Gopalpur-on-Sea, Orissa

On the eastern coast of India, not far from Calcutta, is the beautiful beach of Gopalpur in the state of Orissa. This is one beach that is as yet not exposed much to tourism and hence still unspoiled. If you are looking for a quiet holiday in the lap of nature, the beach at gopalpur awaits you. A golden beach fringed by sand dunes and ruins of an old jetty from where, in medieval times, sailors set out to Indonesia, make this an ideal place for a relaxing holiday. A perfect beach, fairly isolated and undisturbed by the day trippers. 

One of the most pristine beaches of Orissa, this small beach is a splendid retreat for sea-worshippers, located about 16 km from Berhampur. Once a humming seaport, Gopalpur offers its visitors a slice of serenity in environs. You can still see the crumbling walls and pillars of the jetty, witness to its past glory of commercial activity. Now, plans are on to revitalise the port again and make it fit for modern ships. The pleasures of the Blue Beach and the Blue Bay of her backwaters continue to lure surfers. An ideal place for sailing as well.