Gangasagar – A Quick Getaway from Kolkata (Chapter Two)

Glimpses from Gangasagar

The second and final day of my trip to Gangasagar is chronicled here. Gangasagar had proved to be a quick and budget-friendly getaway from Kolkata, and surprisingly pleasant. Read on to find out more!

Day Two

I woke up early next morning (I don’t remember what early morning looked like!), and luckily another of them was too! After nudging on the two sleepyheads for sometime, we slipped off to the beach. And away from the city, lay a very refreshing morning! The little furry colourful creatures added beauty to it. Take a look!

Can anyone help identify this thing?
Can anyone help identify this thing?

And then the beach, of course! I found myself some souvenirs, and proudly showcase my treasures here!

Treasure!
Treasure!
Found 'em treasures of nature!
Found ’em treasures of nature!

Bike rides on the beach seemed to be favored by some people. And the sand bore their tracks as they would preserve their memories. Gradually fading away, but still there for eternity.

Tracks of time?
Tracks of time?

After some sips of chai, we were joined by the other two guys. The puri-ghugni breakfast satisfied the taste buds, and post that we went towards the forested track near the beach, while the elder went to the temple. The green cover conspicuously concealed some pleasant surprises.

Spotted.
Spotted.

This one surely knows to pose.
This one surely knows to pose.
And the shy birds too.
And the shy birds too.
Ravens (Probably not three-eyed like GoT)
Ravens (Probably not three-eyed like GoT)
Gangasagar beach
He sprinted fast but oops! Caught in the frame.

Our adventurous exploration of the forest had turned out quite fantastic. We joked, fought and photographed our moments as we walked back to the beach (Fight here consists of playing live Counter Strike by shooting small fruits. Ha!

The beach was again brimming with activities.

Also, hey what are those specks of red on the beach? Holy crab! The crabs were apparently very shy and disappeared into their holes at the hint of approach. I know, I know, it’s just a defense mechanism. But, hey someone needs to tell them that photography doesn’t hurt.

Holy crabs! On the beach!
Holy crabs! On the beach!

The entire group met on the beach and recounted each other’s stories, intermittent with photography sessions. After pouring down some rejuvenating coconut water into our throats, we went back to our hotel. It was time to be back on the long journey back home. Apparently, everyone in the group wanted more time but it was good while it lasted. Gangasagar had been one unexpectedly amazing trip where every person had enjoyed to the fullest.

Here’s to one less day on our calendar, one more entry in our diary!

PS: Find the first chapter of the trip here

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