How to reach: Puri is well connected by rail, road and air to the rest of the country. The nearest airport, Bhubaneswar, is just 60 Kms.far.
Best time to visit: Besides Ratha Yatra, summer & winter seasons.
Local Transport: Bus, taxi & auto service etc.
Traditional Fairs and Festivals: The festivals are celebrated in a calendar year relating to Lord Jagannath are:
|Car Festival (Ratha Yatra)||July|
|Sahi Yatra||March/April||for 7 days from Rama Navami|
|Maha Shiva Ratri||February/March||in all the Saiva Pithas|
|Jhamu Yatra Kakatapur||May|
|Dayana chori||Ghorodia in Pipili Block|
|Bali Harachandi Mela||during the Raj Festival in June||Brahmagiri|
|Anabasar Yatra Alaranath Pitha||Brhamagiri|
|Siruli Mahavir Mela||Panasankranti- Siruli, Sadar Block|
|Julana Purnima||August||Raksha Bandhan|
Other Festivals for Tourists:
The festivals are celebrated in a calendar year relating to Lord Jagannath are:
In all the festivals Odissidance folk dances from different party of the country are staged.
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