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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular things to do in Puri?

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Do you think that Puri is only about temples? If yes, then think twice as even though the city houses the famous Jagannath temple and is a religious destination, it does have a lot more to offer. Wondering what else you can do? Well, just read on.


  • Try authentic Oriya food
    Visit to any place is incomplete if you don't try the local cuisine. Oriya food has subtle flavours as compared to fiery one usually associated with Indian cuisine. Fish and seafood is the speciality, served mostly with rice (staple food). Chicken and mutton aren't consumed that often. Do try Pakhala, a very famous rice based dish which keeps the stomach light and cool, especially if you go during summers. Other popular dishes are Chuda, Dalma, Chhatua and Muri. As Oriya people are very fond of sweets, those with a sweet tooth can gorge on Chena sweets, Arisha Pitha, Kalakand, Malpua and Takuaa.

  • Be a part of the Festivities
    Don't you like to be a part of colorful and extravagant festivities?Festivals in Puri give you that opportunity62 times throughout the year of which you can be a part of. The most popular festival Ratha Yatra, takes place in the month of July where thousands and thousands of devotees take part. Other famous festivals include Chandan Yatra, Gosani Yatra, Maha Shivaratri, Magha Mela and Konark festival. Plan your trip accordingly so that you can enjoy these festivals in their true spirit.

  • Photography
    With its picturesque natural beauty, Puri undoubtedly brings out the photographer in you. The sunrise at the golden beach of Puri takes your breath away, even the camera is cannot capture its beauty is true sense. The Sun Temple of Konark is a photographer's paradise with its detailed carvings and imposing sculptures. While taking snaps, even if the memory of your camera is exhausted, you won't be as you can never get enough of the natural and architectural exquisiteness of Puri.


So, indulge in the sightseeing, shopping or just admiring Puri and you will enjoy each and every aspect of it.

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