Friday, January 16, 2015

Puri Beachscape - Camels in Exile

Puri Beachscape - Camels in Exile
"You like those waves but I find them all clowns of a flop circus", the camel says.
The main tourist beach of Puri (Odisha) is the most renowned and hatefully crowded Swargadwar Beach. I might sound a biased critic but the only thing I find great about Puri is its easy reachability from my hometown and the wild sea. Rest everything, according to me is nothing better than mundane- the beach is packed with insanely loud tourists (pardon my arrogance), the sand is too coarse, certainly not very comfortable to walk on, craps and plastics are all around (blame it on tourists as well as the Government, who is not ready to handle tourists after good many decades!) and even the marine drive is too narrow to tackle the dense traffic as well as wandering tourists during peak seasons. But then again, if you manage to find a relatively calmer place on the beach and stare at the raging sea, foamy fuming waves won't fail to entertain you even for a second!
Puri Beachscape - Camels in Exile
"I'm your curiosity but you're my monotony", the camel sighs.
People travel to a tourist destination for additional sources of entertainment, is understandable. But, if you're an animal lover, or simply a sensitive human being, camels loitering around the Swargadwar beach and being used for beach safari might make you feel that those ill fated desert animals are in exile. Being a guy from plain, I find it extremely difficult to stay in a place where it snows. Leave aside frosty terrain, I can't even tolerate very hot and humid places such as Vishakhapatnam. I wish I could communicate with those beach camels and empathize with their frustrations. It may be my delusion that I find nothing but dissatisfaction deep into their tired eyes. Perhaps they miss their arid land, thorny bushes and the desert moon. On the other hand, salty sea breeze over the years might have dressed their wounds and dissolved those scars of missing the homeland. Am I being stupidly poetic? Ah yes, never mind, please visit back to checkout more photographs of Puri beachscape.
Puri Beachscape - Camels in Exile
Two beach sellers from different species exchanging professional glances!

15 comments:

  1. Love the caption of the last picture! :)

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  2. You seem to read the minds of the camels...! A mind-reader in the making?
    Loved all the pics and the colourful camel steals the show for me!
    Good job Anunoy.
    :D

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    1. Heheehe... Manogna, I would like to make a small correction- "Wild-mind-reader" :-P

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  3. Yes, the camels look so out of place in Swargadwar beach. But the pictures are intriguing with zany captions :-D

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    1. Trying to make life zany :-P
      Thanks Maniparna :-))

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  4. The Puri beach has steadily grown dirtier over the years, especially since the super cyclone of 1999. There have been attempts to clean it up from time to time but as long as the general public (visiting tourists) act ignorant, it will be tough to keep it clean. I recall sitting in the beach late evening with few friends till 11pm or so enjoying the cool breeze. Normally by them some cop would come and get you packing.

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    1. Yes Ramakant, I too share similar nostalgias :-))
      But on a brighter note, nowadays people are not allowed to booze over the beach late night :-P

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  6. Loved the pictures and captions :)
    Congrats on being featured in TT.

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  7. I wholeheartedly agree with you that Pur i beach is crowded with "loud" tourists...indeed it is....congrats on being featured on Tangy Tuesday...

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  8. I ahve been to Puri and gave done camel safari at Puri beach. When it comes to tourists and travellers in a city, there are various stay options in the city. One can check hotels around swargadwar beach puri at reasonable rates.

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