Puri Tourist Places

That is why you have to explore some of the lesser-known tourist attractions when in the city.

Puri tourist places
(Last Updated On: July 18, 2018)

Puri Tourist Places

Puri has become the spiritual capital of Odisha. This has led to a continuous stream of visitors and tourists to the city of Puri. Puri tourist places are famous all over the world and have lot of different things on offer like historic artifacts, religious centuries and architectural marvels. Due to this very reason, it is pretty popular among tourists. We would today share with you some of the tourist attractions which you should definitely visit when you’re in the city of Puri. The city has a lot of other tourist attractions in addition to the temples also. That is why you have to explore some of the lesser-known tourist attractions when in the city.

Jagannath Temple:

The temple is over 65 m in height. The temple was built in the 12th century and it was done to celebrate the shifting of the capital of the Empire of the time.

Beleswar Beach:

This beach is located 15 km away from Puri. You have to move towards the east direction in order to reach the beach. It is not only popular due to the pristine beauty of the beach but also due to the fact that it does not receive a lot of tourists. There is also a Shaivite Shrine on the beach which has become quite popular.

Balighai Beach:

If you’re looking for a beach which is yet undiscovered by many, this is the beach to be. It is the confluence of Nuanai River with Bay of Bengal which makes it even more spectacular.

Chilika Lake:

This is the largest brackish water lake in entire Asia. The lake is spread over 1165 sq km. The Kalijai Temple is located on one of the islands of this lake, which makes the lake even more special.

Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary:

This wildlife sanctuary located around the Chilika Lake. That is why, if you’re visiting the Lake, it is a must visit. Some of the animals and birds which you can easily find in this Wildlife Sanctuary are:

  • Flamingo
  • Sea Eagle
  • Spotbilled Pelican
  • Barhead Goose
  • Openbilled Stork
  • Wigeon
  • Pintail
  • Shoveller
  • Ibis
  • Kingfisher
  • Golden Jackals
  • Hyena
  • Deer
  • Blackbuck

As you can see, it is having many of the lesser-known birds as well as animal species on offer. That is why this Wildlife Sanctuary is a must visit.

So, if you’re looking for Puri tourist places, these are the five Puri tourist places which you should definitely pay a visit.

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