On the east coast of Orissa, this quiet beach is ideal for boating and yachting. It is a surfer's delight and excellent for sailing. A golden beach fringed by sand dunes and ruins of an old jetty from where, in medieval times, sailors set out to Indonesia, make this an ideal place for a relaxing holiday. A perfect beach, fairly isolated and undisturbed by the day-trippers.
The hot springs of Taptapani are an hour's drive from here. It is known to be a splendid retreat for sea worshippers, located about 16-km from Berhampur. You can still see the crumbling walls and pillars of the jetty which are witness to its past glory of commercial activity.
With an increase in tourist trade in the late seventies, and the opening of luxury hotels, a slow revival began and today Gopalpur-On-Sea is one of the foremost beach resorts in India.
Most of the year: Warm
December & January: Cool and pleasant.
Throughout the year-Cottons
Situated 180-km away, Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport from where one can take flights for major cities such as Delhi and Calcutta.
The nearest railway station is Berhampur on the Howrah-Chennai line of Southeastern Railway. This is about 18kms away. One can take trains to Calcutta and Chennai from this place.
Gopalpur is connected by road to Barkul (75-km), Berhampur (16-km), Bhubaneshwar (180-km), and Puri (242-km).
Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are available in the area to move around.
Hotel Oberoi Palm Beach
Hotel Green Park - Situated on the sea shore
Hotel Kalinga - Well- furnished ocean front rooms
Hotel Rohini - Located on the Bay of Bengal beach
Hotel Sea Pearl - Well furnished Sea facing suites on the beach
Hotel Mermaid - Located on the Beach Road Hotel Holiday Home