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Famous Raghurajpur Village of Puri

Puri is a very famous place in Odisha, it is the place of Lord Jagannath. So people in all over the India love this place and give more importance to this place as a very religious location.  “RAGHURAJPUR” is a village situated in Puri.

To reach Raghurajpur village one has to get down at Chandanpur, which is 10K.M from Puri and 50 K.M from Bhubaneswar on NH-203, connecting Puri and Bhubaneswar. From Chandanpur, you can take cycle-rickshaw or walk on 1.8 K.M zigzag scenic village road to reach the beautiful Raghurajpur village. At Janakadeipur, there is a small Railway station. (Janakadeipur is also known as Chandanpur).

Patachitra Saree of Raghurajpur Available Online
Patachitra Saree of Raghurajpur Available Online

One may also hire a taxi either from Puri or From Bhubaneswar to reach the Raghurajpur village easily. This village is quite different from other village of the state. The coconut, Palm-shaded village is The village has a community of very good artisans who product different varieties of handicrafts items such as Pattachitra Paintings,  Stone carvings, Paper made toys and masks, Palm leaf engravings, Wood carvings, Wooden toys, Cow-dung toys and Tasser Paintings etc. which are very famous in all over the world.

You can feel here the best tradition of Odisha paintings and some of the finest pieces of art work of this Raghurajpur village. Gotipua dance, (the earlier form of Odishi dance).

This village gives many worthy sons to Odisha.  Late Padmabibhusan Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra, the doyen of Odishi dance was born in this village and had his early trainings in Gotipua tradition here. The tradition of teaching and performing the dance was again further enriched by Late Padmashree Guru Maguni Das in his Gurukula.

New Gotipua Gurukula is continuing the practice performing art of this village which is another attraction. So the Department of Tourism, Govt. of India has declared “Raghurajpur” is a Heritage Village. Now Raghurajpur village becomes a famous tourist destination of the State Odisha.

So these are some gossips about famous Raghurajpur village.

Top 10 places where you should spend your summer vacation in Odisha

Odisha is located in the east of India; it is surrounded by the states of West Bengle to the north-east, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and north-west, telangana to the south-west and Andhra Pradesh to the south.  Odisha has 485 km of coastline along the Bay of Bengle on its east, from Balasore to Ganjam. According to area it is the 9th largest state.  So for summer season there are many places to spend holydays. It is very difficult to choose top ten places which are good for spending summer season or summer vacation. Because there are many beautiful places and sea beaches to spend summer season.

Top ten places of Odisha for spending summer season are Puri, Konark, Dhenkanal, Angul, Koraput, Jagatsinghpur, Keonjhar, Sambalpur, Jagatsinghpur, Paradwip.

Best places to visit Odisha
Best places to visit Odisha

Puri is a place which is very much suitable for spending your summer vacation because it is located by the sides of bay of Bengle. And on the shore bay of Bengle puri beach is situated. This beach is beach is also nearer to city so its aperfect place to spend holyday. And from the other point of view puri is place of lord Jagannath, here the holy temple of lord Jagannath is situated, there are other many temples and religious places are situated so people can enjoy this place.

Konark is another suitable place for spending summer because it is also situated near by bay of bengle and from religious point of view there are many temples are present and the most attractive thing is here the famous sun temple is present. So for spending vacation this is very suitable place especially in summer season.

Keonjhar is another suitable place for spending holydays, this place is surrounded by natural beautiful places like waterfalls, mountains and jungles, temperature of this place is always in balanced condition, so spending summer season this is very suitable place.

Dhenkanal is a place which is very peaceful and good for spending vacation, here many beautiful temples and picnic sports like Sapta Sajya, kapilash etc. are present. So you can enjoy different places of Dhenkanal.

And all other places like Angul, Koraput, Jagatsinghpur, Keonjhar, Sambalpur etc are having good atmosphere for spending vacation so enjoy your summer vacation in any of these places and enjoy the beauty of these places.