Main Attractions of Puri Beach
Puri Beach is located approximately 65 km from Bhubaneshwar, the Capital City of the State of Orissa, India and its Main Attractions are its Beach, Beach Festival, etc.
It is situated opposite Marine Parade and it is one of the fabulous beaches of Orissa. It is a clean, calm, warm and a non-crowded beach and hence you can have the whole stretch of it for yourself. Its soft sands would only tempt you to attempt to walk around it and once and when you do so you would be elated to find waters of Bay of Bengal kissing your feet. It is a happening beach and therefore the happenings that happen right in front of you would amaze you. Some of them are the purification dips undertaken by devotees in its waters, the carving out of wonderful sand sculptures, by expert sculptors, etc.
It is also venue for the Wonderful and Colourful Puri Beach Festival.
Beach of Purification Dips
Hindus believe that if they take dips in the holy waters of Puri Beach they get released from their unholy baggage of sins and hence you could find a large number of devotees taking dips in the beach.
Another splendid visual that you would witness would be the beautiful Sand Sculptures created by Sculptors. Their creations would revolve around the heroisms of the heroes, heroines, etc, of the present day. Also you would find creations of Gods, Goddesses, etc, of mythologies, Gods, etc, portrayed on the walls of temples, etc.
Local fishermen offer their services to take you in their catamarans to enable you to watch the magnificent sun-sets.
Puri Beach Festival
It is modeled on the Goa Festival, another Famous and Popular Festival of India.
It is held over a period of Five Days in November and its Venue is Puri Beach. During these days the Beach is re-created into a colourful platform to highlight and exhibit Crafts, Cuisines, Cultures, etc, of Orissa.
It showcases Cultural Events, Rock Concerts, Fashion Shows, Classical Dances, Folk Dances, etc, of Orissa, of other parts of India, etc. They are of high standards and as such it attracts tourists from all over the world and therefore it could be called an International Festival.
Organised by Hotel and Restaurant Association of Orissa in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Department of Tourism, Government of Orissa, etc, it attracts a large number of patrons from every nook and corner of the globe.
You can shop for handicrafts, brass materials, wood carvings, stone carvings, handloom sarees, shell items, bangles, etc, at Marine Drive Road, Near Jagannatha Temple, etc..
The Best Time to Visit
How to reach
The Nearest Airport, Bhubaneshwar, 65 km
The Nearest Railway Station, Puri
It has an excellent network of roads.