Bhubaneswar to Puri
Travelling from Bhubaneshwar to Puri –
By Bus – Travelling by bus is one of the most economical ways to travel and this is the means of transport that is used most often by students as it is convenient and budget-friendly. The distance from Bhubaneswar to Puri is approximately 59 km and it takes about two hours for a reliable driver to cover the Bhubaneshar to Puri distance. There are many Bubaneswar to Puri buses available.
By Train – Travel to Puri from Bhubaneshwar by rail and the distance is approximately 63 km. There are direct Bhubaneswar to Puri trains available, one of the most popular trains on this route is the Puri Durg Express.
By Flight – The aerial distance between Bhubaneswar and Puri is only 53 km but there are no direct Bhubaneswar to Puri flights available. A Bubaneswar to Puri flight is not available as Puri has to airport and the closest airport to Puri is the airport in Bhubaneswar.
By Car/Cab – The distance of approximately 63 km is easily covered by a car. Bhubaneswar to Puri by car is one of the best ways to take this journey. So if you’re wondering how to reach from Bhubaneswar to Puri, this is the best way to do so.
Puri – A Blessed Land
Situated on the Bay of Bengal, the city of Puri is also known as Jagannath Puri named after the Jagannath Temple that dates back to the 12th-century. It is a Municipality of Odisha and the district headquarters of Puri district. With the objective of looting the temple treasures, Puri and Jagannath Temple have been invaded several times by Muslim and Hindu rulers. Almost 80% of the city's economy is dependent on tourism and religious activities of the Jagannath Temple. 24 festivals take place in the temple complex every year, 13 of which are major festivals, that contribute to the economy.
Things to Do
Sightseeing in Puri would begin with one of the Char Dham i.e., four most sacred pilgrimage places of Hindus, is the Puri Shree Jagannath Mandir. The Rath-Yatra that takes place here is the biggest, oldest and most visited Rath Yatra in the world drawing millions of people every year. Attending this should be on top of the "must-do" list of every tourist travelling to Puri. Being a very religious city, there are many other temples that are popular tourist attractions as well, like Shree Lokanath temple, Sunara Gaurang temple, Bedi Hanuman temple, Chakra Tirtha temple and so on. Apart from these, one should enjoy the splendour of the Golden beach of Puri.
A popular holiday destination, hotels in Puri cater to tourists from all over India. There are many hotels and resorts that offer quality services at very reasonable rates. It is advisable to avoid places to stay after the light house in marine drive road as the as the accessibility to the road is poor.