This article will discuss the most visited and famous seaside destination in India, “Puri.” Over the year, many visitors have visited this place as a weekend destination. The place is not only a famous destination but also a pilgrimage place for Hindus in India. Puri is also a Dham among the Char Dham in India, so as expected, many Hindu devotees visit this holy place.
The article will be a fully planned article including how to reach Puri, where to stay and what are the local mouthwatering foods available that you can try once you are in Puri, places that you can stay (from one-star to five-star and villas), and places that you can visit except Puri Beach.
Reaching Puri :
To reach Puri, you need first to reach Bhubaneswar, and then from Bhubaneswar, there are many modes available to reach Puri.
The nearest railway station to Bhubaneswar is Bhubaneswar railway station, which is well connected with almost all the famous stations in India. After reaching Bhubaneswar via railway, you need to go to Puri. A coastal railway station named Puri is available, where you can go from Bhubaneswar to reach Puri.
The nearest Airport to Bhubaneswar is Biju Patnaik International Airport, from where you need to go to puri. The airport is well connected with all the other airports in India, and you can take flights from any place in India to reach Bhubaneswar.
Bhubaneswar to Puri by Railway :
As you have reached Bhubaneswar, there are a few options to reach Puri. You can reach Puri via train, bus, or car. There are trains available from Bhubaneswar to Puri, which you need to book in advance to avail of trains for this. You can visit IRCTC.COM for a booking.
Bhubaneswar to Puri by Bus:
There is a bus service available from Bhubaneswar to Puri. The route is almost 70 KM in the distance and will take 2 hours to reach Puri from Bhubaneswar. Well, many bus booking websites are available to book your bus seat and preferred bus type. You can visit Redbus, Goibibo, Makemytrip, Yatra, etc., and bus booking portals to book your bus seat.
Bhubaneswar to Puri by Cab:
Visit Bhubaneswar to Puri by cab will be the most exciting and best option available you can go for. In-car you can enjoy the route as per your requirements with your friends, family, and loved ones. If you are a new visitor, going to a local taxi operator may offer you a much higher price if you need to improve at bargaining. So it’s better to book a Bhubaneswar to Puri cab from online sources that can offer reliable and affordable taxi services in India.
You can visit cab booking websites like Gozocabs, Savaari, Makemytrip, etc., to book reliable and affordable taxi services anywhere in India. Gozocabs offers Bhubaneswar to Puri cab service starting from @1100 INR. It will take 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach Puri from Bhubaneswar via cab as the route is around 70 Km.
Staying in Puri :
First, if you have a mediocre budget of around INR 1500 per night, you can grab good hotels and holiday homes on the beachside, from where you can enjoy the seashore from your window. Hotels and homestays start from INR 600 to more than INR 10,000. So choose the hotels according to your budget. You can visit Makemytrip, Fabhotels, Airbnb, Oyorooms, etc., to book your preferred hotels or homestay. Don’t just try to find the hotel on the spot if you are a first-time visitor because you may end up paying huge hotel prices, which will not be adequate. So try to book the hotel in advance online to get proper pricing on your stay.
Fooding in Puri :
Once you are in Puri, you need to try the fresh, mouthwatering local foods of Puri. So next, we will discuss the local foods you need to try.
- Khichadi: The Khichadi is the Oriya version of Indian Khichdi and serves in the Puri temple. It considers Maha Bhog. You can find local flavors and tastes once you taste this tasty Khichadi.
- Malpua: Served as morning breakfast to Lord Jagannath, the sweet delicacy also famous in Puri. You need to try.
Khaja: The most famous sweet dish in Puri is the Khaja. Those who visit puri must try these sweet dishes.
- Dalma: Dalma was not a popular dish. It was just city-special cooking. But Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam added to his presidency dish; the dish became most popular in India. The dish tastes good, and you should try it once you are in the owner’s city.
- Santa: Santella is a highly nutritious and delicious dish you can try. The dish prepares with low oil and various vegetables. The dish is best to taste when served with steamed rice or any Indian pieces of bread.
Well, these are the few foods you need to try if you are in Puri.