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Top Hotels In Puri For Your Next Holiday To The Temple Town

No matter what is your reason for visiting, the hotels in Puri are sure to tick all the boxes when it comes to offering a wholesome experience


By Ratnabir Guha Published on Dec 12, 2022, 04:00 PM

Top Hotels In Puri For Your Next Holiday To The Temple Town
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For Bengali holidaymakers, Puri is one of the holy trinity of holiday destinations (the other two are Digha and Darjeeling). But this popular beach destination of eastern India also attracts thousands of domestic and foreign travellers throughout the year and Puri has some of the best hotels to accommodate all types of guests. The highlight of this coastal town is the majestic Jagannath Temple — a 12th-century monument, which happens to be the site of an annual chariot ride festival of the presiding deity of the temple.

For the heathens, however, the coastal town’s shimmering sandy beaches are the main draw. No matter what happens to be your reason for visiting, there are hotels in Puri that are sure to tick all the boxes when it comes to offering a wholesome hospitality experience. From luxury establishments to quaint boutique hotels, we have rounded up the top hotels in Puri that must be on your bucket list.

How to find the best hotels in Puri?

Arguably one of Odisha’s most famous tourist spots, this temple town combines the spirit of a beach holiday destination with pilgrimage vibes. Most of the action is concentrated along the coastline where hotels, shops and restaurants jostle for space. The backpacker part of the town is concentrated on the eastern part of the Chakra Tirtha (CT) Road, while the local and domestic tourists flock to the modern, swankier Marine Drive on the western part of the city. The coastal town and its vicinity offer a plethora of immersive experiences that are sure to leave you wanting more. Watch the sea twist and turn in front of you, or be one with nature at one of the many nature parks of the state. Admire the breath-taking architecture of the temples of the bygone era or savour the local dishes such as the delectable rasagola, macha jhola (fish curry), pakhala (fermented rice) or pitha (sweet dumpling).

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For travellers looking for hotels in Puri, a variety of choices await. From heritage hotels to eco-resorts, from nature camps to luxury properties, hotels in Puri come in all budgets. Enjoy a luxury boutique experience at the Mayfair hotel, or escape the mundane at the Hans Coco Palms. Spend a few days in peace at the sprawling Sterling Resort or experience the warm hospitality of Pride Ananya Resort. Here are our top choices for hotels in Puri.

Mayfair Heritage is one of the best luxury hotels in Puri that offers stunning views of the Bay of Bengal along with a convenient location right on the beachfront. Guests can choose from a wide variety of accommodation options, including rooms, cottages and suites. The restaurants of the property promise a delectable gourmet feast, including popular Bengali dishes and local cuisine. Weeping Fig and almond trees aesthetically dot the property creating a natural forest-like environment.

Things to do: Take a few laps in the azure-blue swimming pool of the hotel or spend a lazy afternoon on the Blue Flag beach, which is situated right across the property.

Must-try experiences: Spend an afternoon temple hopping, starting with the Jagannath Temple, and then moving on to Shri Gundicha Temple (known to be the garden house of Lord Jagannath) and Markandeswar Temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva).

Must-try food: Aju baju chicken, caramel custard, chana poda (baked cottage cheese), kosha mangsho (slow-cooked mutton stew), shorshe illish (Hilsa in a mustard sauce), Odia and Bengali thalis.

Address: Mayfair Heritage, Chakratirtha Road, Puri 752001.

Nearby attractions: Shri Gundicha Temple, Shri Jagannath Temple, Sudarshan Crafts Museum, Markandeswar Temple, Puri Swargadwar Beach, etc.

How to reach:

Bhubaneshwar Airport: 65 km

Puri Railway Station: 1.5 km

Puri Bus Stand: 2 km

Approximate Price: INR 4,000

User Ratings:

TripAdvisor – 4.5/5

Booking.com – 8.3/10

MakeMyTrip – 4.4/5

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Spread across a 15-acre property, the Sterling is one of the premium hotels in Puri that offers world-class comfort with an intimate hospitality experience. It has 121 well-appointed rooms and the resort is located a short distance from the beach. Utkala – the multi-cuisine restaurant of the property offers a delectable array of local and Bengali dishes, while the front desk makes arrangements for adventure sports, including zorbing, paddle boating and so on.

