Return Trip Gopalpur on Sea Orissa

After enjoying the Gopalpur on Sea, with the Panthanivas and Youth hostel Accommodation, the night fall sea breeze we set out our return trip , now through the visit to the Berhampur Town. Idly
Idly Puri breakfast at Gopalpur on Sea

Had a double breakfast trhis time. AS I am avid foodie on travel, I love to taste the different varieties of snacks , specially the local favorite ones. So in Gopalpur we took Idly and Puri mixed with the Aloo-mutter Curry and South Chuttney. From Gopalpur ,we travell to the Berhampur City and enjoyed the Wada, Puri, Sambar Chattni before getting back to our return journey.
Dola jatra at Berhampur Village
Ramayana story in Dola Jatra

Luckily on the way we experienced the DOLA Jatra Utsav in a Village , which is really enjoying and met some of the local actors who were giving there best performances in the Village Streets.

Dola Jatra- Ramayana Actors
Dola yatra
This is the Village in Berhampur, the same place were the Famous Prince Dance Group emerged with there Award winning Performance. From the Local Festivals and there dedication We realized the fact that there is something special in these people , which makes them a real Actor from scratch. Just See some of the snaps .
Ravana in a Dress

We decide to have our Lunch at the Bira Dhabba (Which is a famous one for the Truck Drivers on the South East Roadways - the National Highway no 5 connecting Kolkatta and Vishakapatnam.).
Bira Dhabba at NH5 Road Drive

Bira Dhabba is famous for its owner , the group of 4 brothers who manage the Dhabba(Resting and Fooding Place in Indian Highways), they have atleast 10-15 sindhi Cows for there Milk and Paneer Recipies.

On Our Way We set out Interior for the Elephant Trail in the Jungle which causes many Deaths and Crop Loss in recent times. We even get a rare stay of 30 minutes at one of the Elephant Watch House set up by the Neearby tribes.
Elephant Watch Tower at Nirmal Jhara Forest NH5 Road Drive

Deep Forest and the Elephant Mountain in the Jungles
On the Way We took a long 2 hours Clear air, Under the Banyan tree Sleep at the Rambha Chilika View . The Tree is one of my Favorite to take rest as this was my Second trip to the places, Earlier it was in November 2008 with the techyog Team.

Rambha Chilika beach Sleep

Trully the sleep after a heavy Meals , under the tree is worth experiencing , in case of you are well known to the place, as there was the risk of anonymous local people banging on you, This time we asked one of the Fishermen of the Chillika, and he sat just beside us under the tree, and we took the 2 hour long sleep without the tension of our backpacks.

Bike drive to Chilika Lake NH5 Road Drive

At 4pm we set put for the next leg of our journey and Crossed the Mountain Streak Cruves just above the Chillika Lake.

Curvy Mountain Drive at Chilika Lake
From this poiint Chilika is breathtaking , just you have to careful of the heavey Trucks plying through it.
Saumendra Driving through Mountains Pass at Chilika
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