It is often quoted that Odisha lives in its villages. Though a lot has changed with the changing times, still a lot depends on these lively villages which present the real Odisha. Each village has a unique identity with the typical house pattern, livelihood and social existence. The Travellers seeking for a place to get a real feel of the Odisha must visit its Odisha Village Tour that even today give the glimpse of age-old culture and traditions. Odisha, the land of skilful artists and craftsmen diverse and varied craft-work portrays the magic of the neat hands of these artisans and puts forward a perfect medium to get a glance of the spectacular world of a craftsmen’s imagination.
Odisha has something to offer to all kinds of tourists. If the visitors would like to capture some real joyful memories with them, then some of these special villages must be planned for the stopover.
Balakati – Bell metal worker village
Bantalabiri – Village well known for the traditional Dhemsa dance
Chandragiri – Home for nearly ten thousand Tibetan refugees famous for carpet making work shop and the monastery
Chhaitana – Village famed for Stone Carvers
Dukum – Region popular for pottery and tribal jewellery makers
Joranda – The great monastery where the unique Mahima sadhus offer the holy prayer for the sake of universal peace and harmony
Konark – The fisherman village
Kotagad – Destination to meet the tattoo faced Kutia Kondh tribes
Kotpad – Textile village where live weaving can be seen with weavers using the natural dying like clay, plant roots and make beautiful shawls
Lanjia Saura – Village popular for the Aryan tribal
Nuapatna – To witness the live weaving by the traditional weavers
Padmaksharpur – Well recognised for snake charmers
Pipli – Hub for the colourful applique work
Raghurajpur – Heritage crafts village known for its master Pattachitra painters and palm leaf engraving art
Sadeibareni – The Dhokra metal worker village
Village tourism in Odisha is a rising trend favoured by outsider and native travellers. The way of living in these villages and the people, attracts tourist for village tour. Tourist prefer to stay in some of those locations for couple of days and feel relaxed and charming in the fresh air and exotic environment of Odisha Village Tour.