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Puri Holiday Packages


This is the Abode of Lord Jagannath, Puri is a renowned city in the state of Odisha. Puri tour packages allow visitors to witness the history, religion, architecture, seaside beauty and one of the renowned pilgrimage sites in India. Puri tour packages welcome tourists to one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus and the resting place of Lord Vishnu. These packages allow tourists to explore all of Puri's famous places without any worries about planning or missing out on important tourist spots. Make sure to include all these places while making the Puri tour plan for your upcoming Vacation tour.


10 Best Places to Visit Through Puri Tour Packages


The best Puri tour package, one can be sure to visit all the major tourist attractions in Puri, ranging from the sacred Hindu temples to the golden beaches. One of the most popular places to visit in Puri is the Jagannath temple, part of the most sacred pilgrimage places of Hindus. Jagannath temple was constructed in the 11th century and serves as the starting point of the world-famous Rath Yatra in July. One can listen to the interesting stories by the priest, conduct special worships, enjoy the temple food, and touch the deities in the main temple for a fee. Some other popular places include the Golden Beach of Puri covered in golden sand, the Shankaracharya Govardhan Peeth, Sri Lokanath Temple, Gundicha Temple, Panchatheertha and Chakratirth Temple and many others. With our tour package for Puri, here is a chance to visit Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary- a natural haven for avians, which will leave every visitor spellbound.


1. Shree Jagannath Puri Temple


What’s Special: Architecture


Nearby Attractions: Catholic Church, Baliharachandi, Swami Prabhananda Museum, Laxmi Cinema


Timings: 5:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.


Distance from city: 0 km


The famous Jagannath Puri temple is one of the most popular places in Puri and visited by many travelers around the world. The temple was constructed by King Ananta Varman Chodaganga Deva and the temple enshrines Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. The temple is an imposing structure in the center of the city and grabs the attention of most of the travelers passing by. The temple is surrounded by two walls and within the 58-metre high sikhara, which is topped with a flag and wheel of Vishnu. The Rath Yatra is a popular occasion that starts from this temple and is attended by pilgrims all over the world.


2. Chilika Lake


What’s Special: Migratory birds


Nearby Attractions: Kalijai Temple, Nalabana Islands, Satapada, Rambha Bay


 Timings: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Distance from city: 37 km


The internal saltwater lake is one of the largest lakes in Asia. This is the perfect spot for bird watchers and nature lovers as they can spot different species of birds that fly to this area every year. The lake is pear-shaped and is dotted with a few islands with fisheries and salt pans around its shore. Housing the most accommodating ecosystem in the world, the lake is the perfect assortment of flora, fauna, and you can also spot sea eagles, flamingos, sandpipers and golden plovers. If you wish to spend some relaxing time on the beach, you can soak in the beautiful views of sunset and sunrise. You can also spend a night under the stars by accommodating a lodge near the water lake.


3. Swargadwar Beach


What’s Special: Sunrise and sunset views


Nearby Attractions: Konark Beach, Puri Beach, Puri Light House, Jagannath Temple


Timings: 12:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Distance from city: 3.3 km


The Swargadwar Beach runs along the main Marine Drive of Puri and is located right in front of the Swargadwar Crematorium. The major hub for tourists in the city, the beach is crowded with visitors throughout the year. Numerous stalls selling handmade products like jewelry, and seashells are lined on the shores of the beach. You can spend the afternoons soaking up the warmth of the sun and in the evening take leisurely walks and enjoy the cool breeze. You can also enjoy some local snacks while enjoying the beautiful views of sunrise and sunset.


4. Astaranga Beach


What’s Special: Natural beauty


Nearby Attractions: Konark Sun Temple, Balighai, Asi Museum, Chandrabhaga Beach


Timings: Throughout the day


Distance from city: 67 km


Situated in the state of Odisha, this magnificent beach is popular for its picturesque views during sunsets. You can witness beautiful hues in the sky during this time which gives a magical vibe to the whole place. Every morning, a market is set on the beach from where you can buy different species of fishes from here. If you are planning to escape from the hustle-bustle of the city, then this is the perfect place for you to soothe your senses in calm and peaceful surroundings.


