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20 Attractions to Explore Near Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

 Shree jagannath Temple, Puri
Shree jagannath Temple, PuriPuri, Odisha 752002, India

Shree jagannath Temple, Puri is an important Hindu temple dedicated to lord jagannath. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination. The present temple was rebuilt from the 10th century onwards, on the site of an earlier temple, and begun by King Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva.

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Raghurajpur Silpi Gram
Raghurajpur Silpi Gram9.01 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Rajhurajur is known as crafts village of Odisha. This place is famous for the beautiful crafts developed by the villagers. Villagers or the craftsmen of this place were supplying decorative items to temples and Mathas (temples constructed mostly by famous devotees located around Sri Jaganatha temple.) of Puri. They also supply Patas which used in the throne of Lord Jaganatha inside temple. During car festival several the chariots are decorated by paints of these artisans.

Satyabadi bana bidyalaya
Satyabadi bana bidyalaya15.79 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

It is a pre-secondary and Secondary school, located at Sakhigopal (Satyabadi block), a part of puri district, in the Indian state of Odisha. It was established by renowned writer and social worker Gopabandhu Das in 1909 (British India). According to Das, schools had to become man-making industries and had to be instrumental in the harmonious development of a child's personality.

Konark Sun Temple
Konark Sun Temple30.36 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God Surya, what remains of the temple complex has the appearance of a 100-foot (30 m) high chariot with immense wheels and horses, all carved from stone. Once over 200 feet (61 m) high, much of the temple is now in ruins. The structures and elements that have survived are famed for their intricate artwork, iconography, and themes, including erotic kama and mithuna scenes.

Chilika Lake
Chilika Lake35.75 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Chilika is Indias biggest inland lake. Spread over 1,100 square kilometers stretching across the length of the three districts of Puri, Khurdha and Ganjam and finally joins the Bay of Bengal through narrow mouth, forming an enormous lagoon of brackish water. Dotted with many emerald green islands with colourful names such as Honeymoon Island and Breakfast Island, Chilika is home to a rich variety of aquatic fauna.

Rameswar Temple
Rameswar Temple40.65 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

This is a very old temple in Bhubaneswar, Khordha. It is located from 2 km distance from Lingaraj shrine. The architecture of this temple is a wonder of the ancient age.

Mangalajodi Eco Tourism
Mangalajodi Eco Tourism 41.93 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Mangalajodi is Birds' paradise. More than 200 species of birds both resident and migratory are found in this area of Chilika Lake, the beautiful blue lagoon, at different points of time in a year. The flying architecture of Godwits under bright sunshine is mind blowing and fabulous. The silver and black clouds appearing alternatively and suddenly at few hundred feet away from one's boat while on travel mesmerize one's intrinsic thought of being immersed with the beauty of this part of world.

Varahi Devi Temple
Varahi Devi Temple42.23 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Varahi. This temple was built in the first quarter of 10th century AD during Somavamsi rule. Locally known as Matsya Varahi, the presiding deity Goddess Varahi sits in lalitasana on a plain platform with her right foot resting on the buffalo mount carved on the pedestal. She is presented as the pot-bellied goddess with the face of a boar.

Chilika lake , Odisha
Chilika lake , Odisha42.66 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Chilika is largest brackish water estuarine Lake of Asia. It sprawls over an area of 1100 sqkms. Covering parts of three districts of Odisha i.e Puri on the East, Khurda on the North and Ganjam on the South. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World. Satapada is one of the most popular tourist place of Odisha.

Dhauli
Dhauli42.72 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Dhauli Giri is the site, on whose plains Kalinga War was fought. Adorned with a rock edict erected by the great emperor Ashoka of Maurya Dynasty, the hills are located on the banks of the Daya River. Seeing the Daya River that had turned to red by the Kalingan martyrs, Ashoka renounced war and embraced Buddhism. The bloodshed led Ashoka to change his mind, after which he laid down the weapons of violence and accepted a life of Ahimsa in the form of Buddhism.

Maa mangala temple
Maa mangala temple44.97 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Goddess Mangala is the presiding deity of this temple. Built in 15th century, the temple is a symbol of the ancient heritage of Kalinga. According to legend, the Goddess Mangala kept herself hidden under the waters of the River Prachi. One day a boatman was unable to cross the river in full spate when Maa Mangala told him in a dream to recover her from the middle of the river and establish her in the village of Mangalapur. He dived and recovered goddess idol and built the temple.

