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Quick Guide to Jagannath Puri

Quick Guide to Jagannath Puri

A Quick Guide to Jagannath Puri Shri Jagannath Mandir in Puri is the dream destination of millions of devotees. For someone planning a trip to Jagannath Puri – the question comes up of where to stay, what to see and how to get about. Here is a quick guide that will help you plan your trip.

Jagannath Puri Connectivity

Puri Railway Station is centrally located, about 2.5 km from the temple.

Bhubaneswar Airport is about 60 km from Puri.

Some places to visit in Jagannath Puri – 

Shri Jagannathji Mandir is no doubt the first place to visit. It is located on Grand Road not far from the beaches of Puri. Some of the places to stay near the temple are Nilandri Complex, Doodwawala Dharamshala, Assam Jatri Niwas, and Nilachal Bhakta Niwas.  

Swargadwar Beach is a pristine golden sand beach stretching endlessly and with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Some places to stay near the beach are Rukmini Birla Mangal Bhavan, Shri Purushottam Math, Landmark Hotel, Hotel Sonali, and Victoria Club Hotel.

Gundicha Mandir is also known as the Garden House of Shri Jagannath. Also located on Grand Road about 3 km from the Jagannath Temple, it has two temples enclosed by a compound wall. Some places to stay nearby are – Nilandri Complex, Nilachal Bhakta Niwas, and Doodwawala Dharamshala.

Pancha Tirth of Puri These are five sacred bathing Kunds – Indradyumna Kund,  Rohini Kund, Markandeya Kund,  Swetaganga Kund, and  Mahodadhi Kund. They are about half a km from Jagannath Mandir. Devotees consider it very auspicious in these Kunds.

Sudarshan Pattnaik Sand Art  This is another of Puri’s major attractions. A gifted and talented artist, Sudarshan Patnaik makes spectacular sand sculptures with a wide variety of social and other themes.

More to see

Besides these, there are other beaches, temples, museums, libraries, and more to see and visit in Jagannath Puri. Among nearby places, one can opt to venture further to Balukhand, Konark Sun temple, Brahmagiri, and Chilka Lake.

Tourist-Friendly City

Besides the places to stay mentioned above, there are countless hotels, Dharamshalas, and guest houses to choose from in Jagannath Puri. Shopping is a pleasure here, with numerous local handicrafts, Tribal Artwork, Bead Jewellery, and textiles to tempt you.  Local transport is readily available, as is connectivity to other cities. Puri is the perfect place for a short or long trip.

For accommodation to suit all budgets and travelers visit the YatraDham.Org website for a wide range of Dharamshalas, Maths, Hotels, and Guesthouses in Puri  –  The hassle-free way to book rooms.

Rooms in Puri or a Dharamshala in Puri near Jagannath temple can be booked on the YatraDham.Org. the website conveniently with an assurance of reliability. A Puri Dharamshala list which includes  Many Dharamshala in Jagannath Puri is near the temple.  in Puri are among various options for the visitor.

Checkout, the List of Best Dharamshala in Jagannath Puri

Dharamshala Name



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Shri Chaitanya Gaudiya Mutt

Jagannath Puri Temple Reopen on December 23

Located 1.5 km from the Puri bus stand, Shri Chaitanya Gaudiya Mutt offers three bedded AC and non AC rooms. Meals are available here.

Assam Jatri Niwas

Located 3 km from the Puri bus stand, Assam Jatri Niwas offers two and three bedded AC and non AC rooms, as well as dormitory accommodation.

Rukmani Birla Mangal Bhavan (Birla Guest House)

Located 5 km from the Puri bus stand, Rukmini Birla Mangal Bhavan offers two bedded AC rooms in beautiful surroundings.

Sri Bhakta Nivas

2.5 km from the Puri bus stand, Sri Bhakta Niwas offers two and three-bedded AC and non AC rooms as well as four-bedded rooms.

Shri Purushottam Vatika

3.4 km from the Puri bus stand, Shri Purishottam math offers two, three and six-bedded rooms as well as dormitory accommodation

Nitaai Gaudiya Math

Located 5.5 km from the Puri bus stand. Nitaai Gaudiya Math offers two bedded rooms. Located in a quiet area a stay here can be pleasant and enjoyable

Nilandri Complex

1.8 km from the Puri bus stand, Nilandri Complex offers two bedded AC and non AC rooms. Meals are available here

Sri Purushottam Gaudiya Math

Sri Purushottam Gaudiya Math in Jagannath Puri is 4.2 km from the local Bus Stand. It is around 1.0 km from the Jagannath Puri Railway Station

Nilachal Bhakta & Yatri Niwas

Located 2 km from the Puri Bus stand, Nilachal Bhakta and Yatri Niwas offers two bedded deluxe AC rooms with one extra mattress. 

Shri Damodar Goudiya Mutt

2.5 km from the Puri bus stand, Shri Damodar Gaudiya Mutt offers two bedded deluxe AC rooms. Very near the sea and with clean spacious rooms

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