Yugabrata Kar is one of the pioneers of Responsible Tourism in Odisha and is the founder of Heritage Tours Orissa and Desia Koraput

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Meet the man showcasing Odisha’s native traditions and heritage to the world

Yugabrata Kar is one of the pioneers of Responsible
Odisha’s rich natural and cultural heritage has drawn discerning tourists from India and
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Odisha’s Buddhist heritage – a hidden trail worth exploring

Historical Odisha was one of the first places to
Historic Odisha was the cradle of Buddhism. The first two lay disciples of the Buddha, after he
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A river runs through it

The stunning Satkosia gorge created by the Mahanadi
In Odisha, within the depths of the forests of Angul District is a point where the Chhota Nagpur
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Siddharth Village

Eco-stays run by a social enterprise primarily in
Siddharth Village is part of a social enterprise that is focussed on poor tribal communities
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Dhenkanal Palace

A palace-homestay in Dhenkanal, Odisha
Odisha is a historic land of stunning temples, pristine beaches, rich textiles and natural wonders.
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Nativefolks India

Goa, Kerala, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and
This Goa-based travel startup, founded in 2014, is all about, well, native folks—their
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Mangalajodi Ecotourism

Mangalajodi, Odisha
The Chilika Lake in Odisha is rightly famous for its rich bio-diversity and for it being an
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Rustic Artistic Odisha

Where: OdishaWhen: Throughout the yearHow long: 6 daysHow much: Rs 21,000 per
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Desia: A Responsible Tourism Initiative in Odisha

This responsible tourism initiative in Odisha focuses
There is a thin line between a genuine tribal village visit and an overly mawkish ‘human
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Desia Koraput

Bantalbiri Village, near Koraput, Odisha
Enjoy home-style cooking, take a swim in a waterfall, cycle through open fields, meet the Gadaba
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