SJTA launches website for online booking of accommodation in Bhakta Niwas
Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Thursday evening launched a website for online booking of accommodation in three Bhakta Niwas which are operated by SJTA.
Drawing on its Twitter account later in the day, SJTA wrote, “Today District Collector Puri along with senior members of @JagannathDham servants and senior temple officials launched a new website (https://stayatpurijagannatha.in) to facilitate online reservations for accommodation in all Bhakta Niwas operating under @SJTA.
A source said that rooms at Neeladri Bhakta Niwas near the town police station, Nilachala Bhakta and Yatri Niwas in front of the PS and Shree Gundicha Bhakta Niwas near Gundicha temple, all located on Grand Road, can now be booked via the web portal launched.
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Previously, this was done on site and in an unorganized manner. Those interested can book online even three months before their planned visit to the pilgrimage city, the source added.
Neeladri Bhakta Niwas has 112 rooms, Nilachala Bhakta & Yatri Niwas has 64 rooms and Shree Gundicha Bhakta Niwas has 72 rooms. The daily charge for air-conditioned rooms has been set at Rs 1,254 and for non-air-conditioned rooms at Rs 660, excluding service tax.
“A new web portal has been launched to promote tourism in Puri. We call on tourists and devotees inside and outside the district to take advantage and plan their overnight stays accordingly, ”SJTA said.
A ceremony was held in the conference hall of the temple office in preparation for the launch. Puri collector and deputy chief administrator of the Jagannath Temple, Samarth Verma, launched the website.
Jagannath Temple Administrator (Development) Ajay Kumar Jena, Administrator (Policy) Jitendra Kumar Sahu and several other senior officials attended the launch of the web portal.