Visiting places Near Puri Jagannath Temple
The following is the list of visiting places in and around Puri Jagannath temple
Puri Beach – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Puri Beach is 1.7 Km
The Puri beach lies on the banks of Bay of Bengal, which is one of the Hindus sacred places. The famous festival that celebrated on Puri beach is the Puri beach festival.
The distance that needs to cover for reaching the Puri beach from Puri Jagannath temple is 1.7 km, and it requires 9 mins journey if you enter through the Gachhakali line. The nearest airport to reach the Puri beach is Bhuwaneshwar, and that is 60km away from the beach, the distance to reach the Puri beach from Puri railway station is 2km.
Konark Beach – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Konark Beach is 36.5 Km
Konark beach is on the eastern coast of India in the district of Odisha. This beach is near to the Konark sun temple, and this place is considered as the holy place by Hindus.
The distance that needs to cover to reach the Konark beach from the Jagannath temple is 36.5 km, and it requires a ride for 1 hour.
Chilika Lake – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Chilika Lake is 35.7 Km
It’s proved that Chilika Lake is a part of the Bay of Bengal. Chilika lake is shallow with mudflats, and the lake is surrounded by islands like Parikud, Phulbari, Berahpura, Nuapara, Nalbana, Tampara. The water depth of the lake ranges between 0.9 to 2.6 feet in regular days, and in rainy season the water level increases and ranges between 1.8 to 4.2meters.
Swargadwar Beach – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Swargadwar Beach is 800 Meters
The name Swargadwar is a club of two words swarg and dwar. Swarg means heaven and Dwar means way so, swargdwar means “gate way of heaven.” Swargadar is extended to the southwest corner of Puri. It’s believed that Lord Narayana, in the form of Jagannath, will visit the sea on Amavasya through his cremation ground.
The distance that needs to reach Swargadwar beach from Jagannath temple is six minutes
Vimala Temple – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Vimala Temple is Very Close to Puri Jagannath Temple
Vimala temple is called a Bimala temple that is dedicated to goddess Vimala. The Vimala temple is located within the premises of Puri Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha. The idol of the goddess Vimala in the temple is of the 6th century. The temple constructed by Yayati I and Yayati II of the Somavashi dynasty and is made up of sandstone and laterite. This temple is constructed in Deula style as it consists of four components as Vimana, Jaganmohana, Nata mandapa, Bhoga mandapa. The Jagannath temple is a place of worship for Bramha, Vishnu, Maheshwara along with goddess Saraswathi, Lakshmi, Parvathi. Jagannath temple is located on the southwest corner of Jagannath temple and western corner of Rohini Kunda.
Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary is 100.9 Km
Chilika wildlife sanctuary covered with an area of 1100 square kilometers, this sanctuary is a hub of many migrating birds as Flamingo, white-bellied sea eagle, Brahminy kite, Spot-billed pelican, bareheaded goose, open billed stork, spoonbill, etc., This place also consists of different varieties of local birds, animals as black buck,spotted dear. The chilika sanctuary has more than 225 types of aquatics.
The distance that needs to cover for reaching the chilika wildlife from Puri Jagannath temple is 100.9km, and the time required for traveling is 2hours38 minutes.
Lakshmi Temple Puri – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Lakshmi Temple Puri is Very Close to Puri Jagannath Temple
The Lakshmi temple is on the premises of Puri Jagannadh temple. This temple dedicated to goddess Mahalakshmi and the shrine is small and beautiful. According to local legends at the time of marriage of Parvathi with lord Shiva, goddess Lakshmi invited the couple to this shrine. The famous festival that is celebrated at this shrine is Ratha Yatra. The tradition that needs to follow is that before visiting the Lakshmi temple, one should visit the Samadi of Lord Jagannath. Its believed that by darshan to Maa Lakshmi she will favor all the courage, wealth, and health.
Sakshi Gopal Temple Puri – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Sakshi Gopal Temple Puri is 3.2 Km
The Sakshi Gopal temple is called a Satyabadi Gopinatha temple. The architecture of Sakshi Gopal temple is in Kalinga style, and Vajra makes the deities.
According to the local legends, the central deity in the temple is Lord Krishna and offered rituals in the name of Sakshi Gopala. The story behind offering prayers to Lord Krishna is the name of Sakshi Gopala is that, once Lord Krishna came to the earth to provide a witness for his poor devotee and he is self-manifested on the earth and the villagers are impressed with the devotion of the devotee and the self-manifested idol is named as Sakshi Gopala.
The distance that needs to be covered for reaching the Sakthi Gopal temple from Puri Jagannath temple is 3.4 kilometers and the time required for traveling is 16 mins.
Kanchi Ganesha Temple Puri – Distance From Puri Railway Station to Kanchi Ganesha Temple Puri is 2.97 Km
The Kanchi Ganesha temple is on the premises of Lord Jagannath temple. The main idol in the temple is Lord Ganesha, the idol is in the form of “uchhista ganapati” which is gifted by the king of Kanchi.
To reach the temple from Puri railway station the distance that needs to cover is 2.97 km, the nearest airport to reach the temple is in Bhubaneswar city which is 58.8km away from the Kanchi Ganesha temple.
Lokanath Temple Puri – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Lokanath Temple Puri is 5 Km
The Jagannath temple is of the 11th century and it’s located in the town of Puri. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It’s believed that the idol is established by Lord Rama. The unique feature of the Lokanatha temple is Shivalingam is beneath the water of Ganga and the goddess Ganga flows from the top of Shivalinga. Loknath is believed as the guardian of treasures and jewelry of Lord Jagannath. A festival named Saranti Somavar Fair is celebrated and there is a huge crowd of devotees as they believe that the Shivalingam has the powers to cure all the diseases by darshan of lord shiva.
