Climate condition : Gopalpur has pleasant climate. But monsoons (June-September) are very hot and wet. In summers temperature raises up to 35º C, and in winters it averages around 16º C.
Best Time To Visit : Though Gopalpur is year-round destination, but the best time to visit here is around October-April.
Thing to do
Referred as one of the best beach resorts of Orissa, Gopalpur is full of beach excursion. Letting tourists to indulge into many of beach activities, this seaport village is full of fun and frolic. Swimming in its blue water, soaking in sunlight on its beaches and savouring famous fresh catch fishes - all together make a perfect holiday for you.
Places of Interests
Beaches : Golden beaches of Gopalpur is undoubtedly the place best suited to enjoy one's beach holiday. Romancing quietly with pristine blue water of the sea, golden beach of Gopalpur is lined with coconut trees, which heightens its the scenic beauty.
Light house : Close to the beach lies the light house. After the beach romance is over, one can climb up here and see the blue waves and tides of the sea kissing gently its beaches.
Taptapani : The popular hot water springs located 67 km from Gopalpur is nearby tourist destination of Gopalpur.
Dhavaleswar : 15 km from Gopalpur, Dhavaleswar is another beach resort famous for its golden beaches. Takng a half-an-hour from Gopalpur takes one to enjoy some more beach excursion.
Eco attraction/Eco excursion
Unlike rest of the Orissa, Gopalpur experiences entirely different climate. Despite being the popular seaport in bygone days, the beaches of Gopalpur are still intact and virgin. A pile of scenic beauty is palpable at once when you reach here. Opening its wide gate of opportunity for water sports lovers, beach resort of Gopalpur is a fine treat for beach vacationers.
Blue water of the sea invites one to soak in and swim along with its cool waves. Vacationers lazing at the beach might get tempted to bare themselves and join their companions, frisking in the blue water. Soaking in sunlight is another thing one would love while being on its golden beach lined by coconut trees. While being with many of your companions, enjoying beach volleyball is a better way to fall deep in frolic tub.
Vacationers, who wish to stay away from both, bathing in the sea and soaking sunlight in its beaches, can get on a yacht. The yacht ride in the sea will take you far from the crowded beach, and let you fall deep into amazement and measure the infinite boundary of the sea by your imagination. Another way to enjoy the comprehensive nature viewing is to climb up the light house. The light house located close to the beach gives you another quietest way to fall in love with lovely view of sea and its golden beaches.
Paradise for sea-food lovers, Gopalpur gets the best reason to be explored by sea-food lovers. Fresh catch sea-fishes is the most wanted on the menu while one is here. Even one can buy fishes from nearby fish bazaar, and can cook himself or order his cook at hotel/resort, where he is putting up.
By Air : The nearest airport is Bhubaneshwar (180 km), well connected to airport of Delhi, Kolkata and other destinations. Luxury buses and taxis are available here for Gopalpur.
By Rail : Berhampur (16 km) is the nearest railhead lying on the Kolkata-Chennai rail line. From Behrampur, one can either hire taxi or can catch local vehicle to reach Gopalpur.
By Road : Good road link connects Gopalpur to other nearby prime destinations like Behrampur, Barkul (75 km) and Bhubaneshwar. From here, taxis, buses and mini-buses are easily available for Gopalpur.
- Hotel Oberoi Beach Road,Gopalpur-on- Sea, Ganjam, Orissa
- Hotel Green Park (Tourist Resort) Beach Road,Gopalpur-on- Sea, Ganjam, Orissa Ph: 91-680- 282016, 282601
- Hotel Kalinga Beach Road,Gopalpur-on- Sea, Ganjam, Orissa Ph: 91-680- 282067
- Motel Mermaid Beach Road,Gopalpur-on- Sea, Ganjam, Orissa
- Director, Tourism and Culture Paryatan Bhavan, Museum Complex Lewis Road, Bhubaneswar Tel: 91-674-2432177 Fax: 91-674-2430887
- Utkalika B/4, Baba kharak Singh Marg New Delhi Telefax: 91-11-23364580