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rk0887 27th April 2017 09:53 AM

Ciaz Diaries – Couple of Days in Odisha
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It was a Sunday afternoon of January when I was having lunch with dad and the filmsy ringtone of his phone broke the silence. After the conversation, he told me that we have to go to Odisha for a couple of days to attend a family function. I suddenly became quite excited [drive]as our last trip came around six months ago.

Our destination was a place called Betnoti in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. The distance is around 180 kms from my hometown Jamshedpur, Jharkhand and around 190 kms from Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha. So, I started to search for some places to visit nearby the town and came across some exciting results. The first place that caught my attention was Devkund which is famous for its scenic waterfalls and another destination was Panchlingeshwar.

Sunset in Betnoti
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So, the itinerary goes something like this –

Day – 1: Jamshedpur to Betnoti. Attend the family function and walking around the village
Day – 2: Betnoti to Devkund and Panchlingeshwar and back to betnoti.
Day – 3: Visit to Emami Jagannath Temple (a replica of Puri Jagannath Temple)
Day – 4: Back to Jamshedpur

rk0887 27th April 2017 01:34 PM

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So, we started our journey at around 7 am. The journey was quite straight and hassle free except the 10 km stretch between Jamshola to Bombay Chowk which took us around 40-45 minutes to cover. Large to very large potholes and one has to be very careful especially if low GC. The total time taken was around 4 hours with breakfast break at bahragora.

The route taken

Between Ghatshila and Bahragora stretch
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Arrived at the destination
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After attending the function, I got ready for the village tour with a local guy and spotted some beautiful places with the true essence of a typical Indian village. This geographical area is famous for its vegetable and rice production. As it was winter, I spotted farms full of cabbages and cauliflowers.
Random Click - The Happy Family
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The very next day we headed towards Devkund at 9 AM. The distance is around 60 kms from Betnoti and we took the Betnoti-Udla Road. The road conditions are excellent. Somewhere in the middle, we spotted a very beautiful temple "Hingula Mandir" at a very picturesque location.
The Entry Gate - Hingula temple
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Hingula Mandir
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Then, we resumed our journey for Devkund and reached there at 11:15 AM. Believe me its very very beautiful, not only the place itself but the twisty roads crossing villages one after another. We loved it.
Road towards Devkund falls
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The Devkund Falls
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Beautiful View from the Falls
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fusion_defusion 4th July 2017 03:27 PM

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Let me be the first one to comment, it was nice travelogue, the pictures are awesome!!.

rahul4640 5th July 2017 09:52 PM

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From the picture I can also see that the Ghatshila-Bahragora stretch is freshly laid and is in nice shape. Earlier it was a nightmare to drive. I even had a minor accident once, mostly due to poor road condition, while returning back to my home in Calcutta.

rk0887 6th October 2017 11:03 AM

Thanks a lot for the appreciation.. [:)]

Yes.. the ghatshila bahragora stretch is quite good now. It will be a 4 - lane soon from Ranchi to Bahragora. But due to the construction work the Jamshedpur Ghatshila stretch is in a real bad shape. Hope that the 4-laning will complete soon.

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