Dhabaleswar Beach is situated at a distance of 4 km from Cuttack if the water route is selected or 12 km if one prefers to travel by road. Dhabaleswar is a splendid island situated on the Mahanadi River. The uniqueness of the beach is that it is calm and serene and yet adventurous at the same time.
The name Dhabaleswar is derived from Lord Shiva, who is also known as Lord Dhabaleswar among the local people. The place is famous among the tourists as it can offer an atmosphere of relaxation to those who seek solitude and an atmosphere of adventure for those who have an enthusiastic spirit. The beautiful 11th century temple of Lord Dhabaleswar is situated nearby and attracts tourists throughout the year.
The Dhabaleswar Water Sports Centre is another added attraction of the place. It is frequented by tourists from within and outside India alike.