Situated in the eastern state of India in Orissa, Puri is a tourists and pilgrims hub. Snuggled along the Bay of Bengal Puri is merely 60 km away from Bhubaneshwar the capital of Orissa. The city of Puri is well connected with other important cities of India. The Eastern Railways of India has several super fast trains plying between West Bengal and Puri. During the Jagannath Yatra festival a large number of devotees visit the holy city. The city has good transportation and communication.
A person can reach Puri by taking a flight to Bhubaneshwar which is
just 60 km away from the city of Puri. The Biju Patnaik Airport of
Bhubaneshwar is replete with complete modern international facilities an
airport is required to have. This airport of Orissa is connected with
daily flights from the cities of Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai,
Hyderabad, Raipur and Vishakhapatnam.
The Puri Railway station is easily accessible from the city centre. The
rail network to Puri is connected from most of the important cities of
India. Traveling by rail to Puri is an adventurous as well as economical
means of reaching the city. Several super-fast and passenger trains ply
to the city of Puri. Puri-Delhi super fast Express, Puroshottam Express,
Utkal Express, Srijagannath Express are some of the trains plying to
Puri. The Bhubaneshwar railway station is the next main station which
can be used to reach Puri.
There are direct buses from the cities of Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam to
Puri. Several buses connect other cities of Orissa especially
Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack. In fact, minibuses ply everyday regularly to
Konark. There are two major bus terminuses at Puri one at Baramunda and
the other opposite State Ashok hotel. One can also hire private cabs to
reach Puri from nearby towns and cities and use it to commute within the