I woke up early in the morning to get a glimpse of the sunrise. What an incredible sight it was! The soft red colour of the rising sun touching the water making the sight kind of dreamy.
After sunrise I went to the Radha Krishna temple just beside the sea at the resort premises only. That place was so silent. I sat there quietly looking at the sea. From there I could enjoy watching the neverending waves of the sea, hear them crashing on the shore and returning back again. The mild sea breeze calmed my senses drifting me towards a dreamy state and I was lost into silence.
The silence broke at the sound of bells in the temple. Turning my eyes, I could see Aarti had started. I stood up, walked towards the idols and saw the aarti. The bells echoed loudly as the temple was big, open, empty, and it had an arch shaped roof. The overall ambience was wonderful.
After the aarti, I headed to the beach again. This time I didn't only soak my feet, but almost got drenched by the waves with sands all over me. Then I quenched my thirst with some fresh coconut water and headed back to hotel room to clean up as my holiday came to an end.
*** Mondarmoni, a small coastal village in West Bengal offers silent retreat from the crowded and stressful city life. This place is quiet, lonely, serene with no shopping options. People who want to de-stress can spend two nights here amidst greenery along the coastline with the sound of crashing waves. It's better to avoid the hotter months.