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).
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.