Orissa can also be named as the state of religiosity due to its having several religious places located at its different corners. There are numerous places to visit in Odisha since its being the land of amazing beaches, wildlife sanctuaries and enthralling natural landscape. The state owns numerous terrific temples and amazing monuments bearing everything that make it attractable to national and international tourists, resulting in accelerating Odisha tourism.
Among other tourist places in Odisha, one of the most famous tourists and religious spot not only in the state but also in India is Puri. The place, known as one of the holiest cities of the world, is one of the four major Hindu shrines. Puri, also known as Jagannath Puri, is said to be the abode of Lord Jagannath, so it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Odisha.
One of the prominent factors making Puri favorite among tourists, is its being one of the Char Dham pilgrimages. As per the Hindu mythology, a pilgrimage of Indian temples completes only after visiting Puri. One of the four most celebrated religious centers of India Puri is also named as Jagannath Puri because of the 12th century Jagannath Puri Temple situated here. Apart from Jagannatha Temple, Gunchinda Temple, Chilika Lake and Pipli are other major attractions of the city. Puri’s sunny beach is known as one of the world’s best beaches.
Among other Odisha tourist attractions, the most famous is the Sun temple at Konark which displays the illustrious architectural skills of Oriya artists. Moreover, Udaigiri and Khandgiri caves are other worth visit places due to their outstanding stone carvings which make these caves the best archaeological site in the state of Orissa.
The 12th century Jagannath Puri temple, situated in Puri, is the foremost epicenter for the festival of the Rath Yatra in Puri. This festival is celebrated every year on the 2nd day of Shukla Paksha (waxing cycle of moon) in the month of Asadh, the 3rd month according to the lunar calendar of India. Puri Yatra has always been popular among tourists due to its religious connotation. Every year, they visit Puri and take part in the celebrations with full of enthusiasm.
Indian tour operators hold the Orissa Tour, round the year, in the country. Tourists from Indian and abroad enjoy various Orissa Tour Package available in the market. You have a chance to select the best package from the variety of tour packages available and need not to worry about the Orissa hotel booking.