The distance needs to cover for reaching the Lokanatha temple from Puri Jagannath temple is 1.8km and it needs a travel for10 mins to reach.
Alarnatha Mandira – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Alarnatha Temple is 22.2 Km
Alarnatha temple is located in Brahamgiri and the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishu. At the period of Anasara or Anavasara the lord will darshan as alarnatha dev in this Alarnatha temple and in the rest of the time the lord will be in the Puri as Jagannath swami.
The distance that needs to cover for reaching the Alarnatha temple from Jagannath temple is 22.2 km and it requires a ride for 39 mins.
Nalbana Bird Sanctuary – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Nalbana Bird Sanctuary is 76.9 Km
Nalbana Island is discovered in 1987 and declared as the bird sanctuary in 1987 under the act of wildlife protection. In Nalbana bird sanctuary there are various species of birds in the migration period this island is visible only in post-monsoon season and it will disappear in the monsoon season. The word monsoon means weed-covered island. This island is an area of 15.53km^2.
The distance that needs to cover for reaching the Nalbana bird sanctuary is 76.9 km and it requires a ride for 2 hours 30mins.
Daya River – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Daya River is 32.1 Km
On the banks of Daya river, the Dhauli hills are located. To the south of the river, Bhubaneswar is located. Daya river is the branch of Mahanadi kuakhai at saradeipur and the water of Daya river will emerge in chilika lake.
To reach the Daya river from Jagannath temple the distance that needs to be covered is 32.1 km and the journey requires 1hour 6 minutes to reach the destination.
Gundicha Temple – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Gundicha Temple is 4.7 Km
Gundicha temple is called as the garden for Lord Jagannath. The temple is constructed in Kalinga architecture with deula style and it’s made up of sandstone and it consists of four components as Vimana, jagamohana, Nata Mandapa, Bhoga Mandapa. On the day of Ratha Yatra the idol of Jagannath is moved from Puri Jagannath temple to Gundicha temple and the ratha yatra takes place on the second lunar day of Hindu month (Dwitiya Shukla paksha Aashada)
The distance of the Gundicha temple from Jagannath temple is 16 mins and it’s at a distance of 4.7km.
Baliharachandi Beach – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Baliharachandi Beach is 22.5 Km
Baliharacahndra beach is located on the east coast of Odisha. This beach is well known for the shrines of Goddess Harachandi.On the side of the beach, Harichandi temple is also located at a distance of 22.5 km. It’s recommended to visit the beach in the times of November to February as the temperature lies between 12 to 29 degrees.
The distance between the Jagannath temple and Baliharachandi Temple is 47.5 km and it requires a journey of 1hour 30 minutes
Pipili – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Pipili is 39.4 Km
Pipili is well known for the handcrafts and appliqué work and this is livelihood of most of the villagers. Pipili is a town in Puri district, Indian state, odisha. The Pipili is 18 kilometers away from Bhubaneshwar, 36 km from Puri.
The distance that needs to cover for reaching the Pipili from Jagannath temple is 39.4 km and the time required to reach the beach is Pipili beach is 49 minutes.
Markandeshwar Temple Puri – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Markandeshwar Temple Puri is 1.3 Km
Markendeshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and it is located on the streets of Markandeya and near to the tank of Jagannath temple. The temple is constructed in the 12th century by the Ganga dynasty.
According to the stala puranam when lord Markendeya is a kid, he left in a leaf on a flowing river. He is saved by sage Markendaya, who is meditating on the banks of the river for lord shiva.
The distance that needs to cover for reaching the Markandeshwar temple is 1.3 km and the time required to reach the temple is 7 minutes.
Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir Puri – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir Puri is 3.7 Km
The name Gouranga derived from two words as Gour and Anga. The word Gour means pale skin complexion, and Anga means limbs. So, gouranga means Chaithanya Mahaprabhu. In the temple, a small idol of Srikrishna in a playing flute pose is visible. The idol of Srikrishna is visible because Gouranga assumed Sri Krishna roopa there.
To reach Shree Sonar Gournaga Mandir from Puri Jagannath Temple, the distance that needs to be covered is 3.7 km, and it requires 13 minutes of traveling to reach the Shree Sonar Gouranga Mandir.
Narendra Pokhari – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Narendra Pokhari is 2.3 Km
Narendra Pokhari is a sacred pond for Hindus, and the festival that celebrated in the pond is Chandan Yatra in June and July for 42 days, and the deities are offered bath(abhishekham) with sandalwood. This procedure is called as chap Kela and performed in a boat.
The distance required to reach the Narendra Phokari from the Jagannadha temple is 2.3 km, and the time required to reach the temple is 12 minutes.
Sudarshan Craft Museum – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Sudarshan Craft Museum is 3.1 Km
The museum consists of three chambers as one small Buddhist temple, also called Japanese pagoda, and decorated with Japanese Buddha and other Japanese related idols. The other one is a craft center, and the last one is a small sales center where there are statues to sell. This museum also consists of a huge collection of paintings, sculptures.
The distance that needs to cover for reaching the Sudarshan craft museum from Jagannath temple is 3.1 km, and it takes 12 mins to travel to the Sudarshan craft museum.
Atharanala Bridge – Distance From Puri Jagannath Temple to Atharanala Bridge is 3.9 Km
The word Atharanala is a club of two words as Athara and Nala. Athara means eighteen, and Nala means passages. The Atharanala bridge constructed by using of Ashlar masonry technique, and it’s oriented from north to south with a length of 85 meters and a breadth of 11 meters.
The distance needs to cover for reaching the Atharanala beach from puri Jagannath temple is 3.9, and it requires 15 minutes to reach the Atharanala beach.