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Grass Routes Private Day Tours

Chakratirtha Rd, Puri 752002, India
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Milan, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

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
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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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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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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

Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

If you like to experience real Odisha cuisine and learn how to prepare it right, you have to choose this cooking course in this town house, which turns out to be a real oasis of peace as soon as you enter by a small by-road from the ever-noisy Grand Road to the backyard and terrace. The owners are very amiable... More

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

Thanks for sharing your experience here. Glad you enjoyed the Cooking Class and relished your lunch. Hope the folks at home enjoy the recipes too! Look forward to having you return to Grass Routes for your next Odisha adventure. More

New Delhi, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Thanks to Claire and Pulak, I had a very nice tour of Puri in cycle rickshaw. The next day we went camping between the sea and Chilika Lake. Dinner was excellent (prawn curry) and the tent comfortable. They also helped me organize the rest of my trip by booking hotels and train tickets for me.

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

Thanks for sharing your comments. We look forward to seeing you in Odisha again soon - there is so much more to explore! More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

We took the Chilika lake camp tour over Christmas and had an absolutely fantastic time. Pulak was a wonderful guide, he knew so much about the local people environment and animals, and his enthusiasm was infectious! The trip to the village was fantastic, Pulak had been coming here for 17 years and knew so many people it was a delight... More

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

Thank you for your generous review. We enjoyed sharing Chilika Lake with you! More

Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My short tour from Puri to Chilika lake was excellent and even though I slept in a tent (a real good one) and the food was served and partly cooked on a fire, I felt like a memsahib of the Raj era! Pulak was great company and I can only recommend Grass Routes and their strong respect of culture and... More

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

Thank you for your comments and the opportunity to share Chilika Lake with you! More

Abu Dhabi
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I had plan a coup,e of days tour in Bubaneshwar and Denkanhal ( starting from Bubaneshwar ) and the experience was very good. I was supposed to attend the tours with a friend of mine from Italy, but due to my daughter sickness I was not able to attend personally, but my friend has shared the feedback on the tours... More

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

Thank you for your positive comments here. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Odisha. Do allow more time for signature Grass Routes experiences; there is much to see! More

Somerset
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My sister and I spent just over two weeks travelling with Grass Routes this November. We wanted a personalised tour just for the two of us and Claire was extremely helpful in going through the options, suggesting ideas and finally talking through final details on Skype. The company has a strong eco tourism ethic and the guide, Naranjan, is excellent... More

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

Thank you! We all enjoyed sharing Odisha with you both and appreciate your comments here. Happy Travels always. More

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