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How To Reach Gopalpur
Gopalpur is a coastal town located along the southern region of Orissa. It consists of some of the most beautiful shorelines in the state and is visited by hundreds of tourists each year for its serene locations and pristine beaches – with Gopalpur-on-Sea being the most highlighted beach in the town. The vast stretches of sand make for amazing picnic spots, apart from the variety of water sports on offer to the thrill seekers who visit this region.
The tranquil atmosphere of Gopalpur is the perfect antidote to overindulgence of any form in the bustling cities of Orissa. For a trip that will create everlasting memories, read on to find out what are the most convenient ways to reach Gopalpur.
The Biju Patnaik International Airport in the capital city of Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport from Gopalpur, which is located around 180 km away. While it is the only international airport in Orissa, there are also regular flights operated from its domestic terminal that travel to and from all major cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Gopalpur does not have any railway station and the closest railhead from this town is in Berhampur (Brahmapur), which is located 16 km away. Berhampur is situated on the Howrah-Chennai line of the Southeastern Railway, and is well connected to major cities in the country through a good network of trains. Passenger trains to local cities within Orissa are also available from this station.
For visitors who are interested in accessing Gopalpur directly via road are required to reach the town of Berhampur first, since there are no direct buses to Gopalpur. Tourists traveling from regions nearby do have the option of taking a cab to reach Gopalpur directly or driving into the town through a private vehicle. The road connecting the capital to Gopalpur is in excellent condition and it takes only about three hours to cover the 180 km to Gopalpur from Bhubaneswar.
Traveling around within Gopalpur is convenient with the help of auto rickshaws available at numerous spots. The visitors also have the option to rent bicycles and ride around the city while exploring its nooks and crannies.