Sea beaches are one of the most shot after destinations for a relaxing holiday. But only few beaches enjoy the position of being special and interesting. One such place is Chandipur beach in Orissa state in India. Though it is not among the most popular tourism beaches of India, but certainly it stands out in the crowd for the beach lovers.
Have you seen the sea disappear in front of your eyes? A unique phenomenon rarely seen anywhere else, the sea recedes by as much as five kilometres every day on the Chandipur beach in eastern India, not just enchanting the onlooker but also offering an opportunity to literally walk into the sea.
Where is it :- Chandipur is a small sea beach in Balasore District, Orissa, India.
It’s almost like magical . If you spend a whole day on this lovely beach you can easily distinguish this beach from the other beaches.
As the day progresses, sea water recedes about 5 kms during low tide and advances to the shore line again during high tide in the evening. Elsewhere, the waves dash on the shore shouting madly, but here they are like a musical fountain, soothing to the ears. Elsewhere, the waters wait for the visitors but here the visitors have to wait for the waters. Elsewhere, the waves go wild and the visitors calm but here the ecstasy of tourists on touring orissa will go wild while the waves remain calm.
Chasing the waves when the sea retreat is an unforgettable experience. Once the sea retreats back into the horizon, the exposed seabed, littered with red starfishes and drift woods that make for souvenirs also, is open to all for walks and jeep rides. If you are a beachcomber then go gathering abandoned seashells , I am so sure you will get some finest pieces to gift to your loved ones.
Swaying casuarinas, sand dunes and the vast open beach makes Chandipur one of the finest and less explored beaches in India, a compelling destination. The nearby small fishing harbour (Balaramgadi) ensures the availability of good sea foods at the hotels at the beach. A new restaurant named MegaBites offers tasty Italian and Indian foods. Away from the crowd and cacophony albeit with very good connectivity (Roads and railway) this place should be savoured before many people explore this.Once the sea is back to its resting spot, you can go swimming and build sand castles and wait for the sea to head for another round of hide and seek.
There are other places that you can visit on your tour to Chandipur Beach that will make your stay in Chandipur, arranged by Tourism of Orissa, an unforgettable vacation.
The Khirachora Gopinath Shrine in Remuna (25 km); Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary and Jagannath Temple in Nilagiri (40 km); Bhudara Chandi Shrine in Sajanagarh (45 km); Shivalinga, elephant herds and trekking of Nilgiri Hills at Panchalingeswar (45 km); the Simlipal National Park and Tiger Reserve (100 km) and the nearby waterfalls and Shakti Shrine of Deokund are the other tourist attractions nearby Chandipur Beach, Orissa, that you can visit on your tour to Chandipur Beach with Tourism of Orissa.
There are many beach facing hotels, resorts and lodges where you can stay on your tour to Chandipur in Orissa.
Crafts - You can buy some great art pieces for your showcase
When to visit Chandipur Beach
The best time to visit Chandipur beach is between October to April.
How to reach Chandipur
The nearest aerodrome to Chandipur beach is at Bhubaneswar, some 212 kms away. Airport premises are availed with private taxis and visitors can hire them to Balasore, following the beach.
Balasore Railway station, situated 16 kms away is the nearest East Coast Railway. Local transport facilities are easily available from outside the station and beach visitors can easily reach Chandipur within 45 mins(approx) of journey.
Roadways are good and visitors can opt for a road journey to Chandipur beach. Both the private and government run buses ply over NH5 and connects Bhubaneswar to Balasore. On reaching, visitors can hire private vehicles and reach the beach.
I am sure you will cherish the memory of this wonderful visit for long time