It is often said that travel is the best medicine. Indeed true is this fact for I have spent most of my leisure time travelling and seeking answers to the role calls of my life through this process. This amazing experience so called travel has imbibed in my most ardent and passionate hobby and an amazing companion to be with. Among the several journeys undertaken by me on road and by rain, the most exhilarating experience would be to reach out to the lands of Orissa. Bhubaneswar the capital city has always been special for me owing to the awesome times I have spent on the hills around this city trekking and mountaineering.
One of the cherries on the pie of tourism offered by Bhubaneswar would undoubtedly be the Bindu Sarovara Bhubaneswar. A place filled with the virtue of tradition and sacred rituals, this place has got tremendous historical and cultural importance. I was stunned by the awe that struck from the vibrant atmosphere generated around the vicinity of this sacred pool. The legacies that state the composition of this pool to be from all the major rivers of India at least by drop contribution kept me spell bound. I had never witnessed any water body with such a deep cultural backdrop. Upon asking the guide around the place I came to know that the pool was created by the almighty Lord Shiva for his wife Goddess Parvati when she wanted to quench her thirst.
My luck I had planned this trip during the sacred Ashokastami festival when the whole lake came to life and started to celebrate around several devotees. The whole scenario around me seemed like a saga of sheer brilliance with beauty dripping from the skies to grace this auspicious occasion.
Despite arriving on such an important fixture the best part of the trip was I was able to fetch unimaginably low fares on my train ticket. The hotel accommodation also squeezed comfortably within my budget and I entered the journey with smiles. There wasn’t a single instance when I could complain be it food or hospitality there was grade one service offered all round.