is a small town situated on the Bay of Bengal is about
16km away from Berhampur having famous for one of the
most pristine beaches of Orissa. The old lighthouse
blinking still today to show directions to the ships
in deep sea. It is Famous for its swaying (casuarina,
coconut) trees, and sand dunes which separate the beach
from the blue waters act as the perfect setting for
peace and tranquility.
Whether it is the glistering sun at the daybreak
spreading its silvery screen over the azure waters or the
perpetual breeze blowing from the sea or the rhythmic lapping
of the waves that shimmer in the moonlight night or over
the stunning stillness around, it is a pleasure that adds
to the gaiety of holiday at Gopalpur
The beach lovers who carve for serenity in atmosphere that
are favorable to contemplation and hospitality should have
to take a quite holiday on the lap of the nature here.The
cool breeze of the sea gives a freshness to the intense
hit of the summer, its clean blue water just persuade the
sea lover to take deep bath, enjoy the sea food and the
coconut water just give a full package to the beautiful
Gopalpur beach is about 16 km away from
Berhampur in Orissa.
September to March
Airlines: Situated 190-km away, Bhubaneswar is the nearest
airport and Vishkapatnam (Andhrapradesh) 260km away from
Lines: The nearest railway station
is Berhampur on the Kolkota-Chennai line of Southeastern
Railway. One can take trains to Howarh and Chennai from
Lines: Gopalpur is connected by an
all weather road to Berhampur (16-km), Bhubaneshwar (180-km),
and Puri (242-km). Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are
available to move around the place.
Good accommodation options such as seaside resorts, luxurious
hotels, and old bungalows are available at Gopalpur, with
good servicing facilities and incomparable view of the sea
some the are Hotel Oberoi Palm Beach, OTDC Panthnivas, Hotel
Kalinga, Youth Hostel, Millennium Plaza etc.
Fascinating Places near Gopalpur Beach
105 km from Bhubaneswar, 75 km from Berhampur, 35 km from
Puri and 45km from Gopalpur, The biggest inland lake in
the country, the Chilika with its bird-breaded blue expanse
of water is a paragon of natural beauty, birds came from
as far as Siberia to make their winter sojourn. Also located
in the same area is the largest sanctury for the endangered
Taptapani or hot water is a hot Sulphur spring with water
at a constant temperature of 55 Celsius flowing, situated
around 67-km from Gopalpur. This is said to have medicinal
Enroute to Taptapani, Mahuri kaula is another scenic spot.
The shrine of Goddess Kalua adorns the Place. It is just
30km from Gopalpur.
The Ashokan rock edict found here prove beyond any doubt
that it was an important center of activities during the
Ashokan period. Siva temple and Buddhist images found here
suggest that it was a religious center with Buddhism and
Saivism existing side by side.
On the bank of the river Rushikulaya near the village Purushottampur,
the shrine of the twin goddess Tara and Tarini adorns the
hilltop amidst natural beauty. There is a flight of about
one thousand steps from the foothill to the hilltop. The
shirne is considered to be a Shakti Pitha of Tantra Cult.
Some of the activities you can engage yourself in are -