Gopalpur Sea-beach Standing Witness of Odisha’s Past Maritime Glory
Gopalpur Beach situated at a distance of 190km from the capital and 16km away from Bermhapur. Gopal pur on sea is the most of the pristine beach of Odisha. It is a standing witness of Odisha's past maritime glory. The sand under the blue sky, the limitless blue sea glistering with bright sunlight and clusters of coconut and palm trees enhances the beauty of the beach.
The crumbling walls and the pillars of ancient jetty speaks about its past glorious maritime. There is an old lighthouse that often used to guide the ships, stills stands there blinking over the changes that taken place all these years. The above sculpture demonstrates Gopalpur as the standing witness of Odishan ancient maritime glory.
The tourist in a large number comes here to enjoy a few tranquil moments away from noise and worries of the world. The sunset and sunrise at this beach are simply spectacular and graceful. The evening sun in the sky spreads a crimson colour all over the beach and disappears slowly. In the early morning the rising sun eliminates the red colour. The blue waves of the sea rises and falls in a particular rhythm and the roars of the waves breaks the silence of the place. The fishermen are busy in there day-today activities of angling.
Apart from the natural beauty the well maintained atmosphere and the hospitability of the local people attracts thousands of visitor.
The other attractions near Gopalpur are: Taptapani(65km away from Gopalpur), famous for the hot sulphur spring and its medicinal properties, Berhampur(16km), the commercial town of south Orissa; Taratarini(30km), famous for the twins Goddess on the hilltop; Jaugarh(35km), an important centre of Buddhist activities; Rushikulya Muhana(20km) , an ecological centre where the river Rushikulya meets the Bay of Bengal and Tampara(15km) , famous for beautiful Tampara lake.