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About: Puri (ପୁରୀ Purī), also known as Jagannath Puri (the Abode of Lord Jagannath) or Purushottama Puri, is a seaside pilgrimage town in the Indian state of Odisha. Puri is in the state of Odisha, on the eastern coast of India. It is a major tourist destination with the famous temple of Lord Jagannath (means Lord of the World) and a very long beach offering beautiful and pleasant sights.About 2 hours from Bhubaneshwar, Puri is a coastal temple town along the Bay of Bengal in Odisha. It lies close to tourist hotspots like Konark Temple and Dhabaleswar Temple.Puri in Odisha is one of the four must-visit pilgrimage sites for Hindus because of Jagannath Temple that forms the part of Char Dham in India. It is a beach city located on the coast of Bay of Bengal which is one of the favourites among people of West Bengal for a short trip.The Rath Yatra (chariot festival) which takes place during the month of June-July should not be missed if you are planning to visit during this time.Coastal charm meets cultural heritage in the sacred city of Puri, where pilgrims flock annually to celebrate the Ratha Yatra.Besides world-famous temples, Puri boasts beaches and markets that buzz year-round.


Climate: The summer months from March to May are hot and humid, with temperatures rising to over 39° C. Puri faces the south west monsoon in June, and temperatures fall to around 28° C till October.This city has a tropical climate. In winter, there is much less rainfall than in summer.Puri experiences a moderate climate, and the summers are not easy to define. The best time to visit is January, February, March, October, November, December. Humidity is fairly high throughout the year. The temperature during summer touches a maximum of 36 °C (97 °F) and during winter it is 17 °C (63 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,337 millimetres (52.6 in) and the average annual temperature is 26.9 °C (80.4 °F).

How to Reach Puri :  Puri is a major railway junction and is well-connected to all the major cities in the country. The nearest airport is in the capital city, Bhubaneshwar which is 56 kms away from Puri. One can hail a taxi from the airport to Puri.Puri is a major railway junction and is well-connected to all the major cities in the country.
 

By Road- Buses are available from Vishakhapatnam, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar.

By Air-  Biju Patnaik International Airport (BBI) - 49 kms from Puri.

By Train- Puri lies along the Calcutta-Chennai line and most of the trains stop here. Therefore, it is each to reach the Puri Railway Station via train. 

 

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