Bhubaneswar to Puri Road Trip – Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

One of the four sacred Hindu religious sites or the Char Dham, Puri is a major center of pilgrimage and tourism. And this coastal temple town is best explored by taking a road trip from Bhubaneswar to Puri.

Why travel from Bhubaneswar to Puri?

Puri is a coastal town and is located on the coast of Bay of Bengal. Besides being a religious destination, Puri doubles as a famous family holiday spot as well. You can make your Puri experience more interesting when you drive from Bhubaneswar in a Savaari cab. With our customizable trip plans and itineraries, you can do more than just a regular road trip, and enjoy a comfortable ride, while making your journey interesting at the same time.

Traveling from Bhubaneswar to Puri by car

The road from Bhubaneswar to Puri passes through the rustic parts of Odisha and makes for one of the most popular drives in the state. With our completely customizable Bhubaneswar to Puri trip packages, you can stop at any of the many attractions along the way and do some quick sightseeing.

Let us help you discover the best routes to travel from Bhubaneswar to Puri by car.

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Best Time to Visit

February is the most popular time to travel to this temple town since this is the time of the Konark Beach festival. Summers are harsh in Puri, so the best time to visit is either during the winter months or right after the monsoon.

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Popular Routes from Bhubaneswar to Puri

Route 1: Bhubaneswar to Puri via Badshahi Rd / Bhubaneswar – Puri Hwy / Cuttack – Puri Bypass Rd

This is the shortest and fastest route to cover the Bhubaneswar to Puri distance which is approximately 65 KM. You can most probably expect regular Bhubaneswar to Puri traffic, but no severe congestion or road closures. Please check for live traffic updates and follow real-time maps to get a better idea of road conditions.

Here’s a basic Bhubaneswar to Puri road map for this route:

Bhubaneswar – Gudia Pokhari – Mangalpur – Satasankha – Sakhigopal – Puri

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Bhubaneswar to Puri Via Badshahi Rd

Vital Statistics – Distance, Time & Highway Quality

Bhubaneswar to Puri by Road

Popular places along the way:

  • CIFA Aquarium, Uttara: Small aquarium featuring a wide variety of colorful aquatic flora and fauna.
  • Sakshigopal Temple, Sakhigopal: An important religious and historical location, this medieval temple dedicated to Lord Gopinatha was built in the Kalinga architecture style.
  • Loknath Temple, Chandanpur: A major Hindu religious site and one of the important Shiva temples of the state.

Places to eat on this route:

  • Sri Hari Hotel & Restaurant, Dandamukundapur: A family restaurant serving affordable food in a family-friendly environment.
  • The Underground Restaurant, Pipili: A popular restaurant by the road that’s good for quick snacks along the way.
  • Panda Restaurant, Chandanpur: Popular budget-friendly restaurant serving traditional Odia meals.

Bhubaneswar to Puri Road Condition via route 1:

The Bhubaneswar to Puri road condition via Badshahi Rd/Bhubaneswar – Puri Hwy/Cuttack – Puri Bypass Rd is excellent. It is the fastest route, has tolls but no road closure.

Route 2: Bhubaneswar to Puri via NH16

This is a longer route to cover the Bhubaneswar to Puri distance and it takes more time. The distance from Bhubaneswar to Puri along this route is approximately 85 KM and there is a toll on this road. You can expect regular Bhubaneswar to Puri traffic on this route. Please check for live traffic updates and follow real-time maps to get a better idea of road conditions.

Here’s a basic Bhubaneswar to Puri road map for this route:

Bhubaneswar – Badaraghunathpur – Pitapalli – Taraboi – Motari – Sakhigopal – Puri

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Bhubaneswar to Puri Via NH 16

Vital Statistics – Distance, Time & Highway Quality

Bhubaneswar to Puri by Road

Popular places along the way:

  • Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves, Khandagiri: An archaeological landmark featuring elaborately carved cave dwellings dating from the 1st century BCE.
  • Sakshigopal Temple, Sakhigopal: An important religious and historical location, this medieval temple dedicated to Lord Gopinatha was built in the Kalinga architecture style.
  • Loknath Temple, Chandanpur: A major Hindu religious site and one of the important Shiva temples of the state.

Places to eat on this route:

  • ALPHA R. Restaurant, Khorda: Local family restaurant serving affordable meals and snacks.
  • Panda Restaurant, Chandanpur: Popular budget-friendly restaurant serving traditional Odia meals.
  • Kumar Fast Food, Khorda: Local fast-food restaurant that serves popular snacks at affordable rates.

Bhubaneswar to Puri Road Condition via route 2:

The Bhubaneswar to Puri road condition via NH16 is average. It is a longer route and it has tolls but no road closure.

