In Orissa there are numerous Beaches which you can see, each more beautiful than the other. Out of those , here we list out the top Beaches to see in case you are on a short trip to Orissa. Even if you are on a long visit, these are the ones which you must not miss out. Read more about them...
1 Puri Beach
Puri Beach, located on the Bay of Bengal, is a beach in the city of Puri in the state of Orissa, India. It is known for being a hotspot for tourists and attracts a lot of holidaymakers and beach goers to this beautiful place.Puri as city itself, is an important destination with one of the most important Hindu Pilgrimage spots Jagannatha Temple in its vicinity. The magnificent Puri beach only adds to the attraction of the city. Puri is seen by many as the finest of all the beaches on east coast of India. And once you visit the beach, you will have no doubts as to why this beach is considered the best. Puri Beach is the most favored vacation destination in Orissa. Puri Beach Festival is one thing that attracts people from all parts of not only Orissa but from whole of India. The festival is an amalgamation of modern as well as classical forms of entertainment.
2 Gopalpur Beach
Gopalpur is a beach where you will be most active. The picturesque surroundings and calm blue waters are a temptation to one and all. Go out into the tranquil sea for a soothing swimming experience that will take out all your worries and stresses. When you are through with water sports, just relax and lie on your back for a sunbath. Look at the local fishermen going through their daily chores. Nearby, there are few shops from where you can shop for beautiful sea shells and other locally made items.
3 Chandrabhaga Beach
Situated close to the famous Sun Temple, Chandrabhaga Beach has also become a great tourist attraction in Orissa. Covered with shimmering sands and dotted with casurina trees, the beach is considered among the best in eastern India. The main enticement of the beach is its solitude. Although the scene is totally different when it hosts the annual Chandrabhaga fair. People from all parts of Orissa come to Konark for the fair. View of sun setting on the horizon has more of calming effect than mesmerizing. When you are visiting the magical Sun Temple, do not forget to visit the Chandrabhaga Beach as well.
4 Paradeep Beach
Paradeep is more famously known as the port city of Orissa. One of the most important and oldest ports in India is situated in Paradeep. The vast beach is invitingly calm and serene. The blue water playing with the golden sands of the beach is a sight worth a watch. As the evening sets in locales come out to the beach for some fresh air. The beach is famous for temple 'Tulasi Kshetra'. The temple is dedicated to Lord Baladeva. The beach is situated at a distance of 94 km from Cuttack and 125 km from Bhubaneswar. One can visit the beach at any time of the year, however the best time to visit the beach is around October.
5 Balighai Beach
Balighai beach is a one of the popular picnic spot and is located near the holy sea side city of Orissa. This beach of Orissa is situated at a distance of about 8 km from the holy city of Puri, which is caressed by the turbulent waters of the Bay of Bengal. This Orissa Beach is uniquely located at the Bay of Bengal and river Nuanai. The Orissa beaches are well known for its scenic natural beauty and calm environment
6 Baleshwar Beach
The Baleshwar beach is quite famous for the Shaivite shrine, Beleswar that is situated at a distance of 15 kilometer from Puri in Orissa, India. This beach is a nice place to go to during your beach holidays and beach tours to Orissa
More great destinations can be found in the Explore Beaches in India page.