Chandipur Tourism

Chandipur Tourism

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293 Ratings & 150 Reviews

Chandipur Info

  • State: Odisha
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: Baleswar
Chandipur is a popular beach town situated in the Balasore District of Orissa. It lies near the Bay of Bengal at a distance of 16 km from the Balasore Railway Station. It has an elevation of 3 m above sea level. The popular seafood, Horseshoe crab is also found on this beach towards Mirzapur.

The speciality of this beach is that the water tides here recede from 1 to 5 km during the ebb, and return only when high tides return to the beach. This phenomenon is visible here twice a day after which, a trail of shells and driftwood are left behind.

This beach also supports bio-diversity due to this speciality. Chandipur-on-sea is also the site of the Indian Army’s Integrated Test Range. Several missiles including the nuclear capable Akash, Agni, Shaurya, and Prithvi ballistic missiles have been launched from here.

Fishing is the major occupation in Chandipur and a flourishing fishing community and market reside near this beach at the concourse of Budhabalanga River. Chandipur town lies in close proximity with the nearby tourist attractions like Remuna, Panchalingeswar, Aradi and Chandaneswar.

Panchalingeshwar lies 45 km from Chandipur and is popular for the Shrine of five Shiva Lingams. These five Lingams are washed regularly by the natural springs flowing over them. This entire area is surrounded by the Nilgiri Hills and herds of elephants can be spotted moving down the hill.

Remuna is 25 km from Balasore and is popular for the Shrine of Khirchora Gopinath. It is believed that Madhavendrapuri, Sri Chaitanya and Jeevaswami Goswami also visited the place to worship Lord Krishna. It is also a popular Vaishnavite pilgrim spot. Images of the childhood activities of Lord Krishna are present here.  

Nilagiri Nalagiri, which is an erstwhile princely state capital, is 40 km from Chandipur and is known for the Jagannath Temple and the Kuldiha Sanctuary. There is also a 400-year-old king’s palace present amongst these hills. Many archaeological remains from the past are present at Sajangarh that lies 5 km from Chandipur.

The Bhudara Chandi Shrine at Sajangarh is also another tourist attraction of the place.  The Simlipal National Park and Tiger Reserve, around 100 km from the place and the Shakti Shrine are other attractions.

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Chandipur Traveller Reviews

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Mahalaxmitrading asl

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  • Mahalaxmitrading asl
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  708 readers

"Visit to Chandipur"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Last week I visited Chandpur beach and I was astonished to see why people call it a beach actually its like a river as you won't find any waves and no breeze at all. It was a total waste of money and I would never suggest any one to go there and waste you hard earned money.
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Soumya nag Chowdhury

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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  •  7 helpful votes
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"A nice place for weekend trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 23, 2016
Chandipur is a good place for a weekend trip. About 20kms from Balasore. Main usp of this place is the sea beach. Water goes away for about 1-5km and again comes back at 8:30pm and 8:30am. Stays for about 4hrs. Avoid staying in Anandamayee Hotel. In the evening you can sit near the sea beach and wait for the water to come. Local sightseeings are not that great. There are only few hotels available. So please book it at least 3 months before. Panthanivas and Arpita are the best.
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K k sahu

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  • K k sahu
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  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 15 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
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"Virgin beach destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
Just to relax and spend quality time with family from hustle bustle of other famous sea beach. Now the main activity here. Don't try to find any activity here other visiting the Mohana or meeting point of river & sea. A fishing harbour is there and its fish lovers paradise. Next if you visit during the monsoon you can see the beach covered with red crabs, thousands or lakhs of them colouring the beach red. Now the most exciting aspect of Chandipur. The sea here retreats very far during low tide maybe a kilometre and again comes up-to the beach during high tide. It is unique to this place and a wonder to see. You can also visit local sightseeing to Panchligeshwar, Balasore town and Taptapani.
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Rohit Baghel

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  • Rohit Baghel
  • Lives in Indore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Awesome place for beach lovers"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 31, 2015
Awesome place for beach lovers. One of it's type of beach where you can walk inside sea as it goes miles inside during day time and it comes to Shore during night. Amazing place. Best season to visit is in Winter and it has good quality Seafood. Enjoyed it truly.
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Prabhanjan Ghorai

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"Chandipur on sea!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 26, 2015
Good experience. Very different from other beaches in India. In low tide you may have to walk almost 5 kms inside the sea to get water waves. Waves are not turbulent and very small. In high tide the water travels up to the beach bank but the water depth is up-to the knee maximum. Thus tourist enjoy to walk into the sea up-to few kms without any danger. The beach itself is serene and not overpopulated.
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Gopal Krishna

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"A good place to enjoy"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 5, 2015
From balasore took an auto to panthnivas, Chandipur beach coated me Rs. 250. Panthnivas is only the place on sand beaches where you can enjoy calm sea but only for one day trip is enough. You can walk several km inside the sea without fear. Water level do not cross above your knee even though you are inside the sea around 3 to 4 km from sea shore. Except to sea wonder nothing else is there where you can enjoy.

Tips to walk sea bed for searching seawater: Do not wear shoes, carry water /cool drink bottles, light refreshing snacks. Panthnivas menu card have so many varieties but they will serve only limited foods in lunch & dinner.
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Abhijit Sengupta

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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"A Short vacation during Republic day"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 28, 2013
Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was awesome.
The beautiful vanishing sea, particularly during a fool-moon night.
One may visit the panchalingeswar for a days excursion.
We went for a days visit to bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary as well.

Activities & things to do: Leisure
Enjoy sea.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Part of rural Orissa. All the amenities may not be available on call, hence better to carry things or buy from balasore.
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Jakiboor rahaman Md

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  • Jakiboor rahaman Md
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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 1, 2013
Good but not bath. its awesome for walking on beach

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There is no place for shopping, for sight seeing like Simli pal forest, pacha lingeswar

Activities & things to do: Road should be proper maintain, some international foods item

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From balasore station 20 mints
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Manoj Majumdar

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  • Manoj Majumdar
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
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"Chandipur - stay away"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 15, 2013
Chandipur could have one of the jewels of our beaches but the local civic body is not bothered about the beach and total neglect of the environment. There was a 'winter festival' which was worst than a village mela. Police or officials looking after the tourists were missing. Garbage and mess everywhere. Pathetic and poor infrastructure- stay away from Chandipur go to Puri it is much better.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Very poor, nothing to buy what is not available elsewhere.

Activities & things to do: NONE what so ever. Most boring not worth visiting.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: If you intend to visit the Shimpili Tigar sanctuary -only 4-wheelers ( Sumo, Scorpio) are allowed to enter. During our visit saw only some deers and according to local guides tigers shightings are very rare.
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Partha pratim  Chakraborty

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  • Partha pratim Chakraborty
  • Lives in Siliguri
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  •  11 helpful votes
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"Ideal destination for couples"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 31, 2012
A good place for honeymoon couples those who loves quiet places...

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food in Panthanibas was good but not sure about outside sources..

Activities & things to do: Must visit Panchalingeswar...

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Easy to reach from balasore...
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