Things to do: Spend your day visiting temples, take a short day trip to the Konark Sun Temple and Chilika Lake or visit the local artists’ village to admire the process of beautiful pattachitras (painted scrolls) coming to life.

Must-try experiences: You can catch the sun-rise on the beach, lounge by the Olympic-sized swimming pool of the hotel indulge in a range of free recreational games and activities offered by the hotel.

Must-try food: Daab chingri (tender green coconut prawn curry) and chena tarkari (home-made cottage cheese curry) at Utkala – the in-house, multi-cuisine restaurant of the hotel.

Address: Sterling Puri, 255/2 and 255/3, Sipasarubali Village, Baliapanda, Puri, Odisha 752001.

Nearby attractions: Jagannath Temple, Konark Temple Chilika Lake, Swargadwar sea beach.

How to reach:

Bhubaneshwar Airport: 64 km

Puri Railway Station: 7.5 km

Puri Bus Stand: 9.5 km

User Ratings:

TripAdvisor: 4.5/5

Booking.com: 7.3/10

MakeMyTrip: 3.9/5

Approximate Price: INR 6,700

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Pramod Convention & Beach Resort is a 4-star hotel in Puri that offers customised hospitality experiences with facilities for business-class travellers. Voted as one of the best hotels in Puri by Trip Advisor, this luxury property overlooks the Bay of Bengal and features 30 well-designed rooms with tasteful interiors and plush furniture. The Kings Court rooms offer direct access to the swimming pool of the hotel.

Things to do: Spend a day at the beach watching the sea waves crash at your feet, or pick up traditional handicraft items at the Sudarshan Crafts Museum.

Must-try experiences: Unwind at the sports bar of the hotel called Maikhana with a cocktail or curl up with a good book at Courtyard Café.

Must-try food: Mughlai dishes at Rajwada, and grilled meats and veggies at Smoke House.

Address: Pramod Convention & Beach Resort, CT Road, in front of RTO Office, Puri – 752002,

Nearby attractions: Jagannath Temple, Bimala Devi Temple and Sudarshan Crafts Museum.

How to reach:

Bhubaneshwar Airport: 6o km

Puri Railway Station: 950 metres

Puri Bus Stand: 2.6 km

User Ratings:

TripAdvisor: 4.5/5

MakeMyTrip: 4.0/5

Approximate Price: INR 5,100

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Fashioning itself as an affordable luxury property, the Hans Coco Palm welcomes you with sophistication and quality accommodation. Located at Swargadwar, the hotel is minutes away from the Jagannath Temple. It offers an expansive swimming pool, delightful rooms with a sea view, airport transfer, and complimentary breakfast.

Things to do: Apart from the usual temple-hopping, do take some time out to visit the beaches that dot the coastline. Prominent beaches include Chandrabhaga Beach, Swargadwar, Astaranga Beach, Baleshwar Beach, Balighai Beach and Golden Beach.

Must-try experiences: Take a tour of the beautiful colonial property or just lounge by the pool, enjoying a moment of solitude.

Must-try food: The complimentary breakfast at the hotel is much sought after.

Address: Baliapanda New Marine Drive Road, Swargadwar, Puri, Odisha 752001

Nearby attractions: Shri Jagannath Temple, Konark Beach, and Raghurajpur artist village.

How to reach:

Bhubaneshwar Airport: 66 km

Puri Railway Station: 4.7 km

Puri Bus Stand: 4.9 km

Approximate Price: INR 3,700

User Ratings:

TripAdvisor: 4.0/5

Booking.com: 8.2/10

MakeMyTrip: 4.2/5

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An ideal combination of gracious hospitality, modern amenities and fine accommodation, Pride Ananya Resort is one of the most preferred hotels in Puri for both business travellers and pilgrims. Located in proximity to both the Jagannath Temple and the Golden Beach, this hotel offers a host of amenities such as complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi and spaces for hosting banquets, corporate meetings and celebrations.

