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Chandipur | Courtesy: Debabrata Mohanty

Chandipur is an exquisite, secluded seaside retreat featuring a unique beach. This quaint sea resort is located in the Baleswar District of Orissa. You can experience a great weekend at this seaside resort on Bay of Bengal. BOOKING DETAILS OF CHANDIPUR

Places to see in Chandipur: The major attraction of Chandipur is the beach itself. The beach is one of it kind for at the time of the ebb tide, the seawater recedes from 1 km. to 5 km. and it again returns during the high tide. This phenomenon takes place twice a day, which forms wide stretch of silvery sandy beach. This rare sight is truly an unforgettable experience, which you will treasure. You can also visit Balaramgadi to view the majestic sight of the confluence of river Budhabalang or Buribalam with the sea. At this place, the famous freedom fighter Bagha Jatin was martyred by the British.

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Nearby attractions around Chandipur: You can enrich your trip to Chandipur further by making trips to some exotic nearby locations. A trip to Panchalingeswar (45 km. from Chandipur) is quite noteworthy. The place is known for its un-parallel scenic beauty and the shrine of lord Shiva. The religious tourists can make a tour to Remuna (25 km.), renowned for housing the temple of Khirachora Gopinath. A day trip to Nilagiri (40 km.), housing the Jagannath Temple is also quite rewarding. The place is also known for the Kuldiha Sanctuary. Travelling a distance of 5 km. from Nilagiri, you will reach Sajanagarh, famous for the shrine of Bhudara Chandi.

Spanning an area of around 2750 sq. km., the wildlife sanctuary of Similipal is also worth visiting. Covered with emerald green forest the place is the haven of a number of wild animals and 230 species of birds. You can also pay a visit to Deokund to experience the enchanting sight of waterfalls and a Sakti shrine. The serene beach of Talsari, located 90 km. from Chandipur is also a hotspot of the tourists. Another major location is Bhitarkanika, the second largest Mangrove Forest Sanctuary across the country.

Things to do in Chandipur: You can enjoy a stroll along the extensive sea beach, when the seawater recedes and vanishes beyond your eyesight. You can also hire a jeep and go for a ride on this wide beach. You can also enjoy a prolong sunbath on the sea beach. Drink plenty of green coconut water available at the sea beach. You will also find some shack in the area catering some best sweets of the region. Relish the different items of prawns at the seaside eateries.

How to reach Chandipur: In order to reach Chandipur, first you need to travel up to Balasore or Baleswar, either by rail route or by roadway. Buses are available from Balasore running to Chandipur. The nearest railhead of Chandipur is Balasore, located 17 km away.

Best time to visit Chandipur: Chandipur beckons tourists all round the year.

Lodging and dining facilities in Chandipur: Chandipur offers an array of lodging facilities, ranging from expensive accommodation to budget hotels. Decent dining facilities are also available at the destination.

Photographs by Debkinkar Baidya, Dipanjan Mitra.


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