Puri to Raghurajpur

The idyllic setting of Raghurajpur attracts many tourists coming to Puri to embark on a journey from Puri to Raghurajpur. Raghurajpur is located 12 kilometers from Puri on the Bhubaneswar road, near Chandanpur, on NH-203.

On reaching the Chandanpur Bazaar, one can take a right turn and thus reach the beautiful village of Raghurajpur. Raghurajpur is known for its picturesque beauty. Tourists going on an excursion from Puri to Raghurajpur will remember their journey forever.

Raghurajpur is known for its age old traditional paintings. Pattachitra is a type of painting that is done on a piece of cloth. The cloth is first painted with a mixture of chalk and gum.

Then colorful pictures of Gods, Goddesses, flowers and animals are painted on it. The cloth used for painting the 'pattachitra' is known as 'patta'. The painters of Pattachitra use a large number of bright colors such as yellow, red, green, etc.

Raghurajpur is also famous for masks, stone idols, papier mache, sculptures, wooden toys, etc. In fact, the mural paintings of Raghurajpur are an exceptional piece of work. The stone sculptures and wooden sculptures also form a major part of the culture of Raghurajpur.

The tourists can also visit Siruli, on a trip from Puri to Raghurajpur. Moreover, the trip to Raghurajpur includes a vivid tour around the village. Raghurajpur is a place, where one can come across the walls of the houses covered with beautiful mural paintings.

Last Updated on : 23 June 2011