(Last Updated on : 07/08/2014)
Beaches of Odisha
engulf the visitors in their enchanting tranquillity and mesmerizing landscapes which make these places ideal for beach holidays. Basking in the moderate sun over the vast expanses of golden gleaming sand in the beaches is immensely inviting. The state of Odisha hosts some of the most resplendent beaches of the country embraced with the beauty of magnificent Eastern Ghats
. Each of these beaches have some or the other unique features which owes to their popularity and invites a large number of tourists throughout the year. The swaying palm trees, clear blue sea water, serene ambience, rolling waves and rendezvous with the intrinsic culture of the regions are some of the delights to savour at the beaches of Odisha. These are excellent destinations to spend a rejuvenating time and regain the lost vigour.
Beach, situated in the Baleswar district
, is unique as during the ebb tide, the water recedes from 1 to 4 kilometres. The exquisite beach is the home to many aquatic species including Horseshoe crab. Tourist can enjoy glorious sunrise and sunset at the beach. It also serves as an ideal picnic spot. Nestled along the Bay of Bengal
, Chandipur Beach is visited by many for its beautiful landscapes and serenity.
lies in the Ganjam district
of the state. A perfect destination for spending leisure time, the beach is beautifully dotted with casuarinas
and coconut grooves. It is a calm and peaceful place which has been well maintained. There is also a lighthouse which is open for the tourists. The beach is the site of Gopalpur Beach Festival.
spreads in the district of Baleswar, in the north eastern coast of India. It is adorned with tall palm and coconut trees and casuarinas. It is still quite unexplored and thus exhibits its untamed natural beauty. The calm water and the shimmering expanse of white sand make the beach delightful. Sunrise and sunset at the beach is fascinating. Talasari is the last beach of the state towards its north.
Beach is located in the Puri district
at the northeast cape of Chilika Lake
and Bay of Bengal. It offers magnificent views of Chilika dolphins. Water sports like kayaking and canoeing can be enjoyed here. Migratory birds can be spotted at the beach.
Gahirmatha Beach is another splendid beach of Odisha which demarcates Bhitarkanika mangroves from the Bay of Bengal. It is accredited as the most significant nesting beach for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in the world. The beach forms a part of Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary
lies in the Puri district along the shore of Bay of Bengal. Apart from being a prominent tourist destination, it is also known to be sacred place for Hindus. Puri Beach Festival
is celebrated annually at the beach. Puri beach also exhibits exquisite sand art displays, also by the internationally acclaimed artist Sudarsan Pattnaik
is situated at the confluence of Bay of Bengal and river Nuanai. The picturesque nature and tranquillity of the beach is worth exploring. The beach is quite secluded and unexplored, away from the bustling city, and is ideal for spending a relaxing time. Casuarina trees line the beach. Majestic views of sunrise and sunset can be cherished here. Glimpses of Baliharina deer can also be obtained on the beach which lives in this area. Sea Turtle Research Centre is another tourist attraction.
Baleshwar Beach is another beautiful beach located near Puri. It is famous for a Shaivite shrine. Water sports can be enjoyed here by the visitors. The landscapes around the beach are very scenic and a number of historical monuments add to the attractions of Baleshwar Beach.
Chandrabhaga Beach is situated near the Sun temple
of Konark and is regarded as one of the finest beaches of Odisha. Sparkling blue water with rolling waves and vast stretches of sand makes the place immensely alluring. The sight of the rising golden sun amidst the hovering serenity is an unforgettable experience.
Beach is an inviting beach of Odisha, located near Cuttack, embraced with enchanting tranquillity. It features vast expanses of golden sand and blue waters. Strolling along the beach with the cool sea breeze is very relaxing. The beach is also famed for a temple called Tulasi Kshetra which is dedicated to Lord Baladeva.
Other Beaches of Odisha
In addition to these, other beaches of Odisha include Konark Beach
, Aryapalli Beach, Balaramgadi Beach, Baliharachandi Beach, Astaranga Beach, Pata Sonapur Beach, Malud Beach and Satabhaya Beach.