Puri

Hotels

  • Hotel Niladri
  • Sterling Puri - Resorts and Hotels
  • paradise hotel
  • HOTEL PUSHPA
  • The Chariot
  • More+

Police Station

  • Pipili Police Station
  • Sadar Police Station, Puri
  • Sea Beach Police Station
  • Town Police Station
  • Kumbharapada Police Station
  • More+

Population

Population : 1698730

Male: 865380

Female : 833350

Famous Place

  • Jagannath Temple
  • Konark Sun Temple
  • Chandrabhaga
  • Sakhigopal
  • More+

Fire Station

  • Astarang Fire Station
  • Brahmagiri Fire Station
  • Jagannath temple Fire Staton
  • Nimapara Fire Station
  • Odagaon Fire Station
  • More+

RTO Office

"AT - CT Road, Dist - Puri , Pin 752 002"
Contact:0675-2223478
Code: OD-13 OR-13

Railway Station

  • Puri Railway Station
  • Sakhi Gopal Railway Station
  • Nirakarpur Railway Station
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Post Office

  • ABHAYAMUKHI RAMACHANDRAPUR
  • ALAGUM
  • ALASAHI
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Schools

  • ALANGAPUR PS
  • RAMA KRUSHNA SISHU MANDIR
  • AISHANYESWAR BIDYAPITHA
  • ATHATIRA PS
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Colleges

Degree College : 47

Junior College : 62

Engineering College : 4

NGOs

  • Aasha
  • Adal Badal Mahila Samiti
  • Aditya Seva Pratisthan
  • Aghor Ashram
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Constituencies

MLA Constituency: 6

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Film Halls

  • Apsara Cinema House
  • Bijayshree Talkies
  • Janata Cinema
  • More+

Electricity Office

  • CESU Office
  • PURI ELECTRICAL
  • FEDCO Office, Odisha, Puri
  • More+

Famous People

  • Gopabandhu Das
  • Rituraj Mohanty
  • Rabi Ray
  • More+

Dist Headquater: Collectorate, Puri-752001

Puri is a city and a Municipality in the state of Odisha in eastern India. It is the district headquarters of Puri district and is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometres (37 mi) south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is also known as Sri Jagannatha Dhama after the 12th-century Jagannatha Temple located in the city. It is one of the original Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Puri is known by several names since the ancient times, and was locally known as "Sri Kshetra" and Lord Jagannatha temple is known as "Badadeula". Puri and the Jagannatha Temple were invaded 18 times by Hindu and Muslim rulers, from the 4th century AD till the early 19th century with the objective of looting the treasures of the temple. Odisha, including Puri and its temple, were part of British India from 1803 till India attained independence in August 1947. Even though princely states do not exist in India today, the heirs of the Gajapati Dynasty of Khurda still perform the ritual duties of the temple. The temple town has many Hindu religious mathas or monasteries. The economy of Puri is dependent on the religious importance of the Jagannatha Temple to the extent of nearly 80 percent. The 24 festivals, including 13 major ones, held every year in the temple complex contribute to the economy; Ratha Yatra and its related festivals are the most important which are attended by millions of people every year. Sand art and applique art are some of the important crafts of the city. Puri has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme of Government of India.

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Shri Balwant Singh, IAS

Collector & District Magistrate

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