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Arts & Crafts

Odisha was known as Utkala during the ancient and medieval times. Utkala the name itself means – the land of excellence in art and craft. The art forms are visual manifestations of a rich cultural heritage of Odisha and reflect on a tradition which still lives in the creative imagination and skill of her craftsmen.

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Diverse, vibrant and utilitarian the art and craft of Odisha range from —stone work, silver filigree, wood craft, appliqué work, brass and bell metal work, dhokra castings, horn work, pattachitra, paper mache, terracotta, tie & dye textile in cotton,tassar and silk to name a few.

Stemming from centuries of exquisite craftsmanship, they are a colourful testimony to the integral life force of the people of the state   

See to Believe

Below is a visual treat of Arts & Crafts. Enjoy the immersive experience and experience the 360 degree views and virtual tours which are soon going to enhance your visual journey!

Top Places to Visit

Get amazed by the treasure trove of the unexplored and untouched Arts & Crafts of Odisha. Here's our pick of the TOP 3 Arts & Crafts destinations in Odisha. Scoll the list below and unearth the Odisha's best rightly called India's Best Kept Secret Gems!

Getting There

Odisha is well connected with major cities of India and South East Asia. By virtue of its demography, the state comes under the East Coast Railway Division. Also, with Bhubaneswar having a full-fledged International airport, Odisha is directly connected to major cities of India, and internationally with Kuala Lumpur as well as Bangkok. Odisha with its beautiful landscape and well-paved roads provide a delightful experience to bikers, cyclists and car enthusiasts. Also, the state’s road transport has a robust bus service to multiple tourist destinations from major cities. Click here to view air/train schedules.

Insider Stories

So, why is Odisha touted as incredible India's Best Kept Secret? What is it about the places, people, landscape, art,culture and history that is so enthralling? What makes Odisha the land of cathartic spiritual experiences, intricate art and immortal architecture regaling timeless tales, beaches, cuisines, landscapes and wildlife. Read through the travelogues, journeys and experiences of many travel enthusiasts who have traversed and fallen in love with the land of Odisha!

Trails Covering Arts & Crafts

Like what you see? Looking to have a well-rounded experience in Odisha? Presenting a list of some curated, pre-packaged tours covering some of the most coveted destinations in Odisha. Browse and see details of the trail/package which interests you the most. Reach out to the Department of Tourism (DoT) recognized travel agents, who are here to provide you with some memorable experiences and moments.

Find a Travel Agency / Tour Operator

Below is a list of travel agents/tour operators who are our trusted local specialists. Contact them today to plan a well-rounded trip to Odisha, and for getting the best deals. Their packages cover everything - from the most visited to the off-beat, from ancient to urbane, from mountains to beaches, from city life to stargazing nights. Click on the contact button and get a call back!