Pipili Applique Works| Pipili Chandua, Puri

Pipili Appliques

Pipili is a popular handicraft village in Puri district of Odisha. It is 38 kms from Puri and is 25 kms from Bhubaneshwar city. It is well-known for Chandua applique works, the traditional fine art of Odisha. Chandua means colorful arts in clothes. It is world widely famous. Odisha is famous for handicraft work. Pipili in Odisha is popular for making of brightly colored applique works. Pipili is also called as town of craftsman. Here, the entire economy depends on craftsmanship. 

Top Attractions and Uniqueness Of Pipili:

During the famous festival of Ratha Yatra, chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Maa Subhadra are being prepared from colorful clothes with applique designs, which are made by the Hindu and Muslims craftsmen of Pipili in Odisha.

Chandua applique items you will find in Pipili are: different types of attractive handbags, purses, eye-catching huge umbrellas, designed wall hangings of Gods, animals, flowers, and stylish lanterns, bedsheets, cushion covers, lampshades, garments, etc. of good quality are available to buy. But you have to bargain to the shopkeepers. 

Eye-catching huge umbrellas at Pipili
Eye-catching huge Umbrellas at Pipili

Example of some unique appliques or wall hangings are:

Embroidery of Hati Mudia Chandua for wall hanging, Embroidery work with small mirrors of Lord Jagannath Chandua wall hanging designs, attracts the tourists to visit this place. Ikat and Bomkai work sarees and dresses are also famous here.

Lord Jagannath Chandua wall hanging designs made at Pipili

How To Reach Pipili?

  • By Air:

Nearest airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar. Pipili is at a distance of 20 kms from the airport. You can rent a car to visit Pipili and nearby places of Puri. Bus services are available from Bhubaneshwar to Pipili.

  • By Train:

There are no direct trains to Pipili. Nearest local railway station is Delang. Pipili is 11 kms from here. You can go via local bus.

  • By Road:

Regular bus facilities are available from Bhubaneshwar and from Puri to Pipili. Pipili is 25 kms from Bhubaneswar and 33 kms from Puri, Odisha.

You can directly rent a car from Bhubaneswar, visit Pipili and Puri Jagannath Dham. It can be visited with family and friends.

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Must Visiting Places In Puri:

Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri- It is one of the four divine sites (Char Dham) in eastern India. Ratha yatra is the most famous festival in Odisha. 

Lakshmi temple- It is near Jagannath temple, and is believed that after the marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati, Goddess Lakshmi invited them to this temple.

Puri beach- It is famous for watching sunset. It is just 2kms from Jagannath Dham. The blue sea with golden sand and calmness surrounding attracts the tourist. You can go for swimming here. You will get the taste of local life of Puri here.

Narendra Tank- It is the largest tank in Odisha built during fifteenth century. It is considered to be holy and is the Chandana Mandapa of Lord Jagannath.

Best Time To Visit Puri:

The best season to plan a trip to Puri is during winter, from October to March, the climate is pleasurable. The peak season is November to February. A major number of people visit during this time. Puri Beach festival is celebrated during this time, you can watch the culture and heritage of Odisha, it is worth watching. A major number of devotees and tourists come during winter season, especially during new year. Worshipping Lord Jagannath on New year, or the first day of the year is considered to be auspicious by the people of Odisha.

Accommodation can be done in Mayfair waves, as it is luxurious or you can book Oyo rooms. Hotels are also available near Jagannath temple.

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