Oct 12, 2009

Vishakapatnum Dockyard View

Saumendra Swain
Here is the Vishakapatnam Dockyard Slideshow that I visited while returning back to Orissa from Tadepalligudem. Due to th eHeavy Floods in the Krishna River , Most of the Trains were cancelled from Vijaywada, So I took the two Stop Bus Journey to Vishakapatnam.
After I reach Vizag, Abhiram planed for the day of sight seeing with his Electric Car- The Reva. AS it was late, i.e at 7pm evening , We decided to rome for a while in the City and have Dinner, than will look out for a sunday Movie. So we stoped at Tandoori Inn , Resturant in Vizag and had Pudina Paratha, Stuff Paratha and Veg Mouglai. The Taste is really good and after the Dinner we get into the nearby Cinema hall.

So we watched "WAKE UP SID " and get back to his Naval Base arround midnight.

Next morning , we took the sight seeing on the Hill top of Vizag Dockyard.

Oct 6, 2009

Tadepalligudem - Gopals New House

Saumendra Swain
I reached Tadepalligudem at midnight and recived by Gopal and his Uncle. The town of Tadepalligudem is just like anyother Indian Town , in the Midnight :). On my way to Gopals new home , I just said Gopal " Your Town is just similar to Cuttack and the Only Diffrence is the Fonts used in Shop Names .".

Gopal had booked the Hotel room for the stay as his home is full of Relatives. I got relaxed quickly and went, join Gopal and Uncle for the Hero honda Drive to his Home , which is just 3 km away from the Railway Station.

At Gopals Home I met all of them and Had my part of Dinner - my first experience with the Telgu Food. I swear , the Telugu Food is one of the best Prepared Indian recipe with Spicy taste. I loved it and , yes Asked for more :).

After Dinner, I took some of the Night Snaps of Gopals Home and retuern back to Hotel for a Sleep.

Look out for the Tadepalligudem Gopals Home Slideshow Below :

Oct 2, 2009

First Day Trip to Tadepalligudem - best of Chilika Lake

Saumendra Swain
My trip to Tadepalligudem , Andra Pradesh starts on the 1st day of October. I have a RAC Ticket in the Bhubaneswar Chennai Express at 11.45 am. I took the Public transport most of the time to avoid excess expanses and Pollution. As it was a whole day travel and a 11 hour journey from Bhubaneswar to reach Tadepalligudem, It never tensed me for the RAC reservation seat. So I had to Share the Whole berth (Side Lower) with One chap, Somyakanta Mohanty (Kutu), who is in the final years of his Mechanical Engineering at Binayak Eng College , Chennai. Even I took two delicious homemade chappati from Kutu with Potato Fry in Day Food.

With just 1 hour of traveling , We started to converse slowly and suddenly the conversation goes long till I get down at Tadepalligudem. In the 11 hour of our Journey, I with one of the CSF Jawan did helped one of the poor family to be out of the clutches of a so called Squad Ticket Checking Officer, which seems to be more than Fake than real.

On the way I took some of the best snaps of Mother Nature in the Chilika Lake region, With Fog Clouds touching the Green Mountains, With the miles long green Paddy fields, lashing out cold breeze, and the darkness of Monsoons with in-between slow Showers. The View from the Train Window is hard for anyone to overlook its beauty. Some of the Snaps I had taken were pasted below.


At 12.40 am I reached Tadepalligudem Station, where Gopal has come to receive me. My arrangements for the night was done at the Maruti Residency, which changed to Gopals Home , the next day after the Home Worship and Puja arrangements were completed.

I had my Dinner at Gopals place. I took Andra style dinner were they serve Idly, sambar

Oct 1, 2009

Tadepalligudem Trip starts Tomorrow

Saumendra Swain
Just 20 minutes back , Gopal called me from Banglore and confirmed his trip to Tadepalligudem. So he will reach TDD , tomorrow morning and I will set out for Tadepalligudem from Cuttack tomorrow at 11 am. Tadepalligudem is around 700 Kms from Cuttack , and It takes nearly 12 hours. I will start me train journey with Bhubaneswar – Chennai Express and reach TDD tomorrow at 11.45 pm.

A Sudden decision to have a get-together at Tadepalligudem, andra Pradesh , where Gopal has taken a new Home. It was all good for the Gopal's parents , to be in Tadepalligudem, as its the native and peace-full loving , compare to the hush -mush traffic of Mumbai Metro.