Puri, the temple town of Odisha is well known for the famous Jagannath Temple and the Ratha Yatra. It is also a well-known beach destination in the Eastern part of India and any popular beach is a place for amusement so Puri is a complete package starting with devotion and ending in recreation. Thus Puri is an immensely favoured all season destination.
Ratha Yatra, the annual chariot (Ratha) festival is held in many parts of India and also in some parts of the world. The Puri Ratha Yatra festival is the oldest and the most famous among all. During this festival Lord Jagannath along with his elder brother Balabhadra and younger sister Subhadra starts for a grand journey to their masi’s (aunt) house which is the Gundicha Temple situated at a distance of 2 km from the main Jagannath temple. The grand procession from one temple to the temple is held every year with much pomp and grandeur and is called the Ratha Yatra.