Puri is a city and a Municipality in the state of Odisha in eastern India. Puri, the spiritual capital of Odisha is considered as a major fulcrum of pilgrimage in India. As a tourism center, Puri is famous for its historic antiquities, religious sanctuaries, architectural grandeur, seascape beauty and moderate climate. Being a coastal district of Odisha, it is situated near Bay of Bengal. Its golden beaches are another attraction for world over tourists.
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, the Mauza Sipaurubilla on the west, Mauza Gopinathpur in the north and Mauza Balukhand in the east. It is within the 67 kilometres coastal stretch of sandy beaches that extends between Chilika Lake and the south of Puri city. Puri is in the coastal delta of the Mahanadi River on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.