(Submitted by Raheel, Manivasagan, Somnath & Rajib, mjunction Rourkela Branch)
We were thrilled on winning the second prize in the best branch category during our Annual Conference. So, we decided to celebrate the occasion together with our families and unwind ourselves by enjoying nature's beauty. Initially, the idea of going to Gopalpur, a sleepy little sea beach with pristine sand, was never on our mind. The fact that due to the extended weekend holidays, most of the nearby popular holiday destinations like Puri, Digha, etc. were either all booked or simply beyond our budget. So we decided to explore the unknown. Finally, after coming back from Gopalpur, we realised that our decision was a good one and probably we would not have been able to enjoy more had we planned a trip to any other place.
As we prepared to leave for boarding our bus at
On the way, we had a glimpse of the famous
After spending a wonderful time, finally it was time to pack up and go back to
Return journey was even more awesome with the bus having almost no shock absorbers and it kept jumping the whole night. We stopped at a shanty looking dhaba at a deserted place for a measly dinner. Baring the painful to-and-fro bus journey, the trip overall was a memorable one.