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Explore the Beaches of Gopalpur

by Madhav Srinivasan 1789 days ago

Gopalpur is located on the Bay of Bengal coastline, and it is also the site of an ancient commercial port. Calm blue sea, swaying causarina groves and golden sands make Gopalpur a popular resort among sun and sea worshippers.


The Scenery at Gopalpur

Visitors to Gopalpur can take away photographic memories of the lighthouse on the beach, the sight of fishermen plying their boats and the gentle waves lapping on the shoreline. The entire place has a laidback feel, and it is an ideal place to laze in the sun and take long walks on the beach. There is a lot of fishing activity happening at the jetty, and the sight of boats silhouetted against the horizon is a sight to behold. You can also include a trip to South India, when in Orissa. 

 

The Best Time to Visit Gopalpur

The best time to visit Gopalpur is between October and February when the temperature is around an equable 20 degrees Celsius. The time between April and August is not conducive to tourists due to blazing summer temperatures of up to 35 degree Celsius and monsoon squalls

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Activities and Excursions at Gopalpur Beach

  • Gopalpur beach offers parasailing and surfing facilities
  • Behrampore is a famous centre for silk weaving. The sarees from Behrampore have silver and golden threads woven into the silk and are very popular.
  • Chilika Lake, the largest saltwater lake in India, is also a bird sanctuary. The lake is at a motorable distance of 45 km from Gopalpur.
  • Taptapani is the location of hot water springs and 67 km away from Gopalpur.
  • Aryapalli beach is located around 50 km from Gopalpur, and it is a pristine, unspoilt beach.


How To Get to Gopalpur Beach

Air: The state capital of Bhubhaneshwar is 180 km away and it is the closest airport to Gopalpur. Bhubhaneshwar is well connected to all other major airports in the country and one can take up tours from Hyderabad to reach the city.


Railway: Behrampore, which is about 17 km away from Gopalpur, is the nearest railhead.


Road: Gopalpur is easily reached by state transport buses and private vehicles plying from Behrampore.


Things to buy at Gopalpur

Gopalpur beach has a number of stalls selling seashells and souvenirs made from seashells. This stretch of the coast has a number of cashew plantations, and salted cashews are sold cheap at the shops at Gopalpur. Behrampore has many shops selling colourful silk sarees one should not miss buying on thier Goplapur tours in India.


Accommodation at Gopalpur

Tourists can find a range of hotels and tourist bungalows at Gopalpur to suit their budget. The rooms facing the sea are priced higher than the ones without a sea view. Swosti, Song of the Sea and Panthanivas are some of the busy hotels in Gopalpur, offering good service.


The Oberoi Palm beach is the only 5 star luxury hotel at Gopalpur. Many enterprising locals offer bed and breakfast facilities for the benefit of tourists. Most eateries at Gopalpur offer simple, hearty Odisha food with seafood being staple.

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