Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Glimpses of Tajpur Beach

Glimpses of Tajpur Beach
The shack-owner's boy revising his school lessons. What an apt backdrop for mundane studies!
My sincere apologies to my blog viewers for the delayed update. Although non-cooperating net connection and professional workload are never excusable excuses from a blogger, I must confess of my poor management skills and deep seated trait of procrastination. Skipping my personal analysis I better talk about Tajpur, my last weekend destination! Travelers (read as 'Bengali' or 'Bongs') who are fed up with the tourist congestion at popular sea-towns such as Digha, they opt for relatively pristine seaside destinations of West Bengal like- Mandarmani, Bakkhali, Tajpur, Shankarpur etc. Map-wise, Mandarmani, Tajpur, Shankarpur and Digha fall on the same route, barely 10-15 kilometers away from each other.
Glimpses of Tajpur Beach
If you're late you can only catch the moon instead of a setting sun!
Tajpur is not even a town, it is a fisherman's village by the Bay of Bengal with an uncommonly inverted-crescent shaped beach. Except the secluded nature Tajpur beach has nothing extra to offer to its tourists. You'll find the same sober waves, fine sand and millions of red crabs like any other beach of Bengal. I spent my afternoon watching the India Vs South Africa cricket match and like every other cricket fanatic I lost track of time. Consequently I missed capturing sunset shots. When I ran to the beach with head full of self reproach all I could spot were fading hues of the dusk and a slice of moon peeping overhead.
Glimpses of Tajpur Beach
A typical shack over Tajpur beach. Did you notice the dark guy managing the counter?
Although there will be plenty of sea fishes, crabs and roasted chicken to entertain you with drinks in those beach shacks, if you're an enthusiast photographer, the ugly truth is- nothing can cheer you up after missing the sunset over beach. I tried all options/distractions that night but waiting for following sunrise hour turned out to be the only solacing factor. Alas, next morning was least merciful with her foggy veil. Anyway, I found Tajpur as a cool weekend seaside destination with ample accommodation options. Do not forget to bargain hard with the resort/hotel people as their tariffs are not fixed. Another statutory warning: do not load your tummy with hotel food/drinks as there are cooler stuffs waiting for you on Tajpur beach.
Glimpses of Tajpur Beach
Starfish imprints over the wet sand. Truly, nothing lasts forever!

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures.
    Cheers, Archana
    www.drishti.co

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  2. Lovely pictures...So colorful and so serene..

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    1. You are always so motivating! Thanks Parul :-)

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  3. Last year I visited Tajpur beach ...yes, there are "cooler stuffs" on the beach :-P

    Nice pictures Anunoy... :_)

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    1. Thanks Maniparna :-))
      I'm yet to decide between Shankarpur and Udaipur for next month weekend trip... any suggestion?? :-P

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  4. Lovely beach. Wish you had posted more pictures.

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    1. Thank you so much buddy... I too wish I had more photos to share :'-(

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  5. Loved the starfish and the boy...nice pictures

    Datta

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    1. Thanks Datta! I too love the first shot :-D

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  6. Even though you had us waiting for your posts, i loved this post a lot.
    I particularly love the starfish pic and the moon.

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    1. So sweet of you Manogna devi :-P
      BTW, I've many more moon photos in this blog ;-)

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    2. :P
      Manogna Devi? I feel like a queen already..
      :P
      ;)
      i will check out the moon pics.

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