The Golden Triangle of East India includes Puri, Konark and Bhubaneshwar. This is also known as the
glorious golden temple triangle of the Eastern India. This triangle shows the rich heritage of the
state of Orissa. Each place has it's own importance, culture and heritage.
The first link of Orissa's Golden Triangle, Puri is the spiritual capital of the state and popularly
known as Jagannath Puri, Nilachala, Nilagiri, Niladri, Purusottam Khetra, Srikhetra, Shreekhetra and
Sankha Khetra, occupies a significant place in the map of torism and field of spiritualism of the
country for its magnificent culture and striking beauty. Puri, popularly known as the Jagannath Dham,
is one of the Char Dhams (Four most famous pilgrimage circuit) of India. The other three dhams are
Dwarka, Rameswaram and Badrinath. The main two attractions of this city are famous Lord Jagannath
Temple and finest long sandy Sea beach.
The Second link of Orissa's Golden Triangle, Bhubaneswar is the capital city of orissa. It is also
known as the 'City of Temples'. The main tourist attractions of this city are Lingaraj Temple,
Mukteshwar Temple, Rajarani Temple, Bindusagar Lake, Khandagiri, Udigiri, Nandankanan and Orissa
The Third link of Orissa's Golden Triangle, the Sun Temple of Konark, built in the middle of 13th
century, is a massive conception of artistic magnificence and engineering dexterity. Designed in the
form of a gorgeously decorated chariot mounted on 24 wheels , each about 10 feet in diameter, and
drawn by seven mighty horses, this monument attracts domestic and international pilgrims and tourists
in large numbers.
If you are travelling to Puri then Shreekhetra.com recommends three destination sets, based on their location and accessbility, which will be best explored in a single day. All these destination sets includes places around Puri.
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