Chandipur (properly known as Chandipur on Sea Beach) is a small sea beach on the Bay of Bengal located about 16.5 km away from the Balasore Railway Station. The sea recedes by about five km every day on the beach during ebb and returns to fill the emptiness during high tide. This hide-and-seek of the sea comes to play twice a day. Due to this uniqueness, the beach supports a varied range of biodiversity. You will find here some rare species of fishes like Horseshoe crab, shells, shell fish and star fishes on the beach towards Mirzapur and at the confluence of the Budhabalanga River. The sea at Chandipur has no undercurrent or quick sands and you can splash water as much as you like.
The Chandipur beach falls in the Integrated Test Zone of Indian Defense Research and Development Organization. Several nuclear-capable missiles have been launched here for testing including the Akash, Agni, Shurya and Prithvi. This research centre is highly confidential and its integrated Test Range also not reachable for common tourists. The tourist zone of Chandipur Beach is not affected by the D.R.D.O. integrated test range and visitors can move here fearlessly. When the waters disappear and the sea is exposed one can make a long walk on it. Being a quite and peaceful beach resort with its lovely sand dunes, wild creepers and Kasuriana trees whistling in the breeze Chandipur provide you a special charm that no one would find ever.
Travel by Roadways
Chandipur Beach is well connected to Balasore (16 km away) by Roadways. Further Balasore is frequently connected to other major cities of India including the Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa. This tourist destination is linked to other important places through the NH-5.
Travel by Railways
If you plan to visit Chandipur with a train then the Balasore Railway station which located about 16 km away will be the nearest station to you. Some important regular trains which stop at Balasore are: Howrah Bhubaneswar Janashatabdi (except Sunday), Howrah Puri Sri Jagannath Express, Howrah Chennai Mail, Faluknamma Express, East Coast Express, Gurudeb Express, Muzafarpur express, etc.
Travel by Airways
The closest airport of Chandipur is located at Bhubaneswar about 212 km away and Dum Dum (Kolkata) about 312 km away. The Airport of Dum Dum is an international port which operates all types of flights and after reaching here you can travel to Chandipur with a train or bus via Balasore.
Panchalingeswar Temple is placed about 44 km away from Chandipur on Nilagiri Hills. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva where lots of devotees come to provide there respect. The major attraction around the temple is its scenic beauty of Nilagiri Hills.
Remuna Khirachora Gopinath Temple is situated about 24 km away from Chandipur. The temple is offer to worship lord Krishna and it is a bastion of Vaishnavism for centuries. Sri Chaitanya, founder of Vaishnavism religious have visited the shrine.
Nalagiri is a lovely hill located about 38 km away from Chandipur near the Kuldiha sanctuary. Kalidiha is also popular for Trekking and adventuring on mountain. Tourist often comes here to feel its natural greenery charming and perform mountaineering.
Sajanagarh is located about 44 km away from Chandipur. This place is famous for its Bhudara Chandi Temple where the deity Chandi is worshiped. Sajanagarh is also very rich in archaeological remains and antiquities.
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Chandipur, OTDC Govt.
Chadipur, Orissa, India
|State||Orissa or Odisha|
|Languages||Oriya (main dialect), Bengali, Hindi, English, etc.|
|Climate||Winter Min - 10°C and Summer Max - 39 °C|
|Best time to visit||October to May|
|Railway Station||Balasore Railway Station|
|Airport||Biju Patnaik Domestic Airport and Dum Dum Airport (Kolkata)|
Balasore Panthanivas Building