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  • Chandrabhaga Fair is a grand fair conducted in Orissa. It is also recognized as Magha Saptami Mela. 
  • It is the second biggest festival in Orissa. It is celebrated on the seventh day of Magha's month, which is why it is named Magha Saptami Mela.
  • It is celebrated in the month of February. 
  • The Chandrabhaga Fair is the symbol of the people's faith in the Almighty. 
  • On this day, thousands of people come together to give prayers to the sea at the shore of Bengal.
  • Devotees take a holy bath at the sea near Chandrabhaga beach and pray with the rising sun.
  • Some people may move 3 kilometers away from the Chandrabhaga beach and then take a bath. They head to the Konark Temple after the holy bath, where they pay respect to the Sun.

By Air

  • There is no direct flight connectivity to Kodungallur.
  • The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, Kochi which is about 30 kms away from the temple. The airport is well connected across major cities in India.
  • After getting from the airport, you can take a public or private bus to the temple.
  • You can also book a cab or auto to the temple which is easily available.

By Train

  • There is no direct rail connectivity to Kodungallur.
  • The nearest railway station is the Irinjalakuda railway station and the nearest major railway station is the Thrissur railway station.
  • You can take a taxi or auto to the temple which is around 24 km away from the Irinjalakuda railway station and 40 km from Thrissur railway station.

By Bus

  • Although the Kodungallur bus stand is well connected to major cities within Kerala, it is not a great option for long-distance travelers.
  • For travelers outside Kerala, the best option is to reach Ernakulam by bus, many private buses are available from major metro cities.
  • Then from Ernakulam, either take a bus or book a cab to the temple which is around 36.5 km from Ernakulam.

Puri, well known as one of the Hindu Char Dharmas, provides a lot to a traveler: spiritual upliftment and delicious food. Puri serves different cuisines for all types of travelers: vegetarian, non-vegetarian, fish lovers, local food and more.

Budget-Friendly:-

  • Royal Family Restaurant - Puri Bhubaneswar Road, Biraharekrushnapur
  • Wildgrass Restaurant - VIP Road, Puri Ho
  • Bhojohori Manna Restaurant - C/O  Hotel Greenery, Gopal Ballav Road, Puri Ho, Near Sea Beach
  • Tandoori Bites - Sea Beach Road, Hotel Sona International
  • Lucky Restaurant - Puri Bazaar, CT Road, Puri Station Road
  • Mom Biryani Junction - 14, Shree Hari Bihar, Gopinath Pur
  • Light House Cafe - PM/B 58, Puri - 752001, In Baliapanda Housing Board Colony

Feed Your Hunger:-

  • Nawab Rasoi - Vip Road, Balagandi, Balagandi, Near Tiger Showroom 
  • Mom's Kitchen - Chaitanya Vihar Bus Stand Out Gate, Badasankha, Puri Station Road, Near Kirloskar Pump 
  • Hotel Vishal Plaza - C.T Road, Baselisahi, Near Asthai Office
  • Facefood  - Jhadeswari Chak, Puri, Clerk Road

Fine Dine:-

  • Pul Patna Ethnic Restaurant - C/O Toshali Sands Resort, Konark Marine Drive Road, Puri Station Road, Near New River
  • Aquarium Restaurant - Mayfair Hotels & Resorts, Chakratirtha Road, Puri HO
  • Sky 007- City Road, Puri Station Road
  • The Tide - C/O The Chariot Resort & Spa, Sipasarubali, Puri Ho

Budget:-

Rs. 100-300 Per Night

  • Reba Beach Resort - Gopal Ballav Road, Back Side of Puri Hotel, Near Durga Bari
  • Sai Resort - Near Gopal Ballav Road, Near Temple Road, Dolamandap Sahi
  • Treebo Gold Coast Beach Resort - New Marine Drive Road, Baliapanda
  • Hotel Sri Aurobindo Nivas - Near Sonar Gouranga, Chakratirtha Road, Puri

Rs. 300-600 Per Night

  • Neeladri Palace - Gopal Ballav Road, Opposite Digabareni Parking Stand, Gandhighat Sea Beach
  • Sai Harapriya Resort - Gaudabad Sahi, Near KaKatua Restaurant
  • Hotel Leo Castle - Chakratirtha Road, Near Sonar Gouranga Temple, Badasirei
  • Krishna Palace - Gaurbat Sahi, Opposite Hotel Gajapati

Premium:-

  • Hotel Shreehari Grand - Marchikot Chakk, Grand Road Near Jagannath Temple (Rs. 1,258 Per Night)
  • Hotel Arya - Hotel Arya Palace Chakratirtha Road, Puri 752002 India (Rs. 1,568 Per Night)
  • OYO 3670 - New Marine Drive Road, Baliapanda Near Light House (Rs. 2,358 Per Night)
  • Hotel Gandhara - Chakratirtha Road (Rs. 3,213 Per Night)
  • Larica Holiday Inn Puri - New Marine Drive Sea Beach (Rs. 3,943 Per Night)

Luxury:-

  • Toshali Sands Nature Escape - Puri-Konark Marine Drive (Rs. 10,006 Per Night)
  • Pramod House Of Classics - Station Road In Front Of Puri Zilla School (Rs. 11,799 Per Night)

Food:

  • Malpua
  • Ukhada
  • Macha Ghanta
  • Crab Kalia
  • Bhendi Bhaja
  • Chuda or Poha
  • Khichdi 
  • Chhena Poda
  • Rasabali

Worth Seeing:

  • Shri Jagannath Temple
  • Golden Beach
  • Gundicha Temple
  • Swargadwar Sea
  • Puri Udan
  • Chilika Lake
  • Narendra Tank

Gears –   

  • Tripod
  • Portrait Lens
  • Wide-angle Lens

Weather

  • 30℃
  • 86℉

Shoot –

  • Portraits
  • Festival

Safety –

  • Friendly People
  • Safer Place to Travel
  • Carry Prescription Medicines
  • A Handy Torch
  • Cash

How To Reach

Nearest Airport – Biju Patnaik Airport

Nearest Railway Station – Puri Railway Station

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