Puri is no palm-fringed paradise – the beach is wide, shelves quickly with a nasty shore break and is shadeless – but the newly crowned...
OTDC Booking Office
Booking office and one of several start/finish point for day tours.
Australian-run tour agency offering all-inclusive tribal tours. Also manages the excellent countryside getaway, Chandoori Sai .
The real thing courtesy of a Chinese family transplanted from Kolkata 40 years ago. Chung Wah’s menu is loaded down with spicy Szechwan...
Mayfair Heritage Hotel, CT Rd · interesting places nearby
Heritage Tours information
Bubu is a tribal and cultural tourism veteran whose tour company focuses on rural and special-interest ethnic tourism. In addition to multiday tribal tours and car hire, Heritage also offers cycle-rickshaw tours (two hours ₹300) around the backstreets of old Puri, and Odishan-cuisine cookery classes (half-day ₹500) at the excellent Wildgrass Restaurant , also owned by Bubu.
Heritage is also interesting for its ‘Green Riders’ program, in which 75 cycle-rickshaw riders are trained in fixed pricing, self-respect and why spiking prices for foreign tourists is uncool. That said, we still found we still had to negotiate fares with them!
Bubu’s latest venture is the beautiful tribal-region countryside retreat, Desia .