Nestled in the natural beauty, Gopalpur is a town located in the southern coastline of Odisha, which is just 15 km from the city of Behrampur. The city was once known as a trade link in the colonial era has now become a must visit destination. This deserted place offers peace and serenity to the wandering soul. The sand cladded beaches, azure water of the Bay of Bengal, divine food, make it a perfect place to relax and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Slowly and steadily, Gopalpur is shedding its reclusive image and bringing on the spirits alive.
What do in Gopalpur?
Gopalpur is a quaint town loaded with beauty, entertainment, fun and frolic. The beach city is easy to explore and here you can visit number of destinations. Away from the daily chaos of city life, this quaint place attracts the visitors with its pristine beauty. The beautiful beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see and sea and skies that creates a magical amalgamation makes it an astounding place to visit. The places of interest include picnic spots, spiritual places, religious shrines, hot natural shrine, wildlife sanctuary, to name a few.
Here are some places that capture the attention of the visitor:-
Behrampur-As told above, trading town of Behrampur is eminent for rich textiles and silk.
Chilka water lake– The chilka water lake is home to water sports and fishing
Taptapani– the verdant greenery of this place along with hot sulphur water that has medicinal property make this place a must visit tourist destination.
Mahuri Kalua– Mahuri Kalua is known for picturesque scenery and a shrine of Goddess Kalua. This place depicts the medieval history.
Patisonapur– The beautiful secluded beach of Patisonapur is one of the best places to visit in and around Gopalpur
Taratarini– The beautiful shrine perched on the hills makes us believe in the power of nature. So, if you come to this place take some time and bow your head.
Jaugarh– Jaugarh is famous for being home of the emperor Ashoka. So, all historic buffs, don’t believe that this place is meant only for nature enthusiast. The place Gopalpur is meant for people who believe life is too and world is too huge to explore.
Best Time to visit
The best time to visit this place is during the winter season- October to March.
How to reach Gopalpur?
The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneshwar, it is approx. 180 kms away from Gopalpur. The airport has regular domestic and international flights for the major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad.
The nearest railway station located near to Gopalpur is Berhampur Railway station, located at the distance of 16 kms from the city. It is well connected to other cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune via Prasanthi Express, Guwhati Express, Coromandel Express, Konark Express, to name a few.
Gopalpur is definitely the place that attracts hordes of tourists owing to its scenic beauty. People fall in love with this place because of its enthralling beaches and lovely destinations.