We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grass Routes Private Day Tours

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Chakratirtha Rd, Puri 752002, India
Phone Number: 91 9437029698
Website
Improve this listing
Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 41 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Perfectly seamless organisation.

Grass routes, organised all the travel for our Odisha journey. There were no hitches , the cars always turned up at the right place without fail. Claire and Pulak also made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
boboranne
,
Frome, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Frome, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Grass routes, organised all the travel for our Odisha journey. There were no hitches , the cars always turned up at the right place without fail. Claire and Pulak also made suggestions for various visits to places which we would not have been able to access on our own. If we decided that we would take some time out rather... More 

Helpful?
Thank boboranne
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no expectations since we had never used a guide before but, From the very beginning of being picked up in Vizag by Niranjan our experience was positive. Niranjan is a very experienced guide , he speaks excellent English and is very intelligent and can converse with you on many subjects including Indian cultural affairs or world affairs. He... More 

Helpful?
Thank STD52
GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your positive experience here. Glad you enjoyed Niranjan's commentary and I'm sure you benefitted greatly from his local knowledge. These are the times when having a local guide really makes good sense; I'm sure your experience of the indigenous areas was all the richer for it. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
121 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

l have did a lot of travel over the past 20 years and l must say Claire and Paluk run the best small travel company l have ever travelled with. Claire who is an Australian living in Puri ( ex- Intrepid travel leader ) did all the planning and organizing for me and her husband Paluk a local with vast... More 

Helpful?
Thank MelbourneRod
GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. We are truly humbled by your accolades! Look forward to seeing you back one day. More 

london
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I truly enjoyed the two days I spend with Pulak from Grass Routes, his passion for local culture and knowledge made the experience extremely interesting. I had limited time but I still managed to have a walk around Bhubaneswar, Puri and a short cruise on the chilika lake. This is a great example of sustainable tourism, that offers the chance... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Aspetta
GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you; we look forward to having you back. Please schedule more time on your return visit - there is so much of interest to share! More 

Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 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.

Helpful?
5 Thank Phil D
GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your feedback here. We are glad you enjoyed your short tour in Odisha. More 

Newbury Park, California
Level Contributor
71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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 

Helpful?
8 Thank mkobrin
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
Level Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Helpful?
7 Thank Svetlana S
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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Helpful?
7 Thank BarbaraV50
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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 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 

Helpful?
6 Thank Simon D
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
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Helpful?
5 Thank pete_ultrafunk
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 

Travelers who viewed Grass Routes Private Day Tours also viewed

 

Been to Grass Routes Private Day Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grass Routes Private Day Tours and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Grass Routes Private Day Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?