Jagannath Puri Yatra

Jagannath Puri Yatra Faqs

Jagannath Puri Yatra 2016 FAQs

Q: What are the places to see in and around Puri?
A: There are also many temples and other famous places near the temple which contribute heavily to the tourism industry of Odisha. Sakhigopal temple and Heritage village at Raghurajpur attract tourists for their cultural atmosphere. Chandrabhaga beach is known for heavy currents and Satapada is known for spotting rare river dolphins. There is also famous Ramachandi temple situated on sea shore and Nalabana bird sanctuary.

Q: Which are the best months to visit Puri?
A: Puri can be visited throughout the year; however some months are generally preferred due to the religious ceremonies that take place in those months. Best time to visit Puri is from October to March. During this time period, the temperature is low making the sightseeing extremely comfortable.

Q: What are the temple timings of Lord Jagannath Temple?
A: The Jagannath temple is open for its devotees all days of the week. It opens from 5.00AM to 12.00PM and 4.00PM to 9.00PM.

Q: Can you please provide the Aarti timings?
A: Aarti timings are as follows:
1. Dwarpitha and Mangal Aarti at 5 AM
2. Sandhya Aarti – 3:30 PM
3. Pahuda Aarti – 9:00 PM.

Q: When will the Rath Yatra take place in 2016?
A: The Ratha Yatra for this year will be held on 6th of July 2016.

Q: Please mention the things to buy in Puri?
A: Being a hub of cultural and historical influence Odisha offers vast collection of exquisite handicrafts. Palm leaf painting or Patta Chitra which is one of the exclusive craft of Odisha apart from famous appliqué work of Pipili. Traditional sarees like Passapali, Bomka, ikat and Sambalpuri are also available.

Q: Can you provide the list of hospitals around the temple and in Puri?
A: The following is the list of hospitals around the Puri temple :

District Headquarters Hospital, Grand Road, Puri
T.B. & I.D. Hospital, Badasankha (Station Road)
Gopabandhu Ayurvedic Hospital, near police line square.
Municipality Dispensary, Dolabedi, Laxmi Bazar
Chandan Hajuri Paediatric Hospital, Chakratirtha Road, near Patharapuri Hostel
Municipality Hospital, Swargadwar
Kamaladevi Maternity Centre, Station road
Sri Jagannath Sebayata Hospital, Western Gate
Homoeopathic Filaria Research Institute, Labanikhia Chhak
Puri Urban Leprosy Project, Chakra Tirtha Road
Police Hospital, Police Line
Blood Bank, Head Quarter Hospital, Balagandi


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Published Date: July 2, 2016
Last Updated On: July 2, 2016
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