How To Reach Rath Yatra
Where to Reach:
Rath Yatra is a well renowned festival of Orissa. Rath Yatra popularly known as Car Festival /Chariot Festival in the west is celebrated every year in Puri where Lord Jagannatha abodes. Rath Yatra is a festival is celebrated the honor of Lord Jagannatha who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. On the day of the festival, the wooden idols of Krishna, Balrama and Subhadra are taken out in procession in three chariots to their summer temple for a week.
To reach Rath Yatra, one needs to reach Puri where the Rath Yatra Festival is carried out. Puri, the abode of Jagannatha is the holiest place in Orrissa in India.
There is a smooth network of roads in Orissa which connects it to all the major cities of the country and the nearby towns of the state.
One can even reach Puri via rail as the railway station at Puri is linked to all the important cities in India with regular trains. The railway station of the town is also very easily accessible from the main town area.
Incase you want to go by air, fly to Bhubaneswar (56kms from Puri). Bhubaneswar is the main connecting point between Puri and other Indian destinations. Travel to Puri by surface. Check into a hotel in Puri.
Next day get up early in the morning and get ready to participate in Rath Yatra by 6 am.
Lots of pilgrims and tourists come to Puri at the time of Rath Yatra. To make yourself free from the hurdles of accommodation, book your hotel in advance. Toshali Sands in Puri is a four star resort which arranges full tours for Rath Yatra-including transfer to any hotel accommodation from airport/railway station, Sightseeing of Rath Yatra and other places to visit in Puri.