Puri city in Odisha (Orissa)
Puri, also called Jagannath Puri, one of the most visited tourist destinations of India
Puri, known as the home place of Lord Jagannath, is one of the most visited tourist destinations of India and has great religious significance. The annual Rath Yatra or Car Festival is known to all.
Puri is situated on the eastern side of Orissa and lies about 60 km away from the capital city of Bhubaneswar.
Religious Significance: The major attractions of the city consist of of its marvelous temples and gorgeous golden beaches, ideal for swimming and surfing. Puri also known as ‘Jagannath Puri’, ‘Martya Vaikuntha’ or ‘Sri Purusottama Dham’ holds great religious importance for people across the world. Devotees come here from different parts of India to offer their prayers. Undoubtedly, the most popular attraction of Puri tourism is the Lord Jagannath Temple.
The grand religious belief: There are four sacred Hindu Dhams (holy place) in India and Puri is one of them. Although the city is famous for its magnificent beaches, it is the religious aspect of the city that draws people the most.
A loving tourist spot: The city is beautified with numerous temples, maths and ashrams to give visitors a warm invitation. Other tourist attractions of Puri city are Vimala temple, Lakshmi temple, Vishnu temple, Anand Bazar (World‘s biggest food market), Gundicha Ghar, Shri Loknath temple, the Grand Road Bada Danda, Swargadwara, the Atharanala Bridge, Balighai Beach, the Sakshigopal temple, Satpada (ideal place to enjoy Chilika), Konark (Orissa‘s best architecture temple) and Ramachandi temple.
Thus If you visit Puri blessed by Lord Jagannath, the incarnation of Vishnu and don’t miss the chance of enjoying the amazing view of its white sandy beaches that guarantees amazing body and mind relaxation. And the local market will suffice your need of a memorable shopping.
Occupation: Puri holds a multi-ethnic culture and attracts various classes of people to its godly land. The inhabitants of Puri are mostly engaged in agricultural activities, animal husbandry, fishing, handloom and handcrafts. The traditional and artisans class of persons of Puri with their significant presence in carpentry, painting, stone-carving, appliqué work, pottery, palm-leaf carving, seashell production etc. continue a moderate lifestyle. The Brahmin sections prominently display their performance in various temples of Puri. Being one of the major tourist attractions of India, the hospitality sector in Puri exhibit their presence extensively.