Pilgrimage sites are for everyone—perhaps, these are the only places where you don’t care about the statuses, the worldly belongings and other caste or creed. All you want is to find the inner peace and sanctity ahead of all the materialistic aspects that life has to offer. Puri is another sanctified place in India which is “in season” throughout the year—thanks to the Jagannath Temple and the pious Sea!
If you’re chalking your first trip to Puri, and you’re in search for some budget staying option, here we are to make your task easier.
6. Chanakya BNR Hotel, Puri
Well, we’re starting with this hotel as it is one of the most sort-after mid-budget heritage hotels in India which takes you way back to the British Era. Compared to the other heritage hotels, it’s very cheap though it might as well pinch the pocket of the regular mid-budget travelers—the tariff per room being a little less than Rs. 3,800 per day. It is for you if you’re willing to shed a few thousands for that cozy family trip or if you want to spend some days off your busy schedule royally!
5. Panthanivas, OTDC
Run by the Odisha Tourism Development Corporation, the hotel is for all those to whom Government hotels rank higher than the Private ones. Build on the marine drive, across a huge lawn, the Panthanivas offer a great variety of lodging options that ranges between 800 bucks for a double bed room to 5000 bucks for the suites. However, their best bait is the garden snacks bar which is simply apt for spending nice evening overlooking the sea. Pure bliss it is!
4. Hotel New Sea Hawk
Just 2 kilometers from the Railway station, you’ve got Hotel New Sea Hawk, one of the rising stars of Puri! Their Deluxe Double Bed Rooms start from 1,200 bucks onwards and you’ve got to shell around 3,450 bucks per day for a Maharaja Luxury Suite! However, the USP of the hotel are their large balconies along with a huge terrace. Yes, they’ve got a nice and cute garden too and a small tot-lot for the toddlers and kids! After all, they too must enjoy their vacations!
3. Hotel Pulin Puri
This hotel lies in the famous Marine Drive of Puri, near the famous Swargadwar. It is a famous mid-budget hotel with an even better restaurant—the main charm of the hotel! From double bedded side rooms at 900 bucks to Maharaja Luxury Rooms (with uber luxury facilities), you’ll get great sea-facing rooms (and, side rooms), with neat and tidy interiors and great room facilities at much affordable rates. They also provide life guards for bathing in the sea. However, do check out their sight-seeing options—they affordable and relaxed!
2. Victoria Club Hotel
Just beside the iconic Puri Hotel and across the vast and roaring sea, you have yet another famous hotel, Victoria Club Hotel. Their tariff starts from 700 bucks for a double bed room in the ground floor to Rs. 3,450 for a Victoria King/Queen Suite! However, the true bet of this hotel is the lawn across it where you can enjoy some memorable time with yourself or with your near and dear ones—after all, evenings spent across the seas are indeed very special! Do check out their traditional Bengali spread at their in-house restaurant, you’ll be pleased!
1. Puri Hotel
One of the best budget hotels in Puri, Puri Hotel has been here since 1947. At first a humble accommodation provided by Late Makhanlal Halder and his wife, this hotel since then has been rated as one of the best in the town. Their Non AC rooms (airy indeed) starts from 600 and 800 (for a sea-facing one) while their AC Deluxe double bed room would set you back by 2200 bucks per night. From laundry to AC restaurant to pick up and drop facility and even a library facility, they have quite a nice wholesome package for all. They also have separate facilities for group travelers. However, the best thing about this hotel is that it has 24 hours check in facility!