Travelling during this pandemic has been a big no for about 6 months. I personally didn't step out of my house for 6 months, the only reason even if I had was buying grocery. Being a travelholic and staying at home for 6 months was very frustrating and depressing. As work from home was the only thing to do now. You cant meet people physically, hug people, go to restaurants, party hard, etc etc... The virtual world is the only world you can see. And I have even seen posts in facebook for virtual travelling.. R U SERIOUS !!!
Finally after almost 7 months I stepped out of my house for a weekend trip.. YES FINALLY A WEEKEND TRIP. The destination was none other than Mandarmani. This is a seaside resort village in the state of West Bengal, India, and lies in East Midnapore district, at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. I have been to this place 3 times earlier but this trip was really different because of the present COVID scenario. Normally this destination is perfect for 1 night stay, but this time we didnt take the risk of staying in a hotel as a precautionary measure. We enjoyed 1 day complete and returned the same day.
Basically we had a great road trip to Mandarmani and then enjoyed the Bay of Bengal and returned back. It took 4 hours one side by car, with stoppage for 30 minutes in between. The weather was in our favour that day... slight rainy, no scorching sun. We stayed in Mandarmani for about 3-4 hours. It was a high tide when we reached there. The sea level was so high that it reached the sitting places made on the beach. And the waves seemed to be very aggressive. But this was something I had never seen before. So i enjoyed this also.