Monday, 14 April 2014

5 Places I Wish To Visit

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I wanna travel smart around the world.

Before doing that, let me discover my home-state- Odisha, The Soul Of Incredible India, first! 

Travel, like Charity, begins at home!
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"Odisha is a must-visit destination.
In Incredible India, is its location.

It has wonders- Sun, Sand, Sea,
Art, Crafts, Literature, Beauty…

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Wildlife Sanctuaries, indigenous Culture,
Ancient History, brilliant Architecture.

It has special attractions & a wow cuisine,
Rich sights & treasures yet to be seen!..."

- Some Lines from my Post- Guess This Place!



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I really want to visit the following 5 places in Odisha:


I. Chandipur


Odisha, blessed with 480 kms coastline, has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.


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Chandipur in Balasore, Odisha, is a unique sea-beach where the sea recedes by 5 km twice a day. I'd love to spot the vanishing-sea there! How lovely will it be to actually walk on the sea-bed when the sea literally vanishes!



I want to experience the Enticing Waters Of Odisha! 



II. Ratnagiri

The ancient Kalinga War transformed bloodthirsty Emperor Ashoka to peace-loving Buddhist patron. 

Odisha has amazing Buddhist heritage sites- the Lalitgiri-Ratnagiri-Udayagiri-Langudi.



I wish to feel a part of the Buddhist shrines, Stupas, Sculptures & Excavated monasteries.



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I want to experience the Buddhist Heritage Of Odisha!



III. Sambalpur

I wish to visit the Samaleswari Temple, The Leaning Temple of Huma, Hirakud Dam, Ghanteswari Temple...

The Leaning Temple Of Huma - The World's only leaning temple...

I also wish to purchase Sambalpuri dress-materials and sarees. Odisha handlooms have bright colours and amazing designs, elegance & quality.



I want to experience the Divine Pleasure at Odisha!



IV. Phulbani

Phulbani boasts of many attractions like the Putudi Waterfall, Boudh, Baliguda, Coffee Plantation, Belghar Sanctuary...
I dream to visit all this and, of course, Daringibadi - the 'Kashmir Of Odisha'.

Will be really wonderful!


 


I want to experience this Hill-Station along with the Tribal Treasure Of Odisha!



V. Satkosia

Satkosia is a scenic and charming wildlife sanctuary that has immense biodiversity.

 


Satkosia is a Tiger Reserve. It will be awesome to spot tigers & other wildlife & click pics!



I want to experience the Wildlife Of Odisha!


All the above 5 Places have different associated adventures in Odisha that I would love to experience.

(Note- Though I have already visited many places in Odisha, yet I had a tough time picking the above 5 places out of the list of the many places in Odisha that I am yet to visit...Will definitely visit all these & more in this lifetime.)

I dedicate my Post to the places of Odisha as-

1. I am yet to discover most of it despite having spent many years in Odisha...
2. Many people are not aware of Odisha's wonders...
3. Odisha deserves more Posts.
4. Odisha deserves far more tourists.
5. Utkala Dibasa or Odisha Day was recently celebrated on April 1st.

This Post is my celebration of the Odia New Year!
Happy New Year! Cheers!

photo Subhashish Panigrahi
Pana- Special Drink Offering to celebrate Pana Sankranti








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Odissi Dance

Pics Courtesy: Odisha Tourism Government site , @odisha_tourism & @BBSRBuzz & its contributors.

For more information about Odisha, do visit the Odisha Tourism Government site.



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This is a post for IndiSpire Edition-8 of IndiBlogger.




Delighted that my idea - "5 Places you would love to visit in this lifetime" was chosen for IndiSpire Edition-8 of IndiBlogger.
Thanks for this opportunity to express.
You too can share your list of dream places & submit your Post for IndiSpire.

Also linking my post to-
ABC Wednesday - O For ODISHA

60 comments:

  1. awesome pictures, Incredible India :)

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    1. Thanks Rakesh! Incredible India has lots to offer with places that are pristine Travel-Heavens like Odisha...

