is one of the many beautifully gifted beaches of Odisha. The place is full of
Casuarinas and sand dunes. A very unique feature of this beach is that the sea
water recedes away from the shore line about 5 kilometers twice a day. The water
vanishes and then comes forth rhythmically. It appears as if the sea plays hide
waves here are calm. They do not come dashing and hit the shore, rather proceed
and recede in a rhythm. Hordes of people gather to this beach to experience this
unique phenomenon of nature.
the water recedes, the beach appears wider. You can enjoy a jeep ride. Also,
the sea creatures lay on the exposed beach which appears beautiful. Red crabs
and sea shells are most common. It is safer and more pleasurable to take a dip
in the waters.
Places to visit:
place has 5 statues of Lord Shiva also known as Lingam. A perennial stream runs
over them. It is also known as a Saiva Shrine. One needs to lie down on the
rock parallel to the stream and worship the lingams. Elephants are spotted. It
is an ideal spot for trekkers. Accommodations are made available for night
stays by the Odisha Tourism.
is situated 25 kilometers from Chandipur. It is famous for the shrine of
Khirachora Gopinath. It was the seat for the Vaishnavite culture for a long
time. It is believed that Sri Chaitanya along with his teacher Madhavendrapuri
and disciple Jeevaswamin Goswami came to visit this place and worship the lord.
The most special offering in this temple is ‘Khira’ which is a special kind of
is situated 40 kilometers from Chandipur. It is suitable for trekking. It has a
sanctuary called as the Kuldiha Sanctuary. Jagannath Temple is also present
is situated 100 kilometers from Chandipur. It covers an area of about 2750
square kilometers. It is one of the few Tiger Reserves in India. It has many
species of animals within its boundaries, such as, leopards, elephants, deer,
crocodiles and reptiles. There are over 230 species of birds including the
talking myna and dancing peacocks. Lush green forests surround the area.
Waterfalls and orchids are also found within the boundaries of this reserve.
How to reach:
By air: The
nearest airport is Bhubaneswar which is 230 kilometers away. The next nearest
airport is Kolkata which is 314 kilometers away.
By rail: Balasore
is the nearest station which is 16 kilometers away. It is well connected with
major cities of the country via fast trains.
By road: A
well built road connects Chandipur to other major cities within the state.