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World heritage site · Architectural Building
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Take in the architectural prowess, well-preserved art, and historical relevance of Konark Sun Temple, a World Heritage Site and one of the Se
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Water Body
Chilika Lake , Puri
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Flowing into the Bay of Bengal, Chilika Lake remains one of the largest lagoons in the world--it's also one of India's biggest wintering grou
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Admire the striking complex of Jagannath Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath, the Lord of the Universe. The current temple structur
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Puri Beach , Puri
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A vibrant shoreline fusing beach life and sacred worship, Puri Beach sits on the golden Bay of Bengal, attracting Hindu pilgrims from around
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Konark Beach , Puri
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Laze on the sand of Konark Beach, whose proximity to a sun temple makes it revered among devotees. The beach boasts a stretch of soft sand an

Puri District

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Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water
Puri is a coastal district of the Odisha state of India, famous for its historic antiquities, religious sanctuaries, architectural grandeur, sea-scape beauty, and its moderate climate. It holds a wealth of attractions for visitors. It boasts a continuous history from the 3rd century B.C. to the present, and unique monuments such as those of Lord Jagannath at Puri, and the Sun God at Konark. It has the Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lakes in India, that holds a picturesque sea-scape beauty. It offers an ideal resort for birds who migrate from different parts of the continent. By virtue of its geographical location, the climate of Puri is equable throughout the year.This district comprises 1714 revenue villages. It has one subdivision (Puri Sadar), 11 tehsils and 15 blocks. Puri is the only municipality of the districtEtymologyThe District has been named after its headquarters town, Puri. According to Cunningham the ancient name of this town was Charitra mentioned by the Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang as Che-li-ta-lo. But the restoration of the word Che-li-ta-lo as Charitra and its identification with the town of Puri are open to doubt. The importance of the town as a seat of Vaisnavism increased when Chodaganga Deva constructed the temple of Purusottama Jagannath and installed the images of the deities. Thereafter, it became famous as the abode of Purusottama and was popularly called Purusottama Kshetra. Use our India vacation builder to plan your trip to Puri District and other destinations in India.

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