Puri - The Land of Jagannatha

Puri - The Land of Jagannatha

Posted by Marine2Alpine on Friday, 17th November 2023.

Puri is a coastal city in the Indian state of Odisha, is renowned for its beautiful beaches, ancient temples, and cultural heritage. It is the district headquarters of Puri district and is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometers (37 mi) south of the state capital of Bhubaneshwar. It is also known as Sri Jagannatha Dhama after the 12th century Jagannath Temple located in the city. It is one of the original Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus. 

Some of the famous destination in Puri include:

  1. Jagannath Temple: This is one of the most important Hindu temples in India, dedicated to Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra, and sister Subhadra. The Rath Yatra (chariot festival) held here is world-famous.
  2. Puri Beach: It’s popular beach destination known for its golden sands and stunning sunrises. It’s a great place for relaxation and water sports.
  3. Konark Sun Temple: Located about 35 kilometers from Puri, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is an architectural marvel, shaped like a colossal chariot with intricately carved stone wheels.
  4. Chilka Lake: It is Asia’s largest coastal lagoon and a haven for migratory birds. You can take boat rides for witness its rich biodiversity.

These are just a few of the many attractions in and around Puri. Each place offers a unique experience, whether it’s spiritual, cultural, or natural.

Puri’s food culture, especially by the seaside, is a delightful blend of traditional Odia cuisine and fresh seafood offerings. Here are some highlights:

  1. Seafood Delights: Being a coastal city, Puri is renowned for its seafood. You can savor a variety of dishes like prawn curry, fish curry, crab masala, and lobster cooked in traditional Odia styles.
  2. Chenna Poda: A famous dessert in Puri, Chenna Poda is made by caramelizing paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and is a must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth.
  3. Seafood Thalis: Many beachside restaurants offer seafood thalis, which are elaborate platters featuring an assortment of seafood dishes along with traditional accompaniments like rice, dal, and various chutneys.
  4. Coconut Water and Street Snacks: Along the beach, you’ll find vendors selling fresh coconut water, bhel puri, pani puri and other popular street snacks.
  5. Khaja: The most famous sweet in Puri, is the #Khaja. It is a crispy, flaky sweet made from flour, sugar, and ghee, and is a popular offering at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.

These are just a few examples there are more delightful food to try. Remember, the culinary experience in Puri is not just about the taste, but also the ambiance and the local touch that makes it truly special. Enjoying a seafood meal by the sea is a memorable experience that captures the essence of this coastal city. Overall, this coastal city has various things to offer whether it’s their seafood, beach, or the pilgrimage sites for the travelers and one should must visit this place for the memorable experience.

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