For centuries now, the beach at Puri has been
the venue of countless pilgrims taking the traditional
dip for Puri is the abode of Lord Jagannath and it is considered
one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage destination. However,
for decades now, both Indian and foreign beach lovers have made
it their special haunt. The fine white sands of Puri beach and the
roar of the breakers rolling in from the Bay of Bengal have fascinated
visitors throughout the ages. As it is with all the beaches of Orissa,
overcrowding is never a problem and the sight of holiday-makers
having entire stretches of the beach to themselves is not uncommon.
The local fishermen, with their catamarans and wide brimmed cane
hats are welcomed by tourists for they not only provide you with
a ride on their boats, but also act as lifeguards if you wish. And
yes,they are also expert masseurs. With excellent beach facing hotels
and guest houses, the Puri beach is an ideal holiday spot where
you can easily spend a lot of time.