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Grass Routes Private Day Tours

Puri 752002, India
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Odisha was a delight, added to by the professionalism and friendliness of Grass Routes

What to say? We had a ball in Odisha - our first time in that part of India. It was the best that... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
FennKualaLumpur
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Kuala Lumpur
13 days of Yoga, Historical Monuments and Cultural Immersion

I recently traveled to India with a small group from Western Australia for 13 day tour organised... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
LadybytheSea6280
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Busselton, Australia
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Grass Routes provide opportunities for travellers to engage with local communities by working in partnership with the people whose lives; stories and experiences make our authentic journeys so unique. Crafting authentic journeys and bridges cultural boundaries to ensure outstanding travel experiences.
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

What to say? We had a ball in Odisha - our first time in that part of India. It was the best that we chanced upon Chandoori Sai in the LP book, and thence on to Claire and Pulak at Grass Routes. Both are ex-Intrepid...More

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Thank you for sharing your Grass Routes experience here. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Odisha with us. Appreciate your valuable recommendation.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

I recently traveled to India with a small group from Western Australia for 13 day tour organised and conducted tour by Claire. We visited the Rajasthan area (The Place of Kings). Every day was a new and wonderful experience and I wish to compliment Claire...More

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Thank you for sharing your feedback here. It was an absolute pleasure sharing Rajasthan with you and Katie's Yoga group. We packed a lot of special experiences within a short timeframe and delighted you enjoyed them all! Look forward to having you back for the...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

We had a 2 weeks tour, our primary focus was to explore the tribal areas and it was a great experience yet it turned out that the other aspects (historical, religious, nature) were also very interesting. First of all, while preparing the tour we appreciated...More

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank for sharing your feedback here. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing Odisha with you and appreciate your recognition of our ethical approach to developing tourism. Look forward to having you back someday!

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

We could not have been more pleased by the way Grass Routes organised and carried out our completely tailor made trip. It's wonderful to have such personal contact when pre-planning as well as when you're in Odisha. Beforehand Claire always came back swiftly when we...More

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience here. Means a lot coming from such experienced travellers. It was an absolute delight interacting with you all. We look forward to hosting your next Odisha trip. All the best!

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Pulak (who co-owns the business with his wife Claire) was our guide for a ten day adventure through Odisha visiting the hill tribe regions, coastal areas and finishing in his home town of Puri. Pulak is a wonderful guide who loves at every opportunity to...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

I heard about Grass Routes Journeys Pvt Ltd from a friend, so I booked a tour for my family (November 2017). This is a marvelous tour group. The founders/organizers, Claire and Pulak, are the most wonderful and helpful people. Nothing was too much trouble, and...More

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Thank you so much for your generous feedback. We enjoyed having your family in Odisha and look forward to having you travel with us again. You are correct - there is so much more to explore!

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Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

It's been a pleasure to explore Puri & its surroundings with Grass Routes. Pulak and Claire are doing a fabulous job of sharing their passion about the state of Odisha. Highly recommended, that is if you're not the type of person who is after a...More

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

Thank you for your recommendation! Pulak thoroughly enjoyed sharing coastal Odisha with you. Hope we have an opportunity to share the indigenous hinterland with you some day!

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Reviewed January 31, 2017

Grass Routes gave us a unique experience of Orissa which we'll never forget. The route was tailored for us and most carefully thought out. There was immense consideration given to small points such as bringing clean cutlery for us where there might not be, drinking...More

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience of travelling in Odisha with us here! We thoroughly enjoyed having you and look forward to your return.

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Reviewed January 23, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Orissa with the highlights being the tours that I organised with Claire at Grass Routes. I took part in a textile tour into a tribal village to witness Ikat weaving and a cycle rickshaw tour of Old Puri. Both of...More

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Thanks for sharing your feedback here. We enjoyed having you and look forward to your return to Odisha!

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

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...More

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GrassRoutes, Owner at Grass Routes Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2016

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!

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