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Address: Chakratirtha Rd, Puri 752002, India
Phone Number: 91 9437029698
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The Real India Village tour

We spent eight days with Paluk touring Oridissa. Our excellent experience began as we were booking the tour. Paluk encouraged us to broaden our trip beyond visiting the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
mkobrin
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Newbury Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

All very well organised with safe driver and in the case of Chilika Lake, the boss of the company was our guide - showing us local birds, organising boats and providing a tasty lunch.

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Newbury Park, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We spent eight days with Paluk touring Oridissa. Our excellent experience began as we were booking the tour. Paluk encouraged us to broaden our trip beyond visiting the indigenous people. It was the right advice. Over our tour we stayed in a palace, boated through a mangrove area, slept in a tent outside a fishing village, walked through many villages,... More 

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with Grass Routes in Odisha here. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing Odisha with you and glad you found your customised itinerary balanced and packed full of local experiences. It was a pleasure travelling with such inspirational world travellers and your high praise is very much appreciated. More 

Moscow, Russia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I spent 6 days with Grass Routes. Unfortunately I had very little time in India - I came from Moscow to Odisha only for 5 nights and then I had to come back home. I travelled alone and it was a short vacation but I’m happy that I chanced to spend it with Grass Routes. The service was just awesome.... More 

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to welcoming you and your son in Odisha one day soon. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Claire Prest of Grassroutes Journeys provided extraordinarily help in planning our independent travel in Orissa. She chose a driver and guide for us for our visits in Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark -- both extremely professional, kind, thoughtful and helpful. She even booked our train tickets into the tribal areas (to visit Chandoori Sai). We didn't want the structure of a... More 

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed our customised services and hope you carry many fond memories of your tour in Odisha. More 

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Ok - these guys are simply the best. Don't feel restricted by day tour title. They have an extensive network out of Puri to put together whatever you want from an afternoon tour to a month long cultural immersion into the tribal heartlands and a coastal tour that will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Tell them what you... More 

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your amusing review. Such great compliments from seasoned travellers is always huge boost! Delighted you enjoyed your customised tour of Odisha and look forward to seeing some of your wonderful photos. Travel well. More 

London
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I booked a cycling tour with Grass Routes and thoroughly enjoyed it. We spent five hours leisurely cycling through the countryside around Puri, along small roads, dirt tracks and paths. We passed through small villages where tourists are rarely seen. Pulak was a friendly and knowledgable guide, and made the whole trip very special. He also introduced me to the... More 

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive comments. We thoroughly enjoyed having you on our Rural Bicycle Tour from Puri and look forward to sharing much more on your return. Until then, happy travels! More 

Milan, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We spent a night camping on the lagoon. And we visit also the little village colse by. We stayed with the grass routes manager almost all of the time and we enjoy very much the trip. Everything was planned and perfect; the manager is very smart and well informed about the natural and human environment around. There should be more... More 

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your Chilika Lake Camping experience here. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and appreciate your feedback. More 

Landshut, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

One day at Chilika Lake Pulak was very busy this days, but somehow managed to spend a day with us at Chilika Lake. We was so happy to go with him. Our focus was on farming, animals, plants, herbs, culture and enviroment. So many questions we asked and so many informations we got from Pulak. Things we wanted to know... More 

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Delighted you enjoyed your day out at Chilika Lake and appreciate our efforts to feature local habitats and culture. We look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay in Odisha next time! More 

Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We asked Claire and Pulak to arrange a tour with a focus on local food and they organised one that gave us a true taste -culinarily, culturally and geographically- of the diversity of Orissa. Eating under the stars at the Chilika Lake camp and a birthday dinner on the roof terrace of Kali Dalijodia were particular highlights. Claire organised a... More 

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable comments. Food plays such an important part of Indian culture and we were happy to design a customized program with this specific interest in mind. A pleasure having you all in Odisha and look forward to sharing more journeys together. More 

Athens
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We came back from our 10-day tour to the Odisha tribes thrilled. We are three ladies from Hellas in our sixties, experienced travellers in India (every year for 25 years for 1 or two months each time) and seasoned crafts people. After expalining to Claire and Pulak that we are interested in seeing the Adivasi through their crafts, they crafted... More 

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your valuable comments. We appreciate your interest and appreciation of India’s rich indigenous heritage. I’d just like to reiterate that your customized journey included visits to indigenous hamlets permitted by the relevant District authorities. We take great care to include authentic experiences, local crafts and ceremonies wherever possible. We also enjoy going the extra mile to deliver enriching... More 

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