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ODISHA.. The UnderRated place in INDIA

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Photo of Odisha Odyssey-Cloud Covered Beaches,The chilika Fun And The Sun Temple. by Samir Anand

DAY – 1

PURI.

Hey all,

My love for travelling and exploring new places brought me here. Every month i target to have one such trip where i can explore the beauty of india. Though this is my first post. It is a perfect way to escape from the hectic work schedule and have some quality time with yourself.

I love to read the travel blogs as it helps me to plan my trips in a better way. So maybe i with this post might help someone else to plan a trip.

After completing my night shift at office on 9th of june i rushed home and packed my bag as i had a flight to catch from Delhi airport to Bhubaneswar. I took my flight at 11:15am and i landed Bhubaneswar at 1:20pm .I already had my cab booked for 2:00pm so i called the driver and he came to pick me up. It was a 90 minutes drive from Bhubaneswar to Puri. So finally i reached Puri-the famous ‘Jagannath puri’.

I headed towards my hotel ‘New Shankar International’ as i booked it from Goibibo and it was right on the beach.i could hear the sound of waves giving me goosebumps. I couldn’t resist myself and i took my ‘Canon EOS1300D’ and ran towards the sound and that was attracting me.

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Odisha Odyssey-Cloud Covered Beaches,The chilika Fun And The Sun Temple. by Samir Anand

JAGANNATH TEMPLE :

‘Jagannath temple’ is one of the Hindus ‘CHAR DHAM’. Gods Jagannath,Balaram and goddess Subhadra are worshipped here. Although we were not lucky enough have full view of them as the preparations for the world famous ‘Rath Yatra’ was going on to be commenced on 25th June. On the daily basis 56 food items were served to the gods being called as ‘Bhog’.

After completing my darshan i went through some of the stuffs being sold outside the temple premises. And then i tried to explore some of the local market as it was too crowded. And after that i rushed back to hotel as i was pretty much excited about my next day destination ‘The Chilika’.

Photo of Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

DAY – 2

CHILIKA LAKE

On day 2 i took a trip to the famous ‘CHILIKA LAKE’ and ‘KONARK TEMPLE’ arranged by the hotel cab driver. He took 3500₹ to cover both the spot.

Approximate time – 8am to 7pm

So i started my journey to the chilika and i was pretty much excited as i had heard about it being a wonderful place. So i headed towards SATAPARA CHILIKA LAKE: a brackish water lagoon. On my way i saw freshwater ‘Prawn Farming’.

So i reached the starting point of chilika lake from where we had to take a motor boat for the journey of 4hours. The sightseeing included ‘Rajhans Island,Dolphin View Point and Sea Mouth- Bay of Bengal’. On the island it was one man who was a stone seller showing us different coral stones. Please go through the pictures below.

RED CORAL GEMSTONE

GREEN CORAL GENSTONE

WHITE PEARL

BLACK PEARL

OPEL STONE

But please avod buying those stuffs.

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand
Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand
Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand
Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand
Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

DAY – 3

KONARK SUN TEMPLE

A true masterpiece of Architecture is what u can say about this temple. Though it was under renovation but still we were lucky to have a view of the absolute masterwork.

Photo of Konark Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Photo of Konark Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

CHANDRABHAGA BEACH :

Just 2 kms away from the Konark temple is this famous Chandrabhaga beach fanous for its sunset view. The water is very clear and the beach is well maintained. Go through the pictures below.

Photo of Odisha Odyssey-Cloud Covered Beaches,The chilika Fun And The Sun Temple. by Samir Anand
Photo of Odisha Odyssey-Cloud Covered Beaches,The chilika Fun And The Sun Temple. by Samir Anand
Photo of Odisha Odyssey-Cloud Covered Beaches,The chilika Fun And The Sun Temple. by Samir Anand
Photo of Odisha Odyssey-Cloud Covered Beaches,The chilika Fun And The Sun Temple. by Samir Anand

SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

1) Beware of the local Brahmins(Pandas) as they are ready to take the cash out of your pocket.

2)Avoid stone vendors at Chilika lake as they demand any sky high price for those fake stones.

3)We travelled just few days before the famous ‘Rath Yatra’ so couldn’t get the view of lord Jagannath. So try to visit either in the month of May or anytime after Rath Yatra.

4) Rath Yatra is the most famous festival in Puri.

MY FIRST BLOG – MANALI

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My country India is well known for its heritage,culture,nature’s view and its architecture.There are number of people who visit different places every day.. But i guess i am here to showcase something different.As we go to the different states in our country we get to see so many different types of cultures and also we get to witness the scenic beauty of the country.Similarly,there is one state that is famous for its extravagant natural beauty and that state is “Himachal Pradesh”.

Manali is a beautiful town situated in the district of Kullu in the state of Himachal. Very well known for its scenic beauty,different adventure activities and a place of inner peace,Manali is home to hundreds of travellers from and outside India.Any time of the year you are visiting Manali,the weather is always pleasant and cold.But i would recommend is that the best time to visit Manali will be during the summers(just to beat the heat).

I visited Manali just for couple of days,but there was some magic in that place which left me awestruck and when i came back Delhi,i was not the same person.There was something inside me,that changed.I cant say whether it was the peace or it was the beauty that came with me.But i can definitely say that i came back with some beautiful unforgettable memories that i am going to cherish forever.

If you are a traveller(let it be solo,with friends or family) and you love adventure,then this place will serve you as the best treat ever.There are numerous adventure sports held here like Paragliding,River crossing,White water rafting,skiing(in winters) and also trekking.If you want to explore Manali deeply,you can rent a bike or hire a cab.From the Hot Water Springs to cool Beas River,everything can be felt in Manali.

DAY 1 : DELHI TO MANALI 552 KMS

Being a person running an US process (Night shift in India),it was saturday morning when i started my journey .. i do not know the exact reason but i always prefer travelling by road over train journey.So i started by 552kms long journey.It generally takes 10-12 hours to reach Manali from delhi.So after taking few breaks and enjoying the glimpses of Natural Beauty,i finally reached my destination.

FINALLY I AM BREATHING ..
EnRoute Manali..
Glimpse of MOUNTAINS
Majestic View entering KULLU.

DAY 2: GULABA

I reached Manali at around 8:30 pm and i was tired from my head to toe.Due to the lack of sleep i was feeling as if hammer is banging my head.I checked into my hotel and had my dinner and slept.Next morning my first destination was Gulaba.

Gulaba is well known as an alternate destination if the Rohtang Pass is closed.Gulaba is near about 10 km far from manali bus stand but this is the best place to enjoy trekking. You can enjoy snow trekking here even in the month of may.So this is the best tourist place to visit in summers especially.

Manali- Rohtang Highway via GULABA
View of the Rohtang Pass from Gulaba POINT.
“Bhutta”-Basic need when you are in a hill station.
Horses Used to get up to the Snow Point
Cant get over this view ..
A Walk to Remember or A TRIP to Remember..??

Cafe 1947,one of the best cafe in Manali. Named after the year India gained Independence,this restaurant serves Italian Grub. It is very well made cafe with a collection of books next to the counter. You can sit by the river and enjoy a good meal. The Cafe also holds live music sessions which are really popular. You should visit it once if you are in Manali.

So hopefully i have given you guys a small tour to Manali with some beautiful pictures. Definitely have a visit once if you haven’t been there Yet.

P.S. :- ALL the PICTURES CLICKED BY ME .:)