Chandipur is also called as the Chandipur-on-sea. It is a tiny sea
resort located in the district of Balasore, in the state of Odisha,
India. It is positioned on Bay of Bengal . The Chandipur beach
is nearly 16 kilometers away from the Balasore railway station.
Chandipur is positioned at the 21.47° N and 87.02° E. It is perched at
an average altitude of 9.8 feet. This township of Chandipur is about
51.330 acres in size. The peaceful beach located at Chandipur region is
certainly one of the finest beaches in the country.
This beach is exceptional in the matter that the sea water move away from one to four kms during the outgoing tide. Due to these exclusive circumstances, this beach of Chandipur supports the bio-diversity.
Chandipur Beach – An Odisha Beach Holiday Destination
This beautiful place called Chandipur beach serves as an amazing holiday destination. It is mainly famed for its
golden colored sea beach along with even sandy bed. These kinds of
beaches are rarely obtainable across the world. The horseshoe crabs are also found in this Chandipur beach towards the Mirzapur, which is the close by community and the fishing market at the convergence of the River Budhabalanga or Balaramgadi. This place is also famous as a beautiful picnic spot. The Panthanivas
which is supervised by the Government of Odisha, is also located here
and it is a good accommodation option for the tourists who come here to
visit Chandipur beach.
A large number of other hotels as well as guests
houses are located here to cater to the need of the visiting tourists. A
large variety of restaurants are available close to the sea beach of
Chandipur and also in the Chandipur town, where the travelers can take
pleasure in various kinds of sea foods and also the local cuisines of
the state of Odisha. Dishes made up of fish are very reasonable here and Bengali dishes are also available here. A huge number of travelers from all over Odisha as well as from the nearest state, West Bengal come to the Chandipur beach especially during the months in between December to January. The travelers love to witness the sunrise and also the sunset of the Chandipur beach, as it is very striking to take pleasure in here. Near the beach, the police station is also there for the security of the people.
Speciality about Chandhipur beach
The Chandipur beach is mainly famous for its calmness and natural beauty that gives solace and peace of mind to the tourists who come to enjoy their vacation on this beach. Tourists can also enjoy various beach sports and water sports in this beach. The Chandipur beach together with its plentiful drift-woods and beautiful sea shells is an ideal and worth package for the beach and sea lovers. The tourists can also enjoy the thrilling jeep ride towards as well as along the sea during the low tide.Many events and also many dance festivals are also arranged in this beach of Chandipur which comprises a wide variety of folk and traditional dances performed by the professional dancers. The dance forms usually liked by the most of the tourists are Chhau, Sambalpuri dance and also the Ghoda Nacha.
The region surrounding the famed Chandipur beach is the area of the ITR (Integrated Test Range) of the Indian Army. A large number of the missiles are launched here from this ITR which includes the nuclear capable Akash, Agni, Shaurya as well as Prithvi missiles.
Attractions nearby Chandipur beach
If you wish to enjoy more places nearby the beach, there are plenty like mentioned below:
This shrine is about 45 kms away from the Chandipur beach. In the midst of lush greenery of the magnificent Nilgiri Hills together with the bird’s-eye sights around, this is a spot of amazing scenic beauty and is hallowed by the 5 lingams above which flows a continuing stream of clear water. The devotees need to lie even on the rocky ground just parallel to that continuing stream for touching and worshipping the Shiva lingams, which also is very exciting as well as adventurous. A large number of elephants could be seen in the area. The area surrounding the Panchalingeswar is a perfect base for the adventure sports like trekking. There is also a guest house run by the Tourism Department of Odisha, near this shrine, where the tourists can stay for the night.
This place is about 25 kms away from the Chandipur beach and is famed for the temple of the Khirachora Gopinath - seat of the Vaishnavite culture since many centuries. Madhavendrapuri, who was Chaitanya’s teacher, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his follower Jeevaswami Goswami have stayed in this temple and also worshipped the deity. Khira which is a special dish prepared from milk is the main and tasty offering of this temple. The Kadamba and Champak trees which are inside the compound of this temple fill the temple’s air with a scented and sweet fragrance every time.
Aradi is also a close by attraction of the Chandipur beach. This place is mainly famed for the shrine of the Lord Shiva, also called here as the Lord Akhandalamani. A huge number of devotees come to this place every day to get recovery from the diseases they are having.
This area which is covering nearly 2750 sq. km of land includes thick and green woodland, vertical and the shining beautiful cascades, magnificent sky touching peaks of mountains and a striking place for the animals as well as bird lovers. All these above things make this place called Similipal a dream destination for the tourists.
This place is also a close by attraction of the Chandipur beach. This place is mainly admired for its steep and enchanting cascades of clear water, picturesque beauty of the countryside and also a shakti peeth which is located on the outskirts of the Similipal.
This temple is nearly 9 kms away from Chandipur beach. Sree Gopinath is that divinity who stole sweet rice for the Madhavendra Puri. He is worshiped together with Sree Gopinath at the altar. The other deities of this temple are Sree Madana Mohana, Sree Govinda, Sree Radha Rasabihari and Sree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu together with the Lord Jagannatha and many shalagram shilas are there. Lord Gopinatha, bordered by Sree Govinda and Sree Madana Mohana, made up of the black stone is considered holy by the devotees. Sree Gopinatha stands into the bas relief. Govinda as well as Madana Mohana, were acquired from the Vrindavan in the year 1938 by one devotee called Chaitanya Das Babaji, are standing free there. The devotees get tasty kheer, which here is called as amrita keli.
Best time to visit Chandipur beach
The beach of Chandipur can be visited all through the year. But the excellent time to plan for a vacation trip to the beautiful and serene beach of Chandipur is in between the months of September and March. During this period temperature remains moderate and also the weather conditions remain suitable for sightseeing as well as for enjoying beach sports and water sports.
How to reach Chandipur Beach ?
The closest airport from the Chandipur town is in Bhubaneswar. This airport is well linked with all the major cities of the country such as Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Raipur and Nagpur. The closest railway station to the township of Chandipur is the Balasore railway station. One could find regular trains for all major cities of the country. Chandipur is well connected with all the cities and towns of Odisha by the road transport service.