Gopalpur-on-sea going student may choose Ganjam, Girisola Chatrapur or Aska for the industrial visit. The major industries in these areas include Jayashree Chemicals (P) Ltd, Aska Sugar Mill, Aska Spinning Mill Ltd, Indian Rare Earth Ltd, Virat Crane Agro Pvt Ltd etc.
Gopalpur-on-Sea is a quiet and charming sea resort set along the Bay of Bengal, in the district of Ganjam. Clusters of coconut and palm trees, white sand dunes overgrown with casuarinas plantation separate the beach from the blue waters of the sea.
The beauty of the Gopalpur Beach means that a trip here should definitely be included in your Odisha itinerary. Known as the port of Paloura in ancient times, Gopalpur and its surroundings can offer many attractions to a discerning visitor.
Sights to See
A serene environment, immense sailing opportunities and loads of fun and frolic awaits you at one of the most pristine beaches of Orissa namely Gopalpur on Sea. Despite the crumbling walls and pillars of the jetty, that are a witness to a past glory of commercial activity; the beach offers peaceful ambience conducive to introspection and conviviality.
The beach with its golden sand of the blue sea has its own sleepy charm. The beach is a very quiet and a comparatively clean place to swim and sun bathe, but take precautions because of treacherous undercurrents. Watching Gopalpur’s endless empty shoreline being swarmed with fishermen with their hand-nets full of catch is interesting and enjoyable to while away time in the stunning stillness. The old lighthouse open to visitors each afternoon, but for a very short duration, offers good views.
During the days of the Kalingas, the place was known as the port of Paloura from which traders sailed as far as Java, Bali and Sumatra and piled up wealth dealing in silk and pearl. Later it was a transit point to export sugar and cheap labourers for the tea gardens of Assam in north eastern India. The crumbling walls and the pillars of an ancient jetty together with some ruined bungalows are witness to its maritime past.
Ghodahada (60 km):
This is one of the most popular excursions from Gopalpur. The Ghodahada dam is visited for its beautiful reservoir that captivates picnickers in a large number. About 4 km away, the shrine of Ujialeswar is another highlight.
How would you like to travel?
- 16 km from Berhampur
- 190 km from Bhubaneswar
- 66 km from Taptapani
- 75 km from Barkul
- 670km from Kolkata
- Virat Crane Agro Pvt Ltd
- Jayashree Chemicals (P) Ltd
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Ariyapalli (6 km):
If you visit this quiet and charming beach you will find yourself in the lap of nature in the idyllic surroundings. ;Nature loving tourists come here to relax to the soothing sound of the sea and mild swaying of the palm trees.
Taratarani (30 km):
Near the village Purushottampur, on the bank of the river Rushikulya, there exist the famous temple of the twin Goddess Tara and Tarini. Perched atop a hilltop amidst natural beauty, the shrine is approachable by a flight of about 1,000 steps or alternatively a good motorable road from the foothill to the summit. The temple is revered as a Shakti Pitha of Tantra Cult.
Patisonapur (30 km):
The beach down south of Gopalpur across the river Bahuda on the border of Andhra Pradesh is also famous for having the most serene and calm conditions. The place offers peace and tranquillity to all the visitors going there to relax and spend time in leisure.
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