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  2. That's a lovely celebration of Odisha! Wonderful list and one that gives me a lot to add in my wishlist of places I would love to visit one day as well! Congratulations on topping the Indispire, Anita! Way to go! :)

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    1. Thanks Arti :) Wonderful to know that Odisha is now on your travel-wishlist!
      It'll be great when you visit Odisha. Welcome :)
      Topping IndiSpire was courtesy all the travel-loving voters :)

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  3. I wish to travel allll over India. When there's so much to see in one country why go anywhere else na ?:) hope to see odissa soon!

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    1. Very true. Even I wish to visit our India. This voyage of discovery itself needs an entire lifetime.
      Do visit Odisha soon :)

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  4. these all are so serene places .. have visited two from above .. really wants to visit the last two !

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    1. So cool Ankur! I am yet to visit so many places :) My list is getting bigger day by day :) Happy Pana Sankranti to you :)

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  5. Nice post. I also share some of the places from your wish list to visit in Odisha. Ratnagirii, Satakoshia, Phulabani bulijiba pain mora ichha.

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    1. Thanks for visiting my Blog, Sam :) Do visit often!
      Many more must-visit places in my Odisha list & also in my India & then World-list list :)
      We are yet to discover the wonders of the state or country we belong to or reside, though we have visited foreign places and increased their Visitor count & tourism-revenue...

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  6. Awesome post. Your posts enlighten us about the beauty of Odisha everytime.
    Would love to visit odisha once for sure.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Krishna. Happy that you liked my posts & presentation :)
      Most welcome. Do visit Odisha for sure :)

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  7. Very nice post, made me wanna go there too. I met a few Odissa dancers in the past, beautiful art of dancing. I put it in my top 30 list :P

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    1. Welcome to my Blog! Thanks for stopping by & sharing such heart-warming words :)
      Lovely to know that Odisha features in your Top-30 list!
      Do visit soon. Most welcome :)

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  8. You have made me see a whole new side to Orissa. I studied in Bhubaneshwar for 2 years and we had so much fun exploring different places like Bhitarkanika, Chilka lake, etc. Here I was thinking I have seen most of it! I share my travel stories on http://off-the-map-mytravelogue.blogspot.in

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    1. Thanks Chaitali for visiting my Blog & sharing your comment :)
      Nice to learn of your Odisha connection. I am yet to visit Bhitarkanika.
      Lot many places beckon... Odisha by itself has a lot of interesting places to offer.

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  9. Great choice Anita..have visited all the places except Phulbani....I wish to visit them again.. :-)

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    1. Really cool, Maniparna. So many places you have already visited!
      I remember you had shared some Satkosia pics in your blog.
      Phulbani has the amazing hill-station Daringbadi. So you must come :)
      There are so many places unseen -
      that can we afford to tread again through where we have already been? :)

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  10. Wow! Super cool! Since the time I saw that your idea got voted the most, I was eagerly waiting for your personal list.
    Totally loved it! I have to visit Orissa now :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Parul for your kind words :)
      I will have to write several posts to do justice to the topic as I have sooooo many places on my wish-list. My aim is to maximize & include/cover as many places as possible in this lifetime!
      Yes, Odisha is a must-visit! You are most welcome :)

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  11. There are so many must visit places in Incredible India and Odisha is one of them. Amazing write-up and pics:)

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    1. Very true, Vishal. Truly incredible places like Odisha.
      Thanks for the appreciation :)

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    1. Yes! You are most welcome, Indrani! Chalo, let's go :)

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  13. what about jagganath puri temple.

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    1. Ashokji, I have visited Lord Jagannath's Puri Temple many times :)
      This post is about the places that I dream to visit based on the IndiSpire topic that is about the 5 places that we wish to travel...
      Else, Puri Temple is a must-visit in Odisha, along with the Konark, Lingaraj & several other temples :)

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  14. This post going to help me in a big way at work. Thank you :)

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    1. That's wonderful to know Harshita!
      Now I am curious how exactly will it help you :)
      Welcome to my Blog! Do keep visiting :)

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  15. Very nice post.. loved the pics n description :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Amruta for stopping by & for the appreciation :)

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  16. Have not travelled much towards Central and Eastern India, have had the chance to do a lot towards the South, but could not agree more.. India has so much of potential, it is just that it is badly managed and teh Govt is simply clueless how to tap that... But you have driven hopes again.. Loved the post.

