Everyone knows that Odisha is the ‘city of temples’ but there are many other points of attractions which you can witness during your excursion to Odisha, India. Odisha lies on the eastern peninsular region of India and thus shares about 450 km of the Indian coastline. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a break from your everyday tasks, Odisha beach holidays are the perfect getaway option for you.
Odisha comprises the country’s most stunning beaches on the east coast which are magnificently lined with coconut and palm trees country’s most stunning beaches on the east coast. Watching the crystalline blue sky with tranquil water in front and lying under the sun is totally blissful. So these beaches are the perfect retreat to relieve stress.
Beaches in Odisha are known for pilgrimage and cultural activities. Let us reveal some of the best beaches in Odisha which are perfect for a small holiday trip and rejuvenate yourself from stress.
Puri or Golden Beach is one of the most sacred and busiest beaches of East India due to its closeness to Jagannath Puri temple which belongs to one of the char Dhaam of Hindu. White sand, pristine water, and devotees dipping themselves for purifying their soul are totally amazing for every visitor. The beach is also renowned for exhibitions of sand art by artist Sudarshan Pattnaik and annual beach festival Puri.
In the evening at beachside many local craftsmen and vendor sell plastic toys, small divine stuff related to Jagannath temple and you can savour street food, including fried seafood snacks. Tourists can have great fun with camel rides and horse ride at the beachside and the long stretches of the sea and clear waters is best for trying surfing and swimming.
The Chandrabhaga beach is situated on the Konark coast of Odisha & it is one of the most pristine beaches in India. This beach is named after divine River Chandrabhaga. The beach attracts visitors for its amazing beauty, friendly atmosphere and clean environment. The beach consistently on seventh full moon day of Magha month holds Puja in which numerous people visit this shoreline to take a sacred dip in ocean water.
Visitors can enjoy many water and other activities on this beach such as then camel ride with your kids and riding a boat. You can also take part in Sand Art Festival which is organised every year in December where devoted international and national artists take part to dazzle the beholders.
Chandipur Beach in Balasore district of Odisha is a peaceful place for you if you love standing near the seashore. It is the cleanest beach of Odisha and offers a tranquil environment to travellers. The gushing waves of this beach will magnetize its visitors and help them to unwind by enjoying the best of nature.
Chandipur Beach is the only beach in eastern India, where the sea disappears at low tide up to 5 km a day and returns at high tide with a truly unique view. You can also attend the Chandipur beach festival and entertain yourself in musical art and cultural activities. This pristine beach offers some best seafood to its visitors. So loosen-up yourself in the holiness of nature and applaud this enchanting destination with your loved ones.
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The word Astaranga means colourful sunset and yes this magnificent beach will give you the mesmerising view of the sunset. Yes besides lovely sunset, this beach is famous for its picturesque views, vivid shades and the blue water which makes the atmosphere of the beach magical and rejuvenating.
There is a popular fishing village nearby from there you can buy different varieties of fishes. This beach is a perfect place to escape from the city helpers and spend time energizing yourself peacefully. Enjoy a picnic with your friends and family members, enjoy swimming, witness the magical and interesting nesting of Olive Ridley Turtles.
Konark Beach will soak you in serenity and make you fall for it from its sun-kissed sand and the dazzling waters. The beach is known for its leisurely walks and watching the rising sun at the distant horizon.
It is situated around 3 km from the Konark temple and offer divinity and spiritually to its visitors. So if you are staying in Konark, pay an early morning visit to see the sunrise and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
Gopalpur beach located in the Ganjam district of Odisha is the most prominent sea beach and one of the popular tourist destination in India. Earlier in the colonial era, it was a commercial port with lighthouse and fishing industry but now is renowned for its distinct charm and beach view.
It is the most beautiful beach in the southern coastline of Odisha, surrounded by coconut and casuarina trees and ideal for a small weekend trip. If you are a nature-lover and also want to experience windsurfing and scuba diving, enjoy paddle boating and ride water scooter on the calmness of the sea.
Paradip Beach in Jagatsinghpur district offers a gorgeous view of the Bay of Bengal as it is located on the junction of the Mahanadi River and the Bay of Bengal. Paradeep is one of the most serene and tranquil beaches of Odisha.
The beach is not a prominent tourist spot but also a major seaport of the country, featuring golden sparkling sands, indigo blue waters and lined with gigantic rock boulders. The sparkling blue water of the amalgam of the two water bodies makes it a heaven for any nature lover. Definitely, you must visit this beach to relaxes your mind and the soul.
Aryapalli beach is located near the Chatrapur and fill is a peaceful and composed atmosphere. The beach is a perfect blend of sand and surf overlooking the clear deep waters of Bay of Bengal. A major attraction on the beach is the Sand Mineral Project. The beach is also consist of a string of Casuarina trees which enhance the place’s beauty. The trees waving with the wind and the gushing waves spellbound visitors.
The dusks and the dawns are spectacular while the climate is amazing for weekend getaways. You can involve yourself in fun activities with surfing in huge waves that crash on the shore is perfect and apart from this is ideal for soaking in some of the vibrant rays of the sun. Near to the beach, a fisher community resides, you can also interact with them.
This panoramic beach got its name from the temple of Goddess Ramchandi which is located on the beach and draws a lot of devotees to this beach. Ramchandi Beach is more relaxed than other beaches of Odisha. This beach is being developed as a water sports zone in Odisha and every year a surfing festival is being organised here for surfers.
If you like crowded places that you can pay a visit to this beach. The clear waters and the sun-kissed sand make the place’s aura more divine. The lines of palm trees towering parallel to the beach shoreline swing according to the winds as the water provides the rhythmic patterns.
Baleswar beach is popular with couples because of its picturesque location with its sand that excites everyone. This beach is located at the mouth of the Nuanai stream and along the famous Puri Konark Marine Drive Road. This beach is known for alluring people with its beautiful sunset and sunrise view. In addition to the usual water sports, the beach has other things to try and explore with your loved ones. You can satisfy your soul by walking hand in hand with your loved one in a romantic walk on the beach and enjoy a picnic with family after exploring the beach.
Talasari Beach is settled in Baleswar district of Odisha and it is popular for pristine, serene and has been bestowed with a spectacular panorama. This beach has sand dunes, calmer waves amid several palm trees, coconut trees, cashew trees known to be the last beach on the northeastern coast of India. It is the best-kept secret of Odisha though I have considered it in the last.
Though it doesn’t encounter many tourists on its beachfront, but it is a paradise for fishers. You can savour delicious chicken, crabs and fish at nearby restaurants. You can simply walk across the river bed or enjoy boat rides and high tides the high tides here.
Apart from these above-mentioned beaches, you can visit Konark Beach, Swargadwar Beach, Rushikulya Beach, Golden Beach, Pati Sonapur Beach, Balaramgadi Beach, Baliharachandi Beach, Gahirmatha Beach and Balighai Beach.
So many beaches in Odisha are you aware of earlier? Reluctantly everyone says about Goa or Kerala beaches whenever planning for an excursion to beachside. If you love peace and tranquil atmosphere and location not so much filled with the crowd than you should opt for Odisha beaches.
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