Shri Jagannath Mahaprabhu is worshipped by innumerable devotees as the Lord of the Universe. Many religious manuscripts have described him as the savior of all devotees and the supreme provider of solace. Once you visit Shri Purusottam-Kshetra (Puri, Orissa) you’ll come across his magnificent Shrine. The monumental structure of this shrine stands tall among the other 3 major Dhamas of India. This Dhama is considered to be a sacred pilgrim centre, which also symbolizes one of the greatest heritages of culture and spiritualism in the world.
The Sun Temple at Konark with its timeless architecture proves to be a masterpiece of immense religious and historical value. The stunning grace of this monument culminates into a highest form of Odissan temple architecture. A close resemblance to a colossal chariot carrying the Sun God through the heavens, the temple bore twenty-four wheels and was drawn by seven horses. It was constructed during the reign of King Narasimhadeva. The Sun God has been worshipped in India ever since the Age of Vedas.
Chilika is often praised to be the Queen of natural beauty in India. Extending over some 1,100 sq. km, Chilika is the most widely spread out brackish water lake in Asia. Bird watching, fishing, boating and Dolphins are some of the primary tourist attractions in and around this lake. A large variety of migratory birds come on a visit to Chilika during the winter months. Some of these birds would even come from far off places like that of Siberia. You will be able to enjoy the pristine beauty of Chilika from other nearby places like Rambha, Barkul, Satpada and Balugaon. What you see around Chilika is a treat to your eyes and you start believing it more when you hear the songs created by all inspired poets.
Orissa owes much of her antiquity to her own ancient inhabitants who are still settled in their ancestral homes. These traditional dwellings are mostly based in hills and forests of this wonderful state. Sociologists and anthropologists have always shown keen interest in Orissantribals who are shrouded by the mysteries of their ancient livelihood. The unspoiled natural beauty of this state urges a large number of tourists to flock into its exotic charm, all the year round.
Lingaraj temple is one of the most popular temples of Orissa. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as 'Lingaraj'. It is adorned with beautiful sculptures, which have been carved on the spire. Lingaraja temple is approximately 54.8 metres high and enshrines a huge statue of Lord Shiva, made up of granite.The Lingaraj Temple is immensely popular among all Orissan temples that are frequented by tourists. ‘Lingaraj’ is another name given to Lord Shiva. The graceful sculptures adorning this temple are created within the spire. Developed with granite, the statue of Lord Shiva sits within the Lingaraj temple, which covers a height of 54.8 metres approximately.
NandanKanan is a large zoological park situated in Bhubaneshwar. This park is the home for numerous animals and birds. All nature lovers come to this place while on their visit to Puri. During your stay in Puri, you may choose to go on a visit to Nandankanan with your loved ones. You may inquire about booking a car at your hotel reception or may even opt for a bus service at any of the booking counters. You will need to spend around 3 hours for the entire trip, but your little ones will enjoy a clear view of wild animals, reptiles and birds from a short distance.