Arrival in Puri - Sightseeing in Puri - Excursion to Chilika Lake
Upon arrival at the beautiful city of Puri, take a transfer to the hotel.
Puri is a city that lies in its namesake district of Odisha. The city is located at a distance of about 60 km from Bhubaneswar – the state capital. Home to revered Hindu temples and the popular Puri Beach, this destination draws tourists from different parts of the country and abroad, all throughout the year.
On reaching the hotel, complete all the check-in formalities and rest for a while. Later, embark on a sightseeing tour of Puri, which is considered as the home of Lord Jagannath – an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is among the four most revered pilgrimage sites of Hindus in the country. First visit the revered Jagannath Temple, which was built by Chodaganga Deva in AD 12 and is appreciated for its architecture. Sprawling across an area of 400000 square feet, this temple is enclosed by huge walls.
Thereafter, head towards the revered Gundicha Temple. This temple has been constructed using light-grey sandstone and is exemplary of Kalinga style of architecture. Also referred to as the Garden House of Jagannath, this temple is situated in the middle of a lush green garden. After exploring this temple, continue your journey towards the revered Lokanath Temple, which is located in proximity to the Jagannath Temple. This temple was built in the 11th century and is dedicated to the Hindu god, Lord Shiva.
After visiting the temples, explore the open-air market and spend some quality time at the Puri Beach. Thereafter, go for an excursion to the beautiful Chilika Lake, which covers an area of approximately 1100 square kilometres and is situated at a distance of about 26 km from Puri. It is one of the largest brackish water lagoons in the world and is a famous picnic spot for locals and tourists.
Later, return to the hotel in Puri for an overnight stay.