Every year in Puri, Odisha, a grand Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath is taken out on the second day of Shukla Paksha of Ashadh month. This year the yatra was taken out on 20 June 2023. If you too have gone to Puri to visit Lord Jagannath or are planning to visit, then do not forget to visit these places of interest. Come let’s know about the famous places of Puri…

Chilka Lake

Chilka Lake is the largest brackish water lake located at a distance of about 55 km from Puri. It is one of the best places for tourists to visit. You can have a great view of bird watching here. Also you can enjoy views of different species of dolphins. Apart from this, tourists also enjoy many fish like jumbo prawns and delicious crabs here.

Jagannath Temple

This temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath. He is considered a form of Lord Vishnu. It is one of the most favorite pilgrimage sites of Hindus. Char Dham Yatra includes Jagannath Dham along with Badrinath, Dwarka and Rameswaram. It has Oriya architectural style with splendid carvings.

Whenever you go to visit this temple, do not miss the Mangal Aarti and Mahaprasad. Major festivals celebrated in Jagannath Puri Temple are Puri Rath Yatra, Snan Yatra, Chandan Yatra, Dola Yatra and Makar Sankranti.

Puri Beach

Puri Beach is the golden beach situated on the coast of Bay of Bengal. It is a center of special attraction for tourists. If you go for an early morning walk, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the sunrise and the waves rolling in from here. You can also do activities like kayaking, surfing, jet skiing and boating here.

Raghurajpur Artist Village

Raghurajpur is a Hindu pilgrimage town situated on the southern bank of the Bhargabi River. There is also the traditional decoration used under the throne of Lord Jagannath, which is called Patas. This village is also famous as the birthplace of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.

Vimala Temple

Vimala Temple is also known as Bimala Temple. It is considered as a Shakti Peetha. This temple is made of sandstone. A pond named Rohini Kund is situated near the temple. Which is very famous.

Durga Puja is one of the grand festivals held here. It lasts for 16 days. The temple is decorated splendidly in this festival. There is a huge crowd of devotees here.