5. Golden Beach


What’s Special: Cleanliness, views


Nearby Attractions: VGP Universal Kingdom, The Sspa House, Aradhana Theatre, Marundeeswarar Temple, VGP Snow Kingdom


Timings: 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Distance from city: 2.6 km


This is one of the cleanest beaches in Puri, the VGP Golden beach is one of the sought after destinations in Chennai. The place is a perfect spot for family and friends to enjoy a fun-filled time together. Enjoy a peaceful time at this beautiful beach and relax your senses, and rejuvenate yourself on this vacation. The surging waves of the beach and the swaying wind are like music to ears adding to the charm and beauty of this place. This beach has an amusement park attached to it which adds to its uniqueness. You can also indulge in a variety of water activities on the beach and make the most of your vacation.


6. Markandeswara Temple


What’s Special: Religious site


Nearby Attractions: Jagannath Temple, Puri Beach, Marundeeswarar Temple, VGP Snow Kingdom


Timings: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Distance from city: 0 km


Markandeswara temple dates back to the 12th century and beholds mysticism in its ambiance. The entrance of the temple features an enormous figure of Nataraja. It is believed that the sage Markandeya resided here and meditated on Shiva for decades. Home to Markandeya tank, one can take dips at the bathing ghats located at the southern end of the temple and perform rituals such as Pinda Dana, Mundan Kriya etc.


7. Sudarshan Crafts Museum


What’s Special: Collections and artefacts


Nearby Attractions: VGP Universal Kingdom, The Sspa House, Aradhana Theatre, Marundeeswarar Temple, VGP Snow Kingdom


Timings: 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM


Distance from city: 1.2 KM


Famous Sudarshan Crafts Museum exhibits the evolution of art in the region and was set up by Sri Sudarshan Sahoo to enliven the hard work of local artists. You can witness the changes that redefined the local art, spectacular architectures, and traditional sculptures over decades.


8. Sakshi Gopal Temple


What’s Special: Religious site


Nearby Attractions: Shree Jagannath Temple, Golden Beach, Shree Gundicha Temple


Timings: 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Distance from city: 0 km


Sakshi Gopal Temple is a popular temple in Puri and welcomes visitors throughout the year. The temple serves to be the gateway for pilgrims arriving by rail and road. There are numerous tales about the temple that locals narrate and it is believed that the lord came to bear witness to a village wedding.


9. Raghurajpur Village


What’s Special: Cleanliness, views


Nearby Attractions: Puri, Chilika


Timings: Throughout the day


Distance from city: 0 km


Raghurajpur Village is an exquisite hamlet around Puri and the region is known for Pattachitra paintings. You can also check out palm leaf engravings, papier mache, wood and stone carvings, and Gotipua folk dance, the predecessor of classical Odissi dance style. The village is also the only place where the traditional decoration for Lord Jagannath's throne, called Patas, is made. The art-enriched village owes its culture to an era as early as 5 BCE.


10. Lakshmi Temple


What’s Special: Religious site


Nearby Attractions: Jagannath Temple, Golden Beach, Shree Gundicha Temple


Timings: 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM


Distance from city: 0 km


Lakshmi Temple is located near Jagannath Temple and its massive structure was constructed over the bygone era. The temple has numerous religious tales that are sung by locals. According to folks, after the marriage of Shiva and Parvati, the newly wed couple was invited to this temple by Goddess Lakshmi. The temple is amongst the prominent religious sites in Puri. Whatever your Puri tour package cost is, the temple is part of almost all the itineraries.


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Best Time To Visit Puri


From adults to kids, Puri tour packages attract holiday seekers throughout the year for various reasons. However, the best time to visit Puri is from November to February. Because of its pleasant weather and cold winds from the northeast, tourists find winter to be the best for visiting tourist attractions in Puri.


Summer (March to May)


Summers are typically hot and humid and those who love tanned skin can head to Puri during this time and soak up the warmth of the sun. During this time, the temperature ranges between 19°C to 45°C and due to the hot season you can only visit a few places for sightseeing. However, if you plan a Puri trip during summers make sure to carry ample amount of sunscreen, hats and comfortable cotton clothes.


