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Puri Beach

Puri Beach

The Puri beach offers spectacular views of both sunrise and sunset. Take a stroll or just sit and enjoy the waves, anytime...

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Chandrabhaga Sea Beach

Chandrabhaga Sea Beach

Close to the famous Sun Temple of Konark, Chandrabhaga Beach is a lovely and quiet place, deriving its name from the 'Chandrabhaga sea'. Rated as one of the finest beaches, it has a long stretch of clean sand and cool blue sea, creating rapids in the rolling waves. Adorned with lovely serenity, watching the golden sun rising above the blue waters over a clear sky is truly a once in a life time experience. Earlier the river Chandrabhaga joined the sea here, but now only the confluence remains to be seen.

According to a legend, the daughter of a sage, Chandrabhaga killed herself by drowning in the river to protect her chastity from Surya, the Sun God. Lord Surya blessed the river with medicinal properties, in repentance, and named it as ‘Chandrabhaga’. Hence it is believed that a dip in River Chandrabhaga can cure leprosy. Pilgrims in large number take holy dip in this confluence on the Magha Saptami day, which falls in February-March every year. Apart from this, the beach also has a functioning light house, rendering it an old world charm.

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Swargadwar Beach

Swargadwar Beach

Swargadwar, in Hindi, literally means “Door to Heaven”. Located just 2 km from Shri Jagannath Temple, it is a secluded beach, unaffected by the modern cultural influence and hence maintains the sacred nature. According to the legend, it was the bathing place of Sri Chaitanya Dev and his devotion was rewarded as he merged into Lord Brahma and went to heaven. Thus, devotees have come to believe that taking a holy dip in its waters opens the gateway to heaven.

The beach attracts a number of Hindu pilgrims, who take bath at a place named ‘Mahadadhi’ on the beach. Swargadwar beach also attracts non-religious tourists given its magnificent locales and serene atmosphere.

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Balighai

Balighai

Situated 8 km away from Puri, this serene beach will refresh you, right down to your soul. A much sought after picnic spot, this place is noted for the rare sight of a gentle river mingling with the Bay of Bengal.

It is very close to Puri and people don't usually miss visiting this place on their trip. Here you have the opportunity of experiencing the confluence of the placid Naunai river and the mighty Bay of Bengal. The Baliharini Deer can be spotted at this place which is another attraction of the place. The Sea Turtle Research Center situated at the beach also attracts many nature enthusiasts.
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Golden Beach

Golden Beach

uri Beach is a beach in the city of Puri in the state of Odisha, India. It is on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is known for being a tourist attraction and a Hindu sacred place.[1][2] The beach is the site of the annual Puri Beach Festival, which is co-sponsored by the Indian Ministry of Tourism, the city of Odisha, the Development Commissioner of Handicrafts, and the Eastern Zonal Cultural Center, Kolkata.[3] The beach hosts sand art displays, including work by international award winning local sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik.[4][5][6][7]

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Konark Beach

Konark Beach

The serenity of the sea breeze and the pleasure of leisurely walking beside the calm or noisy sea is truly a memorable experience and it is realized in its full form as you visit the Konark Beach. Just 3 Km away from the Konark Sun Temple, Konark Beach in Odisha (Orissa) is a nirvana for a beach lover since a beach visitor can simultaneously bathe in the warmth of the sun and witness the beauty of sunrise or sunset. Another beautiful sight is that of the spotting fishermen, grossly involved in their daily chores with the fish.

If you wish to travel through train, then Bhubaneswar and Puri are the places where trains are available to take you to (Konarak) Konark Beach. However, roadways are the ideal means of transport if you wish to roam around the city. There are numerous vehicles ready to take you to any corner of the city. Among other sea beaches in Odisha (Orissa), Konark Sea Beach is the finest and its charm is ameliorated by the wonders of the Konark Sun Temple. Also, visitors have another option of visiting Shri Jagannath Puri, which is at 33 Km distance from Konark Beach in Odisha (Orissa).

Some important accommodation spots at Konark (Konarak) are Yatri nivas, Panthanivas, Konark hotels etc. So, there is no need to wait to enjoy the brilliance of the beaches of Odisha (Orissa).

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Gopalpur Beach

Gopalpur Beach

Barely 16 km away from Brahmapur, the commercial hub of southern Odisha and close to the border of Andhra Pradesh, is the tiny town of Gopalpur on the Bay of Bengal. This languorous beach with coconut groves, casuarinas and gentle sand dunes is deserted for miles.

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Chandipur beach

Chandipur beach

The best time to visit Chandipur is winter, between November and March, and most tourists come during this time," Dash said. The tourism department has also been trying to promote Chandipur and other spots nearby as potential tourist destinations. An elaborate beach festival, showcasing the dance forms, art and culture of the state, has become an annual affair here and takes place every February.

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/chandipur-beach-sea-water-chandipur-odisha/1/178011.html

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