Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hotel Muktangan Chandipur | Best Budget Option for Chandipur Stay | Odisha Tourism | One Of The Best Budget Hotels In Chandipur

I have visited Odisha Many times and i have stayed in OTDC panthashala most of the times.This time while i was looking for a stay in Chandipur,I deliberately wanted to opt for some other hotel just to expirence the service quality of other places.As i have stayed in most of other OTDC facilities i had a fair bit of idea about all of them.So without wasting further time let me directly come to the point.

I am willing to review this hotel based on this following parameters.Do let me know if i need to add few more parameter in future.

Hotel Muktangan,Chandipur


Parameters:

Location:

Hotel Muktangan is just 400 meter away from the sea beach.You can reach there within 10 minutes depending on your walking speed.

Lodging:

The have 4 AC rooms & 5 Non AC rooms as of now.following are the prices of the rooms.

Tariff for "Hotel Muktangan" - For Booking (9831020400)
  • AC Room (Double Bed) - Rs 1500
  • Non AC Room (Double Bed) - Rs 800
  • Non AC Room (Four Bed) - Rs 1500
The rooms are generally clean,although i would like them to upgrade their toilet kits and bedsheets once in a while.Considering the price range,please do not expect much from this hotel expect the basic functions.


Fooding:

I must compliment them for their awesome food quality.The food will actually surprise few of you.Please find the food prices as mentioned below.

You can also purchase fish/prawn/chicken from the local market directly and ask them to prepare it for you.They will probably take Rs 200-300 as cooking charge and you are all set to dig in to these awesome dishes.

  • All Meal Combo - Rs 500/Person (B|L|T|D)
  • Only Dinner/Lunch Non Veg Meal - Rs 200/Person
  • Only Dinner/Lunch Veg Meal - Rs 80/Person
  • Chicken Pakoda - Rs 120/Plate
Kitchen,Hotel Muktangan,Chandipur

Restaurant,Hotel Muktangan,Chandipur



Management:

I have found both Maity Da/Sahu Da who were managing this property  as gentlemen and person with good helpful nature.All their cooking stuffs were awesome and deserves a thumbs up.

If you are looking for a decent budget hotel in Chandipur and wish to have good foods.This hotel is for you.If you are looking for leisure & wish to stay just beside sea beach and need all upmarket Linens,Toilet kits ,Then I am sorry to say this hotel is not for you.




Additionally do check out my comprehensive guide for Chandipur here - http://www.theconfusedkid.com/2017/10/how-to-visit-chandipur.html

Also check out list of places where you can visit from Chandipur here - http://www.theconfusedkid.com/2017/10/7-places-to-visit-from-chandipur-or.html




Please let me know if you have liked the format of this article by commenting below.Please also check out the article about Chandipur and  7 best places to visit from Chandipur to get an idea about the place.

Feel free to Praise/Abuse me anytime you wish to to so i can take those feedbacks and improve my skills.

Till Then... Jatna Neba Payeen (Take Care in Odiya language)
























7 Places To Visit From Chandipur Or Balasore | Odisha Tourism | Best Places to Explore in Balasore

Balasore is a very important station for me or many people like us who likes to explore Odisha in detail and beyond Puri.It is about time when Odisha Tourism starts focusing on this district to promote Tourism.

I have been to Balasore few times now and each time i was able to explore different locations surrounding this awesome district.This time i went to Chandhipur and i have visited the following locations from Chandipur itself.You can plan for visiting this locations from Chandipur itself.

Optional Sightseeing from Chandipur:

  • Khirochora Gopinath Temple
  • Emami Jagannath Temple
  • Nilgiri Palace
  • Nilgiri Jagannath Temple
  • Radha Krishna Mandir Chandipur
  • Mohona or Sangam of Buribalam River with Bay of Bengal
  • Panchalingeswar

     
Places to visit from Balasore,Odisha
Suggested Places for Visit  
Apart from this if you have more days in hand you can additionally visit this places from Chandipur
  • Devkunda
  • Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Simlipal Tiger Reserve

If you are starting your journey from Chandipur ,All the above mentioned location barring Devkunda,Kuldiha,Simlipal will be within Approx 110 KM to and from Chandipur.So if you are coming by your own or rented vehicle,Calculate your cost accordingly.Apart from that you can also hire Cars from Chandipur or Balasore itself.Cost for hiring of vehicles will be as mentioned below approximately.



