Monday, January 12, 2015

Konark to Puri Rainy Rickshaw Ride

Konark to Puri Rainy Rickshaw Ride
Konark to Puri, the modest 35 kilometers road on NH203, brushes the boundary of foamy sea, few beaches, runs through a wildlife sanctuary and doesn't even miss to include a river on its way! There are small buses plying in this route which take roughly one hour to cover the distance. Being a backpacker I leave no opportunities to avail public transport but it was not the ideal day. The enthusiasm for our Konark/Puri trip was already bleached by the overnight rain (the last night I had to actually take few night shots of the illuminated Sun Temple under an umbrella borrowed from the hotel guy) and the weather forecast for following two days did it best to dampen our flickering hope. It seemed the only smart option to reserve an auto rickshaw from Konark to Puri at a stupidly steep rate, to keep up with our itinerary and also to give a damn (futile show off!) to the incessant rain.
Konark to Puri Rainy Rickshaw Ride
A long auto-rickshaw ride has its own charm- you get to see lesser in comparison to a cab, yet you get to sense the surrounding way more! Non-sarcastically speaking, we sipped rain, chilly wind and vivid landscape (rich color of nature definitely comes out after a shower) like a cocktail, through torn hoods of our speeding rickshaw. Most of the travelers/tourists make it a point to halt at Chandrabhaga Beach on this route but only a hand few would know that there's another fantastic tourist spot located somewhere in the midway- the confluence of Kushabhadra River with sea. I'll blog about that confluence and the Ramachandi temple in a separate photo post. Many more trip photos are on their way... so, please visit back. 
Konark to Puri Rainy Rickshaw Ride
[N.B. - As the battery of my beloved P&S camera betrayed and passed onto a permanent coma as soon as I reached Konark, all these Konark/Puri trip photos had to be captured with the DSLR. So, these were not shot with a point and shoot camera. All subsequent photo posts with tags Puri or Konark shall be DSLR shots only. Pardon my circumstantial poverty.]

10 comments:

  1. Looking forward to your pictures!!

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    1. Thanks bro... Just posted few more... hope you visit back :-)

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  2. Must have been an awesome ride! Looking forward to more pics.

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    1. Few more uploaded in the latest post... please visit back Nisha :-)

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  3. Nothing spoils my mood more than a sudden rain which changes my plans!
    Eager for more pics..

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    1. Yes Manogna... and it was continuous drizzle/rain for 3 consecutive days with intermittent brief spells of dry but overcast sky... it was so terrible! :-(

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  4. These pics show that you had a great time on the auto! Looking forward to your pics! :)

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    1. Please visit back Parul... Yes, I was trying to be an optimist on the deck of a sinking ship :-P

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