Odisha has a rich artistic heritage. Due to the reign of many different rulers in the past, arts and crafts in Odisha underwent many changes giving an artistic diversity today in the forms of traditional handicrafts, painting and carving and even literature. Odisha, as the name now stands has had different names in different periods: Kalinga, Utkal or Odradesha. Its history dating back to more than two thousand years, speaks of its rise and fall and the ultimate rise to become a cultural trove of India.
Marking out Every Stop on the Way
These will be marked on the GPX as legends which can be referred to the list below. This list will be populated by people riding the trails as and when they send us updates and suggestions. We can start with a basic list to trigger it off. Also keeping in mind with IDTMT (I DONT TRASH MY TRAVEL) principles of contributing to local economy of the area – specifically LOCAL)
The Odisha section of the Great Indian Trail enters from Gopiballbpur, a small border town. Then traversing through the stunning Malyagiri mountain ranges and some rich forest reserves, It then enters AP at Arakku Valley. The Western Odisha is usually neglected, But the trail will go through some hidden gems of this beautiful state.
Total Length of the trail in Kms
|Expected time to ride the trail;||7 – 10 days|
|Best time of the year;||
All Year Round (But Sep- Mar is ideal)
|Languages||Oriya, Hindi, English|
|Emergency Telephone; State services (police and ambulance services)||100 – Police
108 – Ambulance
Other States & Trails
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GRIT resources are in the form of GPX and KML maps. These downloadable maps are designed for use on either a dedicated GPS device or a mobile phone with GPS capabilities.
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