Starting the drive from Bhubaneshwar to Chilka
After spending three weeks in Orissa, I went for a week long trip to Chilka Lake.
Chilka is situated approximately 140 km. away from Bhubaneshwar, on the Bhubaneshwar-Behrampur route. This journey could take three to four hours. We started from Bhubaneshwar at 7 a.m. and reached Balugaon at 10:30 a.m. We drove at a leisurely pace and stopped at many places enroute to click digital pictures of nature's wonders. We checked into Forest guest house at Balugaon, which would be my home for the next seven days. It is a simple room with comfortable beds, an attached bathroom. I carried lots of notebooks, pens, meditation tapes, ZeNLP music for relaxation, a walkman, digital camera, torch, assorted dry fruits, a box of candles, several boxes of safety matches, cotton earplugs and several sets of AA and AAA batteries, in my rug-sack.