  • Half Day Tour - Rs 1500 (10 Seater)
  • Full Day Tour - Rs 3000 (10 Seater)

I will be putting across a Travel Vlog about these locations on my Youtube channel soon.you may decide to check out those here - https://www.youtube.com/user/deep26btech

Let us have a look at the pictures of these places:

khirochora gopinath temple,Balasore,Odisha
Khirochora Gopinath Temple
emami jagannath temple,balasore,odisha
Emami Jagannath Temple

Nilgiri Palace,Balasore,Odisha
Nilgiri Palace

Nilgiri Jagannath Temple,Odisha
Nilgiri Jagannath Temple

Emami Jagannath Temple,Odisha
Emami Jagannath Temple

Panchalingswer,balasore,Odisha
Panchalingeswar

Buribalam River Mohona,Chandipur
Emami Jagannath Temple,balasore,odisha
Emami Jagannath Temple (Jai Jagnannath)
Panchalingeswar Mandir,Balasore,Odisha
Inside Panchalingeswar Temple,Odisha

Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary,Odisha
Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary,Odisha



If you are only planning to visit Kuldiha & Panchalingeswar you can check out the following video and prepare a short 1N/2D trip out of this.







Please let me know if you have liked the format of this article by commenting below.Please also check out the article about Chandipur and full review of Hotel Muktangan to get an idea about the place.

Feel free to Praise/Abuse me anytime you wish to to so i can take those feedbacks and improve my skills.

Till Then... Jatna Neba Payeen (Take Care in Odiya language)





Chandipur:Travel Tips & Comprehensive Guide | Odisha Tourism | Top 5 Beaches of Odisha | Magical Sea Beach of India

"Where can i go this upcoming weekend except Digha/Puri/Mandarmani/Tajpur?"...That is the most popular question which is being posted in almost all popular travel groups in Facebook.So here I am trying to find the answer of this question myself & have decided to visit Chandipur. I strongly believe that Chandipur has the capacity to attract crowds and be a best alternate destination for Bengali's who by now must have got bored by Digha/Mandarmani/Tajpur. Please read on further to know why I think think it is the best go to sea beach destination if you are looking for something else beside Digha/Mandarmani/Tajpur.


I am intentionally dividing this topic into two articles because i wish to focus on Chandipur only in this article and you can find all details about possible sight scenes from Chandipur in a different article for which link will be given at the end of this article only.


Brief Information about Chandipur:

Chandipur is in Balasore district of Odisha and it is approximately 257.7 Km from Kolkata & 207.4 Km from Bhubaneswar.Chandipur is famous for its Magical Hide & Seek beach.Please check out all embedded videos and pictures to know more.

Nearest Railway Station : Balasore (13.8 Km)
Nearest Airport : Biju Patnaik International Airport (211.4 Km)

Possible Travel Time from Near by Capital Cities (Train/Car)

  • Kolkata to Balasore (By Train) - Approx 4 Hours
  • Kolkata to Chandipur (Car/Bus) - Approx 5.5 Hours (Via NH 16)
  • Bhubaneswar to Balasore (By Train) - Approx 3.30 Hours
  • Bhubaneswar to Chandipur (Car/Bus) - Approx 4 Hours (Via NH 16)
Please note you will cross at least 4 Tolls if you decide to travel by road Via NH 16.Approx Charge for toll will be in the range of Rs 700 to Rs 1000 depending on the type of Car/Bus to and from Chandipur

Possible Transportation Charges from Balasore to Chandipur:
  • Winger/Traveler (10 Seater) - Rs 400
  • Swift/Other (4 Seater) - Rs 350

List of Few Hotel's in Chandipur:
  • Arpita Beach Resort (Approx 500 Meter from Beach)
  • Hotel Muktangan (Approx 400 Meter from Beach)
  • Panthanivas Chandipur (Located directly beside beach)
  • Lucky Beach Resorts (Approx 100 Meter from Beach)
  • Hotel Shila (Approx 700 Meter from Beach)

I will only be able to give a detailed review about "Hotel Muktangan" as i have stayed there this time.Please click here to read my review about this hotel - 

Tariff for "Hotel Muktangan" - For Booking (9831020400)
  • AC Room (Double Bed) - Rs 1500
  • Non AC Room (Double Bed) - Rs 800
  • Non AC Room (Four Bed) - Rs 1500
The have 4 AC rooms & 5 Non AC rooms at the moment.

Possible Food Charges:
  • All Meal Combo - Rs 500/Person (B|L|T|D)
  • Only Dinner/Lunch Non Veg Meal - Rs 200/Person
  • Only Dinner/Lunch Veg Meal - Rs 80/Person
  • Chicken Pakoda - Rs 120/Plate

If you opt to eat out,then do not think about any other Shop that the Following.The following Shop is just beside sea beach and it is known as "Mousumi Sea Food Hotel" and their contact number is 7809723402.You can alternatively ask for "Khoka Da",who is the owner of this hotel.


