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Gopalpur On Sea

Gopalpur on Sea

Gopalpur On Sea, Gopalpur On Sea tours, Visit Gopalpur On Sea of Orissa, Travel to Gopalpur On Sea, Beaches and LakesLocation : 16-km from Berhampur, Orissa
Main Attractions
:
The Blue Beach & The Blue Bay
Best Time to Visit : October To April
Excursions
:
Chilika Lake & Taptapani sulphur-spring

Hardly 16 km from Berhampur, the club of Southern Orissa, is the tiny town of Gopalpur on the Bay of Bengal. Enjoying the reputation of being a popular Beach Resort of Orissa, the deep and clear blue waters instantly provoke those who are good swimmers. This is a perfect beach, fairly isolated, and undisturbed by day-trippers. This place is good for both sailing and surfing. White surf splashing on the golden sands makes Gopalpur-on-Sea as one of the finest beaches on the eastern coast. A fascinating haunt for avid beach combers and sea worshippers, it is a splendid retreat. Discovery of a Holiday Hideout Originally, a small fishing village on the coast of Orissa, it was so named when a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna was constructed some time in the 18th century. Apart from its temple, Gopalpur was distinguished for its magnificent beach and was discovered as a perfect winter resort.

The East India Company built huge warehouses and godowns because the trade with Burma had picked up and Gopalpur had become a trading point for rice from Rangoon. In those days, there were dances and parties that continued until the early hours and wealthy Bengalis from Calcutta made it their holiday home. Gopalpur's importance dwindled when trade with Burma abruptly ceased during the war and never revived again. When the British left India, even members of rich Bengali homes preferred to holiday in other places of the country, Gopalpur reverted to what it was originally, a fishing village.

With an increase in tourist trade in the late seventies, and the opening of luxury hotels, a slow revival began and today Gopalpur-On-Sea is one of the foremost beach resorts in India. This is the one beach that is as yet, not exposed much to tourism and hence still unspoiled. If you are looking for a quiet holiday in the lap of nature, the beach at Gopalpur awaits you. A golden beach fringed by sand dunes and ruins of an old jetty from where, in medieval times, sailors set out to Indonesia, make this an ideal place for a relaxing holiday. A perfect beach, fairly isolated and undisturbed by the day-trippers.

Gopalpur On Sea, Gopalpur On Sea tours, Visit Gopalpur On Sea of Orissa, Travel to Gopalpur On Sea, Beaches and LakesSituated at a distance of 45-km from Gopalpur and spreading over an area of 1,100-sq-km, this is the largest brackish water lake in the country and attracts large number of migratory birds. Taptapani: As the name suggests, is a hot water sulphur spring situated around 67-km from Gopalpur. Climate: Being a beach resort, Gopalpur has a uniform temperature throughout the year. Temperature in the summer months touches a high of 35C and a low of 23C, respectively. Winter months are relatively cold with a maximum and minimum temperature of 27C and 16C, respectively. Gopalpur receives an average annual rainfall of 118.7 cm. Languages: Oriya, Hindi & English

Best Time To Visit Gopalpur
Being a beach resort, the place has a uniform temperature throughout the year. Temperature in the summer months touches a high of 35C and a low of 23C, respectively. Winter months are relatively cold with a maximum and minimum temperature of 27C and 16C, respectively. Average annual rainfall is 118.7 cm. Thus, you may plan your trip to Gopalpur, beaches in Orissa accordingly.

Tourists Attractions
Gopalpur is a bewitching seaside resort and there can be no better option than to enjoy the sun, sea, and sand. Walk around the beach, collect shells and first-sized peal-white conch, and remember all the beautiful moments of your life. One may not be able to do it again.

Gopalpur On Sea, Gopalpur On Sea tours, Visit Gopalpur On Sea of Orissa, Travel to Gopalpur On Sea, Beaches and LakesPlaces Around Gopalpur
Chilka Lake is situated at a distance of 45 km from Gopalpur. Spreading over an area of 1100 sq km, this is the largest brackish water lake in the country and attracts large number of migratory birds. Taptapani (hot water), as the name suggests, is a hot water sulfur spring situated around 67 km from Gopalpur.

What To Do
Gopalpur on sea is a miniature seaside haven where boating, yachting, and a seaside run invite visitors to share the expanse and have fun. Accommodation near Gopalpur Good accommodation options such as seaside resorts, luxurious hotels, and old bungalows are available at Gopalpur, with good servicing facilities and excellent view of the sea.

Some of the good quality hotels and resorts are
The Oberoi Palm Beach, Ganjam; Hotel Mermaid; Song of the Sea Resort.

How To Get There

Air: Situated 180-km away, Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport from where one can take flights for major cities such as Delhi and Calcutta .

Rail: The nearest railway station is Berhampur on the Howrah-Chennai line of Southeastern Railway. One can take trains to Calcutta and Chennai from this place.

Road: Gopalpur is connected by motorable road to Barkul (75-km), Berhampur (16-km), Bhubaneshwar (180-km), and Puri (242-km). Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are available to move around.

Where To Stay
Good accommodation options such as seaside resorts, luxurious hotels, and old bungalows are available at Gopalpur, with good servicing facilities and excellent view of the sea.  

 

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