How to reach Markandeswar Shiva Temple, Puri

The enchanting land of Lord Jagannath; Puri always attracted a lot of people from all over the country and abroad due to its spiritual significance, pristine beaches and rich traditional culture. Puri is well connected by air, road and rail to important cities in India. One of the important Lord Shiva temple is the ancient Markandeswar Shiva temple.

By air: The nearest airport to Puri is Bhubaneshwar; the Biju Patnaik airport offers a lot of modern facilities to passengers. Bhubaneshwar is well connected to major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam with airlines like Jetlite, SpiceJet, Air India, Kingfisher and Jet Airlines. You could easily go to Puri by State transport buses and private taxies available at reasonable prices. .

By rail: Puri is the terminus of the East Coast Railways and serves as an important junction of the south east railways connecting major cities of India. There are many express, and super fast trains that connect this city of beaches with Mumbai, Kolkata New Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Okha, Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, and Tirupati. Some of the major trains are Kolkata (Howrah) Puri Howrah Express, Jagannath Express, Utkal Express, Purushottam Express, and Puri-Delhi Superfast Express. Khurda Road, 44km away connects it to Western India and Chennai.

By road: On can easily reach Puri from Important cities in India; it is just about 60km drive from the capital of the state Bhubaneshwar on the state highway. The bus stand is near the Gundicha Temple and also the World famous temple of Lord Jagannath. There are bus services every 10 to 15 minutes to major cities like Bhubaneshwar, Konark and Cuttack. Puri has direct buses to cities like Kolkata and Visakhapatnam. The roads are well maintained and the journey is quite comfortable.

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