Things to do: Shop till you drop at Grand Road, check out the tourist scene at Golden Beach and sample the local street food from the stalls near the Jagannath Temple.

Must-try experiences: Beat the heat by relaxing near the poolside, or experience authentic Odia cuisine at the in-house restaurants of the hotel.

Must-try food: Pure vegetarian fare (made without onion and garlic) at Amrut.

Address: Pride Ananya Resort, Puri 12/411 Bankimuhan VIP Road, Puri 752001.

Nearby attractions: Jagannath Temple, Golden Beach, and Grand Road.

How to reach

Bhubaneshwar Airport: 59 km

Puri Railway Station: 1.1 km

Puri Bus Stand: 1.3 km

User Ratings:

TripAdvisor -4.5/5

Booking.com – 6.6/10

MakeMyTrip – 3.9/5

Approximate Price: INR 3,700

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Golden Tree is one of the newest, swankiest addition to the hospitality landscape of Puri. It is a boutique hotel where traditional Odia hospitality is blended with modern amenities to create a seamless experience for travellers. Contemporary-styled spacious rooms offer gorgeous views of the azure sea, while dedicated work areas and high-speed internet connectivity ensure that you are never away from work.

Things to do: Take a walk on Golden Beach in the morning, try out Bagda and Dublagadi beaches near Balasore for a weekend excursion, and spend a fun-filled afternoon with family at Wonder World Waterpark and Resort.

Must-try experiences: Plenty of shopping and dining opportunities exist just outside the hotel.

Address: Sea Beach, Puri 752001 India

Nearby attractions: Golden Beach, Central Bus Stop, and Jagannath Temple.

How to reach

Bhubaneshwar Airport: 60 km

Puri Railway Station: 2.8 km

Puri Bus Stand: 2.9 km

Approximate Price: INR 4,500

User Ratings:

TripAdvisor – 5/5

MakeMyTrip – 4.2/5

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What are the best stay options to explore in Puri?

Answer: Sterling Puri (Mid-range), Golden Tree (Budget) and Mayfair Heritage (Luxury) are some of the best stay options to explore in Puri.

Question: What are the top tourist attractions in Puri?

Answer: Jagannath temple, Golden Beach, and Gundicha Temple are some of the major tourist attractions in Puri.

Question: What are the best things to do in Puri?

Answer: Beach-hopping, exploring the Sudarshan Crafts Museum and visiting the majestic Jagannath Temple are some of the best things you can do in Puri.

Question: What are the in-budget stay options at Puri?

Answer: Sudha Kutir, Bobby Premium Residency, Hotel Gulmohar Holiday Home Inn are a few of the in-budget stay options.

Question: What are the most expensive stay options in Puri?

Answer: Mayfair Waves, Mayfair Heritage, Samudra Resorts and Spa, and Seven Hills Hotel are the most-expensive stay options in Puri.

Question: Are there any luxury resorts in Puri?

Answer: Mayfair Heritage, The Chariot Resort & Spa and the Blue Lily Beach Resort are worthy choices when it comes to luxury resorts in Puri.

Question: Are there any private homestay options in Puri?

Answer: Sudha Kutir, Bobby Premium Residency, and Divine View are some good private homestay options you can try out.

Question: What is the best food to explore in Puri?

Answer: Khichidi, malpua, dalma, santula, ukhuda, chenna poda and rasagola are some of the best food to explore in Puri.

Question: What are the best workcation options in Puri?

Answer: Sterling Puri, Pride Ananya and Toshali Sands offer good workcation packages.

Question: What are the best hotels near the railway station/airport in Puri?

Answer: Pride Ananya Resort, Hotel Park Lagoon, Hotel New Shankar International, and Hotel Sapphire International are some of the best hotels that are nearby the Puri Railway Station.

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Ratnabir Guha

Ratnabir Guha

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