Berhampur is adorned with the beauty of nature. It is known for its wonderful beaches. Berhampur is a city in the Ganjam district of the eastern state of Odisha in India. One can find a number of beaches in here which differ from typical crowded beaches. Rather the beaches here are calm and placid. These are very popular among travelers and nature lovers. It is a popular destination among couples too. The various popular beaches in here include Gopalpur Beach, Pati-Sonapur Beach, Aryapalli Beach and Dhabaleswar Beach. These beaches are unique in their own way and are major tourist attractions.
So, gets get on a fantasy ride and explore the loveliness of the beaches mentioned above.
The small beach town of Gopalpur is located on the eastern coast of the Bay of Bengal. The picturesque beach of Gopalpur fulfills every requirement that a beach must provide. In addition to all this the beach is clean. The sand on the beach reflects the sunlight. The beach provides a wonderful view when the when the water of the sea reflects the pale moonlight.
The Gopalpur Beach is 16km away from the city of Berhampur. One can opt for staying near the beach or in the city as well. The beach is well connected to the city by road. There are number of eateries beside the beach. The serve some great sea food in there. One can take a hotel near the beach and enjoy the wonderful view of the beach from their balconies.
There is a lighthouse which directs the ships at night. The lighthouse is marvelous and something we don’t find in regular beaches. Gopalpur beach gives a wholesome experience to visitors.
Long walks on the beach with the company of your near and dear ones is all a person asks for from a holiday trip. Sweet coconut water fresh from the trees is also available on the beach. It is also a favourite picnic spot of the localities. The best time to visit this Gopalpur beach is between Septembers to March. There is no restriction on taking cameras here. One can take as many pictures as possible with the beauty of the beach in its background.
The beautiful Pati-Sonapur Beach is yet another beautiful beach in Berhampur. Formerly the chief shipping center of the province of Icchapur, it is now a popular tourist spot. It is situated on the point of convergence of the Bay of Bengal and the river Bahuda. The beach is full of lush greenery too. It’s not much of a crowded beach hence a very popular tourist destination for peace lovers. Just like the Gopalpur Beach it is clean. It is around 35km away from Gopalpur beach.
This beach is well connected to the adjoining cities in the state. The nearest railhead is in Berhampur and the nearest airport is in the city of Bhubaneswar.
The beach also hosts various shops for food and snacks. It has all the basic facilities for the convenience of the travelers.
The best time to visit this beach is during sunsets. The picturesque beauty of the beach gets highlights during this time. Looking at the horizon with your loved ones is an experience for a lifetime.
This beach is more of an isolated beach. So, visiting this beach at nightfall is a big no. There isn’t much human disturbance around. Thus a visit to this beach is soothing to the senses. One can reach this beach via road transport easily. It is 30km away from Berhampur. The nearest railway station i.e. Chatrapur Railway Station is just 8km away. So, traveling by trains is also not a very big issue. Since this beach is isolated, food and other basic amenities aren’t available easily here.
This beach is famous for water sports like surfing, swimming and sun bathing. The beach is lined with plantations of casuarinas. One can come with friends and family and enjoy in the quiet atmosphere of this place.
Dhabaleshwar Beach hosts various other popular tourist destinations nearby. These are the Dhabaleswar Island and the Shiva temple.
This beach is also near the Gopalpur Beach. It is popular as a picnic spot. One can also enjoy swimming, surfing and sun bathing in here too. The evenings are wonderful here. The mild breeze accompanied by the company of family and friends makes this a perfect weekend escape.
Lord Shiva in the Shiva temple at Dhabaleshwar is worshipped as Dhabaleshwar. The temple is surrounded by the beauty of nature. One can reach this temple either by road or by taking a boat by crossing Mahanadi river. It is a prominent pilgrimaged site adorned by the beauty of nature. This very temple adds beauty and glory to the Dhabaleswar Beach.
The beaches in Berhampur fit in the notion of being clean, green and serene.