Nowhere else Nilgiri Hills

Tripoto
18th Nov 2018
Photo of Nowhere else Nilgiri Hills by Sourajit Chowdhury

If you are looking for an offbeat destination with a psyche that drives you to find a way through amidst the blend of enchanting holiness and hilly daintiness then you have to taste the alluring Nilgiri Hills for once.

The alluring Nilgiri Hills

Photo of Nilagiri, Odisha, India by Sourajit Chowdhury
Day 1

Our stay was in Shree Govinda Jatrinivas near Panchalingeshwar temple, approximately 30 kms from Balasore Railway Station, is a cheap and mind blowing deal for any travel freak who wants to perceive the picturesque and tranquility of the hummocks surrounding the guest house.

hummocks surrounding the guest house.

Photo of Panchalingeshwar Road, Nilagiri, Odisha, India by Sourajit Chowdhury

Shree Govinda Jatrinivas

Photo of Panchalingeshwar Road, Nilagiri, Odisha, India by Sourajit Chowdhury

After reaching Balasore from Howrah at about 9:30am our driver Ram da was ready to welcome us with his Force Traveller. It took almost 1 hour to knock at our place. We just dropped our backpacks and kick-started our usual way of rambling whimsically throughout the hamlet.

Whimsical rambling amidst the hilltop

Photo of Nowhere else Nilgiri Hills by Sourajit Chowdhury

We started a short trek for a nearby place named as "Chatal", amidst the placid peacefulness and grace of greenery which unexcavated yet as a tourist destination. We were thankful to Bubai da for guiding us to a place like that. It's hard to explain what we've explored within those few moments we passed over there.

Panaromic Chatal

Photo of Nowhere else Nilgiri Hills by Sourajit Chowdhury

After being there for a few hours we trekked back down, had our shower and lunch.

In the early evening we started for a nearby sightseeing, "Khumkut". It is a lake encompassed by small hills and deep verdancy where migratory birds visits enormously probably to find some quietness as the way we've tried to find it too. A wreckage of a hunting place is there in the mid of the lake where an anonymous Maharaja of Odisha used to hunt wild creatures.

Wreckage of the hunting place

Photo of Khumkut Dam, Hatikholia, Odisha, India by Sourajit Chowdhury

Khumkut Lake

Photo of Khumkut Dam, Hatikholia, Odisha, India by Sourajit Chowdhury

Abandoned sights of Khumkut

Photo of Khumkut Dam, Hatikholia, Odisha, India by Sourajit Chowdhury
Day 2

We had our breakfast and started for Devkund, a celestial place at a hilltop inside the area of Simlipal National Park. In Sanskrit "Devkund" means the bathtub of Gods. There is a Temple of Maa Ambika on the top of the hill which is known as a Shakti Pitha. The temple was built by the king of Mayurbhanj in the year of 1940. The scenic beauty of the place consisting of a spectacular Waterfall and natural greenery of the entire place will mesmerize you with a heavenly feeling.

Source of Waterfall from Devkund Hilltop

Photo of Devkund, Odisha, India by Sourajit Chowdhury

Devkund Waterfall

Photo of Devkund, Odisha, India by Sourajit Chowdhury

After having our lunch we pushed along towards Kala Dam. It is a Dam situated on the Suno river which is an embranchment of River Budhabalanga. The evening breeze of the place with a cloudy sunset will hallucinate your conscience in a seducing approach.

Kala Dam

Photo of Kala Dam, Odisha by Sourajit Chowdhury

hallucinating sunset of Kala Dam

Photo of Kala Dam, Odisha by Sourajit Chowdhury
Day 3

After spending a sparkling night at our residing place we woke up late and our only post breakfast schedule was to visit the holy Temple of Panchalingeshwar. The temple is situated at a hilltop and 263 stairs are there to ascend up to the temple. Therefore drove our feet in a bit sluggish manner to reach out there. This sacred place is blessed by the footsteps of tons of Vaktas everyday. One has lay down parallel to the water flow to touch the Linga of almighty Lord Shiva. The overall atmosphere and ambience of the place was simply phenomenal.

Touching linga of almighty Lord Shiva

Photo of Panchalingeshwar Temple, Panchalingeshwar Road, Nilagiri, Odisha, India by Sourajit Chowdhury

After having lunch we wrapped ourselves to go back to our regular factual life from this fabled journey of 2N 3D with a promise to come back again here.

The freaking octaves

Photo of Nowhere else Nilgiri Hills by Sourajit Chowdhury
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Compact, engaging, detailed description. Keep up the good work.
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Thanks a ton
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