Puri is a place where almost every bong has been to in their lifetime, and personally, I've been there quite a number of times and even lost the count. Puri was always about swargadwar, jaggannath temple, khaja and chung wah for me. But this time it was completely different. I was Holidaying Differently this time.
I had a blogger's meet to attend at Sterling Resort, Puri. A gang of 14 bloggers were invited for the same and supposedly I was a part of it!
We had a morning flight from Kolkata to Bhubaneswar, and reached there around nine in the morning. Sterling Resorts welcomed us on arrival and we started our journey towards Puri, a 60 odd Kilometers journey. On the way we stopped at Pipili for refreshments, freshly made roshogollas are favorites there.
Reaching Sterling Resort, we were welcomed traditionally, with sea-shell garlands. They even offered tender coconut water as a welcome drink, this thing was genuinely required after a tiring morning. Soon after we got our room keys, and started moving ahead to our rooms.
My room was a Classic Sea View room, entry into the room pumped up my tiring mood, lush interiors, vast balcony and unending view of the mighty bay of Bengal, it just set my mood right. Apart from that, their chef had kept a written personal message on the coffee table along with some complimentary nibbles which was a very warm gesture of welcoming guests in the resort. One thing i was clear about by now is Sterling welcomes its guests with wide open hands and makes you fall in love with them.
After freshening ourselves up, we were called down to their common room for a brief meeting and interaction with Sterling's management team. They served snacks and nibbles there too. And all the bloggers interacted with each other as well as with the management.
We had a sightseeing planned in the afternoon to Raghurajpur, so we got ready to leave as soon as the interaction was over.