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Day 9 & 10

Ranchi to Rourkela, Orissa

sunny 25 °C
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Day 10
18th Dec

I decided to go Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh because name of this city is quite fascinating to me since many years and this is more than sufficient reason for me to go anywhere.
After saying Goodbye to my friend and his family in the morning at 11 pm, I have to decide route between NH 23 and NH 33. I was about to doing a coin toss than I realize that there must be some respectable reason to choose a route. I think and think and think than I got one reason that 23 is my day of birth so I should go via NH 23. (It is not funny for me to choose something between equals, specially whiling living such a gravity free life since last 3 months).

This region of India is quite rural and natural, quite opposite to the NH 17 in Kerala which is very urbanized. I like here.

Taadiwali: As soon as I left Ranchi, I was waiting for the taadi seller and very soon I found too many, all are young females and it's really good to get your taadi with them. They used to smile and laugh on my so called polished behavior from an urban society. The route is quite good with lots of beautiful scenery and road was good. Food cost is really low here, I ate vegetarian and I get stuffed only with 0.4 $ and I guess that whole day require 1 $ only. After entering Orissa state, I mostly drive on town areas. I reached Rourkela at 8 pm and got one lodge (I usually pick the first one on route and never go to check another one) and Old monk. Good Night.

Next day I stay in to the lodge only for whole day, just me and my drink came out once only for some breakfast and for a sidewalk on local market out of the city, else listening the gazals by Ghulam Ali and Mehandi Hassan.
Some part of the one I like most
apni dhun me rehta hun, main bhi tere jaisa hun (Just living in my own, I am just like you)
O pichli rut ke saathi, abke baras main tanha hun, (hey last season’s mate, this year I am alone)
aati rut mujhe royegi.... jaati rut ka jhonka hun, ( the coming season will be shameful because of me because I am a gone season’s wind)
apni lehar hai apna rog..... DARIYA HUN PAR PYASA HUN (my own wave and my own psyche, am sea but thirsty)

-a famous gazal sung by "chote Ghulam ali sahib".

Summary Ranchi (Kanke) To Roulkela
Km 250
NH 23
Hotel Rent 6$

Posted by banana1997 10:07 Archived in India Tagged forest 23 nh rourkela

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