Category:Cities and towns in Puri district
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1. Brahmagiri, Odisha – For other places with the same name, see Brahmagiri Brahmagiri is a town in Puri district, Odisha, India. It is located at 19°48′0″N 85°39′0″E at an elevation of 10 m above MSL, Brahmagiri is 20 km from Puri. National Highway 203A passes through Brahmagiri, the famous Alarnatha Mandira is at Brahmagiri. Hundreds of pilgrims visit the shrine here during the anabasara of Lord Jagannath, baliharachandi, a sacred place and tourist spot, is around 10 km south. Nearest airport is Biju Patnaik Airport at Bhubaneswar and the nearest railway station is at Puri, about Brahmagiri Satellite map of Brahmagiri
2. Konark – Konark is a medium town in the Puri district in the state of Odisha, India. It lies on the coast by the Bay of Bengal,65 kilometers from the capital of the state and it is the site of the 13th-century Sun Temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, built in black granite during the reign of Narasimhadeva-I. The temple is a World Heritage Site, the temple is now mostly in ruins, and a collection of its sculptures is housed in the Sun Temple Museum, which is run by the Archaeological Survey of India. On 16 February 1980, Konark lay directly on the path of a solar eclipse. The name Konârka is derived from the Sanskrit word Kona and word Arka in reference to the temple which was dedicated to the Sun god Surya. The Sun Temple was built in the 13th century and designed as a chariot of the Sun God, Surya. Some of the wheels are 3 meters wide, only six of the seven horse still stand today. The temple fell into disuse after an envoy of Jahangir desecrated the temple in the early 17th century. In the days of its grandeur, the idol of Sun God used to remain suspended in the air with the help of the huge magnet at the peak. There was a diamond in the centre of the idol which reflected the sun rays that passed, in 1627, the then Raja of Khurda took the Sun idol from Konark to the Jagannath temple in Puri. The Sun temple belongs to the Kalingan school of Indian temple architecture. The alignment of the Sun Temple is along the East-West direction, the inner sanctum or vimana used to be surmounted by a tower or shikara but it was razed in the 19th century. The audience hall or jagamohana still stands and comprises majority of the ruins, the roof of the dance hall or natmandir has fallen off. It stands at the end of the ruins on a raised platform. In 1559, Mukunda Gajapati came to throne in Cuttack and he aligned himself as an ally of Akbar and an enemy of the Sultan of Bengal, Sulaiman Khan Karrani. After a few battles, Odisha finally fell, the fall was also aided by the internal turmoil of the state. In 1568, the Konark temple was damaged by the army of Kalapahad. Kalapahad is also said to be responsible for damages to other temples during the conquest. As of 2011 India census, Konark had a population of 16,779, in Konark, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age
3. Pipili – Pipili is a town and a NAC under jurisdiction of Puri district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is famous for designing beautiful Applique handicrafts and it is a town of artisans famous for their colourful fabrics. Pipili is located at 20. 12°N85. 83°E /20.12,85.83 and it has an average elevation of 25 metres. It is thirty-six kilometres from Puri, at the junction where the Konark road branches from the Bhubaneswar to Puri road, as of 2001 India census, Pipili had a population of 14,263. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%, Pipili has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59. 5%, male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 63%. In Pipili, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age, as per Census-2011, the population of Pipili is 17,623 of which 9,036 are males and 8,587 are females. The applique work of Pipili is probably most well known handicraft in Puri, each and every family of here are engaged themselves in this applique craft. This is livelihood of most people here, current MLA from Pipli Assembly Constituency is Pradeep Maharathy of BJD, who won the seat in State elections in 2004 and in 2000 and also in 2009. He also won this seat representing JD in 1990 and representing JNP in 1985, bipin Das of INC in 1980, and Kiran Lekha Mohanty of JNP in 1977
4. Puri – Puri is a city and a municipality in the state of Odisha in eastern India. It is the headquarters of Puri district and is situated on the Bay of Bengal,60 kilometres south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is also known as Jagannath Puri after the 12th-century Jagannath Temple located in the city and it is one of the original Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Puri is known by several names since the ancient times, and was known as Shrikhetra. Puri and the Jagannath Temple were invaded 18 times by Hindu and Muslim rulers, Odisha, including Puri and its temple, were under the British Raj from 1803 till India attained independence in August 1947. Even though princely states do not exist in India today the heirs of the Gajapati Dynasty of Khurda still perform the duties of the temple. The temple town has many Hindu religious maths or monasteries, the economy of Puri town is dependent on the religious importance of the Jagannath Temple to the extent of nearly 80 percent. Sand art and applique art are some of the important crafts of the city, Puri has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India. Puri, located on the east coast of India on the Bay of Bengal, is in the centre of the Puri district. It is delimited by the Bay of Bengal on the southeast and it is within the 67 kilometres coastal stretch of sandy beaches that extends between Chilika Lake and the south of Puri city. However, the jurisdiction of the Puri Municipality extends over an area of 16.3268 square kilometres spread over 30 wards. Puri is in the delta of the Mahanadi River on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. In the ancient days it was near to Sisupalgarh, then the land was drained by a tributary of the Bhargavi River, a branch of the Mahanadi River. This branch underwent a meandering course creating many arteries altering the estuary and these sand hills could be cut through by the streams. Because of the hills, the Bhargavi River, flowing to the south of Puri. This shift also resulted in the creation of two lagoons, known as Sar and Samang, on the eastern and northern parts of Puri respectively, Sar lagoon has a length of 5 miles in an east-west direction and a width of 2 miles in north-south direction. The estuary of the Bhargavi River has a depth of just 5 feet. According to a 15th-century Odia writer Saraladasa, the bed of the stream that flowed at the base of the Blue Mountain or Neelachal was filled up
5. Satpada – Satapada is a town in Puri district, Odisha, India. In Oriya sata means seven and padap means village, so Satapada means group of seven villages and it is located 50 kilometers from Puri. Satapada on Chilika is home to the Irrawaddy dolphin and it is located at 19°44′0″N 85°39′0″E. Satapada is located at 19°4010N and 85°2638E and it is located on the southern part of the Chilika Lake near to village Panasapada which is 36 km from puri. Satapada is also for Sea Mouth Island where Chilika Lake meets the Bay of Bengal, air, The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik Airport at Bhubaneswar, around 120 km away. Rail, Nearest rail head is at Puri, around 50 km away, Puri connects to all the major places in the country via superfast and express trains. Road, National Highway 203A connects Satpada to Puri,49 km away, bhubaneshwar and Puri have daily bus services along with taxis to Satapada. Conducted tours are organised by OTDC and local tour operators. Local Transport, Cycles and Auto Rickshaws, Satpada is located at the northeast cape of Chilika Lake and Bay of Bengal. The famous Chilika dolphins can be seen in their natural best here, there are also ample opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and boating. A small island called Rajahamsa is situated near this place at the mouth of the lagoon and it is named after the rajahamsa. This island is 18 kilometers from Satapada, rajahans is a small strip of land of which one side is placed near the lagoon and the other side is towards the Bay of Bengal. Migratory birds do not visit Satapada very often, but a few varieties of birds move to Nalabana bird sanctuary. It takes around four hours by boat from Satapada to reach Nalaban, about Satpada Travel article on Satpada