LIFE is a BEACH

July 19, 2013 docdivatraveller 54 Comments

 Its been two and a half years since I have got married. I got married about 2000kms away from my home town..that is really far :D I made most of my relatives fly here, but among those who could not make it was my nonagenarian grandma. So it was my moral duty to make her meet my husband. At the end of 2011, we managed to extract some time off and flew to her place.

A total water baby, I am constantly searching for occasions to venture out into the ocean. West Bengal being a coastal state, offers ample options. It couldnot be that I would travel 2000kms just to visit my relatives...I had to touch the waters too!! :D

After exploring few options, we zeroed down on Mandarmani. Its a small beach town on the coast of bay of Bengal. Its not as widely known as Digha but its a very beautiful place nonetheless. Moreover its not bustling with population as Digha and has added advantage of having an estuary. Also its known as the Land of Red Crabs!!

We landed in Kolkata, from there we took a bus to mandarmani. After reaching there the craziness began. From the bus stop, it was an hour ride through the village in a rickshaw!! Could it have been crazier?? :D But let me be very honest, it was one amazing experience!! The place, the people and the food...all were mind blowing!!!

the beautiful waves of bay of bengal

thats what my hubby calls me...jana...oops not a secret anymore!!

splash of waves...

the fishing boats became good props for photos!!

hubby trying out an aye aye sir!!!




cuddling a cute calf on the way back to our hotel...

I love the countryside....
 These are the experiences of our first day. I would be back with a lot more. And  now comes the funniest of all..the rickshaw ride!!

this is the 'vehicle' which we pooled with other people!!

the never ending roads...

we crossed village after village....

You Might Also Like

54 comments:

  1. that's exactly what I like

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous pics hun, I'm sure you had so much fun!
    Fabulous the pic in the waves <3
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi! of course we can follow each other! following you now on bloglovin nº58

    kisses!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love pics! :)
    diamondclutch.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm following you on bloglovin!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I really liked this post. want us to follow the one to the other? let me know.

    http://losviajesysibaritismosdeauroraboreal.blogspot.com.es

    ReplyDelete
  7. Amazing pictures! Sure we can follow each other! Following you on Bloglovin and Twitter! Hope you follow back :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    xx Karolina
    CARAMODE

    ReplyDelete
  8. these pics makes me wanna head to the beach <3

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for your lovely comment and show us your wonderful trip :D I´m following you via blogloving could you follow back via Google friend :D thanks!!!

    Kisses from Spain, Kela

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow!!! Congratulations!!! It is great 2 years you are married!!!
    I wish you will be happy forever together!!!
    I love your blog and with the big pleasure I`m following you)))

    www.brandator.tv

    ReplyDelete
  11. beautiful post
    I love
    I like your blog so I stay around here and invite you to stop by my blog, hope you like it and you will be encouraged to follow me, you like each other we follow him?? would make me very excited
    http://dolcevirginia.blogspot.com.es

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great post!! I love that dress!!

    *Besos*

    http://www.cmichellestyles.com
    Instagram: Cmichellestyles

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful post and lovely photos! It looks like such a wonderful time! :)

    http://www.leopardmartini.com/

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow these photos are amazing! You look like you had a great time!

    http://dixielu302.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. The photos are awesome. Love your cute dress.


    xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Lovely dress and pics. I've never been to India, unfortunately.
    Alexandra

    dressnread.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Sounds like the trip of a lifetime! Love the pics! You look like you're having a blast!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Those pictures on the fishing boats turned out really great :)

    www.mykindofjoy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. great blog.mind follow each other? If you agree to let me know in a comment on my blog! Follow me and I'll follow you right away. :)

    http://normaanichaaw.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. love the post and pics..!
    and I love too if we can follow each other..

