Your Ultimate 3-Day Puri Itinerary

Waquar Habib


Puri is a stunning coastal town in Odisha known for its unspoiled beaches, historical temples, and lively cultural heritage. Visit the iconic Jagannath Temple, stroll on the sands of Puri Beach, and try the delicious seafood. Experience spirituality, tranquillity, and breathtaking scenery in this captivating seaside destination.

Sundial, or the chariot wheel at the Konark Sun Temple | Shutterstock

Day 1: Explore the Heritage


Start your day with a visit to the iconic Jagannath Temple, one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites. Marvel at its architecture and soak in the spiritual ambience.

Jagannath Temple, Puri | Shutterstock


After the temple, head over to Puri Beach for a relaxing afternoon. You can soak up the sun at the beach, take a camel or horse ride along the shore, or stroll along the coastline. Be sure to try out local seafood delicacies served at the beachside shacks, like fish curry and prawn fry.

Kids ride a horse at the Puri Beach | Shutterstock


Explore Swargadwar, a bustling marketplace near the beach has a variety of attractions, including beaches, a temple, and a cremation ground. Shop for souvenirs, handicrafts, and local artwork. Later, indulge in authentic Odia cuisine at a local restaurant and try the famous Puri Mahaprasad.

The cremation ground at Swargadwar | Shutterstock

Day 2: Cultural Immersion


Begin your day early by taking a trip to Chilika Lake, Asia's largest brackish water lagoon. Experience a peaceful boat ride amidst stunning surroundings. Later, stop at Raghurajpur, a heritage crafts village well-known for its Pattachitra paintings and palm leaf engravings. Observe local artisans at work and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

Egret bird on lotus leaf in Chilika Lake | Shutterstock


Enjoy a traditional Odia thali at a local restaurant in Raghurajpur that features various vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. After lunch, visit Konark to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Konark Sun Temple. Admire the architectural marvel and learn to tell the time on a sundial.

A view of the majestic Konark Sun Temple | Shutterstock


Spend your evening relaxing at Konark Beach and witnessing a breathtaking sunset against the backdrop of the Konark Temple. Return to Puri, dine at a beachside restaurant, and savour fresh seafood delicacies while enjoying the sea breeze.

Beautiful Konark Beach | Shutterstock

Day 3: Nature and Relaxation


Start your day at Narendra Tank, a sacred pond near Jagannath Temple. Later, spend some time unwinding at Golden Beach, known for its golden sands and serene atmosphere. Take a walk or relax by the shore.

Narendra Tank near jagannath Temple | Shutterstock


Relish a beachside picnic with a packed lunch, or dine at a seafood shack overlooking the sea. Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in water sports activities such as jet skiing, banana boat rides, or parasailing at Golden Beach.

A fishing boat at the Golden Beach | Shutterstock


Enjoy the beauty of Puri Sea Beach at sunset. Take a peaceful stroll or relax while watching the waves or head out to buy some souvenirs. Have a farewell dinner at a beachside restaurant and savour the flavours of Odisha one last time before leaving.

Souvenirs from Raghurajpur, Odisha | Shutterstock

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