Sunday, August 10, 2014

Relaxed weekend in Mandarmani

Relaxed weekend in Mandarmani - Photo log

After a Masti tour of New Digha, its time for a relaxed tour with my better half. 

Its been long time we were planning a trip, After coming from Sunderban Trip i have been planning various locations from Delhi.... Sikkim... to Bangalore, but wife being a bit down in health it was decided that we will have some nearby relaxed trip.

Till the last day we were confused between Mandarmani or Digha, so it was decided that we will take final decision only after reaching Digha. 

We started our journey at 4:30 AM, we took a bus from Chandrakona Town at 5:00 AM to reach Mecheda at 7:30 AM. 

The nearest train station is at Contai and the nearest airport is at Kolkata. Previously,there was no proper road for the last 6 km into Mandarmani, which forced you to drive along the beach. 

However, recently a narrow but all-weather road has been constructed, which takes you directly to the hotels and resorts, provided you travel in a car or jeep. 

You can still drive along the beach; remember,however, beach driving has a seriously adverse affect on the local ecology, not to mention the atmosphere of the beaches. While driving on the beaches, stick to the side far from the sea or keep to the established track or you may risk getting caught in mud or sand.




You'll most likely be walking between your resort and the beach, however if you need to travel longer distances, avoid the temptation to drive on the beach more than necessary.
Be careful while driving on the beach and try to stick to the central part of the beach while driving. Towards the end of the beach, the sands are soft in places and your car may get stuck in it. Avoid driving on the beach after dark as if you get stuck in the sand dunes, you may not be able to get any local help to pull your vehicle out.



Small Crab






The Delta – At the end of the beach, there is the 'mohana' or river delta (place where a river meets the sea). There are some fishing settlements nearby.
This place is about 5-6 km from the main part of the beach where most of the hotels/resorts are located and is really beautiful with a scenic backdrop. On one side of the river there are dense jhau trees, while on the other side is the fishing village. A bit further from the village on the other bank of the river is some dense vegetation. It is not realistic to attempt to cross over to the other side and go into this forest as it is actually quite distant, despite appearing to be quite close.
You can watch the fishermen standing or wading through knee deep water laying their nets or catching fish and crabs.
Red crabs are visible over a large stretch of the beach near the Mohana.
However, try to avoid this place after dark as it becomes very isolated and you will not find any people, l






Starfish

Jellyfish 


Jellyfish 


Living Shell


Shankar Fish




On the beach, there is no electricity and after dark the only sources of light are the lights of the small beach-side shops which get their electricity from generators or batteries. As the evening progresses, the high tide causes the sea to rise. By 7-8 PM the sea takes up almost a quarter of the total width of the beach. So, if you had visited the beach during daytime, be careful as the sea will definitely be nearer in the evening. Better to have a torch with you at all times after dark.


Full Moon




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Pawan Patil said...

Mandarmoni is a small beach town that is located in the state of West Bengal. It is situated along the Southern regions of the state. The place is famous its long stretches of virgin beaches that are yet to be touched by tourism. The place is well known for its exquisite sunrises and sunsets and it is a good place to unwind away from the hectic life of the city. Tourist across the seas comes here to visit the amazing location and many travelers who prefer to stay at beach resort in Mandarmoni.

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