Chausathi Jogini Temple
Chausathi Jogini Temple47.15 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Chausathi Jogini Temple is situated in a hamlet called Hirapur. The temple is believed to be built by the Queen Hiradevi of Bramha dynasty during the 9th century. It's built in a circular fashion, completely put together with blocks of Sandstone. The inside of the circular wall has cavities, each housing the statue of a Goddess. There are around 56 such idols, made of black granite, inscribed within the wall cavities, centring on the main idol which is the Goddess Kali.

 Bhubaneswar Temple
Bhubaneswar Temple48.63 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Bhubaneswar the temple city of India is the capital of Orissa. It is believed that there were about 7000 temples in Ekamra Vana of Bhubaneswar . Reminiscence of the days of yore dating back to the 6th century.Satrughaneswar and laxamaneswar temple to the gigantic Lingaraj temple of the 11th century are available in the old township .Centuries of temple building activity continued well in to the 12th and 13th century in the shape of Anant Basudev temple on the southeast of the Bindu Sarovar Tank

Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves
Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves51.01 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha. The caves are situated on two adjacent hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri, mentioned as Kumari Parvata . They have a number of finely and ornately carved caves built during 2nd-century BCE. It is believed that most of these caves were carved out as residential blocks for Jain monks. Udayagiri means "Sunrise Hill" and has 18 cav

Atri Hotspring
Atri Hotspring54.86 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Atri is famous for its perennial Hot Spring. The hot spring is reputed to have medical properties which is used both intensively and extensively for the cure of skin diseases. The water of the Hot Spring (57 degrees centigrade) contains small doses of sulphur flavour when heated to 100 degree centigrade.

Nandankanan Zoological Park
Nandankanan Zoological Park65.71 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Nandankanan Zoological Park is located 20 kms ahead of the capital city Bhubaneswar in Orissa. By sprawling across dense and tranquil forests of Chandaka, Nandankanan serves the first captive gharial breeding center of India. The name that literally means the "Garden of Pleasure" is the most picturesque park to bring an opportunity to discover unique flora and fauna flourishing in their most natural habitat.

 Maa Sarala Temple
Maa Sarala Temple72.51 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

It is one of the eight most famous Shakta shrines of Odisha. In Hindu culture, 'Maa Sarala' is a Goddess who acts as a patron of the followers of Vaishnav and Shakta.The current temple is approximately 500 years old, and was built by the Raja of Manijanga. The remnants of the old temple are not visible, but folklore suggests that it was sited at Badasarol.

Gorekhnath Temple (ଗୋରେଖନାଥ
Gorekhnath Temple (ଗୋରେଖନାଥ73.49 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

This is a Hindu temple in Odisha. baba Goraknath is the follower of Matsyendranath, the founder of the Nath tradition. It is a popular place in Jagatsinghpur and is said that Baba Gorak Nath has performed meditation in this place.

Anshupa Lake
Anshupa Lake76.07 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Ansupa Lake is a freshwater lagoon in Odisha. The lake sprawls an area of 141-hectare and is renowned as one of the largest lakes in Odisha. Ansupa boasts an astonishing setting amidst nature that is ideal for sightseeing. The scenic surroundings of this place comprise lofty hills with luxuriant greenery on one side and the pristine water lake adorned with flourishing flowers and other water plants.

ଧବଳେଶ୍ଵର ମନ୍ଦିର Dhabaleswara Temple
ଧବଳେଶ୍ଵର ମନ୍ଦିର Dhabaleswara Temple77.77 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Dhabaleswar is popular for the temple of Lord Shiva that stands on a hillock in the middle of river Mahanadi. Located in an island on the river near Mancheswar village of Athagarh block, 37 km from Cuttak. the temple is embellished with stone carvings that date back to the early 10th and 11th century. It is said King Purusottam Dev established the temple in the middle of river Mahanadi so that his queen Padmabati could worship Shiva.

Ladu Baba Temple
Ladu Baba Temple80.67 KMs away from Shree jagannath Temple, Puri

Ladubaba Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva worshiped as Ladukesh Mahesh but affectionately called Ladubaba in the town of Saranakul in Nayagarh District of Odisha. The Shrine of Lord Ladukesh Mahesh, known popularly as Ladubaba is situated 100 kms from Bhubaneswar on the Nayagrah-Aska Road and 13 kms from Nayagarh town. The temple dating back to medieval times shows a fusion of kalinga and dravidian temple architecture.