Monsoon (June to September)


Experiencing heavy rainfall and frequent thunderstorm during the monsoons, the temperature during these months ranges between 27 to 31-degree celsius. Monsoon season in Puri brings heavy rainfall by the end of September and high water levels at the beaches.The popular Rath Yatra takes place at this time in Puri and therefore the place is crowded with a lot of tourists. Therefore, if you happen to enjoy a first-hand experience of this majestic event, this is the perfect time for you to plan a trip to Puri.


Winter (October to February)


The best time to visit Puri for a vacation is during the winter months. The city experiences pleasant weather during this time and the temperature fluctuates between 16 to 28-degree celsius. With an ethereal aura, the city at this time is blooming and offers the best to the travelers. Some of the best attractions to visit during this time are Puri Beach, Swargadwar Beach, Baliharachandi Beach, Baleshwar Beach, and Balighai Beach.


How To Reach?


By Air


The nearest airport in Puri is Biju Patnail Airport which is approximately 60 km away from Puri and located in Bhubaneswar. Airways is the most convenient and hassle-free way to travel to Puri. The airport provides domestic services and you can find major Indian airlines here and regular flights from New Delhi, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Mumbai are operated.


 By Rail


The last spot on the East Coast Railway. Puri has has direct express and other super fast trains which is well linked with major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Okha, Ahmedabad, Tirupati and many more. Some of the famous trains offer direct services to the city which includes Kolkata (Howrah) Puri Howrah Express, Jagannath Express; New Delhi Purushottam Express.


By Road


Another convenient way to reach is by road. The nearest bus stand is located close to the Gundicha Temple which provides direct connections to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and one can reach the place in just 10 to 15 minutes. You can also drive your way to Puri if that is convenient for you.


One can also take small trips to visit various famous places around Puri by checking out the Puri tour packages cost and get to see places including Raghurajpur - the artisans village, Sakhigopal Temple, the craft village of Pipli, Konark Temple - world heritage monument, and Satapada (seven islands), a dolphin sanctuary on Chilika Lake. So, without much ado, book from our list of holiday packages for Puri, and take your soul on a sacred ride for a blissful experience.


Here are Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Jagannath Puri:


What is Jagannath Puri?


Jagannath Puri, commonly known as Puri, is a historic and sacred city located in the state of Odisha, India. It is famous for the Jagannath Temple, one of the most revered Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Jagannath (a form of Lord Krishna).


What is the significance of the Jagannath Temple?


The Jagannath Temple is of great significance to Hindus, especially Vaishnavites. It is one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites and is considered one of the holiest temples in India. Lord Jagannath, along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra, is worshipped here in elaborate rituals and festivals.


What are the main festivals celebrated in Jagannath Puri?


The Rath Yatra, also known as the Chariot Festival, is the most famous festival in Jagannath Puri. It takes place in the months of June or July and involves pulling huge chariots carrying the deities through the streets. Other important festivals include Snana Yatra, Chandan Yatra, and Kartik Purnima.


Are there any dress code and rules for entering the Jagannath Temple?


Yes, there is a dress code for entering the Jagannath Temple. Both men and women are required to wear traditional attire, and the dress code is strictly enforced. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple premises.


Can non-Hindus visit Jagannath Puri?


Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main temple complex of Jagannath Puri. However, they can still explore the city, its surroundings, and witness the Rath Yatra from outside the temple premises.


How can I reach Jagannath Puri?


Puri is well-connected by road, rail, and air. The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar, approximately 60 kilometers away. Puri has a major railway station with trains connecting it to various cities in India.


What are the nearby tourist attractions in Puri?


Apart from the Jagannath Temple, Puri has several other attractions worth visiting, including the Puri Beach, Chilika Lake (Asia's largest brackish water lagoon), Konark Sun Temple, Gundicha Temple, and Raghurajpur Heritage Crafts Village.


Is photography allowed inside the Jagannath Temple?


 Photography is not allowed inside the Jagannath Temple complex. Visitors are usually not allowed to carry electronic devices, mobile phones, or cameras within the temple premises.


Are there accommodations available in Puri?


