Bali Yatra, Cuttack, Odisha Episode 12


If you are planning the Odisha tour in the month of November,…. …you must include the famous Bali yatra of Cuttack in your itinerary. In the present times, this event is a very huge mela (fair). The literal meaning of Bali Yatra is a long sea journey to the Indonesian island of Bali. The trade connection between Bali and Cuttack, through the Paradip port is centuries old. When you will go to the Maritime Museum in Cuttack…. …you will get to learn in great detail about the maritime rituals, trade and cultural connections. Namaskar friends! Welcome to Visa2explore! This is your host, Harish Bali! When we began our Odisha tour from Cuttack,…. ….you saw, we travelled to South Odisha,…. ….after that we went to the Western part and now we are back in Cuttack. Our primary reason to come back to Cuttack is… ….that I wanted to see the Bali Yatra and participate in it. Right now, we are standing in the parking area. You’ve already had a glimpse of the festival. Let us go inside. And for your information, this is the biggest fair in Odisha. This is what we are here for. Please make me one Thunka Poori! Look at the size of Thunka Poori. This poori is bigger than the size of my plate. They have served two other things with it. One is chana & paneer curry and the other is aloo gobhi. The poori is a little uncooked. And this chana-paneer curry is also served cold. So, I’m not enjoying it that much. If the curry was a bit warmer and the poori a little well-cooked, I feel it would have been tastier. The place where we ate the Thunka poori,…. ….is also selling this biryani. This is anda chop (egg fritters). You are making rolls. Tell me till what time in the night do you keep open? Till 11 am! What is this called? Rabdi Paneer steam cake! Rabdi paneer steam cake! This cake has a beautiful rich taste of chhena (separated milk solids). And it also has the flavour of rabdi (cooked milk sweet). The taste is good and the best part is it has perfect sweetness. Neither too much nor too less. And it is very soft! If you take a bite like this, it just melts in your mouth. I was taken back into my childhood when I enjoyed a ride in the fair. For Rs. 60, he offered a good time on this ferris wheel, almost for 10-12 minutes. When we reached to the top of the wheel,… ….I could enjoy the view of whole Bali Yatra. Till that time I was enjoying, but as soon as I started descending, my heart was fluttering till we came down. Overall, it was a lot of fun! People of all age-groups are enjoying the Bali Yatra immensely. Hand-woven cotton sari! What is its price? Rs. 2500/-. So, how much time does it take to hand-weave this sari? It takes four days. So, where is the unit where you weave such saris? (Inaudible) Alright! So, this sari you told me is for Rs. 2500/-. Cotton! And this design? This is one is also for Rs. 2500/-. This is a silk sari! Its price is Rs. 4200/-. This fair is huge. If you want to visit it thoroughly,… …you need at least 2-3 days’ time. It has a lot to offer. Eat, drink, indulge in shopping. And another good thing about this fair is that they also provide this ATM kiosk here. Is this popular in Odisha? Yes, very much! Alright! I had no idea that you could get this dal in Odisha. Tell me about the famous products here. Haldi (Turmeric) of Odisha is famous. Haldi! Here you can see! Just a little bit! What is the price of a kg of this? Sir, it is Rs. 120 per kg. Rs. 120 per kg. This honey is from Simlipal. Though we couldn’t go to Simlipal, but let us taste the honey from there. I will take honey from you. How much is Rs. 250gm for? Rs. 220 for 250 gms. I will take one of this. Cuttack is also famous for its work in silver filigree. These ornaments are handmade. Show me some pieces. This is a necklace, it is handmade. Alright! So, this is its price? Rs. 2100? Rs. 2100, yes! Rs. 2100/-. Weight? Its weight is 21gms. 21gms. Rs. 2100 is its price. And this necklace! Show me the wheel design there. Konark temple in design! Wow! Really magnificent. Shall I show you one more? They both look the same! This is different style. Yes, the design is different. Very beautiful! What is its price? You will get it for Rs. 20,000. Rs. 20,000 and what is its weight? Its weight is 200gms. 200gms, price is Rs. 20,000. Very fine work, this is! Brother, all these anklet designs are in silver filigree? Yes, these are in silver filigree. Can you show me a couple of these designs? Yes, I can. See, these are the designs. Quite heavy, it is! Yes it is, because it is 99gms in weight. 99gms. Wow! Beautiful! So, what is its price? Rs. 5050! Rs. 5050 for 99gms. All this is handmade. Very traditional design! This is mostly worn by folk dancers, etc. Yes, specially Odissi dancers. What is its cost? Its price is Rs. 6540/-. Rs. 6540 for 119gms. Yes, for 119gms. Thank you very much. This is an ice cream stall in this fair. I’ve not seen such an ice cream being sold anywhere else. Inside this ice cream roll is an iron cylinder. From one end, they feed ice into this cylinder. And around this cylinder, they pour liquid and jelly. That is how this ice cream is made. Brother, give me a cup of ice cream. The taste is good. I mean delicious! They have added custard to milk. So, the pure taste is that of custard. Chilled custard and subtle flavour of jelly! So, brother, if you stop rolling this cylinder, the ice would melt away. Ohh! So, how long does this ice last? About 1 to 1.5 hours! So, if the ice melts away, what would you do? You will add ice again? We enjoyed the Cuttack Bali Yatra very much! We came here at 6 pm and the time is 10 pm right now. It is now that I can see stalls starting to wind up their business because…. …the official timings are from 10 am to 10 pm. The crowd is beginning to head out. Though I enjoyed very much but one thing that I’ve noticed is if you want to enjoy Bali yatra thoroughly.. ….it isn’t a matter of one day, you need to come here for 2-3 days at least. For 3 or 4 hours daily! You will enjoy it immensely. As I told you, this is the largest fair in Odisha. This is the main entry gate, where we are standing right now. Look at its design! I have been watching it for the past 5-10 minutes. So beautiful! As for the crowd, you can see how many people are here today! So, let us go now. By the way, today is our third-last day of Odisha tour. Tomorrow is the second last day. And the day after, we are leaving Odisha. I am hoping that you are enjoying our Odisha series. That is it for now! After this, we haven’t yet thought of which state to visit! We will see you soon! Bye! Thanks for your time!

