Well what would you do if you get a week long holiday from your work place? I have first decided to go to my friends place but then I planned to make a trip to Puri, Bhuveshwar – Orissa. So I started searching for some of the online bus booking websites to book my ticket and plan a week-long trip to Puri. So here are some tips from my experience at Puri:
Puri is a place that is filled with many resorts as it is more of a beach destination than that of a holy town. Most of the hotels are located on the beach road. I planned to stay in the Sterling Golden Sands where one wakes up to the River Bharghavi as you can see it joining the sea. The beaches here are private and are very clean. These rooms are very large and more comfortable also giving you a choice of a single room, double room or a studio apartment.
From Bengali cuisine to Italian pizzas and to Chinese, Puri serves all kinds of cuisine that tries to cater to every taste bud. There are many different cafes serving muesli and chocos to pastas to pizzas and cheese cakes. You get everything to you need to eat.
Orientation of Puri
Puri is a coastal town that is located in the Puri district approximately 60 kms from Bhuvaneshwar and approx. 500 kms from Kolkata.
How to get there
The closest airport is at Bhuvaneshwar which connects to most of the major cities in India. If you are flying from Bangalore then one could connect via Hyderabad or Visakhapatnam. Buses and Taxis would reach you to Puri from Bhuvaneshwar. Puri is well connected by trains from all metros and other major cities. Bus services connect Puri to Kolkata as well.
Private taxis can take you around Puri, but anyways one can travel by buses to Satpada or to Konark. The cost depends on the type of car you choose and the number of kms/hours you use. Rickshaws are always available to take you around the town. However, most hotels would arrange for your transport.
The best time to visit Puri is in the winters. As we know many destinations are best to visit during winters. Temperatures are between 10*C and 18*C but to be warned, the sun sets at 5pm and it turns pitch dark within an hour. Summers are always very hot, with the temperature touching 45*C during the months April – May. However, the monsoons are medium to heavy. But the town is prone to cyclones as well so choose the best online bus booking services during winter.