We spent an excellent night at the Mayfair Puri Hotel before venturing to see the main Puri Market and the Puri Temple.
The market was a very busy place and we filmed many segments with the people, vendors and in front of the temple.
From there we traveled to a smaller market about 10km away to do segments on some of the street food and vendors. Driving past the small market which was along one of the tributaries we could see people washing themselves and their cloths….think of it as an “Indian Laundromat”.
Our next stop was an Artisan Market where we enjoyed watching master artist carve small detailed art on dried palm leaves and also carving tiny paper mache balls. Our highlight was watching traditional dancers perform near the Artisan Market.
From Puri we drove about 1 ½ hr. to Cuttack where we met our guiding team who will be taking us out on the Mahanadi River to fish for the next two days. We hope to catch Rohu, Featherbacks, Razorbacks, and Snakehead fish.