The Famous Hide & Seek Beach:
The High Tide normally comes twice a day and you can expect to meet the sea around 8-9 Am in the morning and 7-9 Pm in the evening.There can be a delay of Approx 45 mins everyday depending on various factors.

So if you plan to jump into the sea ,Please plan accordingly

Things to expect beside Sea Beach:
  • Goats (Expect them to behave like dogs)
  • 2 Coconut water Shops
  • Few not so important shops
  • 1 great food shop as mentioned above - Mousumi Sea Food Hotel


Optional Sightseeing from Chandipur:
These are the possible places which you can pay a visit from Chandipur.Please check details about all these places in this article here - 

  • Khirochora Gopinath Temple
  • Emami Jagannath Temple
  • Nilgiri Palace
  • Nilgiri Jagannath Temple
  • Radha Krishna Mandir Chandipur
  • Mohona or Sangam of Buribalam River with Bay of Bengal
  • Panchalingeswar
Apart from this if you have more days in hand you can additionally visit this places from Chandipur
  • Devkunda
  • Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary

Approx distance for all the above mentioned sight scene barring Devkunda/Kuldiha will be Approx 110 Km to & from Chandipur.So please calculate your cost accordingly if you are travelling by your own/rented Car/Bus

If you opt for local rentals,Please expect to pay the following charges:
  • Half Day Tour - Rs 1500 (10 Seater)
  • Full Day Tour - Rs 3000 (10 Seater)



Some Pictures for You:

Hotel Muktangan,Chandipur


Chandipur Beach Before High Tide


Chandipur Beach by Evening

Road Towards Mohona via Beach,Chandipur

That Goat,Chandipur

Please let me know if you have liked the format of this article by commenting below.Please also check out the Sightseeing from Chandipur article and full review of Hotel Muktangan to get a idea about the place.

Feel free to Praise/Abuse me anytime you wish to to so i can take those feedbacks and improve my skills.

Till Then... Jatna Neba Payeen (Take Care in Odiya language)





Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Raipur:City Guide for Explorers



As the title of this post suggests,this article of mine is about few places of  Raipur which i think you should Visit.I am sure,if you visit this places you will get a rough idea about what Raipur stands for.

I am recommending the following places based on my recent visit to Raipur due to Professional and Personal Commitments.As a Traveler I have made a promise to myself i will visit atleast one location every 3 months which doesn't fall under normal travel route and Raipur was first in my list.


So Here's my list of 7 Best places to visit in Raipur:

Transportation:
  1. Ola cabs ( My recommendation)
  2. Hire a Private Car
  3. Public Transportation (Do not depend on these)
  4. Rent a Scooter (Try Rentrip.in)
Food:
  1. Go for Veg Foods (You will find Plenty)
  2. If you are Non-Veg like me,try to opt for Veg for few days (Trust Me)

Places of Visit:

  1. Jungle Safari Naya Raipur (Closed on Monday)
  2. Marine Drive
  3. Gurudwara Dhan Dhan Baba
  4. St.Joseph's Church
  5. St.Paul's Cathedral
  6. Ram Mandir
  7. Mahant Ghasidas Sangrahalaya 
Apart from these you may also decide other places such as,
  1. Ghadi Chowk (If you wish to visit the local markets)
  2. Banarasi Pan Mandir (Some says,The best pan shop in Raipur)

Now,It is not mandatory for you to like all the above mentioned location and I myself didn't find few of those interesting.

I have tried to shared my view about some of those in the below mentioned Videos.Do check out those and share your valuable comments about the same there.

My Reviews:

                                                         Jungle Safari Naya Raipur

                                                                  Marine Drive

                                                     Gurudwara Dhan Dhan Baba Ji

St.Joseph's Church



                                
St.Paul's Cathedral

                                                                   Ram Mandir

                                                             Banarasi Pan Mandir

Best Month for Visit:The best month would always be from October to February as in Summer The temperature can rise upto 40 degrees


Best Hotel Locations:You should ideally look for hotels near Raipur railway station to get the cheaper and best prices.


P.S:If you are coming to Raipur by Air,Then look for the Govt buses which is there in Raipur airport so cut down your cost.you will find scheduled AC buses from Airport to main City as airport is almost 30 Km out of the city.


Raipur Pictures:
Netaji's Statue Near Canal Road,Raipur

Jungle Safari Naya Raipur

Jungle Safari Naya Raipur