Puri (; ) is a city and the district headquarters of Puri district, Odisha, eastern India. It is situated on the Bay of Bengal, south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is also known as Jagannath Puri after the 11th-century Jagannath Temple located in the city. It is one of the original Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Indian Hindus , of which the other legs are Dwaraka, Badrinath and Rameswaram. According to Hindu teachings, a pilgrimage of the temples of India is not considered complete without a journey to Puri. New Jagannath Sadak connects Puri with western and southern Odisha. Puri Beach is a popular beach resort. Sun Temple Konark is at distance of around 35 km from Puri.