30 km from Berhampur and 6 km from Chhatrapur, the beach at Aryapalli
is quiet and charming where the waves speak volumes. Its bracing
and invigorating climate adds freshness to the soul. A nature-loving
tourist can enjoy the Sun, Surf and Sand amongst the green casuarina
plantations, far from the madding crowds.
Though Baliharachandi, located 27 km from Puri, is known for the
shrine of Goddess Harachandi, the lonely beach with its meandering
sand dunes can be quite enchanting.
One of the most pristine beaches of Orissa, this quiet beach is
a splendid retreat for sea-worshippers, located about 16 km from
Berhampur. Once a humming seaport, Gopalpur offers its visitors
a slice of serenity in environs that are conducive to introspection
and conviviality. You can still see the crumbling walls and pillars
of the jetty, witness to its past glory of commercial activity.
Now, plans are on to revitalise the port again and make it fit for
modern ships. The pleasures of the Blue Beach and the Blue Bay with
her backwaters continue to lure the water babies
is a surfers delight and is excellent for sailing too.
On the confluence of the river Kusabhadra and the Bay of Bengal,
Ramchandi is a beautiful beach. Goddess Ramchandi, the presiding
deity of the Konark region is worshipped here with reverence. Situated
7 km from Konark on the Marine Drive, Ramchandi is an ideal place
to spend a couple of fun-filled hours.
This little beach 91 km from Puri presents a panoramic view, especially
during sunset on a multi-coloured horizon as though seeking to justify
its name as "Colourful Sunset".
Site of a Shaivite shrine, Beleswar, located 15 km from Puri, has
an interesting beach where several fun filled hours can be spent.
A major port of Orissa, Paradeep also boasts of a fine beach where
visitors can easily spend a couple of hours soaking in the sun or
frolicking in the lovely blue waters.
At a distance of 88 km from Balasore, 4 km from Chandaneswar and
8 km from Digha (West Bengal) is the tranquil beach at Talasari.
One could behold with wonder the glistening glory of the Bay of
Bengal spread like a bejewelled carpet as far as one's eyes could
reach. The shimmering surface, the myriad twinkles all around give
this calm beach a status of its own.
The confluence of the river Budhabalanga with the sea at Balaramgadi,
located 2 km from Chandipur, presents visitors a scenic view with
fishing and boating.
Situated 16 km from Balasore, the beach at Chandipur is surely one
of the finest in India. This peaceful resort with sand dunes green
with wild creepers and casuarina trees whistling in the breeze has
a special secret. The sea recedes nearly five kilometres everyday
with the tide - a sight not to be missed.
Approximately 20 km from Berhampur, 35 km from Gopalpur and 4 km
from the National Highway No.5 which connects Chennai and Calcutta,
the virgin beach at Pati-Sonapur is one of the most exquisite on
the east coast. Right on the confluence of the river Bahuda and
the Bay of Bengal, the scenic beauty of the place is simply enchanting.
The casuarina fringed Balighai beach, located 8 km from Puri, is
a famous picnic spot. The juxtaposition of gentle casuarina-lined
river with crashing, desolate ocean coast is a strange and extremely
beautiful one. One may also catch a glimpse of the shy Baliharina
a kind of deer who inhabit the area. The Sea Turtle Research Centre
is another attraction of this beach.
Close to the famous Sun Temple of Konark, is a lovely and quiet
beach - Chandrabhaga. The beach, known for its beauty and solitude,
has long served as a counterfoil to the exquisite and intricate
sculptures on the Sun Temple, where visitors would let the simple
lines of the sea wash away all their worries and refresh them.
For centuries now, the beach at Puri has been the venue of countless
pilgrims taking the traditional purification dip for Puri is the
abode of Lord Jagannath and considered one of the most important
Hindu pilgrimage destination. However, for decades now, both Indian
and foreign beach lovers have made it their special haunt.
fine white sands of Puri beach and the roar of the breakers rolling
in from the Bay of Bengal have fascinated visitors throughout the
ages. As it is with all the beaches of Orissa, overcrowding is never
a problem and the sight of holiday-makers having entire stretches of the beach to themselves is not uncommon.
local fishermen, with their catamarans and wide brimmed cane hats
are welcomed by tourists for they not only provide you with a ride
on their boats but also act as lifeguards if you wish. And yes,they
are also expert masseurs.
excellent beach facing hotels and guest houses, the Puri beach is
an ideal holiday spot where you can easily spend a lot of time.