Puri – The Holy Land of Jaggannath

Puri is known as the holy land of Jaggannath. It is renowned as one of the most prominent holy sites in India. Puri is home to the famous Jaggannath temple. This is believed that the lord Jaggannath himself resides here. This is one of the reasons why this place is also known as Jaggannath Puri or Pursotamma Puri. Puri has one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast of India, called the Golden Beach. It is called so because of the golden sand on the beach.

Puri is one and a half hour away from Bhubaneswar, one of the most prominent cities in Orissa by bus. If you take the option of rail however, it will take you two hours. You can also travel to Puri from any major Indian city as Puri is a well known rail head on the East Coast. Trains are available from Kolkata, New Delhi and Ahmadabad.

Puri Hotels – A Mix of Luxury and Economy

Most premium Puri Hotels are available in an area called C.T. Road and New Marine Drive Road. If you are looking for budget Puri hotels however, you will be able to find them in an area called Swargadwar. You can also visit the famous sun temple of Konark from here. Listed below are some of the best known hotels in Puri which have excellent amenities at reasonable prices.

Vijoy International Hotel, Puri – The Vijoi International hotel is located at C.T. road, 65 kilometers from the Biju Patnaik airport and about one kilometer from the Puri railway station. The Vijoi International has double rooms starting at Rs. 1200 and goes up to Rs. 3300 per day. With a total of 44 rooms, the hotel has non AC deluxe rooms at the high end. Amenities include Doctor on call, in house restaurant, car rental, gymnasium and a swimming pool.

Mayfair Beach Resort, Puri – The Mayfair Beach resort features as one of the high end beach resorts with rooms starting at Rs. 7500 and going up to Rs. 12,000. This hotel has played host to film stars and is the only hotel that has hosted the Indian cricket team. It is situated 50 meters from the beach and has 34 rooms in all. The price for a day’s stay includes morning breakfast.

Puri Hotel, Puri – If you are on a shoe string budget, a good option is the Puri Hotel in the Sea Beach area. The tariffs for the rooms begin at Rs. 400 and go up to Rs. 800. It includes double rooms and provides exceptional room service and a good view of the beach.

In addition to these Puri Hotels, there is a host of other high end or mid range hotels available. Choose from among them bearing in mind your budget and your preferences for amenities you or your family might require.

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