Raghurajpur is a tropical location near Puri and 19 degrees above the equator. Temperature, last year in 2017 the average temperature highs were 30-35 C (86-95 F) and the lows were 15-22C (59-71F). You’ll want lighter weight full coverage fabrics.
Meals will be vegetarian with the occasional fish. You will be served by a member of the residency , with the exception of festival days in which you will be invited to eat as a group with the community.
Studio Space- You will have class-room space. You may use this as personal studio space or you may choose to work in any of the collective spaces in the village OR larger space can be made available to you- the general rule is to ask for what you need.
Will be done for you, by a resident chef
Meals are served 9am, 1pm, and 7-9pm
If you do not want a meal, simply inform staff that you will be skipping
Kitchen is locked when not used by staff to protect items there
Traditional beds are twin size bed padding laid across a basic wooden frame or laid directly on the floor. Residents may wish consider brining an air mattress, if they prefer thicker padding, however it is traditional in this area to sleep directly on the floor or on small pads, its much cooler with thinner pads.
You will have access to both western style and India style toilets
You will have access to showers; most people prefer cool showers as the climate is very warm- hot water can be made available upon request.
Living spaces are not air conditioned or heated. In February temperatures are between 86F to 96F at the warmest and 50F-60F at the coolest in the evening.