Travelling the most travelled place in WestBengal: Mandarmoni (in this monsoon)

#1 Aug 7th, 2013, 11:13
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Hey friends..
After a long time, again getting out of kolkata.... to Mandarmoni, the mostly travelled place now a days in west bengal.
Its better going somewhere than going nowhere. Its a much needed break after many days.
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Bon voyage, Aheli.

It was in the newspaper today that service of trained nulias will be made available there. Didn't know that they might be required while bathing at Madarmoni. So, be careful also.
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Originally Posted by mousourik View Post Bon voyage, Aheli.

It was in the newspaper today that service of trained nulias will be made available there. Didn't know that they might be required while bathing at Madarmoni. So, be careful also.
Thank you. But I wonder why they are needed. I heard that the sea is very calm at Mandarmoni beach.
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Originally Posted by aheli View Post Thank you. But I wonder why they are needed. I heard that the sea is very calm at Mandarmoni beach.
I think mousourik was referring to the fact that 2 young boys (who happened to be siblings) drowned in Mandarmoni a few days back.

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Originally Posted by sagarneel View Post I think mousourik was referring to the fact that 2 young boys (who happened to be siblings) drowned in Mandarmoni a few days back.

Happy journey and good luck!
Yes, I know that. But I am thinking how that incident happened? Since sea is calm there, may be sudden high tide or something like that?
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Originally Posted by aheli View Post Yes, I know that. But I am thinking how that incident happened? Since sea is calm there, may be sudden high tide or something like that?
I don't think there's anything related to the roughness of the sea involved in the sad incident. Although, I have heard from unconfirmed sources about the presence of quick sand in Digha, I am not too sure. The only plausible reason I can think of is - alcohol!

Don't worry..I don't see any danger in Mandarmoni if you take the basic precautions. If I'm not wrong, this is your first trip after garbbing your new DSLR! Hope to see a lot of good pics of the trip!
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Yes, Sagar, you have guessed it right. Mandarmoni sea is not that turbulent.
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Originally Posted by sagarneel View Post If I'm not wrong, this is your first trip after garbbing your new DSLR! Hope to see a lot of good pics of the trip!
Yesssssss.. ...
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Originally Posted by aheli View Post After a long time, again getting out of kolkata.... to Mandarmoni, the mostly travelled place now a days in west bengal.
Although it is more than a year that I last visited it, a friend of mine who has visited it lately had told me that driving over the beach to reach your hotel/resort had been stopped in Mandarmoni. Although I have nothing against this and do admit that driving over the beach definitely may ruin the fragile Eco-system, I am told that to reach your accommodation nowadays you have to use a narrow, broken and serpentine road, which is often overcrowded and on weekends so full of vehicles that it may even take hours.

Is this true? Please share your experience in this regard. Also please mention where did you choose to stay and what was the tariff.
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This is the first time ever I am trying to write a travelogue.
I am thinking of writing in short (also I dont have much time) and this makes me comfortable to start off.

Last evening, after returing from office, did all the packings. It was to some extent vast (since I have my 1.5 yr old son
with us, Mothers who are reading this can realize). So packing for only two days seemed as packing for 10 to 12 days.

We started late, at 7:30 am. My aged in laws were accompanying us and they could not make it earlier.
As we started late, we came across over crowded roads, and dhabas. We wished to take breakfast at Sher-e-Punjab.
But could not as confirmed, RAC, 2nd layer RAC all were full. Finally we had our "Aloor Porota" breakfast at Maharaja Hotel
just beside the Sher-e-Punjab. Taste was okay type. But their service is poor, having very few no. of waiters.

Anyway, when we reached Mandarmani, sea level was high so we were not allowed to go through beach and had to take village path,
which was horrible. A large number of cars queue on a very narrow muddy lane, (in bengali we call "Aal")...
very much fear of getting stucked and more to add another lot of vehicles were coming from opposite direction.
How did the cars manage to pass others but not getting stucked or not rolled over into the water bodies down the lane is
very appreciating. Finally when we reached the back side of the hotel we got relief.
Yes rahul you were very much right.
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Good beginning. Continue rolling please.
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Hey Aheli,

I was also at Mandarmoni from 9th-11th Aug. Which hotel were you staying at? May be we crossed each other?
I will be writing my trip report soon in this thread.

A Short Trip to Mandarmoni (9th-11th Aug, 2013)
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Originally Posted by Saptarshi Majumdar View Post Hey Aheli,

I was also at Mandarmoni from 9th-11th Aug. Which hotel were you staying at? May be we crossed each other?

A Short Trip to Mandarmoni (9th-11th Aug, 2013)
I was at Neel Nirjane Hotel. Where did you stay?
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Originally Posted by aheli View Post I was at Neel Nirjane Hotel. Where did you stay?
I was at Eco Villa Resort. It's just beside Rose Valley & Sonar Bangla. Where exactly is Neel Nirjane located? How costly was it?
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Originally Posted by Saptarshi Majumdar View Post I was at Eco Villa Resort. It's just beside Rose Valley & Sonar Bangla. Where exactly is Neel Nirjane located? How costly was it?
Yes, I think I saw it while roaming around in a trekker. Neel Nirjane is beside hotel Mainak. If you have gone to 'red crab mohona' through the beach, Neel Nirjane comes around 7 to 10 minutes later from Rose Valley.
We stayed at AC cottage @ 2000 per night.

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