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Chandipur Sea Beach, Orissa

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.

chandipur sea beach, Orissa

(Chandipur on Sea Beach, Orissa)

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.

How to reach Chandipur ?

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.

Tourist Attractions

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.

Hotel, Restaurants and resorts

Panthanibas (OTDC State Govt.) 
Chandipur, Balasore-756025, 
Phone: +91-6782-270 051
Anandamayee Hotel
Reservation: 033-23970427
Phone: +91-6782-270012
Hotel Shila, Chandipur
A Unit S.C.H Pvt. Ltd
Mobile: +91-9776197580/+91-977768500
Chandipur, OTDC Govt.
Phone: +91-6782-370051
Hotel Golden
Chandipore, Hindusthan
Phone: +91-6782-270021
Hotel Muktangan
Chadipur, Orissa, India
Phone: +91-6782-270027
Hotel Subham
Phone: +91-6782-270025
Hotel Chandipur
Phone: +91-6782-370030

General information about Chandipur

Country India
State Orissa or Odisha
District Balasore
Languages Oriya (main dialect), Bengali, Hindi, English, etc.
Climate Winter Min - 10°C and Summer Max - 39 °C
STD Code 06782
Best time to visit October to May
Railway Station Balasore Railway Station
Airport Biju Patnaik Domestic Airport and Dum Dum Airport (Kolkata)
Tourist Enquiry

Balasore Panthanivas Building
Police Line, Balasore Pin-756001
Tourist Officer: +91-9437297740
Phone: +91-6782-262048