Atharanala – 16/50 Best places to visit in Puri (2021) | Visit in and Around Puri
Atharanala popularly known as Atharanala bridge is the ancient rock bridges located at the entrance of Puri town, Odisha state of India. This is a stone bridge over Musa or Madhupur stream. This bridge have eighteen arches (“athara” means eighteen, “nala” canals or passages) and offers a spectacular long distance view of the Jagannath Temple.
Built By – Maharaja Indradyumna|
River/Stream – Madhupur or Musa
Bridge Openings – Eighteen Openings
Bridge Dimension – Length 85 meter (280 feet), Breadth 11 meter (36 feet)
Due to high siltation and growth of vegetation was gradually closing the openings of the bridge. As the bridge has a special importance to the pilgrims, Odisha state government in 2014 (before Nabakalebara 2015) decided to start beautification of the bridge by removing the moss and mud heaped near the bridge and facilitate boating to attract tourists to the spot.
27 Feet Garud Statue of Red Sand Stone at Atharanala Puri
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3- Konark Sun Temple
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