Puri Beach

Coordinates: 19°49′N 85°50′E / 19.81°N 85.83°E / 19.81; 85.83
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19°49′N 85°50′E / 19.81°N 85.83°E / 19.81; 85.83

Puri beach
LocationPuri, Odisha, India
CoastBay of Bengal
TypeNatural Sandy Beach
Governing authorityOTDC

Puri Beach or the Golden beach is a beach in the city of Puri in the state of Odisha, India. It is on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is known for being a tourist attraction and a Hindu sacred place.[1][2] The beach is the site of the annual Puri Beach Festival, which is co-sponsored by the Indian Ministry of Tourism, the city of Puri

, the Development Commissioner of Handicrafts, and the Eastern Zonal Cultural Center, Kolkata.[3] The beach hosts sand art displays, including work by international award-winning local sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik.[4][5][6][7] The Golden Beach at Puri was awarded the prestigious 'Blue Flag' tag on October 11, 2020 by the Foundation for Environment Education (FEE), Denmark.


Puri Beach is located at the city of Puri and the distance between Puri railway station and the beach is only 2 km. Nearest airport is located at Bhubaneswar which is 60 km away. Buses and Taxis are available for local transportation.



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  2. ^ "Indian journal of marine sciences", Volume 15, 1986. publisher: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (India), Indian National Science Academy
  3. ^ "Puri Beach Festival,Beach Festival in Orissa,Beach Festival in Orissa India". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Section ONE". Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Indian sand artist wins gold in Russia". 6 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Sudarsan Pattnaik the Sand Artist from Orissa Wins Berlin Contest". Archived from the original on 2 January 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Orissa sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik's highest Sand-Taj Mahal placed in Limca book of World record, Odisha Current News, Odisha Latest Headlines". Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2010.

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