After a long tiring work-week when you decide to take a longish break and set out to find unexplored destinations in India, do let your mind plan a escape to Orissa. Usually the first city that comes to mind when talking about this state is Jagannath Puri because of its sacred stature and importance in religious landscape of India. However, if you do make up your mind to visit Puri and are also planning to explore a few nearby spots, here’s the exact list you should be looking for.
Located on the western side of the state capital of Bhubaneshwar and on the banks of Bay of Bengal, Puri is known to be the one of Holiest places for Hindus. The Jagannath Temple and The annual Chariot festival are the most important attractions of this place. Lord Jagannath reside here with brother Balaram and sister Subhadra. This temple town is also full of beautiful beaches, historically rich culture, heritage spots and shopping places filled with all sorts of traditional items to bring back home. A number of competitively priced Puri Hotels offer best-value when booked online.
Post your religious stint with Puri, you can move to other places near the city in order to explore the untouched aspects of Orissa: