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Gopalpur Tourism

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Sarbajeet Mandal5.0/5

1 review

Gorgeous Gopalpur

One of the best relaxing, offbeat, non chaotic sea beach for sea lovers. Some important places and things that must be mentioned
1. "Hotel Rohini", manager cum owner of the hotel is very cooperative, location of the hotel is awesome, from here you can see the scenic beauty of the sea (colour changing layers of sea) & also the lighthouse (but you can't visit the lighthouse from inside). You can get breakfast, lunch & dinner from here. Foods are very cheap and quality is also good.
2. Sea beach is marvelous. You can spend hour and hour in the beach but if you Bath in the sea water my opinion is- you should wear a or apply sunscreen lotion on your body, otherwise you will be sun burned.
3. In evening there have some street foods like "Stick Kebeb", Sea foods like delicious fishes, crabs, prawns etc. You can try sea foods in"Sea shell Restaurant"
4. You can sit at the sea bank at night, dip your feet during the tide.
5. Last but not the least if you are Bengali then you don't have to worry about language problem.

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Swati Chakraborty5.0/5

15 reviews

Ancient port

Gopalpur is a city in Odisha, which has an ancient port which was used for commercial trading purpose by British East India Company. The port is now lying in ruins and history which was once famous as a trading point. It is one of India's lesser known heritage destinations.
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Gopalpur Overview

Gopalpur, also known as Gopalpur-on-sea, is situated in the Ganjam district of Orissa. Gopalpur is a beautiful and quiet beach destination situated in the Bay of Bengal in the State of Orissa, at a distance of about 16 km from Berhampur (Brahmapur), on the Howrah-Chennai main line.

The tiny beach town of Gopalpur was earlier known by the name Paloura. As per folklore, the region got the name Gopalpur in the 18th century from the temple of Lord Gopala (Krishna) built near the sea shore. Oriya, Hindi and English are the languages spoken in the region.

Gopalpur town has a historic past buzzing with maritime activities which can be dated to the period of Kalinga Dynasty. As per records, Gopalpur was a wealthy port town and a prominent territory under the Kingdom of Kalinga. Gopalpur had thriving trade relations with Sumatra, Java and Bali and conducted trade in silk and pearls.

Gopalpur was a major port town during the British rule as it conducted trade in rice from Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar). The British built several mansions as well as warehouses at Gopalpur, which can be seen even today as a remnant of the colonial era. The port town of Gopalpur ceased to operate by 1942, due to the Second World War and separation from Burma.

Gopalpur town was renovated in the 1970s by the Orissa Government in order to revive its past glory. There were also initiatives to promote tourism in the area. The famous Beach festival is one such instance, started in the year 1996, which is conducted annually to promote the culture and tourism of Gopalpur.

Gopalpur, situated at a distance of 170 km from Bhubaneswar, is mostly famous for its beach which is fringed by palms, casuarinas and plantations of coconut and cashew nut. Gopalpur has become a popular beach destination in Orissa famous for its sunrise views.

Gopalpur also offers activities such as angling, swimming, canoeing, boating, swimming, etc. Gopalpur tourism offers excursions to tourist destinations like Taptapani, Mahuri Kalua, Patisonapur Beach, Taratarini, Jaugada, Chilika Lake, Ansupa Lake, Hirakud Reservoir, Chandragiri, etc.

Gopalpur can be easily accessed as it is well connected by State Highways and National Highways to destinations within Orissa as well as neighbouring states. The vicinity to Visakhapatnam, Kolkata, Barkul, Berhampur, Puri and Bhubaneswar makes Gopalpur a favourite week-end destination among holiday makers.