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Puri City Guide

One of the four holiest places in India, Puri is washed by the sea, and embraced by causarina - fringed beaches. It is said that one obtains 'moksha' from the cycle of birth and rebirth, if one stays here for three days and nights. Puri is the hallowed seat of Lord Jagannath (Lord of the Universe), Subhadra and Balabhadra. One of the four holy dhams of Hinduism, Puri is possibly one of the very few religious sites which combines the outdoor pleasures of sea and divine beaches with the religious sentiments of 'darshan'.

A place, known by many names over the centuries - Nilgiri, Niladri, Nilachal, Purushottam, Sankhakshetra, Srikshetra, Jagannath Dham, Jagannath Puri - Puri is dominated by two great forces, one created by God, and the other by man.

How to Get There

Road links to Bhubaneswar (62 km). Nearest airport is Bhubaneswar. There are also rail links to Kolkata, Chennai, and Delhi.

Where to Stay

Hotel Nilachal Ashok, Toshali Sands, S.E.Railway Hotel, Panthanivas, Hotel Vijoya International, Hotel Holiday Resort.



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