Abode of Lord Jagannatha, literally Lord of the World, Puri is one of the
four holy places in India. Located on the shores of Bay of Bengal, it has
one of the finest beaches in the world. The population size of Puri is
125,000. Puri is situated at sea level. It has an equitable type of climate,
with maximum temperature varying between 25-33 degree Celsius and minimum
temperature varies from 18-26 degree Celsius. November to March is the best
time to visit Puri.
ideal beach resort of Orissa situated 16 kms. from Balasore, 200 km from
Cuttack and 230 km from Bhubaneswar, awaits you for a memorable experience
along its shores. It is a unique sea beach where seawater recedes about 5
kms. during low tide and advances to the shoreline again during high tide ,
For assistance contact: Government of Orissa Tourist Office, SPA Marketing
Complex, Block-B, Station Square, Balasore. Tel: (06782)-62048.
On the Bay of Bengal lies this favourite spot for sea lovers. Warm and
gentle sunshine greets you and the golden beach is an ideal place to swim or
laze around. Once an ancient seaport, today Gopalpur-on-sea is a modern
beach resort fringed by sand dunes attracting tourists from all over the
world. Nearby are the ruins of an old jetty from where sailors set out to
Indonesia in medieval times.
The place is famous for it's sun temple. The population size of this small
town is 12,000. Although most people make a day trip to Konark from Puri or
Bhubaneswar, it's a wonderfully peaceful place to spend a few days. However,
there isn't a lot of accommodation here as yet.
Paradeep offers evergreen forests, a huge estuary of the Mahanadi with
islands and creeks, a good marine drive and beach. This is a major
commercial seaport of the country. It is 94 kms. from Cuttack and 125 kms.