How to Reach Jagannath Puri

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Puri is located on the beautiful eastern coastline (Bay of Bengal) in the Odisha state of India.

It is a very famous holy place for pilgrims across the world. It is one of the “Char Dhams”. (Four holy devotional places for Hindus) 

Every Hindu individual has a dream to visit Jagannath Puri once in a lifetime to have the blessings of Lord Jagannath. 

Lord Jagannath
Balram (Left), Subhadra (Middle), Lord Jagannath (Right) (Image Source: Google)

Jagannath Puri is famous for its “Ratha Yatra” or Chariot pulling rally. 

Puri have a good connectivity by Road, Rail and Air travel, we will discuss everything related to travelling in this article.

How to reach Puri by Train?

Puri is well connected by railways. Puri has good railway station with Waiting room, cloakroom and hygienic washrooms.

Puri Railway Station
Puri Railway Station (Image Source: Google)

There are so many direct trains available from each corner of India for Puri. Viz. Delhi, Okha (Gujarat), Ahmedabad, Valsad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ajmer, etc. Indian railway also provides special yatra trains for Puri.

If direct trains are not available from your city in that case, you can book trains for Bhubaneshwar or Kolkata.

Trains are the most affordable and comfortable option when it comes to budget-friendly travel. 

Trains have General (Non reserved) (Up to INR 500), Sleeper (Up to INR 1500), 3 tier AC (Up to INR 3000), 2 Tier AC (Up to INR 4000), 3 Economy AC (Up to INR 3500), First Class AC (Not available in all trains) (Up to INR 5000) classes. (All the fares are approximate and for max. distance.)

Vande Bharat train is also available from Kolkata to Puri so you can also book Vande Bharat train from Bhubaneshwar to Puri.

Puri Vande Bharat
Kolkata-Bhubaneshwar-Puri Vande Bharat train (Image Source: Google)

Note: Long-distance trains are usually late by 1 to 2 hours please be mentally prepared for these delays.

After reaching Puri railway station you can easily book a cab, Auto, Pedal auto, or E-Rickshaw for a Hotel, Dharma Shala, Guest house, or Directly to the temple.

If you go directly to the temple, no worries! temple has its own luggage section which is 24X7 under the surveillance of CCTV and it is free service. 

Note: Mobile phones and shoes are not allowed in the temple (you can keep your wallets with you) so you must deposit them in the shoes and mobile section. It is also a free service.

Always carry your Identity proof or Xerox of it along with you.

How to reach Puri by Road?

If you want to come to Puri by road you must come to Bhubaneshwar first. Bhubaneshwar is well connected golden quadrilateral national highway. 

Puri is 60 KM away from Bhubaneshwar so it will take you around 1.5 to 2 hours to reach Puri from Bhubaneshwar.

The Bhubaneshwar to Puri Road journey is very beautiful and green, this road also has good options for restaurants and hotels.

Now, once you reach Puri you cannot take your car or bus directly to the temple you can park it somewhere in the parking, and if you are traveling in a tourist bus you must park your bus in the parking which is located outside the city.

Puri Bus stand
Puri Bus stand out side the city (Image Source:Facebook)

Puri is have a good tourist bus stand for parking tourist vehicles for several days which is well organized. 

You can take your car inside the city and park it in the parking near the temple.

If you are traveling by public transport, you need not worry about anything. Buses will drop you near the temple at the bus stand and from there you can book Rikshaw for the temple or Hotel.

Bhubaneshwar to Puri AC buses are charging max. of 150 INR.

If you go directly to the temple, no worries! temple has its luggage section which is 24X7 under the surveillance of CCTV and it is free service. 

Note: Mobile phones and shoes are not allowed in the temple (you can keep your wallets with you) so you must deposit them in the shoes and mobile section. It is also a free service.

Always carry your Identity proof or Xerox of it along with you.

How to reach Puri by Flight?

Puri does not have its Airport, but Odisha’s capital Bhubaneshwar has an international airport facility with very good domestic air connectivity. 

Bhubaneshwar Airport
Bhubaneswar Airport (Image Source: Google)

So, if you want to travel by air you must come to Bhubaneshwar and then you can book a cab for Puri. 

If you are traveling to Puri from outside India, you can get good connectivity to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, or Bengaluru, and from there to Bhubaneshwar.

Puri is 60 KM away from Bhubaneshwar so it will take you around 1.5 to 2 hours to reach Puri from Bhubaneshwar.

A cab or taxi from Bhubaneshwar to Puri will cost you approx. around 2K- 3K INR for 4-seater cars and 3K- 4 K INR for 7-seater cars.

You can stay in Bhubaneshwar as Bhubaneshwar has all types of hotels available ranging from 1k to 15k for 24 hours. And hotels are decent with all types of food available.

Note: Good News Alert! Puri Airport is coming soon.

Hotels in Puri?

There are so many Hotels, Guest houses and Dharmashalas available in Puri. 

If you want big, hygienic, and luxurious hotels with a higher budget you can find hotels near Niladri beach. Here you will get sea-facing rooms too. The temple will be 15 min away by rickshaw. 

For others, Puri has good Dharmashalas starting from 200 INR per night. And so on.

Gujarati families can reach out to Puri Swaminarayan Temple for affordable stay and gujarati food.

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