Puri is well known all over the world, as the spiritual capital of Odisha. It is resplendent with temples, Ashrams, natural escapades and more, for one to be able to relax and contemplate life when on a vacation. Puri also boasts of its famous Puri beach, shore to the clean and quiet waters from the Bay of Bengal and the best to visit this city is with our one day Puri local sightseeing tour by private cab.
Puri is among the four Dhams that complete the Hindu pilgrimage and thus many devotees flock to the city in search of salvation and peace. Visitors from all domains and walks of life come to the city. Adventure seekers, spiritual leaders and their followers, families, couples on honeymoon and other tourists from all over the world- all find solace at the shores of this temple city.
Package Glimpse of one day Puri local sightseeing tour
The one day Puri local city sightseeing package offers a wholesome deal wherein spiritual devotees and adventure enthusiasts can enjoy a fun vacation with their loved ones. The best time to visit Puri is October to February as the weather is cool and suitable for enjoying the beach too.
The tourist places that we will be visiting with the Puri local sightseeing tour are Jagannath Temple, Ramachandi Temple, Puri Beach, Sudarshan Museum, Markandeshwar Temple and Narendra Pokhari. There is ample for all, as we cover spiritual places, architectural miracles and cultural hotspots.
Our one day with private cab is the best possible way to go around Puri and all our private cabs are luxurious and driven by professional & experienced chauffeurs, who ensure that you have a beautiful journey. There are also no hidden charges and our pricing is extremely transparent and pocket friendly!
Let’s take a plunge into list of tourist places in Puri that we will be covering in our one day tour:
You must begin your one day Puri tour with a trip to what is possibly the most famous site in Puri. Jagannath temple was built in the twelfth century by the Ganga dynasty. Lord Shiva is the major God worshipped here. “Rath-Yatra” is the most sacred festival of the city of Puri, so much so that over the years the city has come to be associated with the event.
The temple is a part of the Chaar Dham HIndu Pilgrimage and is thus visited by a lot of people from all over the country. The temple is close to the beach and thus visitors often take a quick dip during their day tour.
Balabhadra and Subhadra are other deities that are worshipped here, inviting devotees from all spheres of life. The temple’s architectural grandeur and the many rituals conducted here make it the most important location of the private tour package.
- Must See / Things to Do: You can see marvelous sunrises and sunsets over the Bay of Bengal from the stretch of Puri Beach near the temple.
Next up, in your one day Puri city tour by private cab is a visit to the Ramachandi Temple. The temple of Goddess ‘Ramachandi’ found at the riverside is a splendid location. The temple is situated on the marine drive road that connects the city of Konark to Puri in Odisha.
Ramachandi is popularly believed the ruling deity of Konark and is believed to be benevolent and munificent. Religiously it among the most sacred temples because it is one of the most visited Sakta pithas of Puri. The glorious Chandi is found seated on a lotus in the temple, shrouded by Casuarina plantations, adding to the scenic magnificence of the place.
The construction of the marine drive made the place more accessible to visitors and driving along the stretch of this serene road in a private cab is a lovely experience.
- Must See / Things to Do:The ambiance and surrounding greenery is a must see when you stop to visit the Ramachandi temple on your road trip.
3. Puri Beach
As you proceed in your Puri sightseeing tour by private cab, you must now visit the Puri beach. Located on the glorious Eastern coastline of Odisha, the Puri beach is a spectacle to behold. You can take a stroll along the clean waters with your loved ones, make sand castles and look for discovered pearls and seashells being sold by the nearby vendors.
One can’t help but marvel at the stone sculptures found there, including the work of internationally acclaimed local artist Sudarsan Pattnaik among other sand artists. Puri beach is boasts of delightful sunrises and sunsets, making it the perfect romantic getaway.
The annual 5 day Puri beach festival is held in the month of November every year and is a must-see for enthusiasts. Cultural and traditional festivals presented during these days are a treat to watch due to the variety of the programs held.
The event is wrapped up with a glorious firework event, thus making your visit extremely memorable. The secluded and isolated beach becomes popular during the festival of Kartik Poornima.
- Must See / Things to Do:This long stretch of sand features by the Bay of Bengal make it the place to be for surfing enthusiasts, so make sure you try out this exciting sport.
In the same day Puri sightseeing tour you would be visiting the famous handicraft and arts museum. Established in 1977 by the world famous Sudarshan Sahoo, the museum is home to the best of Odisha’s handicraft. Art lovers and connoisseurs now have the opportunity to see various forms of sculptures and see them evolving by the waters in their natural presence.
Some big projects have begun at this center. The people here have also taken the responsibility to foster and educate young talent from the region. Such centers provide an alternative for the poor to be able to sustain indigenous art. There are Buddhist and Japanese style temples and they have built areas for workshops as well so that the visitors can engage with the art they see.
The art is now being exported by the government, this has been appreciated by enthusiasts from all over the world. The popular arts and crafts village initiative of the museum is something one cannot miss when visiting Puri.
- Must See / Things to Do: Do not forget to check out the Japanese temple complex inside as it has stunning architecture, making it perfect for photography.
Furthermore in your Puri local sightseeing package should be a visit the Markandeshwar temple, another sacred site to explore. Its architecture and detailed carvings make it worth a visit. Like the Jagannath Temple, this temple to find its origins in the ancient Ganga dynasty, as visible in the inscriptions.
It is believed that between the Pancha Pandavas from the Mahabharata myth, this is the place where God saved Markanda. It is also believed that it was here that Markandeya meditated for a long time, making it a holy place for all devotees.
Situated to the north of the Jagannath Temple, this temple is considered as one of the Panch Tirthas of Puri and also among the 52 sacred Shiva temples of the country.
- Must See / Things to Do: Visit this temple during the morning or evening as you will be able to witness the beautiful aarti.
Next up in your Puri day tour package is a visit to the Narendra Pokhari. The serene and sacred holy pond can be visited on your way to Puri Jagannath Temple. The temple is most famous for the forty-two day festival in which it engages in several Hindu rituals in which the locals partake wholeheartedly.
- Must See / Things to Do: The must do activity that you should engage in is the boat ride facility provided during the festival, wherein you can enjoy the serene waters as people engage in spiritual activities.
Thus, your visit to the ancient and beautiful city of Puri will be a success because of this wholesome package that will help you navigate through the many varieties of experiences that Odisha has to offer. From the locally procured and facilitated arts and crafts museum, to ancient temples that tell us about the life and times of a civilization that is forgotten.
The city of Puri with its beautiful weather, kind people and brilliant tourist facilities is a fun place to visit and we will make the experience even more enjoyable for you with our cab service, making the journey to each place even more exciting.