Chandipur: soulful walk with the waves

Tripoto
23rd Feb 2013

The rising sun

Photo of Chandipur: soulful walk with the waves by anila

fishermen

Photo of Chandipur: soulful walk with the waves by anila

the growing waves

Photo of Chandipur: soulful walk with the waves by anila

the shore

Photo of Chandipur: soulful walk with the waves by anila
Photo of Chandipur: soulful walk with the waves by anila

the waves following us

Photo of Chandipur: soulful walk with the waves by anila
Photo of Chandipur: soulful walk with the waves by anila

Even the sunset was mesmerizing

Photo of Chandipur: soulful walk with the waves by anila

A trip for self, a trip for isolation, a trip for soul and a trip for the wonders of nature. It’s a hidden beach.

The waves play hide and seek here, once you see the bare beach and the wet sand ,the next you see are huge gushing waves. This is what I knew before we could reach the place.

We were three girls on this trip, got down at Balasore Railway station and took an auto to Chandipur which is around 16-18 kms away. On the way are beautiful villages and green fields. We could feel the cold wind and knew we are very close. Got to the hotel must tell you that there are not many hotels and we were lucky enough to get a room in one. By evening we went to the beach and what we saw was no waves but only the wet sand. We walked towards the sea with few more wanderers soon it was dark. We saw people returning to the beach so did we. We sat at the shore on rocks. It grew dark and so we sat there waiting for something that we knew is about to come but didn’t know what. It was a memorable night the star studded sky, the safety red lights far in the sea and the sound of the waves from the far. Starting with small waves and by 9:00 pm there was the high tide we were amazed to see that.With all happy feelings we went back to the hotel which was not more than 400m away.

We planned to go early to the beach and watch the sunrise so next morning we went to the beach at around 5 – 5:30. Again there was only wet sand and no waves, it was calm and seemed like nothing has even been there. With a seekers heart we walked towards the sea unknown of what in ahead. We walked around 2kms and there was the sun rising on our left and the hidden waves ahead of us. This morning was one of the most beautiful one, it was one of the most peaceful one. We were walking with no fear and full of hope . As we moved ahead we found lots of sea shells and other creatures some small too tiny to be observed some big. They were wonderful to look at, colors that we never saw on the crayons set, where do these come from, it’s the nature, the creation of the almighty. Soon we reached close to the waves or should i saw the waves came close to us? This was an experience of a different world. There were fishermen putting their net and others collecting the one which they caught on net, there were fishes of different size and shape, crabs small and big.

Photo of Chandipur: soulful walk with the waves 1/4 by anila

We stopped by watching the fishermen putting their net and here I realized there is beauty in every detail of nature.

Photo of Chandipur: soulful walk with the waves 2/4 by anila [fishing net]

What a surreal view it was: sun rising to shine in glory and the little waves underneath our feet growing to kiss the skies and behind us was the whole world busy and engrossed in so many work. We could feel the little waves and with each one kissing our feet it grew so we walked back to the shore. We would stop by, face the sea and feel the waves and hear the cold wind blowing. I had the best time of my life with the waves and the sea creatures. With each step back to shore we had a little wave following us and this was wondrous. Reaching the shore we sat on the steps built there and the waves were huge and soon we were drenched by these magnificent waves. It was 10 am and there were now few people on the beach still this has so far been the least crowded beach. There are very few tourists which is the best thing about this place.

Photo of Chandipur: soulful walk with the waves 3/4 by anila [:the world behind us ]

This is a place to spend a lazy noon and enjoy the waves.

 Photo of Chandipur: soulful walk with the waves 4/4 by anila

This is a beach full of surprises, during low tide the water recedes to 3 kms. It's a unique beach were the sea disappears and its one of the rarest thing and one can have a peaceful stroll down the shore.
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