Orissa places:

Puri - Orissa

Our flight from Kolkata to Bhubaneswar in the Boeing
Our flight from Kolkata to Bhubaneswar in the Boeing.
Inside the Boeing
Inside the Boeing.
We are flying in Bhubaneswar
We are flying in Bhubaneswar.
We drive through the streets of Bhubaneswar on auto rickshaw
We drive through the streets of Bhubaneswar on auto rickshaw.
Cows are walking on the streets of Bhubaneswar everywhere
Cows are walking on the streets of Bhubaneswar everywhere.
This is the driver of our auto rickshaw on the way from Bhubaneshwar to Puri
This is the driver of our auto rickshaw on the way from Bhubaneshwar to Puri.
The sea view from our first room in Puri's hotel
The sea view from our first room in Puri's hotel.
The flower petals float on the water surface in the vase
The flower petals float on the water surface in the vase.
The entrance to the Sea Queen Inn hotel
The entrance to the "Sea Queen Inn" hotel.
The hotel Sea Queen Inn on Chakra Tirtha Road
The hotel "Sea Queen Inn" on Chakra Tirtha Road.
One of India's most important pilgrimage centres, this seaside town is dominated by the towering Jagannath Temple. The Jagannath Temple was built in the 12th century by King Anantavarman of the Eastern Ganga dynasty. Surrounded by a 20 feet (6 meters) high wall, its main gate is flanked by a pair of painted stone lions. And one can say, that artificial lions are everywhere in this place. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple, yet can get an excellent view of surroundings from the roof of the library. The temple is similar in design to the Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar. The elegant stone column near the entrance, topped with the figure of Arun, charioteer of the Sun God, was brought here from the Sun Temple at Konark in the 18th century. From the temple, Puri's main street, Bada Danda, runs through the town, crammed with pilgrims' rest houses and shops selling food, religious souvenirs and handicrafts. Local specialities are the colourful pattachitra paintings and round ganjifa playing cards painted with religious themes.

Puri's beach is its other attraction, though not always safe for swimming because of dangerous undercurrents. The long beach front is often crowded with fishermen and groups of pilgrims. Sunbathers and swimmers should therefore head to the eastern end, which is cleaner and more secluded, or to the beaches attached to the better hotels. Sometimes, local fishermen take visitors out to sea in their boats to watch the sunrises and sunsets. The city of Puri in Orissa is one of the "must see" places in India. Every tourist have to visit this awesome city.
This hotel is under construction
This hotel is under construction.
The white krishna temple
The white krishna temple.
One of the narrow streets of Puri
One of the narrow streets of Puri.
The statue of the nude woman
The statue of the nude woman.
The center of Chakra Tirtha Road
The center of Chakra Tirtha Road.
The luxury resort near Puri beach, the hotel Love & Life
The luxury resort near Puri beach, the hotel "Love & Life".
hotel vishal plaza
Hotel "Vishal Plaza".
hotel arya palace
Hotel "Arya Palace".
The window openings of this hotel are decorated in oriental style
The window openings of this hotel are decorated in oriental style.
The modern building in Puri
The modern building in Puri.
Coconut palms
Coconut palms.
Every bus in India is decorated
Every bus in India is decorated.
There is the horned bull lying on the street
There is the horned bull lying on the street.
There are many street decorations in Puri
There are many street decorations in Puri.
The seller of bananas
The seller of bananas.
Sale of flowers and cauliflower
Sale of flowers and cauliflower.
Sale of flowers and vegetables at the market in Puri
Sale of flowers and vegetables at the market in Puri.
Sale of local green bananas
Sale of local green bananas.
The railroad station
The railroad station.
Rotary International
Rotary International.
The small Indian krishna temple
The small Indian krishna temple.
Charchika traders
Charchika traders.
There are motorcycles and bicycles on the sidelines
There are motorcycles and bicycles on the sidelines.
satyabhama medicine store
Satyabhama medicine store.
Bada Danda in Puri
Bada Danda in Puri.
Bada Danda in Puri, the Grand Road is as wide as any freeway
Bada Danda in Puri, the Grand Road is as wide as any freeway.
The Bada Danda or the Grand Avenue
The Bada Danda or the Grand Avenue.
The Bada Danda girls
The Bada Danda girls.
Hotel Trimurti Heights
Hotel Trimurti Heights.
canara bank (micro finance branch) & sanjibani sudha (chemmist & druggist)
Canara Bank (Micro finance branch) & Sanjibani Sudha (chemmist & druggist).
monument
The monument.
extending from Jagannath Temple to Gundicha Temple, the Bada Danda street is the scene of the Festival of the Chariots
Extending from Jagannath Temple to Gundicha Temple, the Bada Danda street is the scene of the Festival of the Chariots.
The wedding car is on the Bada Danda street
The wedding car is on the Bada Danda street.
