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Chandipur Tourism And Travel Guide
30° C / 85.9° F
October to March
1 to 2 Days
Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneshwar (207 kms)
Baleswar Railway Station (15 kms)
A beach town located in the Balasore district of Orissa, Chandipur is a peaceful retreat that has managed to remain a pristine secret among international tourists who visit the state. However, Chandipur still contributes significantly to tourism in Orissa through the crowds of locals and seasonal tourists who visit from cities and towns nearby to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this beautiful shore. While the beach itself is the main highlight of the town, there are also temples and hills and forests worth exploring in this rich and diverse region. Plan your trip to Chandipur soon with the help of this travel guide.
How to Reach
People who wish to fly in to reach Chandipur are required to board a flight to either the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata or the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar. From both airports, buses and taxis ply regularly to various destinations including Chandipur.
A train journey to reach Chandipur is accessible through the railway junction of Balasore – a town just around 15 km away from Chandipur. There are various trains that operate on a regular basis to and from Balasore, connecting it to all major cities in the country.
The National Highway 5 connects Chandipur to nearby cities like Kolkata and Bhubaneswar. The nearest commercial town from Chandipur is Balasore located about 15 km away, and there are buses and taxis available from here that connect to cities situated close by.
Weather & Best Time to Visit
The most enjoyable time to visit Chandipur is during the winter season, which witnesses maximum and minimum temperatures averaging around 20ᴼC and 4ᴼC respectively. The weather is cool and pleasant; perfect for a seaside vacation.
Summer (April – September):
The true summer months last only till May, and are considerably hot and uncomfortable. The monsoons arrive in the month of June or early July and bring down the heat of the summers to quite an extent, but the weather turns relatively humid during this time as well. It is advisable to avoid trips to Chandipur during these months.
Things to Do
Spend Time at Chandipur Sea Beach:
The primary attraction of this town is the unique beach wherein the sea recedes to as far back as 5 km during low tide; this often happens twice a day. Visitors love to use this opportunity to go strolling along the dry seabed, with some trying out cycling and driving as well. Because of the gradual gradient, the water seeps in slowly during high tide, making it perfectly safe to explore the seabed during ebb tide.
Chandipur Beach Festival:
One of the most grandiose events in the region, the Beach Festival is celebrated in the month of January/February each year and includes a number of cultural programs, dance shows and sporting events. Also known as the Golden Beach Festival, the celebration lasts for four days and drives huge crowds of tourists to the town.
Visit the Temples:
Remote towns around Chandipur house famous Hindu temples that are worth paying a visit by all those who travel to this region. The town of Nilagiri is known for the Jagannath Temple and the Panchalingeshwar Temple situated around 10 km away from here; while the town of Remuna is famed for the shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna – the Khirachora Gopinath. Visit Sajanagarh, a small village in Baleswar, to check out the famous Bhudara Chandi shrine, dedicated to goddess Durga.
Where To Eat
Without a doubt, the best kind of eating options around Chandipur start and end with the fresh seafood. The ocean side location of this town means visitors can enjoy a variety of delicious fresh fish, prawns, and crabs at cheap rates almost all year long. Green Earth Restaurant and Amethyst Restaurant at the Arpita Beach Resort are some of the best places to check out, along with the numerous options with beach stalls that sell amazing sea food as well.