100 thoughts on “Bali Yatra, Cuttack, Odisha Episode 12

  1. I have heard from a friend that ministry of tourism is planning to provide cash rewards to the people who have travelled 15 different places in a year. If it's true you can try

  2. Bhai i am odia.. But iam in delhi ri8 now… Thank for regain my memory… Miss u odisha… Miss u ctc baliyatra.. Come soon to home(odisha)

  3. Thanks so much sir aap Cuttack explore Kiya I hope enjoy Kiya aapne aur Odisha ke aise bahut place aanokhi chiz dekhne keliye milegi

  4. Mai Bali Yatra har saal jata hu 2010 se. Lekin 2019 me nahi ja pae health problem ke wajah se.. 😭
    Thanks for showing around. 🤗

  5. Harish Bali ji. Bahut khusi hui jab maine aapki Odisha tour ko binge watch kiya. Bahut Bahut dhanyabad aapko jo aapne yahaan ki culture as well as cuisine enjoy kiya. Aapki deomali wali episode bahut pasand aayi. Bahut sukriya ki aap Odisha jaise ek unrecognized State ka tour karke aapne awareness create kiya. Aapki bhavisya ki food exploring ke tours ki humein (fans) intezaar rahega. Good Bali ji. Jai Jagannath. 🙏

  6. HARISH JI, SAB BARHIA LAGA. AAP BAHUT ACHCHE KAR RAHE HO . JAB AAPNE HATH ME HALDHI LIA AUR USKE BAAD SILVER ORNAMENTS DEKHNE GAYE….AAPKO APNE HATH DHO LENA CHAHIYE THA. HALDHI DIKH BHI RAHA HAI HATHO MEIN . BURA MAT MANIYE. APNA BICHAR BYAKT KIA.