This wedding car is very nicely decorated
This wedding car is very nicely decorated.
The advertisements of Panasonic, Sharp & LG on the Bada Danda street
The advertisements of Panasonic, Sharp & LG on the Bada Danda street.
Funeral with the smoking torches on the Grand Avenue
Funeral with the smoking torches on the Grand Avenue.
The Bada Danda in Puri is ideal for a leisurely stroll and you will find this place perfect for shopping for souvenirs
The Bada Danda in Puri is ideal for a leisurely stroll and you will find this place perfect for shopping for souvenirs.
Coconut palms are all around as on the street and on big boards
Coconut palms are all around as on the street and on big boards.
The view from the Grand road to the jagannath temple
The view from the Grand road to the jagannath temple.
This is the gate in the small temple
This is the gate in the small temple.
The view from the Bada Danda street to the jagannath temple
The view from the Bada Danda street to the jagannath temple.
The Grand road
The Grand road.
The lions
The lions.
Women load bricks on their heads
Women load bricks on their heads.
Woman is carrying the bricks on the head
Woman is carrying the bricks on the head.
A woman is talking on a cell phone with a bag on the head
A woman is talking on a cell phone with a bag on the head.
The pink temple
The pink temple.
The pink temple on the Bada Danda street
The pink temple on the Bada Danda street.
One of the temples has pink domes
One of the temples has pink domes.
This is the Indian bull
This is the Indian bull.
The white temple with white lions
The white temple with white lions.
The great assortment of Indian beads
The great assortment of Indian beads.
puri uco bank
UCO Bank.
This is the shop Sonam
This is the shop Sonam.
The cow has found something interesting to eat
The cow has found something interesting to eat.
The garbage on the Bada Danda street
The garbage on the Bada Danda street.
A man fell asleep at the sign Puri District Police
A man fell asleep at the sign Puri District Police.
He is really Goes slow
He is really "Goes slow".
There is the shoes stand below the temple
There is the shoes stand below the temple.
There are symbols of Jainism on the wall
There are symbols of Jainism on the wall.
Yellow and red flags hover over the temple
Yellow and red flags hover over the temple.
Sales of red paints for the festival
Sales of red paints for the festival.
View of the hotel 'Sea Queen Inn' from the ocean coast
View of the hotel "Sea Queen Inn" from the ocean coast.
The people from the fishing village have been waiting for the morning catch
The people from the fishing village have been waiting for the morning catch.
Here is the morning catch
Here is the morning catch.
A woman carries a fish in a bucket on her head
A woman carries a fish in a bucket on her head.
The Indian family walks on the ocean coast
The Indian family walks on the ocean coast.
Fishermen pull a boat with the nets from the ocean
Fishermen pull a boat with the nets from the ocean.
The fishermen arrived
The fishermen arrived.
This fish is caught in the Bay of Bengal
This Seer fish (Mackerel family) is caught in the Bay of Bengal.
People are satisfied with the morning catch
People are satisfied with the morning catch.
The women from the fishing village carry fish on their heads
The women from the fishing village carry fish on their heads.
There is the good catch of fish
There is the good catch of fish.
The fishermen village on the coast of Bay of Bengal
The fishermen village on the coast of Bay of Bengal.
The young boy from the fishermen village
The young boy from the fishermen village.
The little girls from the fishermen village
The little girls from the fishermen village.
The little girls from the fishermen village are nicely dressed
The little girls from the fishermen village are nicely dressed.
There is the sail on some fishing boats
There is the sail on some fishing boats.
On the shore of the Bay of Bengal
On the shore of the Bay of Bengal.
Two boys from the fishermen village
Two boys from the fishermen village.
The fishing boat is loaded by nets
The fishing boat is loaded by nets.
The dish with the finger chips in the 'Pink House' restaurant
The dish with the finger chips in the "Pink House" restaurant.
The shower room in the first room of the hotel 'Sea Queen Inn'
The shower room in the first room of the hotel "Sea Queen Inn".
There are two double beds in the first room
There are two double beds in the first room.
There are the mirror and TV set in the first room
There are the mirror and TV set in the first room.
The menu of the 'Pink House' restaurant: hot and cold drinks
The menu of the "Pink House" restaurant: hot and cold drinks.
The menu of the 'Pink House' restaurant: english & american breakfasts
The menu of the "Pink House" restaurant: english & american breakfasts.
The menu of the 'Pink House' restaurant: light meal
The menu of the "Pink House" restaurant: light meal.
The menu of the 'Pink House' restaurant: appetisers and snacks
The menu of the "Pink House" restaurant: appetisers and snacks.
The menu of the 'Pink House' restaurant: chicken and prawn
The menu of the "Pink House" restaurant: chicken and prawn.
The menu of the 'Pink House' restaurant: vegetable dishes
The menu of the "Pink House" restaurant: vegetable dishes.
