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Shri Jagganath Temple, Puri

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25th June - 3rd July, 2017

Jagannath Rath Yatra

Ratha Yatra (Also called as Ratha Jatra or Chariot Festival) is a Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odisha, India. It is the oldest Ratha Yatra taking place in India and the World, dating back to 10 - 11 century and its descriptions can be found in Brahma Purana, Padma Purana, Skanda Purana and Kapila Samhita.

It is considered as a part of the Char Dham pilgrimages. The Puri Rath Yatra displays three majestic chariots possessing the idols of the deities- Lord Jagannath, Lord Balrama and Devi Subhadra. This religious festival is attended by millions of devotees and travelers from across the globe in Jagannath dham Puri. It is believed that attending the Rath Yatra is a gateway to heaven. It is either held in the month of June or July every year.

The celebration of this day starts much earlier that comprises the construction and decoration of the Raths or Chariot by numerous devotees & volunteers. The three chariots that are the highlights of the entire Yatra are pulled by strings. The chariot of Lord Jagannath which is 45.6 feet high, high comprises 18 wheels and is referred as Nandighosa. Balabhadra’s chariot is made 45 feet high with 16 wheels is called Taladhvaja. The chariot of Subhadra known as Devadalana has 14 wheels and is 44.6 feet high. All these chariots are decorated with various designs and colors by the artists of Puri that showcases their enthusiasm for the Yatra.
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Hotels Near Jagannath Rath Yatra

Last Booked : Sep 21, 2016 at 8:34 am
- Sep 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm
Rated
4
Great location, 500 mts from Puri Jagannath temple. Ideal for tourists visiting temple. Decent and good vegetarian restaurant. Staff was cordial, travel desk helped to arrange for car trips to konark ...
Hotel Shreehari Grand - Grand Road, Puri

2700

Hotel Shreehari Grand

Grand Road, Puri

Approx 500 m from venue

Goibibo Rating - 3.9 / 5
3.9 / 5
Last Booked : Jun 19, 2016 at 11:01 am
- Jul 13, 2016 at 12:06 pm
Rated
2
rooms and location are not good....not for value for money..
Hotel Surya Garden - Grand Road, Puri

7650

Hotel Surya Garden

Grand Road, Puri

Approx 900 m from venue

Goibibo Rating - 3.1 / 5
3.1 / 5
Last Booked : Aug 03, 2016 at 11:33 pm
- Dec 27, 2016 at 11:24 pm
Rated
1
I don't know how is the structure of room of Mahabahu international. Because when I go to the hotel (27.12.16).;., Hotel Manager said that there is not any room booked f.. in the my name.And I was on ...
MAHABAHU INTERNATIONAL - Grand Road, Puri

2063

MAHABAHU INTERNATIONAL

Grand Road, Puri

Approx 1 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 1.0 / 5
1.0 / 5
Last Booked : Mar 24, 2016 at 8:25 am
Padmini Lodge  - Marine Drive, Puri

1400

Padmini Lodge

Marine Drive, Puri

Approx 300 m from venue

Last Booked : Sep 22, 2016 at 7:58 pm
- Jan 08, 2017 at 12:27 am
Rated
1
Very very poor service.one boy attend calls,he cleans rooms serves food everything.locatipn is ok nearby to golden beach.food ok.room rent should be around ****.
Hotel Neel Madhaba International - Sea Beach Area, Puri

1000

Hotel Neel Madhaba International

Sea Beach Area, Puri

Approx 1 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 2.6 / 5
2.6 / 5
Last Booked : Sep 23, 2016 at 5:52 am
- Yesterday at 11:32 am
Rated
4
GOOD stay. Very close to sea. Affordable prices. Supportive staff.
Hotel Pushpa (Berries Group of Hotels) - Marine Drive, Puri

1313

Hotel Pushpa (Berries Group of Hotels)

Marine Drive, Puri

Approx 1 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 3.8 / 5
3.8 / 5
Last Booked : Aug 27, 2016 at 9:04 pm
- Aug 02, 2016 at 5:28 pm
Rated
1
very bad service and very roundly behavior. foods are very bad
Hotel Richi Palace - Sea Beach Area, Puri

1500

Hotel Richi Palace

Sea Beach Area, Puri

Approx 1 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 3.2 / 5
3.2 / 5
Last Booked : Sep 23, 2016 at 11:31 pm
- Jan 26, 2017 at 6:44 pm
Rated
2
Stayed only one night after reaching Puri through Shatabdi Express just for night stay purpose. Not value for money. Rooms are average.
Hotel Rumani - Marine Drive, Puri

900

Hotel Rumani

Marine Drive, Puri

Approx 1 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 3.4 / 5
3.4 / 5
Last Booked : Jun 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm
- Jan 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm
Rated
5
its a good hotel and you can visit and have a pleasant stay.
Hotel Nayak Plaza - Grand Road, Puri

600

Hotel Nayak Plaza

Grand Road, Puri

Approx 1 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 3.8 / 5
3.8 / 5