My two-day/one-night tour of the Buddhist archaeological sites northeast of Bhubaneswar was a highlight of my India visit. I was fortunate owner-guide Pulak enjoys photography and brought along his camera. We spent quite a lot of time shooting, which worked out just fine as I never had to keep the guide waiting. Pulak is passionate about his work and Odisha, about introducing outsiders to the beauty of his community, and introducing the locals to foreign visitors in mutually beneficial exchanges.
I found Grass Routes through an internet search, was impressed with the positive reviews here at TA, and made arrangements through the internet. Communication was positive and thorough. Pulak and his driver were punctual, well-prepared, informative, and very pleasant to spend two days with. Pulak's English is near-native and he has extensive travel experience outside India.
The two-day tour included Bhubaneswar pick-up and drop-off, air-conditioned late model Toyota Innova, driver, guide, one night at Toshali Resort w/ breakfast, and admission to five archaeological sites and museum. Cost was 10,000 INR which I consider good value for money.
If I am ever back this way, I'll be using Grass Routes.
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