  7. Nice video…ye fruit Ice cream hoti hai Noida stadium mei jab fat lagti hai tab waha bhi milti hai…par Noida ki Fruit Ice jyada tasty hoti hai…jab mela lagega tab mei apko bata dungi

  8. You are extremely joyful person our family really likes all your video and content thanks for all hard work and sharing

  9. Pune ajao sir.. I know some hidden gems in pune.. Jab bhi ana ho tab iss comment ko reply karna.. I would love to meet you..

  10. In 10.57 minutes you have marketed Odisha's craft and culture far more effectively than the state government ever has ! Keep up the good work and Jai Jagannath 🙏🙏

  11. You missed the Tibet of Odisha."jirang".it is next to berhampur in gajapati district.you can visit it while going to Andra Pradesh.

  12. सर ओडिसी एपिसोड 11 ओर 12 हमने मीस कर दिया . क्यूं की हमारे एरीयामे नेट काम नही कर रहा है .

  13. Sir In the recent videos u don't show having proper meals at local places which is more advantageous to the viewers who wanna go to those places. U should show them as well as per my opinion.

  14. ମୁଁ ଜଣେ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାବେ ଗର୍ବିତ ,ଆମ ସଂସ୍କୃତି କୁ ଆପଣଙ୍କ ଚ୍ୟାନେଲ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ଖୁବ ଚମତ୍କାର ଭାବେ ଉପସ୍ଥାପନ କରିଛନ୍ତି

  15. Once come to the world largest open theatre DHANUYATRA ,Bargarh . You can see different folk dance from different parts of the country.

  16. Harish Ji, Nice Odisha tour. One thing I've observed since last one year that you are very much fond of Puri (like me).. Where ever you go, if you find puri, you enjoy it. Keep it up….

  17. After watching your Odisha Series I can simply comment that the way you have explored Odisha no other channel have done before….As a human being and because of constraint of time and money one can't visit all places in a state…still you missed some of the important places in Odisha like Buddhist monastery of Bramhagiri, Rourkela…etc…
    But I am a big fan of your personality and your way of presentation…you are a very humble and polite person, a true gentleman… please keep it up and entertain us with more places all over India….please visit Odisha again when you have time….

  18. Thank you so much for attending this great fair which remembers of the great maritime history of Odisha. The famous thunka puri only available in this and you did not miss that. Talking about another food, the khatta, you ate which was made from tomato and mango. But it is also made from other things like dates,star fruit,elephant apple and some other things. Since tomato is not allowed in ancient temples like,they use dates. In Bhubaneswar, you will find another thing called Dahi pachedi which is also a unique dish. Another unique dish is Ambula rai which is gaining popularity in many marriage receptions and other parties. I hope you will come back again and cover all the foods you have missed due to some reason. I have been hooked to your series and even my father and younger brother(who stays abroad) had praised your videos for the enthusiasm and genuineness in it. You have won many hearts in Odisha by doing this Odisha tour.

  19. I really liked your Odisha series, beautiful and interesting places, a lot of detailed information and perfect comments (but it is always in your presentation) and I have to agree with the comments previously written. I really have to admit that India is a truly incredible country … I have so far visited Kerala … I send greetings from Europe.

  20. The build up to the Bali Yatra episode was enormous … compared to that, the actual experience was quite underwhelming unfortunately … par koi na, history lesson toh mila…will Google for Odisha's links with Bali in ancient times. Keep rocking!! 🙂

  21. Harish Jee…Similipal ka honey kai sa Laga, Aap ko simipal k tribal people se kafi cheap n pure millta…Next Jab aap Jharkhand plan karenge ta… Odisha ka Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar District cover karsakte hooo….

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