The menu of the 'Pink House' restaurant: fish and crab
The menu of the "Pink House" restaurant: fish and crab.
The menu of the 'Pink House' restaurant: the back cover
The menu of the 'Pink House' restaurant: the back cover.
Pink House, seafood restaurant, the front cover of the menu book
Pink House, seafood restaurant, the front cover of the menu book.
This is the summerhouse of the 'Pink House' restaurant
This is the summerhouse of the 'Pink House' restaurant.
Croton grows near the summerhouse of the 'Pink House' restaurant
Croton grows near the summerhouse of the 'Pink House' restaurant.
the 'Pink House' restaurant
The "Pink House" restaurant.
There are many green plants in the 'Pink House' restaurant
There are many green plants in the "Pink House" restaurant.
Here is the very tasty fresh orange juice
Here is the very tasty fresh orange juice.
This restaurant has the very large variety of vegetable dishes
This restaurant has the very large variety of vegetable dishes.
Here are cooked prawns
Here are cooked prawns.
Our second room in the 'Sea Queen Inn' hotel has a nice balkony with the ocean view
Our second room in the 'Sea Queen Inn' hotel has a nice balkony with the ocean view.
The palms grow near the balcony
The palms grow near the balcony.
One can see the fishermen from the hotel's balcony
One can see the fishermen from the hotel's balcony.
This is the view from the balcony of the hotel at the village of fishermen
This is the view from the balcony of the hotel at the village of fishermen.
This is our second room in the 'Sea Queen Inn' hotel
This is our second room in the 'Sea Queen Inn' hotel.
This is the shower room
This is the shower room.
Here is one room double
Here is one room double.
This is the fried tuna with slices of the lemon and cucumbers
This is the fried tuna with slices of the lemon and cucumbers.
Here is the lunch with fish and potato in Pink House restaurant
Here is the lunch with fish and potato in Pink House restaurant (C.T. Road, Puri, ph: 222253).
Oh, it's so yummy!
Oh, it's so yummy!
tuna
Tuna.
Here is the fresh papaya juice
Here is the fresh papaya juice.
Religious flower arrangements
Religious flower arrangements.
These glowing lanterns were made from the cloth
These glowing lanterns were made from the cloth.
sunrise in Puri over the Bay of Bengal
The sunrise in Puri over the Bay of Bengal.
The smoke from diesel fuel rises above the boats of the fishermen
The smoke from diesel fuel rises above the boats of the fishermen.
The sunrise in the fishermen village
The sunrise in the fishermen village.
Indian fisherman is repairing fishing net
Indian fisherman is repairing fishing net.
fishing net
Fishing net.
The curious Indian girl
The curious Indian girl.
She has invited me to be the guest in their home
She has invited me to be the guest in their home.
boat
Boat.
The underwater temple
The underwater temple.
The sacred pond
The sacred pond.
the indian boy
The Indian boy.
The Bay of Bengal
The Bay of Bengal.
The wave of the ocean
The wave of the ocean.
The wave of the Bay of Bengal
The wave of the Bay of Bengal.
High waves near Puri
High waves near Puri.
Ocean wave with the noise comes down to the shore
Ocean wave with the noise comes down to the shore.
The ocean is raging
The ocean is raging.
The fishermen have sailed through the huge wave
The fishermen have sailed through the huge wave.
Breaking through the waves
Breaking through the waves.
They faced a wave
They faced a wave.
The fishermen have sailed to the shore
The fishermen have sailed to the shore.
Neat rows of powerful waves
Neat rows of powerful waves.
bhadaasdho
Bhadaasdho!
The 'Pink House' restaurant is found on the sandy beach
The 'Pink House' restaurant is found on the sandy beach.
This is the territory of the 'Pink House' restaurant
This is the territory of the 'Pink House' restaurant.
The magenta flowers
The magenta flowers.
Railroad station in Puri
Railroad station in Puri.
The wagon of the Indian train
The wagon of the Indian train.
Cow stands on the railroad of the train station in Puri
Cow stands on the railroad of the train station in Puri.
A woman breastfeeds a child at the railway station
A woman breastfeeds a child at the railway station.
Railway station in Puri
Railway station in Puri.
Inside the railroad car with air conditioning
Inside the railroad car with air conditioning.
Our compartment in a railway carriage
Our compartment in a railway carriage.
Here is a mirror
Here is a mirror.
In a railway car with air conditioning each compartment could be closed with thick curtains
In a railway car with air conditioning each compartment could be closed with thick curtains.
Side seats
Side seats.
Our journey by train from Puri in Visakhapatnam
Our journey by train from Puri in Visakhapatnam.
fan
Fan was installed on the ceiling of railcar.
The berths in this compartment are arranged in three levels
The berths in this compartment are arranged in three levels.
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