Nearest Airport : Biju Patnaik International Airport (BBI), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
There is no Airport at Puri. Biju Patnaik International Airport (BBI), Bhubaneswar, is the nearest airport. It is situated at a distance of 57 KM from Puri. The Airport provides both Domestic and International air services.
The BBI Airport is very well connected with major cities of India like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai etc.in the domestic sector and direct flight to Kuala Lumpur in the International sector. Major service providers are: Air India, Air Asia, Indigo, Go Air, and Vistara. From Airport, taxi services are available to Puri.
Railway Station : Puri Railway Station (PURI).
Nearest Main Railway Stations: Bhubaneswar (BBS) and Khurda Road Jn. (KUR)
Puri is well connected with all major cities of India via Railway network and is the terminating station of East Coast Railway. Puri is well connected with more than 40 fast/superfast/passenger trains to Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and all other major cities of India. All the trains to Puri are connected via Khurda Road Jn. from Bhubaneswar. By train, Puri is 63 KM away from Bhubaneswar.
Puri is connected with Bhubaneswar by NH 203 and is about 60 KM (37MI) from the Capital of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). Puri is very well connected with other major cities of India via road. From Bhubaneswar regular Bus Services (Both Government & Private bus), Cab services (Ola/Uber) and other private taxis are available.
*Note: Delegates coming from outside of Odisha, could avail free shuttle service provided by EVATION from Bhubaneswar Airport and Railway Station. To avail this service, they need to inform us they need to update us their travel details before 7days from the date of conference in order to avoid inconvenience and hassle.
The Puri is the spiritual capital of Odisha, known as a pious city filled with noted temples, shrines, Maths, Ashrams, natural wonders, beaches, architectural splendor and many more things those attracts world over tourists. It is the district headquarters of Puri district and is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometres south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is also known as Sri Jagannath Dham after the 12th-century Jagannath Temple located in the city. It is one of the original Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus.
Puri, located on the east coast of India on the Bay of Bengal, is in the centre of the Puri district. It is delimited by the Bay of Bengal on the southeast. It is within the 67 kilometres coastal stretch of sandy beaches that extends between Chilika Lake and the south of Puri city.
Both the Agritek & Aquatek 2018 Conferences will be held at Puri, Odisha, India during November 26-28, 2018. For more details Please See Agriculture 2028 International Conferences and Aquaculture 2018 International Conferences.
The Religious places of attraction in Puri
The Apart from tourism attraction the prominent religious attraction at Puri is its Jagannath temple, built in the 12th century by the Ganga dynasty. Other prominent attractions are its all festivals. Among all celebrations Rath Yatra or Chariot festival is the most pious one.
The Rath Yatra or Chariot festival, one of the much-awaited Hindu festivals, honors the Lord Jagannath’s visit along with his siblings – lord Balabhadra and deity Shubhadra – to the temple of Queen Gundicha.
As many as three new splendid chariots are created for the elegant Rath Yatra Puri that believed as the journey of the Gods – Lord Jagannath and his siblings – every year.
Sand art is a special art form that is created on the beaches of Puri. Sculptures of various gods and famous people are now created in sand by amateur artists. These are temporary in nature as they get washed away by waves. This art form has gained international fame in recent years. The famed sand artists of Odisha are Sudarshan Patnaik, Sudam Pradhan and Manas Sahoo.
Applique art, which is a stitching-based craft unlike embroidery is a pioneer work of Hatta Maharanas of Pipili. These articles are used for decorating the deities in the temple for various festivals and religious ceremonies. The applique works are brightly colored and patterned fabric in the form of canopies, umbrellas, drapery, carry bags, flags, coverings of dummy horses and cows, and other household textiles. These are easily available in the markets of Puri and Pipili.
Puri is now well-connected by rail, road and air services. A broad-gauge railway line of the South-Eastern Railways which connects Puri with Kolkata, and Khurda is an important railway junction on this route. The rail distance is about 499 kilometres from Kolkata and 468 kilometres from Vishakhapatnam.
Road network includes NH 203 that links the city with Bhubaneswar, the state capital, situated about 60 kilometres away. NH 203 B connects the city with Satapada via Brahmagiri. Marine drive, which is part of NH 203 A, connects Puri with Konark. Puri railway station is among the top hundred booking stations of the Indian Railways.