Chandipur Beach is among the most popular beach destinations of Orissa. Located on the Bay of Bengal coastline, the beach attracts travellers from India and different parts of the world. One of the unique features of Chandipur Beach that sets it apart from other beaches of the state is the variance of water level owing to the tides. This is a very unusual phenomenon that you will not be able to experience elsewhere. The soft sandy shore of the Chandipur Beach is ideal to enjoy the scenic beauty and tranquil environment of this seaside paradise. The easy accessibility of Chandipur Beach makes it a chosen destination for holiday makers worldwide.
Location : State/District
Chandipur Beach is situated under the district of Balasore in the state of Orissa, India. The latitude of Chandipur Beach is 21.9253⁰ N whereas the longitude of the place corresponds to 86.7359⁰E.
Chandipur Beach is a superb beach destination of India.
Chandipur Beach is one of the most preferred destinations for family holidays as the beach offers the best attractions for tourists of all age groups. The place is an ideal weekend retreat for the crowd in the nearby cities who want to get away from the stress of city life. The serene environment of Chandipur Beach also makes it a chosen holiday spot for honeymooners.
The climatic conditions of Chandipur Beach are different from nearby areas and the beach experiences wonderful weather to support bio-diversity. Summer season in Chandipur Beach is hot with temperature ranging between 28⁰C to 38⁰C. During the peak summers the temperature even rises up to 42⁰C making the weather unbearable. Monsoons at Chandipur Beach are marked with heavy rainfall. The early showers drop the mercury level down with temperature varying between 22⁰C to 28⁰C. The beauty of the beachside increases manifold during monsoons drawing nature lovers to this destination, however due to the rains most of the beach side activities remain suspended. Winters at Chandipur Beach are pleasantly cold and therefore enjoyable. The main touring season of Chandipur Beach is from the months of October till March.
Indian citizens can travel to Chandipur Beach without any travelling restrictions. However foreign tourists require taking visa permission from the government of India. They must submit a correct visa application and essential travel documents along with a copy of the passports. Only after getting their visa application cleared foreign nationals can travel to Chandipur Beach.
The lush green coastal line, blue waters and shiny sand make Chandipur Beach a destination that is worth visiting. Tourists love swimming at the sea and splashing waters close to the shore. The green coastline surrounded by coconut and pine trees makes it a perfect place to relax under the sun. Some water sports are also available at the beach side to draw adventure enthusiasts who love to add some thrill to their holidays. While adults enjoy the beachside activities, children cheerfully spend their time by playing with the sands and making castles. There are also some really good food stalls lined at the Chandipur beach side that serve appetizing food to the tourists.
With the sea water retreating nearly 5 kms from the shore line during low tide and then advancing back during high tide each day offers a very captivating and unique sight to the Chandipur Beach. Watching the sea recede with your naked eyes and then returning back is a rare site that can only be experienced here. Chasing the vanishing waves on a jeep during low tide is an unforgettable experience. During high tide when the waves start approaching again, visitors getting hold of small fishes that surface at the coastline. The sight of this hide and seek of sea water is made more melodious with the swaying of the creeper sand dunes and Casuarinas trees.
The nightlife at Chandipur Beach has a unique charm of its own. Tourists enjoy their drinks at the bars lined at the beach side and the party moods kick starts in full swing. Walking on the sandy beach under the twinkling stars is simply mesmerising. It is safe for party lovers to party at the beach side till late. At the Chandipur Beach tourists also get to enjoy the Fold dance festival where the professional troupes perform the Sambalpuri Dance, Ghoda Nacha and Chhau.
Places to Visit
There are some really fascinating places around Chandipur Beach that are worth visiting. Some of the must visit destinations are mentioned below.
Gopinath Temple is a chief religious destination close to the beach side. The temple was made in the honour of Sri Gopinath who according to the mythological stories stole sweet-rice, out of love for Madhavendra Puri. The prasadam of the temple known as ‘Gopinath kshira’ is utterly delicious and you must not miss out on this one.
Aradi is a very renowned temple dedicated to Lord Shiva who is worshipped here as Lord Akhandalamani. A visit to this temple is believed to cure and help people recover from their illnesses. The Aradi temple is visited by thousands of devotees from far and wide all year round.
Panchalingeswar is located on Nilgiri Hills at a distance of about 30 kms from the district of Balasore. The place derives its name from the panch lingas present near the flowing stream. The place holds immense religious significance for Lord Shiva followers and has a very charming atmosphere.
The Simplipal National Park is a must visit destination for nature and animal lovers. The park is spread on an area of about 2700 sq kms. The green and dense forest is home to wide variety of birds and animal species.
Food and Accommodation
There are many restaurants located close to and around the Chandipur Beach that offer the best of dishes and other Indian cuisines. The tourists here love to try the non-vegetarian and sea food delicacies that are prepared using fresh ingredients. Especially the restaurants in Anandamayee and Panthanivas are known for their non-vegetarian dishes. You can also try out the Roof Top Cafeteria that serves mouth-watering traditional food recipes. Some other popular eating joints around Chandipur Beach are Fantasy Restaurant and Rainbow Restaurant.
There are limited staying options available close to Chandipur Beach that includes accommodations provided by Orissa Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) and few private budget hotels. Some of the private properties that provide decent staying experience to travellers include Muktangan Hotel, Larica Yatrinivas, Panthanivas, Chandipur Hotel and Golden Hotel.
Safety and Security
Visitors at Chandipur Beach must follow all the safety guidelines provided by the Department of Tourism, Orissa. Venturing deep into the sea unaccompanied can turn out to be a dangerous act.