Gopalpur

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Gopalpur

Where History Is Lost In Sands of Time

About

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 ...

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.
  • For the adventure seekers, there is boating and water sports facility available courtesy Kalinga Divers Association.

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

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See to Believe

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Top Things to Do

While you are at Gopalpur, be sure to experience the below list of must-try activties. Bird Watch the rarest of nature's avian beauties, Rough it out in the ocean with water sports, Get up close and personal with nature on organized treks, Soak in leisure and breathtaking views of Gorges while Boating or enjoy the evening enthralled by performers of Folk and Classical dance. There's lots to do in Odisha's wonderlands!

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

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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!

Stay

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.

Panthanivas Rambha

Panthanivas Rambha

Panthanivas Rambha, at/po-Rambha, Ganjam

: 8763995298 , 06810278346

Amenities

Proximity

128 Km. Distance from Airport

34 Km. Distance from Railway Station

0 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

Panthanivas ,Taptapani

Panthanivas ,Taptapani

Panthanivas Taptapani, at- Pudamari, Ganjam-761014

: 9437833115 , 06814211631

Amenities

Proximity

221 Km. Distance from Airport

48 Km. Distance from Railway Station

0 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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Giant Squirrel Nature Camp

  • Kaliamba

Accomodation Datails

  • Double Bedded
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Chilika Nature Camp

  • Berhampura (Satpada)
  • Mangalajodi Nature Camp
  • Rajhans Nature Camp

Accomodation Datails

  • comfort room
  • standard room
Mayfair Palm Beach Resort

Mayfair Palm Beach Resort

Gopalpur-on -Sea

: 9237500101 , 06802227500

Amenities

Proximity

151 Km. Distance from Airport

17 Km. Distance from Railway Station

3 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

Hotel May Fair Beach Resort

Hotel May Fair Beach Resort

C.T. Road, Puri

: 9237500101 , 06752227800

Amenities

Proximity

55 Km. Distance from Airport

2 Km. Distance from Railway Station

1 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

Fort Mahodadhi

Fort Mahodadhi

Mahodadhi Palace, Sea Beach Road, Near Swargadwar, Puri - 752001

: 9090093414 , 06752220444

Amenities

Proximity

70 Km. Distance from Airport

5 Km. Distance from Railway Station

1 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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