Bhubaneswar to Puri Best Route

The above routes are both good options for traveling from Bhubaneswar to Puri. They both offer ample food stops and interesting sights along the way. However, Route 1 is faster and more direct so if you want a quick and comfortable drive, Badshahi Rd / Bhubaneswar – Puri Hwy / Cuttack – Puri Bypass Rd is the best option

Other means of traveling from Bhubaneswar to Puri

You can also travel from Bhubaneswar to Puri by train or flight.

How to Reach Puri By Train

You can also cover the Bhubaneswar to Puri distance by train, which is available daily. Visit the Indian Railways website for your Bhubaneswar to Puri train bookings, or choose your options from the multiple online portals. The fastest train is Shatabdi Express (12277). The total time taken from Bhubaneswar to Puri can vary from 1 to 3 hours, depending upon the train you choose. Therefore, for the updated Bhubaneswar to Puri train timings, check with IRCTC for their latest timetables.

How to Reach Puri By Flight

Puri does not have flight connectivity so you cannot fly directly from Bhubaneswar to Puri. The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport (BBI), which is about 58 KM from the temple town.

For your Bhubaneswar flight booking, visit any online travel portal or check with the airlines’ direct website. You can hire a reliable Savaari cab for a convenient ride from Bhubaneswar Airport to complete the journey to Puri.

Attractions for Sightseeing in Puri

The town of Puri is known for the ancient Jagganath Temple and is one of the most iconic pilgrim towns of the east coast. There are a lot of interesting sights to see and things to do in and around Puri.

  • Jagannath Temple – 16th century sacred temple complex, popular for the annual Rathyatra Festival.
  • Gundicha Temple – Kalinga style sandstone temple sitting inside coconut groves.
  • Puri Beach – the most popular local and tourist haunt and also the venue of annual Puri Beach Festival and sand sculpture events.
  • Ramachandi Temple – an ancient temple sitting on the confluence of Kusabhadra River and Bay of Bengal.
  • Narendra Pokhari – a huge lake with boating options and an island temple at the center.
  • Sudarshan Crafts Museum – a local museum with sculptures, carvings, and other artistic displays.  

Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Puri

Puri has a number of great food options. Experience the best the seaside town has to offer by visiting these top places:

  • Bhojohori Manna, Hotel Greenery, Gopal Ballav Road, Sea Beach Rd, Puri, 752001
  • Honey Bee Bakery & Pizzeria, Chakra Tirtha Road, Puri, Odisha 752002
  • Wildgrass Restaurant, VIP Road, next to Hotel Lee Garden, Puri, Odisha 752001
  • Victoria Club Hotel, Marine Drive Road, Sea Beach Rd, Puri, Odisha 752001
  • Chung Wah Restaurant, Hotel Lee Garden V I P Road Lee Garden Hotel, Puri 752001

Hotels and Resorts in Puri

HotelAddressContact Number
MAYFAIR Heritage, PuriPlot No 122, 124, 125, Chakra Tirtha Rd, Puri, Odisha 752002092375 00101  
Empires Hotel PuriSipasarubali Baliapanda, New Marine Dr Rd, Puri, Odisha 752001073818 91007  
Hotel Krusti ResortChakra Tirtha Rd, near Ramakrishna Math, Badasirei, Puri, Odisha 752002073811 07007  
Hotel Golden Dust  Sea Beach, New Marine Drive Road, Baliapanda Rd, Puri, Odisha 752001097714 10217  
Hotel New Shankar International C.T. Road, Near- Ramkrishna Math., Puri, Odisha 752002094394 66666  

Things to Keep in Mind While Traveling to Puri

  • Some temples and religious sites may have strict dress codes and rules, so make sure to dress accordingly and follow the temple policies.   
  • If you are renting a car, keep the vehicle with you throughout the trip as local transportation may not be as developed or frequent as in cities.  
  • Pandemic rules may affect visiting hours of tourist sites and restaurants. Check online or call before you visit.

 Savaari Safety Tips for Road Trips from Bhubaneswar to Puri

  • Carry all hygiene related items – sanitizer, masks, disinfectant sprays and a bed sheet to cover the seat with, while traveling.
  • Use a hand sanitizer before and after your ride.
  • Install the Aarogya Setu app before your trip.
  • Running the AC continuously during the trip is not recommended. If you were to use the AC, please ensure that it is run in the recirculated mode and the windows are lowered at frequent intervals.
  • Dispose of any tissues or pieces of cloth that you may have used outside the car.
  • If you have opted for a car rental service, try to load your luggage in the boot of the car yourself to ensure a zero-contact ride. 
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and the driver.
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