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Grass Routes Private Day Tours

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Address: Chakratirtha Rd, Puri 752002, India
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+91 94370 29698
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Fantastic cooking class

Thoroughly enjoyed my cooking class with Claire and Pulak. Their regular cooking teacher was unwell so I was warmly welcomed into their home with Pulak as my teacher. He could... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mittagong, Australia
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Mittagong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my cooking class with Claire and Pulak. Their regular cooking teacher was unwell so I was warmly welcomed into their home with Pulak as my teacher. He could give up his day job and teach cooking! Wonderful Orissa food, so different from other states. The recipes were temple cooking and all were delicious. I have done a version... More 

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

It was a pleasure sharing some of Odisha's delicacies with you! Glad to know you have tried your hand at one of the dishes - with your own twist. Keep cooking! More 

Ubud, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic 10 day trip with Pulak and journeyed into the heart of the tribal lands of Odisha. Pulak's ease and grace and respect of the tribal people we met made a pathway for us to enter into their world, with the greatest of respect. This is one of the most genuine exchanges with indigenous people I have... More 

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have spent a delightful, informative and unique 10 days with Pulak, founder and operations manager of Grass Routes, travelling to hidden away tribal villages throughout Odisha. I cannot recommend him highly enough or Claire, his very efficient wife, who dealt with the complicated booking procedures effortlessly and quickly. I am already planning another trip with them.

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback here. Delighted to have the opportunity of travelling in Odisha with you. Look forward to your return visit! More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Grass Routes were outstanding in their help, kindness and organisation. I had a very specific aim to visit certain kinds of tribes throughout Odisha, for a personal research project, and the manager Claire personally ensured a tour was tailored to encompass everything I could have wished for, as well as continuously providing extra advice, suggestions and guidance before and during... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback here. We are delighted to have collaborated on your specialised interest in Dhokra (one of the oldest metal craft's of the world). We look forward to following the progress of your journey in the medium. Best of luck! More 

Vincennes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Pulack was a very attentionate instructor for this one-day trip to Chillika lake. Since I was on my own, Pulack and me were quiet enough to see quite a lot of birds from the island where the boatman took us to. Very nice shade and view from the meal spot. I didn't feel like we were disturbing people from the... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your recommendation here. We are glad you enjoyed a "perfect day"! More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Chose this company on the back of other reviews, didn't bother with anyone else as we know the importance of using local specialists when travelling in lesser visited parts of India - and were well rewarded. From start to finish Grass Routes displayed complete professionalism and clearly know their area extremely well. The interraction we had with the tribal people... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback here. We thoroughly enjoyed having you in Odisha! Appreciate the advice and encouragement to our small enterprise. Hope to see you back in Odisha one day. Travel well. More 

Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Very professional, warm and kind gestures. Trust them they do more than what they promise. Sticks to time, engage good drivers, boatmen, simple but very healthy breakfast and tea. Start early and you get to see many birds. Keep half a day for this activity as it has to be done slowly. We did most of the booking and talking... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback. Glad to know you enjoyed your 1/2 Day Chilika Lake Bird Cruise. Always good to have enduring memories! We hope to share more of Odisha during your return visit some day soon. More 

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We are a family of 6 including 2 boys one youngish and the other definitely quite young. We were in Puri for the weekend and requested Pulak @ Grassroutes to help us with a guided tour of the Puri city for about 2-3 hours and the next day organize a full day excursion to Chilka Lake. On the guided city... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your experience on our signature Puri Old City Tour and Chilika Lake Day Trip. It was a pleasure sharing a slice of Odisha with you and your family. Hope you will return one day to explore beyond! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

I have been part of two small group trips with Grass Routes to Odissa, visiting various small communities, villages, local markets and schools and I strongly recommend travelling with them! Our local guide Niranjan became one of the group, very informative, positive and clearly enjoys his work. The trip was varied, busy and very rewarding. Some of my best memories... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your constructive feedback here. Glad you found our journeys rewarding and that you carry cherished memories of Odisha. Happy onward travels and hope to see you back one day! More 

Paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

We spend a day bicycling around Puri on the country back roads. It was about 20 kilometers but we stopped many times in different villages . Pulak explained us how the farmers live in this part of Odisha. It was a very interesting tour with a short visit to Raghurajpur, a village of artists. Thank you Pulak

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

Thank you for sharing your positive experience of our Rural Bicycle Tour here. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and appreciated the information shared. Happy Travels! More 

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