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Gopalpur

Gopalpur

Weather

Located near the coastline, Gopalpur has a typical tropical climate with harsh summers and moderate winters. The summer season from March to June is hot and sticky with temperatures reaching a high of 35 degrees Celsius. The monsoon rainy season extends from June to October bringing moderate rainfall with temperatures dropping to a low of 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. The winter months from November to February are pleasant with regular sunshine making it a perfect time to catch the glimpse of the lovely city of Gopalpur in all its glory.

How To Reach

By Road:

Gopalpur is well connected with the rest of India via good motor able road and highway network. Regular cab and bus services are available to reach Gopalpur from all major Indian cities including Bhubaneswar (180 Kms) and Puri and kolkata (600 Kms).


By Air:

The closest airport to reach Gopalpur is the Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar located at a distance of 180 kms from the city center. The Bhubaneswar airport is well connected to the major cities of India with regular daily flights from like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. Regular cab services are available from the Bhubaneswar airport to reach Cuttack.



By Rail:

Located on the Howrah-Chennai main line, the local railway station at Berhampur is the nearest railway station to visit Gopalpur. Berhampur has good connectivity of regular trains to other prominent cities within and outside Orissa. The city is well-connected to the Delhi (Bbs Rajdhani Ex), Kolkata (Falaknuma Exp) and Chennai (Coromandal Exp) with daily train services.


Overview

Gopalpur also known as Gopalpur-on-Sea is a small coastal resort located on the eastern coast of India. Known for its surreal blue waters and isolated beaches, Gopalpur is a perfect holiday destination invoking sun and sand. The city offers great adventure sports opportunities with frequent sailing and surfing excursions available all through the year. A perfect haunt for the avid beach lovers, Gopalpur offers a splendid retreat for the nature lovers as well as regular tourists. Lots of fun and frolic too are awaiting you in this small coastal town.

 

The tranquil and peaceful Gopalpur town offers sandy beaches, ancient ruins of the old Jetty port and Lighthouse along with an excursion to the Taptapani hot water springs making it a pleasurable experience. Aligned with wonderful coconut tree lines, white sand dunes and casuarinas plantations, the beaches here has a rare charm. Tourists can also experience the fishing excursions as the town is a hub for the local fishing community.

 

Past glory of commercial activity can be seen in the port here.The beaches here are fairly isolated and are an ideal get away for fun loving honey mooners who can try out sailing and surfing.

 

The Gopalpur Beach Festival in the months of December - January hoisted by the tourism department of the Government of Orissa is a major festival attracting a large number of tourists. Besides the golden beaches and natural bliss Gopalpur offers a wide range of gourmet delights from exquisite sea food to typical Oriya dishes available across the town.

 

From lounging around on the soft beach to enjoying water rides and adoring natural bliss, Gopalpur is the hidden gem of east India offering a marvelous travelling experience.