One of the Char Dhams is located in Puri District, Odisha, called Shri Jagannath temple. Puri is Odisha’s Pride and Divine sightings. If you are planning to visit Puri this winter season, then this blog will help you to list your bucket list of Puri sightseeing.
Top Attractions in Puri
1. Shri Jagannath temple:
You are in Puri, and the first thing you have to do is to visit Puri Jagannath Temple to get blessings from Lord Jagannath. Lord Jagannath Dham is one of the 4 Dhams situated in India. Rath Yatra is a famous festival across the world. Odisha is truly renowned for our Lord Jagannath—plan to have “Abhada” to taste the divine foods of Lord Jagannath Temple.
Do you know that any clothes flying are dominated by wind? But not in Puri Jagannath Temple. The Temple’s “Bana” is flying opposite the wind blowing. It is a mysterious phenomenon that anyone can’t explain. On sunny days, look for the shadow of the temple; you won’t find it for sure.
You see birds flying everywhere, but on the top of the temple, you won’t see even one bird flying above. Abhada is the only food in the world you won’t see finished or wasted. You step into the temple’s shrine; you won’t be able to hear the roars of the sea. No scientists can prove this mysterious phenomenon.
Rath yatra is a big festival for Odia people, and many pilgrims are visiting during this time. You can even see it from space.
Temple Timings: From 5 A.M. to 10 P.M.
No entry fees.
2. Loknath Temple:
Loknath Temple is only 2 km away from Puri Jagannath Temple. The divine temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the ultimate truth of the Universe. You can get to see Shivalinga only once a year during Shivratri Festivals on Pankoddhar Ekadashi because all other times, the sanctum is filled with the water of the fountain.
Witness the magical architecture in Loknath Temple.
Opening Hours: From 5 A.M. to 9 P.M.
No entry fees are required for entering the Loknath Temple.
3. Puri Sea Beach:
Odia people who live in Puri or near Puri, Puri Jagannath Temple, and Puri Sea Beach are everyday travel spots. You can sit on the sand or benches and enjoy the views of the relaxing blue sea. In the winter season, soak some sun rays on the beach sand for warmth.
There are different kinds of shops and ice cream trolleys to satiate your taste buds. Visit Golden Beach and Lighthouse, which are within walking distance. Visit restaurants and resorts near the beach to enjoy seafood and drinks.
4. Konark Sun Temple:
Konark Sun Temple is about 33 Kilometers away from Puri. But it is worth the visit. Konark Temple has stunning Kalinga Architecture that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple’s wheels looked like giant sundials.
After witnessing the amazing artwork of stones, come back to the front of the entry point to see the museums. Watch shows about the history of Konark Sun Temple.
Opening Hours: 06 P.M. to 8 P.M.
Entry Fees: Rs. 10
5. Konark Marine Drive Sea Beach:
When you leave Puri Temple to visit the Iconic Konark Temple, you will get to drive on Marine Drive. It is an NH road that has visuals of the sea on one side, and on another side, you can enjoy the forestry greenery. Take some photos leaving your vehicles.
Try to drive safely; don’t rush. Drive slowly to get the best views of greenery and blue sea. Yes, you can go boating there, and kids can ride their bikes.
6. Wonder World Water Park:
This winter season, you may not visit here, but you can definitely visit in the summertime. To make the heat wave away, slide into the water slides or enjoy the water pool in Wonder World Water Park.
Opening Hours: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., except on Fridays.
Rs. 699 per person
Rs. 949 per person(VIP Access)
What to Enjoy: Wave Pool, Water Slides, Rain Dance, Kids Pool, Lazy River, Family Pool, Delicious Foods and Snacks, and many more. You can bring your outfits, but outfits are included in entry fees.
Enjoy your trip to Puri to the fullest and gather some memories. You can book hotels nearest to the temple; it is easy to witness the Morning Puja Ritual at 5 A.M.
Trawell for Loknath Temple Picture