Odisha is located on east side of the country India. It is famous for its cultures, traditions, art, temples, beaches, tribal communities and many more. But a small place Pipili which comes out distinctly for its beautiful handmade applique work. These works are so lovely mesmerizing that tourist from outside India comes to this place to see and buy these incredible works. This work is not available in any other place of India. Pipili is the only destination from where you can get these winsome appliqué products.
There are many things you will get in here but the most eye-catching among them is applique work or in local language you can say it as “Chandua”. The designs starting from birds, animals to the level of your imagination whatever you may think the talented artist will represent that in his applique work. These arts are done by taking a base color fabric on which the designs are stitch or they are patchwork on it. They use many color threads, clots even mirrors which give a pleasant look to the fabric. One cannot find this type of work anywhere in India expect Pipili. You can find these applique work on the chariots of annual RathYatra festival. Whole chariots are covered with applique work fabrics which depicts these works are here for centuries and now it’s become a major hub to showcase their work to the world. Pipili is a symbol of communal harmony as one can find irrespective of their religion they help each other in this work.
Pipili is situated in a most prominent place from which the state capital Bhubaneswar is 20km, Puri is 40km, the sun temple Konark is 50km and wetland Chilika lake is 90km. As it is situated in middle of these highly demanding tourist destinations of Odisha, so it becomes a cardinal tourist hub.
You can visit Pipili throughout the year yet you will not get bore of its beautiful mesmerizing appliqué works.
By Air: Nearest airport is Bhubaneswar
By Rail: Puri and Bhubaneswar are the nearest railway stations
By Road: One can travel from anywhere to these place as it is well connected by road.