Grass Routes Private Day Tours

Grass Routes Private Day Tours

Grass Routes Private Day Tours
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Grass Routes provide opportunities for travellers to engage with local communities by working in partnership with the people whose lives; stories and experiences make our authentic journeys so unique. Crafting authentic journeys and bridges cultural boundaries to ensure outstanding travel experiences.
Puri, India

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Frances S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had a really amazing time with our guide Pulak who took time to find out our interests and preferences were before our trip so we had a tour tailored to us.
We visited fascinating places and people we would never have seen on our own and learned lots about ancient and contemporary Indian culture.
Highly recommended for tourists who want to see beyond the obvious places and sights.
Written 29 February 2024
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Thank you Frances! we are glad that you enjoyed your trip to Odisha & able to learn the local culture.We greatly appreciate sharing your recommendation . We look forward to welcome back to you India again.
Written 4 March 2024
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Scarlett W
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We spend 3 days with Pulak in Puri, doing
- The painting village + sun temple tour,
- The chilika lake tour
- The old city tour
- He also arranged our return to Bhubaneswar
All of these tours were amazing and definitely worth the money.
Pulak is an amazing host, kind and knowledgable. You can see he loves sharing an authentic experience of India with his clients.
All the tours are off the beaten tracks, seeing the real India which is amazing. We travelled with 2 young kids and he made sure everything was adapted to them.
We are so grateful to have found Grass route and Pulak. When we return to India we won't hesitate to contact him to arrange more tours...
Written 23 February 2024
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Thanks Scarlett. It was pleasure having you & your beautiful family in Odisha. I really appreciate your excellent feedback & trust in us. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your trip in Odisha, although it was short but looking forward to welcome back to Odisha ,India again.
Written 27 February 2024
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Eva K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We really recommend you to make a tour with Pulak in case you are interested in Odisha’s nature Pulak has a great knowledge of the village and tribal life of Odisha. He could explain us about the local plants and animals and he showed us the local way of fishing. We experienced a heart warming day with his family in the village where they demonstrated us traditional cooking and really we got the best food you can imagine all the trip. He knows the history and daily life of the people, their religious practices, rituals and feasts and brought us close to all of this. Beside we experienced great nature and relaxing time. Pulak took care: we always had clean water, good food, great driver and felt save all the time.
After our trip with him we went to Bubeneshwar where he recommended us a tour guide through the temple and some good places to eat and stay. We followed up all his recommendations and all was great. So even you are not too much in country life in Odisha you still can consult him as he also can show you the best way around in the touristic and urban context.
The money he ask for his services is more than worth it
Written 19 November 2023
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Thank you Eva & Miyabi. We really appreciate your feedback & delighted to know that you enjoyed your trip to Chilika & our support to the local community. It's meaningful interactions like these that make for treasured memories! Wonderful to have met you both and look forward to see you again in Odisha.
Written 20 November 2023
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Madhurrao
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We went on a 6 day trip to Odisha (designed and helped by Pulak). First of all, Pulak designed a fabulous itinerary taking all our preferences into consideration. We booked the hotels ourselves. Visiting the Puri Jagannath Temple was heavenly and he helped us with a local Panda. Our guide to the Konark Temple was probably the best guide I have had in all my travels. His suggestions of going to Dhenkanal was exceptional. The varied arts/crafts of the country were evident when we visited Raghurajpur, Nuagaon and a few other places to first hand experience the art forms of Pattachitra, Dhokra (Brass artifiacts), Ikhat weaving etc. Laxmi (our driver) was super helpful and always on time. Such a memorable experience wouldn't have been possible without Pulak's help. I would advise anyone considering Odisha as a travel destination to speak with Pulak and take his guidance. Highly recommended.
Written 4 October 2023
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Thank you Maddy for sharing your feedback here. Delightful to know that you & your family enjoyed your trip to Odisha. Appreciate your valuable recommendation.
Written 17 October 2023
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Hyerhan Choi
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
What a unique and wonderful tour! It is truly eco-friendly and sustainable. Guide, food, and accommodation are nice and I could feel really close to the nature and village
Written 4 February 2023
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Thank you Hyerhan for your positive response. Glad to hear that you throughly enjoyed & experience the rural & migratory birds life around Chilika Lake.
Written 6 February 2023
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atular54
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India80 contributions
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Nov 2021 • Solo
OFF the Beaten Track… how to explore Puri without visiting the Jagannath Temple
Was very pleasantly surprised to know & see so much culture & activities that, although are linked to the Temple, yet have their own stories to share

Narendra & Ganga Water bodies that housed the support villages, various Matts & Ashrams that provided personal for servicing & maintaining the Temple
Also using abandoned monasteries as current day warehouses for supply of wood & earthenware for the temple’s daily needs

All this wouldn’t have been possible without Pulak of Grassroute fame and his team of dedicated rickshaw pullers— a 3hr tour made comfortable
Written 18 November 2021
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Tessa L
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Thanks to Pulak for the perfectly arranged bike tour around Puri and sharing your knowledge of the area with us!!

Pulak is a very relaxed though passionate guide who speaks perfectly English. If you are looking for a non-touristy discovery of Odisha's hidden gems, this is your go to your organisation!
Written 10 January 2020
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Thanks for your comments. Only wish we had more time to share Odisha with you!
Written 11 January 2020
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clareacer
London, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We are just back from our second visit to the area organised by Grass Routes and it was just as good as the first. We ventured into Chattisgarrth this time, having started in Odisha. We visited lots of tribal villages and saw and photographed everyday life there as well as being treated to several traditional dance displays.

We were thoroughly looked after by our driver and guide so all we had to do was enjoy the visit. We stayed in two heritage homestays which were small heritage palaces where the visit is very personal with the royal family. In both cases they will tell you all about their area and take you out and about.

Claire and Pulak of Grass Routes do very well in determining what it is you want from your visit and make absolutely sure you get it - you aren't fobbed off with a fixed itinerary which doesn't suit. They also provided a very good quality vehicle and a most helpful and safe driver.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Written 2 January 2020
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Thank you for your kind comments. So glad you enjoyed your return visit :) It was a pleasure to have you back in the region!
Written 3 January 2020
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Kavita36
Mumbai, India15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
We visited Odisha for a week towards the end of October. The Odisha highlights tour was facilitated by Grass Routes. Our experience right through the visit was very smooth, pleasant and enjoyable. The travel arrangements, hotel stays, guided visits to places of interest- all handled very capably by our guide (Mr Prassan) and our driver (Dhardu).

The highlight of our trip was our visit to the majestic and awe inspiring Konark temple ruins and the secluded and peaceful lakeside stay at Chilika.

We realised there was a lot more to Odisha than we knew of before this trip. Look forward to visiting again to explore the tribal heartland and the forests as well as return to Chilika to spot the annual migration of birds.

Would highly recommend Grass Routes - they offer a personalised travel experience with a rich local flavour. Thanks for a great trip!
Written 5 November 2019
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Thank you! We thoroughly enjoyed having you and look forward to sharing more of Odisha during your return visit.
Written 8 November 2019
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Jemsy J
Belfast, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
We booked a tour of some of the Odisha tribal regions through Grassroutes, and also some onward travel arrangements. From booking, to travelling, to the actual tour itself, they were fantastic. So knowledgeable, so helpful, so friendly, so professional, the list could go on! They made everything so simple and stress free. The itinerary they put together was fantastic, the guide was great and we got to see some incredible places that we wouldn't have visited without their local knowledge and expertise. I cannot recommend them enough!
Written 27 April 2019
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Thank you Jemima! I'm glad you found value in our expertise. We look forward to your return :)
Written 8 November 2019
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