Weekend at the coast of Bay of Bengal

Tripoto
19th Apr 2019

Last weekend being a long holiday weekend, we decided to spend some time enjoying the sea side. Hence, we set off for Mondarmoni, a quiet place to spend some time destressing in tranquility. From Digha railway station it's almost twenty eight kilometres stretch by road. The roads are a little bumpy. But that I didn't even care when I reached the Sun City Resort just on the beach. They have a private gate to the beach for their boarders.
First of all, this resort is too big to roam around and there are plenty of fun stuffs for kids. It's almost like a nature park with a huge lake inside where you can paddle boat. They have all the joyrides plus swimming pools for all. The rooms are set up in different styles for different rates structures. Some are called Crab holes, some Conch shells, when some others are called Coral houses. And they do not only have names like that but actually they are just lookalikes of their names! Incredible! Isn't it?
After freshening up, I couldn't resist myself from rushing to the sea because I could hear the sound of the crashing waves from the stairs of my room.
Here the sea is serene and tranquil. The waves keep coming and going at a rhythmic pace but not very rough. The sea bed is flat and has soft sands. Walking on the soft sand barefeetted helped me connect with Mother Earth. As I walked down the sea bed, I ended up disturbing the little crabs and they started to run into the holes they created on the sand bed. The crabs are quite artistic in making their holes. They all create different designs around the holes like we do decorate our house entrances! I could see sea shells every where. Picked up a few of them. One was alive too. Got to see one starfish too which was driven ashore by the waves.
Finally, the crashing waves touched my feet, soothing and healing my soul. The smell of the salt water took away all the stress of the week. Really, sea has some immense power of healing. Maybe that's why salt water therapy is so famous.
More than an hour spent on the shore; as darkness approached, I retired to my room for the day.

Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani, West Bengal, India by Pramita R. Thakker
Day 2

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.

Photo of Mandarmani Beach, Mandarmani, West Bengal by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani Beach, Mandarmani, West Bengal by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani Beach, Mandarmani, West Bengal by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani Beach, Mandarmani, West Bengal by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani Beach, Mandarmani, West Bengal by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani Beach, Mandarmani, West Bengal by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani Beach, Mandarmani, West Bengal by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani Beach, Mandarmani, West Bengal by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani Beach, Mandarmani, West Bengal by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani Beach, Mandarmani, West Bengal by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani Beach, Mandarmani, West Bengal by Pramita R. Thakker
Photo of Mandarmani Beach, Mandarmani, West Bengal by Pramita R. Thakker
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