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  • #46
    Originally posted by moeed View Post
    Nice pics there. But why was it illegal?
    Maybe bacause of the "Powerplant". Generally in those kinda places they dont allow public to click pics.
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    • #47
      Originally posted by chicane1879 View Post
      Btw, how far are those waterfalls from Sambalpur?

      A pic i 'illegally' took of the Hirakud Dam 2 days back. (Pardon the picture quality, taken from a 1.3 mpx camera phone!!)
      Nice one Swagat bhai...I guess you went to the other end of the dam, towards Nehru Minar.

      If you go towards Keonjhar, you can cover three waterfalls in the same day. Distance would be less than 300km, but back-breaking roads right after you leave Keonjhar, so beware!

      BTW, that RTR is yours? I remember a silver RTR from the older Paradip thread. Whose was that one?

      Originally posted by moeed View Post
      Nice pics there. But why was it illegal?
      Originally posted by dual disc 200 View Post
      Maybe bacause of the "Powerplant". Generally in those kinda places they dont allow public to click pics.
      I guess the dam could be target for naxals who are quite active right now in Orissa. Maybe photographing the dam could provide a good structural engineer some critical data about the huge structure, hence taking pics is forbidden.
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      • #48
        Originally posted by chicane1879 View Post
        Nice pic there with the whole view of the Dam...

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        • #49
          Wow...swagat bhai also went to Hirakud dam....good view of the dam over there...btw Sunil which Cell phone did u take with the GPS one?How was this weekend trip?

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          • #50
            Originally posted by moeed View Post
            Nice pics there. But why was it illegal?
            In India it is illegal to take pictures of all bridges, dams, airstrips, aerial photographs, railroad tracks, railroad rolling stock, trains, power plants/projects and most government establishments.
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            • #51
              Originally posted by yatishankar View Post
              Wow...swagat bhai also went to Hirakud dam....good view of the dam over there...btw Sunil which Cell phone did u take with the GPS one?How was this weekend trip?
              Yati da, it's Nokia 6210 Navigator. Had my first trip with the cell, will post here soon.
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              • #52
                Revealing my identity

                Welcome to me Der se aya par durust aya
                Kya yar Sunil.........you should have told me earlier about your post in xbhp.
                By the way....kudos to you for the nice write up. Eagerly waiting for Day 5 and Day 6 write ups.

                I am wondering, what XYZ or Mr. X is doing here.
                To all xbhp-ians - Its me yaar. Such an exciting journey.....that too in awesome weather How can I miss????

                I definitely loved the ride from Sambalpur to Keonjhar.....All my riding skills were tested to a greater extent, with PLATINA
                Travelling allover around Bhubaneswar-Puri-Cuttack-Vizag-Sambalpur-Keonjhar for 1.5 year, my PLATINA certainly deserves a place in Madam Tussauds museum.
                Last edited by somnath13; 06-17-2009, 07:21 PM.

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                • #53
                  You're most welcome Somnath bhai. I guess the BULLZZz can know now too. Why don't you post a small intro in the Who Are You? section and tell the xBhpians about the wanderings on your stunning-silver Platina?

                  PS: Will post Day 5 today after I get some lunch.
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                  • #54


                    The fifth day started quite early compared to the previous ones. After a quick breakfast at the roadside stall across the road, we scanned the roadsides to find an ATM and left the NH for the same. Once our pockets were deep enough for the day, we returned back to the NH and gave a run towards NH6, noting the time as half past seven.




                    Temple gate


                    The main pagoda


                    Top of the buried palace








                    Deities on the outside walls


                    Smaller one beside it

                    After leaving the temple compound, we purchased a couple of small carvings in stone outside. We came to know that there existed the remains of an ancient nritya mandap nearby, where, as legend says, Bheem had defeated the king of Kiching. We traced our tracks a little back and followed a trail going to the right. In an open field stood a square enclosure where a number of pillars stood among bushes. Also present were cattle grazing and making poop around the monument. Thankfully, restoration work was on and some workers were there, digging up the earth between the pillars. As they looked on, we clicked a few pictures and left the spot. Next in line was Bheem Kund. After braving the searing heat for long, we stopped at a place called Singhda Chowk in Karanja locality for some lassi. A few minutes away from the bikes had turned the seat into a bum-burner and I had to bounce off it a couple of times before getting adjusted. From this chowk, we took a right and then it was fifteen kilometers among the barren roads for us. We crossed a village called Boring and wondered why it had been so named. The path was pretty good all the way, lined with trees. We took one stop at an unknown place in the shade of trees and then went back on the road soon. We notice there that we were almost touching the Simlipal forest! But that would require another trip. The road became narrower later and passed through village houses in Thakurmunda for some time. We took a right on the same road at a signboard and entered core village area. The last one kilometer was completely loose gravel road and we drove with caution. The kachha road brought us to the parking spot, from where the colorfully painted handrails at the edge of Bheem Kund were visible.


