Gopalpur Tourism
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Gopalpur Tourism

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  • State: Orissa
  • Famous for/as: Beach
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.

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Swati Chakraborty

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  • 9 Reviews
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"Gopalpur on Sea, a mini town" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Gopalpur is a small town located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Ganjam District of Odissa. It is very calm and quiet town. It is an ideal place for spending short holidays peacefully. If you are very tired and making a plan to spend some days peacefully and privately then Gopalpur is an ideal place for rejoice. Its pollution free pleasant weather helps you to extract all your tiredness as well as you feel very energetic and fit. Gopalpur is only 16km away from Railway station Berhampur. You can hire Auto or Car from Berhampur Railway Station and it will take hardly 20 minutes to reach Gopalpur. Nearest airport is Bhubaneswar. Gopalpur is also famous for its sea food like fresh fishes, prawns and crabs.
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Sanjay Das

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"Gopalpur on sea!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Gopalpur is about 16 km from Berhampur. Not very hotel options are available here. Hotel sea pearl is literally on the beach, sand. South indian dishes are available. Samber, dosa, idli. One can find different fishes and crabs. The kababs are must. The beach is about 1 to 2 km long.
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Raja Mishra

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  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
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"Had a great fun with friends at Gopalpur!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I with some of my friends went to Gopalpur on the eve of new year. The place was so nice. The beach view was awesome. As that was eve of the new year many visitors were there. With a nice view of sunset and the migratory birds that was real nice for us. We loved the foods we ordered. There are many number of roadside shops which provide nice food. The sea foods were simply awesome. I suggest to visit in weekends.
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Subrata

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"Excellent sea beach"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It's a unbelievable experience to visit Gopalpur sea beach. There is a five star hotel near about two kms far from Gopalpur beach which is very good place for night halting. You can enjoy sunrise and sunset points at Gopalpur. Berhampur city is also there from 15 kms away which is very good city to move on.
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Sawan kumar

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"A nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Clean beach, visited so many times you can take beach front hotels in cheap price, you can get good dhabas in NH 7 which is about 5km, you can enjoy beach. Suitable for couple as well as family. You can visit Berhampur city known as silk city.
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Shouvik choudhury

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"Short weekend refreshment, ideal for relaxation & fresh air"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 29, 2015
Beautiful sea beach, very clean, calm & quiet with strong waves, adventurous to bath, must see the sun-rise with a gulf of fresh air at dawn. Sea beach is not so crowded, so still very serene & lonely except the afternoon time. Ideal for relaxation & mind refreshment, visit the lighthouse (going upstairs is prohibited now), nothing much activity to do just take a long walk on the large sand filled beach or simply sit on the beach to enjoy & feel the freshness. Food & fish lovers can taste various sea fishes in hotel or buying fresh from local market. May visit nearby Taratarini Temple, Rambha (Chilika lake), Taptapani etc, Daringbadi, another hill station is accessible.
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Soumya ran Panda

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  • Lives in Berhampur
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"Overall I like it most"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 17, 2015
Especially I visited Gopalpur to spend some time in sea beach with my friends and really I enjoyed in beach with my friends. The MayFair also provides me good facility to stay there. The most enjoyable moment in Gopalpur at the time of beach festival. Various programs and various games are held on that time. Anyone can take part in that program and the night view of the festival is really amazing and some special drama or some superstar came here with some dramatic action.
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N benimadhab Choudhury

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"A place to enjoy sunrise & sunset"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2015
The beach of Gopalpur is very nice, it is also situated nearby the brahmapur city which attracts many visitors to come here. The sunrise and the sunset views are awesome, it is a nice place to enjoy with beach & nature. It's atmospheric condition is as good as the place. There are many seaside shops that you can get seafoods, decorative items & many more. You can also visit the lighthouse and the Gopalpur port which is nearby to the hotel & sea beach.
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Debayan Bhowmik

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"An amazing stay at Gopalpur on sea."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 8, 2015
If you want to visit a beach without much of a crowd, Gopalpur on sea is an ideal place for you. Though known for the last 10-15 years, it's still comparatively less crowded compared to Puri or Digha. The nandan kanan, several temples nearby can be visited from here. The local food joints serves some hot and delicious sea foods. Also the food served by the resort were very tasty and mouth watering. Stroll along the beach or sit in the balcony looking at the sea. This is possibly the best activity in Gopalpur. Try to come here to avoid the hustle and bustle of daily life and take a peek at the unrest sea at dawn or at sunset.
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"Place to visit also during monsoon"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 9, 2015
Gopalpur -on -sea is one of the best sea beach in east coast of Bay of Bengal. Quite beach, blue sky, strong waves makes Gopalpur more attractive to nature lovers.

Stayed at Mayfair Palm Beach Resort, which made our stay memorable. Hotel has a private beach, safe and provide assistance during bathing.

Rambha on Chilika Lake can also be visited at a distance of 40 KM from Gopalpur. One night can be spent in the OTDC Panthanivas. For a short trip of 3-4 days this is ideal.
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