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How To Reach Berhampur
Berhampur is an ancient city in the eastern region of Orissa, which is also known to be one of the largest cities in the state. It is located in the Ganjam district of Orissa and is situated around 170 km from the capital of Bhubaneswar. The original name of the city was Brahmapur, which was changed to Berhampur by colonialists during the time of British occupation. Beautiful beaches, brilliant shopping spots, and lip smacking food joints – there is much to explore in Berhampur that will provide you with memories to cherish for a long time. If this versatile city has caught your attention already, here is a detailed account on the different ways to reach Berhampur.
The nearest airport from Berhampur is located in the capital city Bhubaneswar – the Biju Patnaik International Airport. It is situated around 170 km away from Berhampur, and there are buses and taxis available from the airport to reach Berhampur directly. There are more than 25 trains that connect Bhubaneswar to Berhampur and operate on a daily basis; people who choose to stay over in the capital for a while after getting here also have the option of reaching Berhampur in a couple of hours by simply catching a train.
Berhampur has its own railway station that connects it to all major cities across the country through regularly operating trains. The Berhampur Railway Station is part of the East Coast Railways; the railhead is one of the stops on the lines from Kolkata and Chennai, with Bhubaneswar just around two and a half hours away. There are also few direct trains that run between Puri and Berhampur.
There are a number of convenient routes to reach Berhampur via road; from the Gopalpur – Raipur route, National Highway 217 goes to Berhampur; from the Gopalpur – Ahmedabad route, it is NH 59 and from the Chennai – Kolkata route, NH 5 that goes to Berhampur.
There are both public and private bus services available to reach Berhampur, with taxis and cabs available for hire as well from all locations nearby. The bus terminal is located a little distance away from the city centre.
Auto rickshaws are one of the main modes of transportation in Berhampur for tourists and even the locals. Cycle rickshaws are also quite common, but they are generally a slower option to go about the city. There are Ambassador taxis available from around the Old Bus Stand, along with buses running within the city as well.