Cuttack To Berhampur, Orissa
20.12.2010 - 20.12.2010
I started in the same time (10 am at least), passed through Bhubaneswar and there is side cut for Puri. I have been to Bhubaneswar and Puri before. The must watch for this region was
1. Very Clean beaches (like the one of windows wall paper) seen on road from Puri to Konark sun temple.
2. The art gallery of Puri temple, where saga of Lord Krishna and Radha love has sang through painting series (I recalled Movie Raincoat’s songs lyrics, one of the most soulful).
3. Lingraj Temple ( exactly the same as described in various fiction of Jay Shankar Prasad, Yashpal and Acharya Chatur Sen, written on Maurya dynasty time frame. In my childhood, I used to get diffuse in to the scene of the fiction and when I saw the Temple, I felt that I am awaked from dream after 20 year.
Anyway I do have plan to go Vizag , So I bypass the city . Now I have to service my bike because after the first inspection in Barelli it is more than 2000 km and I haven’t check the oil level since than. To save the money I decide to catch local bullet mechanic, but couldn’t find one till I cam very far from the city on highway. So I bought engine oil and set with a local mechanic for other small bikes and did my servicing. When I open the cap of oil tank, I found that the oil level measuring rod has fall in the engine. I was shocked. I am thankful to god that it has not created any problem so far but I am afraid of further my journey. I called my mechanic in Delhi and told him about it, his first words are “tumharri to taqdeer hi lagi padi hai “(you have been screwed since a long). He assured that it won’t disturb the engine. When I pour the used oil in the pan, I saw that it has the small rod has been meshed by heavy crank shaft and become al most powder. Now I was happy that theft has gone. The bike servicing steps inclusive of of checking air filter, oil filter, oil replacement and breaks and leavers. It took 2 hours and 1.2 $ tip to the mechanic (I guess he would be happy in 0.75$, but I am very rich by heart). It was night very soon and I decide to halt on this small town of Orissa.
After searching for 2 hour I couldn’t get a single room (next day, was big entrance test across the state, so everything was filled by young aspirants.) I do not have much problem as I have bike and I could even cross the state but I was so tired and lucky enough to get the cheapest room of my whole trip at 1 .1$ ( 50 rs) only. , Will tell you about the town tomorrow, Good night and happy Old Monk.
Room Rent 1.1 $ per day