Puri is an attraction worldwide spiritual and leisure tourists throughout the year. Attractions in Puri not only includes the Jagannath temple but also many other destinations. This divine destination is known as the earthly abode of Lord Jagannath who is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, provides a rich cultural heritage presenting a unique blend of tradional aura along with modern touch of facilities. Considered to be utterly pious by the Hindus, Puri is one of the four sacred dhamas representing a rare spark of immortality owned against the powers of negation, through a spirit of university.
Among wide range of attractions in Puri, Rath Yatra is the prominent one. The Puri Rath Yatra is world famous and attracts millions every year, not only from India but also from the different parts of the world. The Car Festival is the only day when devotees who are not allowed into the temple can get a chance to see the deities. This festival is a symbol of equality and integration. During this festival all the Lords are going through their respective chariot to their aunt’s house Gundicha temple.
The three different chariots names are classified as – Nandighosa, the chariot of Lord Jagannath, whose features are of having 18 wheels and is 45.6 feet high. Taladhawaja, the chariot of Lord Balabhadra, has 16 wheels and is 45 feet high. Devadalana, chariot of Goddess Subhadra, has 14 wheels and is 44.6 ft high. In 2015 Rath Yatra is going to be named as Nabakalebar Rath Yatra, where the three Lords are changing into new avatar by leaving the old. During this time hotels in Puri are difficult to find for rooms. Though there are number of hotels and resorts are available in Puri but to meet most crowds’ accommodation facilities all hotels hike their prices to earn a good income.
Attractions in Puri includes the wide range of sightseeing destinations like:
The largest brackish water lagoon of Asia is the hub of varied species and birds. The Irrawaddy dolphins and red crabs are some of the unique features of this beautiful lagoon, Chilika, an emerald in the east.
Konark Sun Temple
Included in UNESCO as world heritage monument, this temple is the true example of Kalinga architecture. Legends behind its make it most popular nearby attractions of Puri.
The temple of Lingaraja is the oldest of all temples in Bhubaneswar is a Shiva temple. This is a biggest temple in Bhubaneswar, gathers wide range of pilgrims every day.
These two Jaina caves are present in Bhubaneswar are known for its number of caves. It is believed that most of these caves were carved out of huge residential blocks for the Jain monks, during the reign of King Kharavela. Udayagiri meaning Sunrise Hill, has 18 caves while Khandagiri has 15 caves.
Dhauli, situated near Bhubaneswar has major edicts of Ashoka engraved on a mass of rock. It is presumed to be the area of the bloody battle of Kalinga, won by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka. This is said to be the earliest rock cut structure in India. However, today the more visited site is, Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Peace Pagoda, at the top of Dhauli Hill.
Located at a short distance from Bhubaneswar, the zoo in the splendid environs of the Chandaka forest. The zoo contains a botanical garden with the soothing sound of water of the Kanjia Lake. It is famous for breeding black panthers , Gharial crocodiles and white tigers in captivity, as a part of it has been declared as sanctuary.
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