Monday, July 05, 2010

Sunset Show at Mahanadi River Bridge, Orissa, India!!

The East Coast highway of India is blessed with great natural resources and presents some extremely pretty sights.

Setting Sun over Mahanadi River Bridge
One of the sights that captured my imagination while driving from Kolkata to Bhubaneshwar on the NH 5 was the magical sunset show over the Mahanadi River Bridge just before Cuttack.

Mahanadi River Bridge, Orissa
The Mahanadi River is the largest river of the Orissa state and is a sight to behold during and just after the monsoons when there is heavy flow and volume.

Glowing Sky during sunset at Mahanadi River Bridge, Orissa, India
This bridge on the NH 5 is about 1.6 kilometres long. 2 parallel bridges carry the road traffic, while a short distance away are the railway bridges over this river.

Dry Mahanadi River Bed 
I was at this place just a couple of weeks back and the monsoons had not yet arrived at Orissa. Thus, nearly the entire river bed was dry and presented a flat brown deck kinda view.

Sunset at Mahanadi River Bridge, Orissa 
I alternated between being a shutterbug and a nature lover as the sunset kept getting better with its changing colours and dispersion in the atmosphere.

Bus against setting sun over Mahanadi River Bridge, Orissa
I spent a good 20 minutes standing on this bridge admiring the awesome sunset show before continuing with my journey to Bhubaneshwar. It truly was an amazing experience!

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