||A Rendezvous with
Konark and Puri
and Puri, located in the eastern India state of Orissa, are famous all over
the world for their magnificent temples and beaches. Konark and Puri are at
a distance of 35 kms from each other. Konark was built by Narsinhadeva I of
Ganga dynasty in the 13th century AD after his victory over the Mughals and
today is known the world over for the Sun temple.
Puri on the other hand is one of the four holy dhams of Hinduism and the
hallowed seat of Lord Jagannath. Puri is at a distance of 60 kms from state
capital Bhubaneshwar while Konark is at a distance of 65 kms. Both Puri and
Konark are situated on the Bay Of Bengal coast
» Sightseeing :
||Things You Can Do
in Konark and Puri
Both Konark & Puri has
numerous places of attractions for the tourists in India. Housing two most
revered and renown temples of the ancient time, both the places have secured
an important place in the tourist map of India. Besides, there are beaches
which are best places to relax and refresh. Konark Sun Temple are Jagannath
temple, Gundicha Mandir, Balighai Beach, Atharnala Bridge, Chillka Lake are
some of the places which will keep you engaged throughout your tour to Puri
» Shopping :
In Puri and Konark, the traditional
handloom and handicrafts of Orissa, sea shell works and metal works would be
» Eating Out :
Try tasting some Orissan dishes in
the local restaurants.
Jagannath Temple :
Konark and Puri
The majestic temple of Jagannath draws tourists from
all parts of the world. The 65-meter-high temple structure always makes its
presence felt. The 12th-century temple was built by Chodaganga to
commemorate the shifting of his capital from south to central Orissa. The
temple is surrounded by a 20-foot-high wall within which several smaller
shrines are located. The rest of the temple is composed of a traditional
porch, hall of offerings and pillared hall of dance. The temple, where
rituals and ceremonies are performed strictly according to scriptures is not
open for non-Hindus.
» Gundicha Mandir :
Gundicha Mandir is one of the
temples closely related to the festivity of the Rath Yatra of Puri. Legend
has it that God resides in this holy place for seven days during the
» Sakshi Gopal :
Located on the outskirts of Puri,
Sakshi Gopal is the place where a life-size image of child Krishna is being
built. According to ancient scriptures, Lord Krishna came to this place as a
witness to clear out a dispute of two Brahmans. constructed during the 13th
» Chilika Lake :
Chilika is Asia's largest
freshwater lake spread over an area of 1100 sq km area. Chilika is home to a
rich variety of aquatic fauna.Dolphins could be spotted in the lake and an
abundance of migratory birds come to the lake in winter. The lake is located
few kilometers away from Puri.
» Konark Sightseeing :
Konark is known all over the
world for the Sun temple. The architecture is regarded as one of the best
temple architectures in the world. UNESCO has listed the Sun Temple as a
World Heritage Site. The temple has been built in such a way that it
resembles a colossal chariot with 24 wheels, pulled by seven horses. There
is a three-tiered pyramidal roof having a fine spire. It is interesting to
note that Sun God's chariot represents seven days of the week and 24 hours
of the day. The temple, built in stones has many impressive sculptures. In
fact, every aspect of life has been depicted here. Human love has been
depicted through many magnificent and sensuous images.The temples of Konark
and Puri are finest examples of medieval India's architectural genius.
Konark and Puri
Puri and Bubhaneshvar form a golden triangle and if time permits one must
visit the places in the vicinity of Konark. Puri is surrounded by some of
the most beautiful destinations which will add thrill to your tour. These
are Raghurajpur (12 km), Konark (35 km), Sakhi Gopal (25 km) and Chilika
||Most Ideal Time to
Konark is located very close to the sea and therefore has a coastal
climate. During Summers the maximum temperature is 38 C and the minimum
temperature is 27.1 C. During winters the maximum temperature rises up to
28.2 C and the minimum temperature is 15.2 C.
Puri experiences a tropical climate with pleasant winters and hot and humid
summers and heavy rainfall. October to March is the best time to visit
Konark and Puri.
» By Air :
The airport nearest to Puri and
Konark is Bhubaneshwar at a distance of 60 and 65 kms respectively.
Bhubaneswar is linked by Indian Airlines and Jet Airways flights to Kolkata
(55 min), Delhi (1 hr 55 min), Chennai (1 hr 40 min), Mumbai (3 hr 10 min).
From Bhubaneswar, one can easily opt for either train or bus services that
can be found easily. Taxis and buses are available from the airport to reach
Puri or Konark.
» By Trains :
Puri is one major railway station on
the south eastern railways. Puri is connected to the rest of Orissa and
India by railways. Puri is also the nearest railhead from Konark. Taxis and
buses are easily found near the railway station for Konark.
» By Road :
Being important tourist destinations of
Orissa, buses operate from most parts of Orissa to Puri and Konark. Bus
services are regularly available from Bhubaneshwar (60 kms).
» Private Vehicles :
You can contact us for this, as
we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches
(ranging from luxury to budget and between) for the tourists from all over.
||Anchoring in Konark
and Puri are the two most visited destinations in the state of Orissa and
are separated by just 35 kms. They are accessible from various parts of the
country via various means of transportation. The nearest airport from these
places is the Bhubaneshvar airport which is 60-65 km away from where taxis
and buses can be hired to reach either Konark or Puri. If you plan to come
by rail, Puri has a railway station from where further taxis or buses can be
hired to reach Konark.
we also come into the picture and promise to provide you with a comfortable
tour of the city with our fleet of cars and coaches. So, leave all your
worries with us and contact us at the time of planning your trip.
Very good accommodation facilities are available in both Puri and
Konark. Some tourists also stay in state capital Bhubaneshwar which is near
to both Puri and Konark.