    ^_^

    visit my blog..
    My Journey
    or
    mdayomi Bloglovin
    http://lookbook.nu/mdayomi

    ReplyDelete
  21. It's good that you came across my facebook fan page so that I know that a lovely lady went to the same places I visited. Watching these pictures, I remembered many amazing moments I had in Thailand, Indonesia etc... You're welcome to join my blog as well and bytheway Im hosting a GIVEAWAY! So, enter and participate if you wish :)
    Kisses

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great page ..keep blogging...like ur love for countryside :)
    Love
    Shilpi
    Www.pinkjasminestyling. com

    ReplyDelete
  23. You look beautiful ^^
    i love your dress too :)

    New post - Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

    ReplyDelete
  24. You're so pretty, love your dress!!

    http://julesonthemoon.blogspot.it/

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow,amazing pics...I really like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

    ReplyDelete
  26. Nice pics!! love your dress!!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    Chic With The Least
    Also on Facebook and on Bloglovin’

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thanks for sharing the story about the location of your marriage and thank you, too, for sharing this wonderful pictures <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love your blog! It's great :) You are amazing! Feel free to my blog :)) Maybe, you follow my blog ? ♥ (If you like it)
    http://maryannfashionn.blogspot.com/
    Kisses ♥♥♥

    ReplyDelete
  29. aamazing look honey , the dress is great!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks for visiting my blog. Wow, I like some of your travel posts and it is amazing that you already visited Manila, Philippines. Awesome! :)

    xx Diana
    http://stylegrenade.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  31. Looks like you would've had the best time! Such lovely pics :)

    www.debrabros.blogspot.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hey there
    Thanks for the comment
    Of course I want us to follow each other
    I like your blog a lot
    Beautiful photos and cute dress
    Followed you with bloglovin
    xoxo
    Marianna


    http://clothes-and-fairytales.blogspot.gr/

    ReplyDelete
  33. Mandira you have a very photogenic face! :)
    Would you like to follow via Bloglovin and Twitter?

    Much Love,
    www.feather-esque.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. Have a nice week sweety ^^

    New post - Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thank you sooo much for the follow,dear.^^
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    LOvely greets from germany

    ReplyDelete
  36. You look like your having so much fun :)

    AJ | TheAJMinute

    ReplyDelete
  37. Wonderful pics ! I've been married for 2 years, more or less your same time =) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies
    Fashion and Cookies on Facebook
    Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  38. Amazing pics! So pretty:)

    bloglovin.com/blog/3880191

    ReplyDelete
  39. Thank you so much! I'm so happy that you like my new Furla Candy bag! :) Nice pics! Don't miss my new summer outfit post! ;)

    ♥ ★ ♥ GINGER COLLAGE ♥ ★ ♥

    ReplyDelete
  40. You visited wonderful place....wow....this is a fantastic post!!!!
    http://valentinaclothedanew.blogspot.it/

    ReplyDelete
  41. hi beauty!♥ thanks for your nice comment on my blog, I'm already following you on bloglovin and facebook;) kisses!

    www.lorietta.cz


    My Facebook page


    My Bloglovin profile

    ReplyDelete
  42. Amazing places and fantastic pictures!
    follow you with pleasure,
    Ciao
    Nicky

    ReplyDelete
  43. Thank you for your nice comment ! Of course we can follow each other. Btw I love your photos !!

    xx Inès

    ReplyDelete
  44. very nice
    www.imperfecti.com
    nice to meet you
    bye bye
    Ange

    ReplyDelete
  45. Gorgeous photos! Love reading about beautiful India!! <3

    ReplyDelete
  46. Congratulations! Lovely pictures and dress :) Thanks for visiting my blog, of course we can follow each other. I did it now on all the social networks except for Twitter cause the link wasn't working :( I'll be waiting your follow back dear!
    Kisses from Argentina

    Deb

    ReplyDelete
  47. Nice pictures, hope you have fun there. I would love for you to check out my blog and maybe we can follow each other?

    www.wear2day.com

    ReplyDelete