Odisha Odyssey-Cloud Covered Beaches,The chilika Fun And The Sun Temple.

Tripoto
13th Jun 2017
Photo of Odisha Odyssey-Cloud Covered Beaches,The chilika Fun And The Sun Temple. by Samir Anand

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.

the beautiful view

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

people in love with themselves

Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Samir Anand
Day 1

Hey all,

Biju Patnaik Statue

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'.

Clear view of the 'Jagannath Temple'

Photo of Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha, India by Samir Anand
Day 2

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.

The Starting Point.

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

The 'Not So Deadly :RED CRAB'

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Sea creature containing pearls

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

white pearl coming out

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

The beautiful white pearl

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Black pearl coming out

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

The Black Pearl

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Collection of Corals containg stone

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Red stone coming out

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

'Red Coral Gemstone'

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

Green stone coming out

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

coral remains

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

enjoying the ride.

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

going with the flow

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

caught the food

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

bird searching its prey

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

dolphin showing its glimpse

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

dolphin's fin.

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

dolphin view from my Canon

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

pomfret fish masala

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

prawn masala

Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Samir Anand

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.

public view

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

under renovation

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.

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