Top Places To Visit In Puri On A Family Holiday

OT Staff

Jagannath Temple

Explore the iconic Jagannath Temple, a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site known for its annual Rath Yatra, featuring intricate sculptures of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra, and his sister Subhadra. 

Jagannath Temple | Saikat Paul / Shutterstock

Puri Beach

Relax on the shores of Puri Beach, offering golden sands, soothing waves, and a lively atmosphere with numerous beachside activities.

Sand art, Puri Beach | Shutterstock

Konark Sun Temple

The Konark Temple is a 13th-century architectural marvel dedicated to the sun god Surya. The temple is renowned for its intricate stone carvings depicting mythological scenes and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Chilika Lake

Discover Chilika Lake, Asia's largest brackish water lagoon, known for its rich biodiversity, migratory birds, and boat rides.

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Gundicha Temple

Visit the Gundicha Temple, another significant pilgrimage site associated with the Rath Yatra festival, offering a tranquil escape from the bustling city.

Gundicha Temple | chowdhury arindam / Shutterstock

Raghurajpur Artist Village

Experience the artistic charm of Raghurajpur, a heritage village known for its Pattachitra paintings, palm leaf engravings, and traditional Odissi dance.

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Chandrabhaga Beach

Enjoy your time at Chandrabhaga Beach, known for its scenic beauty, mythological significance, and the annual Konark Dance Festival.

Chandrabhaga Beach | Shutterstoc

Sri Lokanath Temple

Seek spiritual solace at Sri Lokanath Temple, a revered shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated amidst tranquil surroundings.

Sri Lokanath Temple | Shutterstock

Puri Beach Festival

Participate in the Puri Beach Festival, an annual event celebrating Odisha's culture through music, dance, art, and traditional crafts on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.

Puri, Odisha | Arnav Pratap Singh / Shutterstock

Chhaitana Stone Carving Village

Just a short distance from Puri, Chhaitana is a village renowned for its traditional stone carving artistry. Visitors can witness skilled artisans creating intricate sculptures and learn about the craftsmanship passed down through generations.

Stonework at Konark Temple | Shutterstock