Puri - Golden Sands, A Sterling Holidays Resort
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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We decided to get a early start to try and beat the traffic,and had a very good run on NH 9 a fantastic road where we were able to do between 60-70 mph,until we hit the town of Vijayawada where suddenly 4 lanes became 1,well it was a bottleneck for 3-4 miles of solid traffic,every one blowing their horns and going nowhere! It must have taken us the best part of a hour,to cover those miles,before we got on to the next highway,the NH5, which took us past the towns of Elura,across ...
... honking away to glory. I don't think I have ever honked so much before . And then the Ichchapuram crossing into Orissa. Thankfully there were only about 500 trucks waiting, and pretty orderly at that. So my crossing was only 15 mts instead of the one hour I had budgeted ! If I were working, I would have demanded a promotion on the grounds that I had "conquered" Ichchapuram.
Now in Bhubaneswar the capital of Orissa after clocking over 800 kms today. Impressed ...
... walking barefoot along the shore.There were many camels decked with colorful fabrics, made available to Indian tourists, horses and so many people, since it is sunday but also many tourists especially coming from Bengal and Calcutta who find the ideal destination for their sea holiday. At one point I pulled out my swimsuit, Speedo, scandalizing the shy Indians, most bathe fully clothed or with long pants.The waves are ...
... the Formula One and to which I screamed in vain to moderate the speed and not make me take all the bumps that caused me back pain. No way, he ran and then went out of the way and arrived in the tourist area of the beach.Hotels, restaurants and bars with a lot of people even on the beach where they had arranged the tables to eat and the usual stalls. In short Puri is much bigger than I thought and I hope to see it better ...
... us something to do.
The next day we made a short trip to the coast reaching our next destination; Golpalpur on sea. Our accommodation (Motel Mermaid) was right on the seafront and Zoe and I managed to get one of the few seafront view rooms – thanks Amanda. With much of the day left to explore this small town we decide to head to the Mayfair Hotel for some lunch. It was a very posh hotel owned by the Oberoi family who purchased the property ...