Pepli, a village famous for its breathtaking Applique handicrafts and skillful artisans is located in Puri district of Odisha. This village is 37 km away from its district headquarters, Puri, and 23 km away from its capital, Bhubaneshwar. Pepli lies between River Daya and River Bhargabi. Its nearest cities include Bhubaneswar, Khordha, Jatani and Puri.
Places to Stay
There are no good hotels in this village. Visitors prefer hotels in Bhubaneshwar which offers good budget hotels. Some of these are Hotel Royal Heritage (Tariff – Rs.413), Hotel Moonlite (Tariff – Rs.800), Hotel Janpath (Tariff – Rs.526), and Hotel Heritage Inn (Tariff – Rs.701).
The languages spoken in Pepli are Oriya and Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated in Pepli are Makar Sankranti in January, Saraswati Puja in February, Holi in March, Durga Puja in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many Applique handicrafts and artisan workshops in Pepli, where you can see the artisans at work. Other nearby places of interest are in Bhubaneshwar, where you can visit the ancient Jain temples and popular places like Khandagiri, which is located 9 km away from Bhubaneshwar, Udayagiri Caves (6.4 km away), Hirapur 13 km away, Lingaraj Temple within 9 km and Atri 42 km away.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Pepli is 20 km away, located in Bhubaneshwar.
Pepli does not have a railway station. Bhubaneswar Railway Station, located 20 km away from Pepli is the nearest major railway station.
State-run and private buses connect this village to nearby villages and cities. There are private bus operators that offer package tours to Puri and surrounding areas. If you are booking bus tickets online check out for discount codes at Ticketgoose.com.