From enthralling adventure to serenity, the vast stretch striking beaches of Odisha are famous for their overwhelming approach. Beaches in Odisha can truly engulf any travellers in a holiday spirit. The ever roaring blue spread of Bay of Bengal unfolds over the golden beaches, with over 250 miles long coastline of Odisha dotted with some exotic beaches.
Having provisions for water sports and adventure sports like swimming, surfing and boating to peaceful sunbath, a stroll across the sea shore or a drive on the Marine Drive road through the nature and wilderness; beaches of Odisha has every possible attraction to suit every mood of the travellers. As a result, Odisha Beaches are being flocked by an increased number of tourists every year.
Here are some of the top beaches of Odisha which you must visit as you plan your next trip to this beautiful place.
Located at a mere distance of 35 kms from the Sun Temple and 65 kms from Bhubaneshwar, this beach is an ideal place for any holiday maker. The coastline of Puri is also renowned for the sand sculptures created particularly by the internationally famed Sudarshan Patnaik. The beach at Puri offers a unique opportunity to witness the striking sunrise and the sunset at the beach.
How to Reach Puri
The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar located at a distance of 65 km from the beach. By road Puri is 65 km from Bhubaneswar via Pipili and 35 km from Konark on the Marine Drive route.
Where to Stay
Comfortable and economical accommodation arrangements can be availed at Puri. Some of the staying options for travellers are Hotel Nilachal Ashok, Near Raj Bhavan, Marina Beach Resort, Hotel Mayfair Beach Resort and Surya Beach - Inn.
Hardly 16 km from Berhampur, the beach retreat of Southern Odisha, is located on the tiny town of Gopalpur on the Bay of Bengal. Enjoying the reputation of being one of the popular beaches of Odisha, the deep and clear blue water instantly provoke any travellers to visit this pristine beach. Sand sculptures made by some local artists are a feast to the eyes.
How to Reach Gopalpur Beach
Gopalpur is well-connected by road by NH 5on the outskirts of Berhampur (16 km). Regular bus services are available. Taxis and auto rickshaws also ply at frequent intervals to the beach. The nearest railhead is Berhampur located at 16 km from the beach.
Where to Stay
Comfortable and economical accommodation arrangements can be availed at Gopalpur. Hotel Sea Side Breeze, Hotel Sea Pearl, On Beach Home are some of the staying options for travellers to choose on their visit to the beach. All the hotels mentioned are in proximity to the beach.
Backed up by musical sway of coconut trees and sea-shells over the sand dunes, Chandipur is a beach with a unique distinction on its own. Unlike other beaches, the sea water here recedes away from the shore line about five km twice a day, an unusual phenomenon, rarely found anywhere. The beach is hardly 2 km away is Balaramgadi where the river Budhabalang meets the sea. A trip through the mouth of the meandering river on a fisherman's boat is a pleasant experience. Watching them cast their nets and pull their catch of fish is memorable.
How to Reach Chandipur Beach
Chandipur is well-connected by road and is 16 km from Balasore on N.H. 5, 230 km from Bhubaneswar and about 320 km from Kolkata. Regular bus services are available and taxis and auto rickshaws are also available from Balasore to the beach. The nearest railhead is Balasore which is located 20 km from the beach.
Where to Stay
Travellers can avail economical and comfortable accommodation located close to the beach. Pacific Holiday Inn, Hotel Chandipur and Hotel Golden are some of the ideal staying options that travellers can choose while visiting Chandipur.
Close to the famous Sun temple (3 km) from Konark - a World Heritage Monument, it is a lovely and quiet beach. Rated as one of the finest beaches of Odisha, the beach has its own lovely serenity. When the sky is clear, watching the golden sun rising above the blue waters is a life time experience for any travellers.