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Raghurajpur Travel Guide

Raghurajpur is an artists' village that's located 14 kms away from Puri and makes for an interesting excursion. This place is popular for its Patta Chitra paintings.


Raghurajpur At a Glance
  • Population:N.A
  • Area :N.A
  • Geo Location:South East
  • Average Climate:10°C - 30°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:06752

Introduction

Raghurajpur has painstakingly preserved the priceless skills and tradition of Orissa. On your Raghurajpur Tour, you would find thatched and brick houses having high plinths with sit-out platforms where artists can be seen busy at work. So, on your Tour to Orissa, remember to come to this place.

When you Travel to Raghurajpur, you would get to see craftsmen carving effigies out of wood and painting them in vivid, primary colors. Bright altars that play the homes of devotees are nailed together with care and painted subsequently.

Puri Trinity namely Lord Jagannath, Subhadra and Balabhadra rested for fifteen days. The paper on which Patta Chitras are painted is prepared with a special technique that uses a paste made of powdered chalk and tamarind seeds. Such a treatment makes it parchment-tough. Using delicate brushes, the intricate outlines of the painting are drawn. Afterwards, these are filled in with colors to produce pictures from the epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Though the arts of Raghurajpur were initially inspired by religious themes, the artisans have responded to changing demands of the modern world. So, these people have begun to handle secular topics with the same painstaking flair. Everyone at Raghurajpur seems to be a recognized artist, a wannabe artist or a probationary one. On your Tour to Raghurajpur, Orissa, India, you would be able to feel that art overflows everywhere at this place.

So, rush to book your place for a Tour to Raghurajpur. It would mesmerize you for sure!