Saturday, January 3, 2015

Puri / Konark

(This was a small trip with Pradosh’s parents, while spending Christmas holidays with them. Not really like our other trips around Bombay, but we had a great time nonetheless, so here it is)

Puri doesn’t need much introduction. It is one of the char dhams of Hinduism, site of the famous Jagannath Temple and the annual Rath Yatra.

(For bengalis, it the number one quick vacation from Calcutta (the other being Darjeeling). There are 8 (EIGHT) trains dedicated just for Puri everyday (apart from other long distance trains). As a result, Bengali is lingua franca in the town, with most of the seafront hotels having lots of Bengali dishes on the menu and the main city beach (Swargadwar) is almost overrun with Bengali tourists
If that doesn’t sound appealing, it isn’t meant to be)

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