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Gopalpur - A Place Of Exotic Beauty


Gopalpur is a coastal town located on the southern boundary lines of Orissa. The place is situated near the Bay of Bengal and is considered as one of the top three tourist destinations of the state. Thousands of tourists visit the place every month in order to get a glimpse of the exotic place.

The place is only 15 km away from Berhampur and the port is currently under construction by the State Government. Earlier, Gopalpur used to be a small fishing village but its fortune changed with the invasion of Britishers.

The East India Company used the port as a significant trading centre. The town is close to the state of Andhra Pradesh and that is why there are certain advantages that the place has. The daily trading with the other southern states becomes easier for this commercial hub of Orissa.

Tourist Places In And Around Gopalpur

Gopalpur Tourism offers a number of places of tourist attraction. Places of religious interest include the Maa Tara Tarini Hill Shrine, Bala Kumari Temple and Sri Sri Sri Sidhibinayakya Pitha. The Sonepur Beach, Aryapalli Beach and the Gopalpur Beach are visited by hundreds every day.

A visit to Potagarh will narrate the stories of Gopalpur over the ages. Panchama and Ballipadar are neighbouring villages of Gopalpur that have a traditional life style and festive celebrations. The Satapada Dolphin Sanctuary and Bankeswari are other important places that Gopalpur tourism presents to its visitors.

Shopping In Gopalpur

Gopalpur tourism gives a great opportunity to the shopaholics to buy novelties from the City Market Area. The place is famous for handicrafts made from sea shells and silk sarees. Gorgeous handmade items of sea shells are put up for sale by the locals. Bracelets, necklaces and other trinkets made from sea shells can be collected as souvenir.

How To Reach Gopalpur

Gopalpur can be reached by air from the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneshwar. The place can be reached by train also from the Berhampur Railway Station as it is the nearest rail destination from the place. One can take the help of private cars and buses as it is well connected with the entire state.

Best Time To Visit Gopalpur

Gopalpur is a beautiful place where there is pleasant weather throughout the year but the best month to visit the place is from October to April.

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How to Reach Gopalpur

  • By Road
    Gopalpur is a very well connected coastal town where one can easily reach by private cars and buses. There are arrangements of various private car services that provide pretty good service to all the tourists who visit the place. The place is connected with other parts of the state as well.
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  • By Train
    The nearest railway station from Gopalpur is Berhampur. The railway station is about 16 km from the beach town. Gopalpur to Berhampur Railway Station can be reached by taxi. The station is connected with all the major trains that pass through the entire state of Orissa.
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  • By Air
    The Biju Pattanaik Airport in Bhubaneswar is the closest airport to reach Gopalpur. The place is about 165 km away from the capital of the state and can be reached by hiring a private car from the airport. The Biju Pattanaik Airport is well connected with the other major cities of India.
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