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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular places to explore around Puri?

Vartika Kaushal DEC 10 2012
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Extend your holiday in Puri and visit few places near the city. Puri is surrounded by some beautiful places that one must explore on their visit. Read on about few of the gateways from Puri, that might lure you enough to prepare for another quick sojourn.

  • Balighai

    Situated 8 km away from Puri, this serene beach will refresh you to your soul. It is very close to Puri and people don't usually miss visiting this place on their trip. Here you have the opportunity of experiencing the confluence of the placid Bhargavi river and the mighty Bay of Bengal. The Baliharini Deer can be spotted at this place which is another attraction of the place.

  • Brahmagiri

    The living shrine of Alarnath, Brahmagiri is a beautiful place to explore near Puri. The place is visited by streams of visitors who come seeking the blessings of Alarnath.
    The place is only 25 km from Puri and is at a convenient drive from Puri.

  • Satyabadi

    20 km away from Puri, the city of Satyabadiis situated. It is more famously known as Sakshigopal as it shelters the shrine of Lord Sakshigopal. It is a revered place for pilgrims and it is considered that the pilgrim tour to Puri is not fulfilled unless you visit this place. The temple of Shakshigopal is an ancient temple in Orissa resembling the Jagannath Puri temple. The temple is located 2 km from away from the main road to Puri and can be visited conveniently.

  • Baliharachandi

    Around27 km south west to Puri, the temple of Baliharachandi situated on a sandy hill near the placeid sea and it is a very beautiful place to visit. The temple is adjacent to the mouth of the river Bhargavi and is the abode of Goddess Durga. Baliharachandi is a much revered place that is visited by numerous tourists day in and day out. Also, the scenic beauty of the place is something that attracts nature buffs to the place too.
    You can get a cab from Puri and drive down to this place.

So, what are you waiting for, go ahead and explore the beauty of the places nearby Puri. Bhubaneshwar is surely going to offer you an experience of a lifetime.

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