Skywatch Friday- Dawn at Chilika Lake, Barakul, Odisha, India

By Mridula Dwivedi January 20, 2012 9 Comments ,


Dawn at Chilika Lake, Barakul, Odisha, India
Dawn at Chilika Lake, Barakul, Odisha, India

I recently spent a few days around Bhubneshwar and along with my friends Ritu and Anurag, I went to Chilika Lake. I normally like to get up late whenever I can and previously it used to mean vacations too. But since I have realized that sunrise and sunset are the best times to click pictures I always get torn into two.

Part of my mind screamed that it needed more sleep when the alarm went off at 5.30 am on the day I clicked this picture. But I somehow dragged myself out of the bed and did not regret it. This was my first visit to Odisha and Chilika. And I wonder why they call Chilika a lake, it feels like a mini sea minus the waves, the water is just endless.

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9 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday- Dawn at Chilika Lake, Barakul, Odisha, India”

  1. A glorious way to begin any day, Mridula and you’ve captured the skies perfectly! Glad you did manage to get out of bed — I can relate to your reluctance!! But it was definitely worth it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  2. Sandeep I am doing this more and more now 😀

    Shafeel thank you.

    Anu I am trying to get out of bed early more and more at least on trips.

    Yes Meena at that hour we almost had the place to us.

    Thank you Sylvia 😀

    Eileen many thanks.

    Lakshmi neither am I a morning person but I am trying to capture a few sunrises when on a trip at least.

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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