Friday, December 25, 2015

Fishermen at Udaipur Beach are done for the day

Fishermen at Udaipur Beach are done for the day
In my last photo post I had introduced you with the Udaipur Beach. Udaipur beach is like a long strip of sand connecting New Digha beach with Talsari, in close vicinity to the Bengal-Odisha state border. If you web-search 'Udaipur beach' you'll see various websites and blogs describing this beach as 'pristine', 'virgin' etc, but do not take those descriptions seriously. Either those adjectives are outdated or exaggerated. Udaipur has the same filthy beach and the muddy looking Bay of Bengal that you find in Digha (or, even Puri). Only good part of Udaipur beach is its substantial length which lets you find a tranquil sweet spot of your own away from noisy beach crowd. Tourists fond of water-sports like Jet-ski will have added reasons to dig this beach. Moreover, I don't think there are many beaches in India to welcome you with your vehicle. It is of immense fun to drive/ride along the wet sand but, definitely it contributes to the damage of marine ecosystem. I know today is not the ideal day to make you read another essay. So, cutting it short: Wish you a Merry Christmas! May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you and your loved ones.
Fishermen at Udaipur Beach are done for the day

Fishermen at Udaipur Beach are done for the day
I wish I could post few church or carnival photos. Clearly I'm out of stock and with a long solo motorcycle trip knocking my helmet, I can't venture out right now with the camera (saving my energy for the imminent ride). Clicking fishermen at work ranks among "top 3 things to do" at Udaipur beach. I enjoy watching and photographing fishermen even after getting slapped by one back in 2012. Now keep pondering over the cause of my assault as I've lost my story-telling vibe. Better close your browser and get lungful of fresh Christmas air. Have great time till I return with photographs of sunrise over the Digha beach.
Fishermen at Udaipur Beach are done for the day

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Resting Fishing Boats at Udaipur Beach during Sunset

Resting Fishing Boats at sleepy Udaipur Beach
If you are a conventional sea lover and also a Bong, your weekend holiday destinations are bound to shuffle between Puri and Digha. Unfortunately, Puri is too congested for the taste of many and the overall beach ambiance of Digha has turned unpalatable over the years. But the very distinguishing character of a true traveler is: finding alternative beautiful locations on this globe before they are officially branded as 'tourist spots'. Thus sea-crazy Bongs dissatisfied with Puri and Digha, started searching for better sea shores. Quest for virgin beaches over the past decade gave birth to a group of comparatively pristine seaside destinations in the tourist map of Bengal. Udaipur Beach, located close to Bengal-Odisha border, with its tempting coastline of about three kilometers long joining the New Digha Beach with the Talsari Beach is one of them. Once you drive past Digha, Udaipur is hardly few minutes away. Do not expect a clean beach and the bluish sea. Except these two picture-perfect parameters Udaipur has everything else to tickle your beach weekend fantasy. Mind it my friend, there are only very few beaches in your vicinity where you're free (legally) to explore the wet sand with your vehicle. Dipped in brine and scrubbed with coarse sand, your wheels would definitely discover multiple orgasms while you throttle steadily in unparalleled bliss.
Resting Fishing Boats at sleepy Udaipur Beach

Resting Fishing Boats at sleepy Udaipur Beach
Other than burning your petrol so eagerly you can watch busy fishermen, newly painted fishing boats or savor freshly seasoned sea food in the picturesque beach of Udaipur. As the beach has substantial length there are enough sweet spots for travelers looking for privacy or tranquility. In close proximity to Udaipur beach lies the delta, where Subarnarekha River merges into the Bay of Bengal! If photography is your primary objective Udaipur beach will present you with diverse photographic opportunities, especially during the sunrise or the sunset. I don't want to cause overcrowding in a single blog post by uploading all Udaipur/Digha beach photos. Rather, I'd prefer coming up with another set in my next post. Please do bounce back and add your valuable inputs. Happy end-year clicking and a Merry Christmas!
Resting Fishing Boats at sleepy Udaipur Beach