                    Nritya mandap behind temple


                    One the left lies Simlipal Forest Reserve


                    Aah! Some relief

                    Walking down the path, we came upon a viewpoint-like platform built over a small fall in the rive Baitarani. The sight was truly amazing, as the river thundered down the rocks and churned at the bottom as white foam. And what we saw next upon looking closely was totally cool. A bunch of village kids were jumping off a small rock and diving into the heavy current. Seeing us seemed to prompt them for some amazing stunts, as they climbed up the rocks from where the water was falling and did a reverse-jump from there!! We took a series of shots to capture them in action and got some real amazing pictures to tell the story. After the heat got unbearable, we moved on to the platform on the far end of the kundkund; one of them died and the other lost his speech. From the drawings made by the survivor, there were all kinds of buildings, temples and tree below the water surface. Strange indeed, if it is true!


                    What do we have here??


                    There he goes...


                    Superman stuff!!


                    Rough landscape


                    See carefully...a boy's mid-air among the rocks


                    Just down the stream


                    The Bheem Kund...simply breathtaking


                    The complete series of rapids starting at the waterfall


                    Tired souls


                    Back to the bikes...


                    Hibiscus...saw it after ages

                    Feeling the heat, plus the thirst, since we had emptied ou


                    Ugly descent


                    Dry river bed


                    Ha ha...we have to come through here


                    Two bikes down...one more to go


                    The other end


                    Looking back

                    haat


                    Eek! Shitty roads ahead

                    darshanpoojapooja, so we got back to our bikes and decided to explore the fort on wheels. Too bad that we ended up at a dead-end soon. After the pseudo-adventure was over, we got back to the city streets and navigated towards our hotel.


                    Strong roots


                    Mushroom rock of Raavan Chhaya


                    Paintings


                    Frescos


                    Murals


                    Ran out of synonyms


                    Suppose it rolls of!!


                    More rocks around


                    Our puny bikes


                    One huge rock! Reminds me of something


                    Just compare the heights



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                    • #55
                      Day 1 (More Pics)

                      The Men



                      The Machines











                      Stopped for grub


                      Approaching Sambalpur


                      Stuff wallpapers are made of


                      The huge and innumerable fishes in Huma


                      Nearing the island on boat


                      The Leaning temple


                      Bleak landscape around

                      More pics coming soon....gotta go to office now
                      Last edited by diffuser911; 08-07-2009, 11:47 AM.
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                      • #56
                        Day 2 (More Pics)


                        Gandhi Minar


                        Now zoomin' out


                        Abandoned tracks (I "kept" an iron nail seen here as a souvenir)


                        Again, a river


                        Rail bridge


                        City industries...blackening rivers since inception


                        A sneaky capture at the Ghanteshwari temple


                        The reason behind the temple's name


                        Other side of the dam


                        Debrigarh Forest Reserve entry


                        Our accommodation for the night


                        On way to the food court


                        THIS is life...


                        Birdwatching


                        More birds


                        Second sighting...a wild boar (before this, all we saw were dogs)


                        Supposedly a bison


                        (Fattu) Peacock...ran away


                        This one was posing in the middle of the road, but decided to beat it


                        Sambar (you can't eat this one with idly...or could you)


                        The watch'tower'


                        Silver disc


                        Holy molly!!!


                        Our warm hosts

                        Last edited by diffuser911; 08-07-2009, 11:55 PM.
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                        • #57
                          Nice clicks there.

                          Originally posted by ken cool View Post
                          In India it is illegal to take pictures of all bridges, dams, airstrips, aerial photographs, railroad tracks, railroad rolling stock, trains, power plants/projects and most government establishments.
                          I didn't know that. Thanks for sharing the info.

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                          • #58
                            Day 3 (More Pics)


                            Our cozy room...bed tea muft


                            Bidding goodbye to the staff


                            One last view


                            Stop for breakfast


                            A halt in the wilderness


                            That's the hut we got water from


                            That's me


                            A tiger sitting in an alcove beside the fall


                            The grand Pradhanpat fall


                            That's Mr. X touching the falls face


                            Note the guy feeding a hen about to be sacrificed


                            Into deep forest ahead


                            Poser-time


                            Ghat section


                            Somewhere near the top of the ghat


                            Brief visit to Sana Ghaghara


                            Someone could drown in the green waters
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                            • #59
                              Awesome pics, again!!, Never knew about the places until you opened up this thread.Btw, was that a real tiger coz it seems so!!

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