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Puri - One of the Top Two Popular Destination for DecemberPublished: 30/10/2012
Puri is only behind Goa and holds the #2 top tourist destination in India for visit during December.
2. Puri - Another Popular Destination for December
What makes Puri the most popular among it's competitors from other parts of India? Two very distinct things that immediately pops up are the Jagannath Temple and the Puri Beach. Plus the host of other nearby historic places and temples in the nearby cities like Bhubaneswar and Konark. Puri is one destination that is equally popular among the older and the younger generations. And one thing that attracts them both is the world famous temple which is also one of the char dhams of India. A full day or an evening at the temple is an experience to remember. Not only is this place historic with over 1000 years of culture and stories, it also has a huge religious significance. The throngs of devotees, the continuous prayers being offered all throughout the day, the bhajans and the famous bhogs or prasada's served almost every hour - all of these together makes Puri Jagannath Temple unique. Deals with Pandas with caution and make the experience more fun. Once you have visited the temple, its time for more fun at the beach. You will not get to indulge in too many water sports (like in Goa). What you will have is miles and miles of beaches, some more crowded and festive than others. The beaches come alive in the evening with tons of hawkers selling a wide variety of food and other items. You will find many good restaurants along the other side of the beach road - many serving delicious sea food. You will also see remote controlled mini-aircraft, kites and lots of other similar beach activities.
One can decide to be in the crowd and participate in these activities. However you can also opt to move to a more peaceful part of these beaches or feel the breeze and enjoy the sunset from the comfort of your rooms. Other things worth considering doing while in Puri is to visit Bhubaneswar on one of the days and also enjoy a new years party in one of the many hotels there.
Hotels in Puri
The best hotels in Puri are along the beaches which are along the Chakratirtha Road and the New Marine Road. Some of the most popular hotels along the beach include Holiday Resort, Hotel Sonar Bangla, Hotel Chankya BNR, Hotel Coco Palms and Hotel Naren Palace. All these hotels in Puri are full service hotels that have good rooms, restaurant facilities and many with nice swimming pools for families. There are also several hotels in Puri near Jagannath Temple without being too far from the beach.
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