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"Sublime and soothing, beaches of Orissa are valuable gifts of nature to the state. The charming beauty and unsoiled landscape, makes the beaches of Orissa standout in the crowd and get noticed. Close to Sun Temple and host to Puri beach festival, the waterfront beckons enthusiastic travelers from parts of India."
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Beaches of Orissa - Sensations of Golden Sands

Beaches of Orissa are definitely the best natural treasures that the state has. Covering the length of 482 Km, the beaches are a major part of Orissa. Not only geographically, these beaches are exceptionally important with tourism perspective as well. After the famous temples of Orissa, these beaches are the most visited. Many of the magnificent beaches have been known to tourism world till now and have just come out of the wraps. With golden sands and clear blue waters, beauty and charms of these unspoiled beaches have now started attracting numerous travelers. The Puri and Chandrabhaga beaches are the most visited beaches of Orissa.

Puri Beach

Puri as city itself, is an important destination with one of the most important Hindu Pilgrimage spots Jagannatha Temple in its vicinity. The magnificent Puri beach only adds to the attraction of the city. Puri is seen by many as the finest of all the beaches on east coast of India. And once you visit the beach, you will have no doubts as to why this beach is considered the best. Puri Beach is the most favored vacation destination in Orissa. Puri Beach Festival is one thing that attracts people from all parts of not only Orissa but from whole of India. The festival is an amalgamation of modern as well as classical forms of entertainment.


Gopalpur is a beach where you will be most active. The picturesque surroundings and calm blue waters are a temptation to one and all. Go out into the tranquil sea for a soothing swimming experience that will take out all your worries and stresses. When you are through with water sports, just relax and lie on your back for a sunbath. Look at the local fishermen going through their daily chores. Nearby, there are few shops from where you can shop for beautiful sea shells and other locally made items.

Chandrabhaga Beach

Situated close to the famous Sun Temple, Chandrabhaga Beach has also become a great tourist attraction in Orissa. Covered with shimmering sands and dotted with casurina trees, the beach is considered among the best in eastern India. The main enticement of the beach is its solitude. Although the scene is totally different when it hosts the annual Chandrabhaga fair. People from all parts of Orissa come to Konark for the fair. View of sun setting on the horizon has more of calming effect than mesmerizing. When you are visiting the magical Sun Temple, do not forget to visit the Chandrabhaga Beach as well.

Paradeep Beach

Paradeep is more famously known as the port city of Orissa. One of the most important and oldest ports in India is situated in Paradeep. The vast beach is invitingly calm and serene. The blue water playing with the golden sands of the beach is a sight worth a watch. As the evening sets in locales come out to the beach for some fresh air. The beach is famous for temple 'Tulasi Kshetra'. The temple is dedicated to Lord Baladeva. The beach is situated at a distance of 94 km from Cuttack and 125 km from Bhubaneswar. One can visit the beach at any time of the year, however the best time to visit the beach is around October.

The beaches of Orissa are the best place to go for relaxation and to leave behind all your worries. The sight of setting sun, sound of playing waves and breath of fresh air, will transport you into a world of calm. So to experience something that you always crave for, visit the magical beaches of Orissa.


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