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On the road again .... And now in awesome Odisha, India - at Desia in the heart of the tribal region

The weekly market at Kotpad, which takes place on Tuesdays Odisha is billed as one of India's best-kept secrets, but in reality, it is one of the nation's most under-developed states and therefore relatively inaccessible in terms of facilities for tourists. But if you're prepared to take the rough with the smooth, this beautiful state is well worth visiting because of its rich history and culture - particularly the amazing tribal people and the thriving handicraft and handloom industries, operating from the front rooms of village people's homes.  Self on a trip to one of Odisha's waterfalls from Desia The capital of Odisha is Bhubaneswar (pronounced boo-ban-esh-wah) which is served by direct flights from the capital Delhi, as well as Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. The other option is to arrive by train, but I chose to fly in from Delhi and on arrival, transferred to the coastal town of Puri to use it as a base for making my onward travel plans to other parts of the

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