Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mandarmani







After my proposal, it took only 5 minutes to take the decision. Our motor bikes shouted in joy, "vrro..o..oo……mm” and we were on our way to Mandarmani. Two bikes, four crazy friends and international standard NH 6, the perfect match to celebrate a weekend. Keeping the indicator around 90-100 km/hr we reached Kolaghat and took the lunch break.


















Next stop was Chaulkhola (via Kontai) where we had to leave the main road. A horrible drive of 12 km ended when we reached Dadanpatrabar, the entry point of Mandarmani. The roaring sea, golden sky and the dying light of the dusk was waiting for us to give a wonderful welcome. We the “crazy four” started to drive along the largest beach of India, at the sunset, it seemed as a dream. The day’s journey ended when we took shelter at “Hirak Jayanti” resort.





Mandarmani has always been just a small village of some fishermen in East Midnapore. Few scattered huts of the fishermen, some dykes for prawn culture, long, flat beach, endless tranquility and peace--- this was Mandarmani in short. Slowly, by courtesy of some local businessmen and tourists, it drew the attention of the media and now Mandarmani is a well-known name in Bengal’s tourist map. It’s main attraction is the mesmerizing beach and the prevailing peace and calmness. No entry for the madding crowd, irritating hawkers and photographers like Digha, the most popular beach of West Bengal. Even the resorts maintain a considerable distance between them. Electricity is yet to come. One can rediscover himself here without any interruption. It is an ideal place to spend a couple of days to restore energy for new struggle.








All the resorts have their own multicuisine restaurant serving see foods like crabs, prawns, fishes and typical Bengali food and Kolkata-style Chinese cuisine. Green coconut water is sold by the local farmers. You can get a variety of alcohol from the shops near the beach and the bars of the resorts.










For more photos, click here

11 comments:

  1. nice pix:) all of dem....lovely

    ReplyDelete
  2. nice pix...all of dem that uve put up here..lovely!:)

    ReplyDelete
  3. BEWARE GUYS WHO ARE THINKING FOR MANDARMONI.I went Mandarmoni on 7.1.2010 to 9.1.2010 and stayed in a resort called GARDEN RETREAT. Beware that's the worst Rome service and hotel I have ever stayed. Rs880/-per day without many basic amenities.The beach is not very Virgin and crowded place full of touts right now.102 hotels are there but very poor infrastructure.Go there see Hotel then book never from Kolkata unless you book very renowned like Sana or Rosevalley.power is a major problem Hotels are run By generators so first ask how many hours they will give you power (in truest sense).But still better than Digha.
    Be very cautious.

    Aniruddha Nag

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello, could you pls share your mail address?
      @ abirmitra@gmail.com

      Delete
  4. Travel guide route map , train details for Mandarmani.
    "<a href=
    http://www.mandarmani.in/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Mandarmani train details route map travel guide

    http://www.mandarmani.in/

    ReplyDelete
  6. very nice blog. More informative. Thanks for sharingHotel Booking in Mandarmoni

    ReplyDelete
  7. There are some great Hotels in Mandarmani where you can stay. Trip Partner Holidays give a lot of discount in all the hotels and resorts in Mandarmani

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks a lot Anaya Kiran for liking

    ReplyDelete