The eastern coast of Odisha which straddles the majestic Bay of Bengal is home to some of the most marvellous beaches in India that can be a traveller’s delight. While it is really hard to pick from so many gems, we have narrowed it down to 5 of the best beaches you can go to in Odisha. So whether you prefer a popular and thriving beach or a tranquil and secluded one, you can choose according to your heart’s desire. We have listed these 5 beaches below.
1. Puri Beach: One of the most popular beaches in Odisha is Puri Beach located in the pilgrimage town of Puri. You can see spectacular sunrises and sunsets over the Indian Ocean from here. You can go for a dip in the sea or just sun bathe on the captivating golden sands.
2. Gopalpur-on-Sea: With a stunning lighthouse and superb waves and secluded location, Gopalpur-on-Sea is a delightfully serene and peaceful beach. Here, the skies and the seas seem to meet and merge in a divine manner.
3. Ramachandi Beach: In a beautiful corner of Odisha, Ramachandi Beach is known to have some of the best waves in India with regards to surfing, thus attracting some of the best surfers from all over. The exciting India Surf Festival is held on this beach.
4. Rushikulya Beach: The Olive Ridley turtles comes every year to Rushikulya Beach to lay their eggs. It is quite an extraordinary phenomenon that would appeal to not just wildlife enthusiasts but all visitors in general.
5. Chandipur Beach: You can practically watch the sea vanish and then return in all its glory at Chandipur Beach. It is a rare sight to behold. The water receding from and advancing to the beach is a memorable event you will always remember.
Where to Stay
Mayfair Palm Beach Resort, Gopalpur-on-Sea. (A stunning seaside resort set in gorgeously serene environs in the quiet and quaint beach town of Gopalpur-on-Sea)
Mayfair Waves, Puri (A chic boutique resort located right on the popular Puri Beach offering excellent views and luxury accommodation)
Mayfair Heritage, Puri (A lovely luxury beach resort with spellbinding views of the Bay of Bengal in the sacred seaside pilgrimage town of Puri)