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The sacred city of Puri is an important pilgrimage site. Puri is also known for its white-sand beaches.

Puri India

Puri IndiaSituated along the coast of Bay of Bengal, Puri is one of the most significant religious centers of India in the eastern state of Orissa. The land of Lord Jagannath, the city is popularly referred to as Jagannath Puri. This holy city is a perfect destination for experiencing spiritual solace amidst prayer sessions at innumerable temples. Puri is an ancient city of eastern India which is reflected in ruins of old fortifications and monuments that speak volumes about the heritage of this historic city. The city of Puri is also one of the sites of the four fundamental institutions established by Sri Adi Shankracharya and houses the Govardhan math.

The city of Puri is a part of the trilogy of cities constituting the Golden Triangle of East India; the other two cities being Bhubaneshwar and Konark. Its sun kissed beaches with white sands are a delight to be at. The city of Puri is a paradise on earth for its immaculate beaches which dazzle when sunrays fall on them. For its varied shades the city attracts tourists who fall in love with this place the moment they land here.

The world famous temple of Jagannath Ji or Lord Krishna was built in the 12th century by King Chodaganga Deva. The temple has become synonymous with the city of Puri. Every year pilgrims come to the Jagannath temple in large numbers to pay homage to Lord Jagannath. However, it is during the Puri Rath Yatra or the Chariot festival that it becomes when you will see the city full with pilgrims. The holy city of Puri offers its visitor cultural as well as spiritual extravaganza making it an often visited destination.

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