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Unknown Odhisa-Satkosia-Mahendragiri

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satkosia gorge

Hello everybody, this post is about my recent roadtrip to Satkosia, Mahendragiri, the lesser known and less touristy places of Odhisa (Orissa). This would be more of a pictographic/photographic representation of Odhisa through my eyes.

Satkosia :- A wildlife forest surrounding the banks of river Mahanadi, and forming a gorge. The place looks majestic and eerie at the same time. It was in the month of February, that i had visited and the early morning sunrise was worth waking up for. The bank of the river bed looks like a barren land, and can easily be described as some place outside our earth.

I tried to make a vertical panorama too out here, because i thought the foreground water and small stones created a good visual impression.


Next on our tour itinerary was Mahendragiri. Due to some unavoidable circumstances we did not get to stay or visit Mahendragiri, had to take a detour, but the roads we crossed and the Landscape we encountered was simply breathtaking.


On route met with this young boy, who chatted with us a bit, and i with his permission tried to make a portrait of him. He was so happy looking at his own picture.


I really liked this barren stretch of road, and this old withered out tree enhanced the feel of the picture.


What i experienced in Odhisa (Orissa) was the opposite of what people know about it. This state is much more than just Puri, and Chandipur. People should try and visit these places more often. The serene beauty is just breathtaking, and to have roads where you go on endlessly, with nobody to see for more than 50 miles. That is the sense what a traveler yearns for. This post for the love of this place, hope to be back there soon.



  1. andygough01

    June 27, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Fantastic post. I love the vertical pano which is something I would like to try, could you tell me what software you use to merge your panoramic photographs.
    Again, this is a fantastic post with beautiful images, thank you.


    • sadhchyme

      June 27, 2014 at 7:29 am

      Andygough01 im glad and happy that you liked my post and the photographs attached. I use photoshop to merge my panoramas. I would be making a tutorial shortly on how i make my panoramas. Stay tuned. I hope, it will be up shortly 🙂 wish u a happy weekend 🙂


      • andygough01

        June 28, 2014 at 1:19 am

        Thank you, I didn’t know photoshop would merge panoramas vertical or am I missing something…


        • sadhchyme

          July 1, 2014 at 2:12 pm

          Hello andy, sorry for getting back to you a little late, photoshop would merge any set of pictures. It looks at overlapping elements in two seperate photographs, and merges them into one file. Thus be it vertical or a horizontal, it will merge any number of photos. I hope i am able to clear up the point. 🙂


  2. Ben

    July 1, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Love the first and second shots. The misty mountains in the background look magical! And the clouds in that last sunset shot are to die for. Nice work 🙂 It’s always more fun to explore the road less travelled, adventure awaits!


    • sadhchyme

      August 22, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      Precisely my point ben, infact i recently wrote an article where we should be travelling more, rather than buying expensive gear. Im glad that you liked my images. Cheers 🙂


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    October 26, 2014 at 8:14 pm

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      October 27, 2014 at 8:49 pm

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