For those looking for a sequestered beach uninfluenced by the religious
ardor, so prominent in Orissa, are welcome to the jaunt with a famed
appellation - 'the best beach resort in Orissa'. And a languid stroll on its
serene beaches with playful waves skirting by, will tell you the exact
genesis of the euphemism. Add to it Gopalpur's moderate temperature, which
is between 23-35°C in summers and 16-27°C in winters, making it a
welcoming haven almost round the year.
There's more to the beaches
The Krishna Temple -
The 18th century Krishna Temple,
which accounts for the genesis of the name 'Gopalpur' or where Gopala (Shri
Krishna) lives, has visitors round the year.
The lone Lighthouse -
Nearby the serene beach is a lone
imposing lighthouse complementing the scenery at the beach commanding an
excellent view of the setting sun.
A Slice Of History -
Gopalpur was once a bustling
seaport of the Bay of Bengal during the British Rule. Bengali landlords and
their families would come here to spend their vacations. The ruins of the
antique harbor and an old jetty still speak volumes of its past glory
complementing well its recent fame as a leisure trove with the prettiest of
Bhubaneswar (180km) is the nearest airport
connected to major cities like Delhi and Kolkata.
The nearest railway station is Berhampur on the
Howrah-Chennai line of Southeastern Railway.
Gopalpur is connected by motorable roads to
Barkul (75 km), Berhampur (16 km), Bhubaneshwar (180 km), and Puri (242 km).
Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are available to move around.
Stay Back At
Abundance of beach resorts, luxurious hotels and antique bungalows are
available for lodging. Our itineraries have the best options and we book
them well in advance for you.