Forests, Tribals & Undiscovered Beauty of Orissa
Decorated with scattered ruins of medieval temples, chilled out Orissa has tripped under advertising budgets of global level mass tourism states. In this little explored, artistically rich state, artisans, sculptors, silversmiths produce eternal designs of traditional art fused sometimes with modern art and technique. The forests, tribals & undiscovered beauty of Orissa deserves to be explored.
A UN world heritage site, The Sun Temple bursts with brilliant Oriya art, while Bhubaneswar has a primitive temple emerging round every esecond bend, while Elephants and tigers roam through Similpal National Park, and the rare Irrawaddy Dolphin and Pink flamingos can be seen at Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest lagoon.
The beaches of Orissa are laid back, and flanked by rows of cheap seaside foods. Inland India there’s a different story. While colourful adivasis (tribal) live perilously on the brink of conventional society, they manage to maintain their cultural integrity. Travellers are slowly making their way to Orissa, and while the tourism infrastructure is still quite unpolished, the less traveller-trodden roads of Orissa sparkle with gemlike charms and sincere friendliness which will unexpectedly enthral you.