Odisha was known as Utkala during the ancient and medieval times. Utkala the name itself means – the land of excellence in art and craft. The art forms are visual manifestations of a rich cultural heritage of Odisha and reflect on a tradition which still lives in the creative imagination and skill of her craftsmen.
Diverse, vibrant and utilitarian the art and craft of Odisha range from —stone work, silver filigree, wood craft, appliqué work, brass and bell metal work, dhokra castings, horn work, pattachitra, paper mache, terracotta, tie & dye textile in cotton,tassar and silk to name a few.
Stemming from centuries of exquisite craftsmanship, they are a colourful testimony to the integral life force of the people of the state
Get amazed by the treasure trove of the unexplored and untouched Arts & Crafts of Odisha. Here's our pick of the TOP 3 Arts & Crafts destinations in Odisha. Scoll the list below and unearth the Odisha's best rightly called India's Best Kept Secret Gems!
Odisha is well connected with major cities of India and South East Asia. By virtue of its demography it comes under the East Coast Railway division & with Bhubaneswar being a full-fledged International Airport, It has direct flights to major cities of India and International capital like Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Odisha with its beautiful landscape and well paved roads provides a delightful experience to bikers and car enthusiasts & the state road transport has a robust bus service to tourist destinations of the State from major cities of Odisha. Click here to view air/train schedules.
So why is Odisha touted as Incredible India's Best Kept Secret. What is it about the places, people , landscape, art , culture and history that entices? What makes Odisha the land of cathartic Spiritual experiences, intricate art and immortal architecture regaling many timeless tales, flair for dance and drama, pristine beaches, delectable cuisines stunning landscapes and formidable yet elegant wildlife. Don't take our word for it ; read the through the journeys and experiences of the many travel enthusiasts who have traversed and fallen in love with the land of Odisha!
Like what you see? Looking to have a well rounded experience in Odisha? Scroll to see a list of the choicest of curated pre-packaged tours covering the most coveted destinations in Odisha .Browse the list and see details of the trail/package which interests you most. Contact the Dept. Of Tourism recogonized Tour Operator who has published the tour and finalize your trip to Odisha today!
Below is a list of Travel Agency/Tour Operators who are recognized by the Dept. Of Tourism and are trusted Local Specialists. Contact them today to plan a well rounded trip to Odisha and getting the best deals! Their packages cover everything from the most visited to the off-beat, from the most ancient to the most urbane, from mountains to beaches, from the wild city life to the spending nights under a cieling of stars in the actual wilderness! Click on the contact button and get a call back now!