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Odisha Beaches

Odisha is famous for its beaches in Puri and for Gopalpur on sea. Puri is a tourist destination and is specially crowded at the time of the Jagannath Temple Rath Yatra.
The Puri Rath Yatra is an annual function that attracts people from all over the world. Puri beach is very popular among the tourists that throng puri. It is also a popular domestic destination all through the year. There are some other beautiful beaches which are most sought after by the tourists. Konark beach located three km from famous Konark Sun temple is a beautiful beach which is much quieter and cleaner. You can take bus or taxi from Puri to Konark which usually takes one hour.

Gopalpur-on-sea is a must see beach with its soft sand and blue waters. It is peaceful and much quieter than the Puri beach where you can spend some quality time. The best time to visit is from November to January. Most of the hotels and restaurants offer local cuisine and discounts in the off season. An excursion to hot springs at Taptapani (45 km) is must for every itinerary. It is well connected from Behrampur (18 km) and Bhubneshwar by road and railways.
  Gopalpur on Sea :
This place is considered to be a favourite spot lying on the Bay of Bengal for sea and water sport lovers. Have a nice walk or a jog in early morning hours on this golden beach of Orissa India, which is also anideal place to swim or laze around.
  Konark Beach in Odisha
Konark is the world famous site of the most exquisite Sun temple one can ever come across. While visiting this religiously and historically famous site, do check out the lovely bliss and serenity of its beach.
  Puri Beach in Odisha
Puri is one of the three major spots of the Orissa Golden Triangle and one of the four major holy places in India. Located on the shores of Bay of Bengal, it has one of the finest beaches in the world.
  Chandipur Beach in Odisha
Chandipur is another famous beach resort of Orissa situated 16-kms away from Balasore, providing a memorable experience to the visitors along its shores. It is a unique sea beach where seawater recedes about 5-kms during low tide and advances to the shoreline again during high tide, each day.
  Paradeep Beach in Odisha
Paradeep is a major seaport of India's trade activities with a fine sea beach that offers evergreen forests, a huge estuary of the Mahanadi with islands and creeks, a good marine drive and beach. Known as 'Tulasi Kshetra' it is also famous for its temple site of Lord Baladeva.
  Balighai Beach in Odisha
8 km from Puri, this is a casuarina-fringed beach with a Sea Turtle Research Centre situated nearby. Love the tranquility of the beachside! Then this is the place that can surely turn a casual trip into an unforgettable vacation along the coastline of Odisha.
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