Golden Beach in Pictures: Golden beach also known as the Puri Beach, Golden Beach is a stretch of fine golden sand dotted with stalls selling sumptuous seafood and knick-knacks. The beach is popular with pilgrims who come to visit the Lord Jagannath temple. The grand Marine Drive road running parallel to the beach is a popular spot for long walks.
Recently, the Puri golden beach accorded the prestigious ‘Blue Flag’ tag. The tag will no doubt be a major boost to tourism in Odisha. Now every Odia will proudly say that the Golden beach in Puri has been accorded the prestigious ‘Blue Flag’ tag.
The Blue Flag certification is a highly recognized eco-label in which a beach has to meet 33 criteria fixed by the Foundation for Environment Education (FEE), Denmark.
An 870-meter stretch from Digabareni square to the back of Mayfair Hotel in the Pilgrim town has been developed as Blue Flag beach under the World Bank-funded Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) of the State Forest and Environment Department and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Golden Beach in Pictures
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Image Courtesy: Rohan Barik.