Famous for its plethora of crafts, this artists village promises a rendezvous with the artists and their art at close quarters. The village is enveloped in nature's bounty and is surrounded by cultural and religious endowments. The village walkways lead to artisan homes. Each thatched hut with the sit-out platform promises an exploration of a singular kind. Interact with the artisans on their home ground, watch them display their extraordinary flair and partake in the joys of their daily humdrum.
Just 14 km away is the holy city of Puri, home to Lord Jagannath Temple, which is one of the four holy places in the most pious pilgrimage circuit of Hindu mythology (Puri-Dwarka-Rameswaram-Badrinath). Also relish the sun, sea and sand at the Puri beach, the longest beach along the coast of Bay of Bengal.
Konark (35 km from Puri) is known all over the world for the 13th century Sun Temple, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Representing one of the best temple architectures in the world, the complex has been designed in the shape of a colossal chariot of the Sun God with seven horses and twenty four wheels.