come with religious or biological themes which will generally revolve around the Lord Jagannath. In addition to the basic cloth pieces, this particular place is also extremely famous for the paintings which have been done on dried palm leaves, coconut and beetle nuts. Some of the toys made up of the stone are also very well made available over here which will be considered as special by the people who will be visiting over here.
  5. Jambeshwar Temple Puri: This is another very vital place of worship that you need to visit in the city because this is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This shrine is also known as Jambesh temple and is a lesser-known but significant temple of the city. It was constructed between the 10th and 11th century and the majority of the Hindu festivals are very well celebrated over here with great enthusiasm. Shivaratri is the most important festival celebrated over here which attracts a maximum number of devotees to this ancient religious site.
  6. Narendra Sarovar: Another very important place that you need to visit in this particular city is Narendra Sarovar which is very large approximately 3.24 ha. This place is also known as the Narendra tank because this is the reservoir which has the island along with a temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath. This place is very famous due to the summer festival undertaken over here and the festival is also known as the period in which the holy triad is worshipped with Chandan. This is a 42-day-long festival and the construction of the rath is commenced at this particular point in time.
  7. Markandeshwar temple: This particular place is iconic in itself and ultimately has been very well successful in providing people with a good number of benefits. As per the legends, this particular shrine was built by Markandeya after being rescued by Lord Shiva while meditating and hence the name has been given to this place. This particular place is very easily associated with a good number of Hindu rituals and ceremonies which makes it worth visiting and ultimately this is one of the most important sites to be covered in this city.

In addition to the places mentioned above, you can easily plan to explore the city along with the village of Pipli which is a heritage crafts village known for the best possible work done by artisans over there. So, planning your room booking at the Puri Hotel is worth it so that you can seek the blessings of the Lord add Jagannath Temple and have the best possible experience in this holy city.


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