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Where History Is Lost In Sands of Time


During ancient times, Gopalpur served as an important port for the seafarers of ancient Kalinga. Even during the World War –I, it was an important military port where soldiers used to embark on a journey to Burma.

Gopalpur was the place where the first ever modern hotel was built in Odisha and probably the first ever beach resort of the country. The Palm Beach Resort was built in 1914 by an Italian gentleman by the name of Signor Maglioni to cater to the merchants and businessmen. The hotel was bought by the Oberoi group of hotels in 1948 in what was the group’s first venture into the hospitality business. Currently the hotel is owned by the Mayfair Group of Hotels.

The casuarina groves that line up the sun kissed beach makes for enchanting sight. The beach is mostly secluded and one of the cleanest beaches in the country.

Things to do

  • The sea is too rough for swimming, hence we advise you not to indulge.
  • As the beach is east facing, the sunrise and sunsets are spectacular.
  • It is the best place to steal a quiet moment to yourself and a stroll along the shore is quite rejuvenating
  • A walk through the town one comes across many an old dilapidated buildings from a bygone era which lends character to this quaint beach town.
  • For the sea food lovers a stroll to the early morning fish market is recommended.

**Always remember that vacations are meant to be reminisced as happy memories. Enjoy responsibly and be sensitive to the environment.

See to Believe

Below is a visual treat of Gopalpur. Enjoy the immersive experience and experience the 360 degree views and virtual tours which are soon going to enhance your visual journey!

Other Things to Do

While you are at Gopalpur, be sure to experience the magical sunsrise & sunsets, steal a moment of solitude & enjoy a scenic boat ride.

Trails/ Packages Covering Gopalpur

Like what you see? Looking to have a well-rounded experience in Odisha? Presenting a list of some curated, pre-packaged tours covering some of the most coveted destinations in Odisha. Browse and see details of the trail/package which interests you the most. Reach out to the Department of Tourism (DoT) recognized travel agents, who are here to provide you with some memorable experiences and moments.

Getting There

  • Distance from Bhubaneswar - 174 KM
  • Nearest Railway Station - Berhampur
  • Nearest Airport - Bhubaneswar
  • Road Transport Berhampur is well connected by Bus service from across the state. Hire a local transport to Gopalpur after alighting at Berhampur.   

Insider's Stories

So, why is Odisha touted as incredible India's Best Kept Secret? What is it about the places, people, landscape, art, culture and history that is so enthralling? What makes Odisha the land of cathartic spiritual experiences, intricate art and immortal architecture regaling timeless tales, beaches, cuisines, landscapes and wildlife? Read through the travelogues, journeys and experiences of many travel enthusiasts who have traversed and fallen in love with the land of Odisha!

Essentials Cheat Sheet

Nearby Destinations

Wish to make the best of your trip to Gopalpur ? Make sure your itinerary covers these below must-see destinations close to Gopalpur.Most of these are highly coveted on every tourists bucket list and can be reached from Gopalpur in a matter of hours. We have found 10 such places close to Gopalpur that will maximize your Experience-Odisha!


There's a variety of options for you to stay at. From Star Rated Hotels, Eco Tour Nature Camps equipped with state of the art swiss tents and facilities to OTDC Government Hotels, Bed Breakfasts and Homestays to choose from. Browse the list below to choose your preferred accomodation

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