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    1. Welcome to my space, Rajesh. Thanks for your kind words.
      True, India has much potential. Needs to be tapped so that India can be on top of every traveller's wishlist... Time to discover our India.

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  17. :) I've never been to the eastern side of the country. Will surely visit Orissa some day!

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    1. Yes, India's East & North-East have wonders that need to be explored.
      Most welcome to Odisha, Sreesha :)

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  18. Now i wish to explore Orissa...;-)

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    1. That's lovely, Isaac :) Turn your wish to reality soon! :)

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  19. Applause! I always used to feel that it was redundant to go around the world with such natural and cultural riches unexplored in India One of the reasons why I normally skip these 'places to visit' posts are cos it always ends up a list of places all over the world when the person has not even seen the sculptural marvel within a kilometer of his own house. Glad I did not miss this post.

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    1. *Takes a Bow*
      Thanks Sureshji. Humbled...

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  20. Hats off to this beautiful post Anita :)

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    1. Thanks Ananya :) Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder :)

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  21. The green destinations, Phulbani and Satkosia. I would love to visit if I get a chance. Your post makes me feel that there is a lot to discover in Odisha.

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    1. Namrata, we have to take & make chances in life... Hope we get to do what we wish & fulfill our dreams!
      Yes, Odisha is a hidden jewel. Need to discover her sparkle.

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  22. very nice post Good Guidelines for all

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    1. Thanks Arul :) Glad you liked it.

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  23. Super duper list! Even I've not visited the places U've listed...except Sambalpur- I've visited the fab Leaning Hanuman temple at Huma, Hirakud Dam & Samaleshwari temple....dey r divine places!

    Rest all not yet gone & dream 2 go! Thanks so much for this post! Yes Odisha deserves far more tourists & posts...lemme say that those who hav nt yet visited Odisha - R MISSING WAY TOO MUCH OF THE BEST SITES IN THE WORLD! :D

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    1. Thanks Amrita! :)
      Great that you have visited at least some of the places. I have lots to cover...
      I totally agree with you that Odisha has awesome & best sites in the world.

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  24. Reading your post and seeing these lovely pictures i too want to visit Orissa now!

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    1. Thanks Nima! Yes, you must visit! Odisha welcomes you :)
      Do plan your trip soon.

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  25. Congratulations !!
    Really inspired to travel all these places.
    Regards
    Jai

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    1. Thanks for visiting my Blog!
      Most welcome to Odisha :)

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  26. Excellent List. Seems researched. Carry on, dreams are meant to make them reality..
    ...shabab khan

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    1. Thanks a lot Shabab for stopping by & for your wishes. Having stayed in Odisha, I have heard of these places and would love to visit them :)
      True, may we all fulfill our dreams!

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  27. I would love to visit Odisha again. It has been way too long, and there is so much of the state I have yet to explore (not to mention the shopping!) But when, when, when?! Thanks so much for this wonderful post, it may actually hasten up my travel plans, who knows? :)

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    1. Thanks Beloo!
      Do visit Odisha soon :)

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    1. Thanks Roger :)
      Yet to visit these places. Hope to do so.

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  29. I hope you enjoy each and every one of these places. They seem incredibly beautiful!

    SamuraiFrog, ABCW

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    1. Thanks for your maiden comment & lovely wish :)
      Great to have you here!

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  30. Id love to visit Orissa Anita, I have heard so much about it. And also the north east, esp cos of its greenery and wide range of fauna and flora..

    And you could consider my hometown Mysore too for its history and heritage :)

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    1. Do visit Odisha, Vinay :)
      Yes, I have visited Mysore thrice.
      Love our incredible India!

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