Chandipur Tourism

Chandipur Tourism

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Chandipur Info

  • State: Orissa
  • Famous for/as: Beach
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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Gopal Krishna
  • Gopal Krishna
  • 2 Reviews

"A good place to enjoy" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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
  • Abhijit Sengupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"A Short vacation during Republic day"

  • 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
  • Jakiboor rahaman Md
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews


  • 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
  • Manoj Majumdar
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 Reviews

"Chandipur - stay away"

  • 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
  • Partha pratim Chakraborty
  • Lives in Siliguri
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews

"Ideal destination for couples"

  • 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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Abhishek Dey
  • Abhishek Dey
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"just set urself free"

  • Posted Nov 20, 2012
Perfect place for leisure and complete relaxation. I if you are looking for too much entertainment, please change ur mind.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food: Primarily had in hotel (Shubham) where we stayed and was excellent, a lot more shops in the surrounding coming up.(try the pasta shop which has newly come up. Sight-seeing: 5 good places to see but a must see is Panchalingeshwar temple( A must trust me). Shopping: Very poor. close to nothing

Activities & things to do: Almost nothing except eating and enjoying the view thats it

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: lease reserve ur seats in the train that ur travelling else the TT\'s will harass u. Try coming by Volvo bus $200 only AC.
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Sandip Layek
  • Sandip Layek
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Bankura
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  • 8 Reviews

"A fantastic weekend"

  • Posted Nov 16, 2012
It's only 3 and half hours journey from Howrah station to Balasore by train. You will get auto or taxi from the station to chandipur.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Here food is fabulous. Don't forget to take Sarpora and pomplate fish. I have never seen so large pomplate fish ever. Sight-seeing destination (Pancha-lingeswar, Buribalam, Nilgiri etc) is excellent with an Auto with reasonable price (Rs 700/-).

Activities & things to do: Must go for sight-seeing other wise the tour will be incomplete. Go to sea beach at night atleast one in full-moon.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: There is no ATM in Chandipur. Carry cash from Balasore. Don't forget to do return reservation in train.
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K Manna
  • K Manna
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews

"look back chadipur"

  • Posted Sep 18, 2012
The location is good but, you will have to arrange your own transport if you want reach by train.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Scope of shopping is very less.

Activities & things to do: None

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Carry cash and medicine. You wont find any medicine shop nearby.
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Kausik Sur
  • Kausik Sur
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted Apr 28, 2011
If u want a Nirala holiday you must visit Chandipore

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: These are not important

Activities & things to do: Just spend your time at beach with red crabs and various trees

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: There is no medicine shop,bank
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