Sunday, April 28, 2013

Puri

Puri is a town in the state of Orissa. It is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kms south of the state capital Bhubaneswar. The city is most famous for the Jagannath Temple and sandy beaches. 



This ancient city is repository of art and architecture of India with testaments dating back to 3rd century B.C.



The best mode of travel across the city to see the tourist places here are cycle or auto rickshaws. The important sites that I had visited here are:
Other interesting places nearby are:

43 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely images!

A Creative Harbor said...

Wonderful photos and what a lovely time you seem to be having ~ ^_^

Karen said...

Excellent photos! The one temple roof looks almost like a basket weave.

Cloudia said...

Namaste, Friend.

Sounds a lovely place indeed :-)

Aloha

Margaret said...

Thank you for posting this!
I love Orissa province....
and Puri. This province provided me with my bet memories of India.
Margaret

eileeninmd said...

Rajesh, wonderful photos of the temples. You created great mosaics. Have a happy week!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Rajesh
What a beautiful blog!
I've come from Mary's Mosaic Monday and I'm enjoying looking through your posts - wonderful photography!
My son has travelled through India and Nepal for several months, he loves everything about your country and people.
I am in New Zealand and I hope you will come and see me one day too!
Shane ♥


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful temple and an impressive list of places to go. I imagine that your boys enjoyed the beaches more than the rest of the sightseeing! When they grow up they will want to come back to appreciate the history and beauty ;>)

P.N. Subramanian said...

Short and sweet!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Thanks for taking us to Puri. :)

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely...

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures!

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Bhushavali N said...

One of the places in my must-visit list!!! :)
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Art and Sand said...

A visit to India is definitely on my To Do list.

Lovely photos.

Leovi said...

Breathtakingly beautiful architecture in Puri, great photos!

Lowell said...

What great fun...but what is an auto rickshaw? I see your family got a chance to play in the water, too. I'm wondering how long it took to visit all of these places?

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

We too have sea - but no temples!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful place and I love the water/beach! Great shots for the day, Rajesh, as always!!

Photo Cache said...

beach town. i hope you show more of the beach area next time.

Fun60 said...

The bicycle rickshaw must be a great way to see the sites.

eileeninmd said...

I am sure the beaches are loved by the children. Great photos, Rajesh!

Arija said...

Such an interesting post seeing those very different temple roofs.

Al said...

I think my favorite photo here is the beach, I wish I could spend time on a beach with the waves rolling in.

ladyfi said...

Love those layered roofs over the arches.

Team G Square said...

Lovely places to visit .

LifeRamblings said...

the temple looks gorgeous and the beach is a perfect way to cool off during summer days.

Gary said...

Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

anthonynorth said...

Another beautiful place.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful! I would love to visit.

Mar said...

Perfectly precious!

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Roger Owen Green said...

PRETTY little PLACE
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

George said...

I really like your photo of the sea, but the temple with the flags is beautiful as well.

Kate said...

Many interesting and colorful scenes! PERFECT! Kate, ABC Team

Sandy Carlson said...

Yet another gorgeous place full of interest.

Neeraj | www.bharari.net said...

I was in Puri recently and it's a fascinating place to say the least... did you notice the theatre close to the temple that plays dirty movies at night?

-Neeraj
www.bharari.net

Joe Todd said...

What a neat place

Rajesh said...

I am glad you all liked this place. We shall explore this place in some more detail.

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

Beautiful images of the temple and the ocean. Looks like another Indian city that is very rich in culture and colors.

Jayanta Tewari said...

I have been to Puri few times and like the place a lot. Thanks for the snaps.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Lovely photos..it is one of my favourite places to spend the vacations...

Arti said...

Beautiful captures, so much of our history and heritage there!

Mahesh Divya said...

Could u suggest economical hotel in Bhubneshwar & Puri ?

Indiawilds said...

The beach is lovely. There are many other secluded beaches nearby. For the religious minded people, the Char dham yatra starts from Puri, then Rameshwaram, followed by Dwarka and ending at Badrinath.