The town of Puri is located along the lengthy coastline of the state of Orissa. Puri is a mix of madness and the sublime. The Jagannath temple, one of the major temples of Orissa is the centre of religionistic madness that is embodied in India. On the other hand, away from the thriving crowd and the ringing bells of the temple lie the beaches of Puri. Dotted by numerous resorts, this beach strip is vacant most of the time. The water is crystal clear with a rich marine life and the sand is golden and finely ground, giving the best opportunity for a swim or a sun bath.