Places to Visit in Puri
Shree Jagannath Puri Temple - One of the four dhams ie four most sacred pilgrimage places of Hindus. Constructed in 11th century and is the starting point of the world famous Rath Yatra held in July. The temple complex is huge and has some very interesting stories associated, priests or pandas are generally the ones who conduct the non Oriya people around and generally mention all these stories. Golden Beach of Puri. Shankaracharya's GOBARDHAN Pitha A Hindu Math Swargadwar The Gateway to Heaven. Site of cremation of almost all famous Oriya people. Shree Lokanath Temple - Dedicated to Lord Shiva, is said to be the place where Lord Shiva hid himself from Shani, under a pond. The Shiva Linga here is partially submerged and the pond is teeming with fish. Priests here tend to be very strict so do maintain etiquette. Sun Temple of Konark. Chandrabhaga Sea Beach. Chilika Lake. Satapada Dolphin Sanctuary.