Atharnala Bridge Overview

It was constructed in the 13th century on the river Muthiya by Banu Deba of the Ganga Dynasty. It is an example of the ancient archaeological engineering style structure of that time in the state of Odisha. The Atharnala combines eighteen passages: athar means 18, and Nala means a journey on which the bridge has been made.

It is one of the tourist attractions in Puri. The bridge spreads over 85metres and 11 meters breadth. The structure is a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India. The bridge gives a speculative view of the Lord Jagannath Temple, and most offer their prayers from here. It is a historic stone bridge over Madhupur at the entrance of Puri town. It is a welcoming sight for those coming to visit the Jagannath temple.

Location: Puri, Odisha 752001.

Timings: Open 24 hours.

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