Puri is a popular tourist destination, and there are plenty of accommodation options available, ranging from budget guesthouses to luxury hotels. During peak seasons and festivals, it's advisable to book your accommodation in advance.

Remember that visiting Jagannath Puri offers a rich spiritual and cultural experience. Respect the temple's traditions and rules during your visit and make the most of your time exploring the spiritual and historical significance of this sacred city.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kolkata Airport / Rly. Station


Arrival at Airport / Railway Station & transfer to hotel. Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Kolkata.


Day 2: Gangasagar Excursion (110 Kms / 4 Hrs)


After early breakfast start for full day excursion to Gangasagar – An island in the confluence of River Ganga & Bay of Bengal & famous for Kapil Muni Ashram which is considered to be a great religious significance. Evening return back to Kolkata. Overnight stay at hotel.


Note: We will provide Ac vehicle for Kolkata to Ferry Ghat i.e. Lot No. 8 / Harwood Point (90 Km.) & back to Kolkata. After reaching Lot No. 8 you have to take the ferry to cross the Muri Ganga River for Kachuberia. And take private car for Sagar Island from Kachuberia. Ferry cost & local vehicle cost from Kachuberia to Sagar Island & back on your own.


Day 3: Kolkata City Tour


After breakfast start for full day Kolkata city tour covering Howrah Bridge, Belur Math, Vivekananda Setu, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Eden Garden Stadium, Victoria Memorial Hall, & Birla Temple. You can take a River Cruise on Ganges at your own cost. Overnight stay at Kolkata.


Day 4: Kolkata – Bhubaneshwar (By Flight)


After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to the Airport take a flight to Bhubaneshwar arrival at Bhubaneshwar. Bhubaneshwar is capital city of Orissa and a heritage destination home to many temples that have heritage and architectural significance. Visits to Lingaraja Temple (Impressive 11th Century Temple) and Brahma Temple. Visit Bindu Sagar, lake around Linga Raja Temple and Brahma Temple. Visit Vaital Devi Temple near Bindu Sagar, a Chamunda Devi Temple in the form of Tantric Goddess. Visit Raj Rani Temple is an 11th century ancient temple and renowned for its architecture.


Day 5: Excursion To Nandankanan Zoo. Travel To Puri Via Konark


After breakfast drive to Nandankanan Zoo (25 kms), a nature park renowned for its White Tiger Population. From there proceed Puri and enroute visit Konark Sun Temple Puri is a renowned Pilgrimage and a beach getaway just 60 kms from Bhubaneshwar. In the evening visit Jagannath Temple Complex at Puri and visit the Puri Beach.


Day 6: Chilika Lake Tour


Morning Excursion to Chilika Lake Chilika Lake is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World. It is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent. The lagoon hosts over 160 species of birds in the peak migratory season. Return by afternoon and visit other temples / beaches around Puri.


Day 7: Puri – Bhubaneshwar


After breakfast checkout and drive to Bhubaneshwar airport take a flight to your next destination.


Package Include:


- Arrival and Departure transfers by Private Vehicle

- Accommodation with Breakfast and dinner

- Internal transfers and train ticket if any 

- Sightseeing as per the itinerary by private vehicle

- 24 x 7 assistance by NTP Officer

- SIM Card upon arrival in India (Delhi tour)

- Tour Briefing by the NTP Deputy

- All hotel tax


Package Exclude :


- Guide, entry tickets, visa, travel insurance,  portage, tips, GST 5%, lunch, morning evening tea and extras not mentioned as inclusions


Cost: On Request


Payment Gateway Link: Payment Gateway Online card payments


Account Title : NTP Tourism Affairs Ltd.
Bank : HDFC Bank Limited
Bank A/C : 12202560000897
Branch : M 39, Outer Circle
Address: M 36, Outer Circle, Opposite Super Bazar, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110001
IFSC Code : HDFC0001220


Account Title : NTP Tourism Affairs Ltd.
Bank : ICICI Bank
Bank A/C : 000705004621
Branch : Shop No- 7C Plot No- GH04B, Prateek Stylome Sector- 45 Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida- 201335, India
IFSC Code : ICIC0007780





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