Gopalpur Tourim – Famous tourist place in Odisha

Gopalpur is located in Ganjam district and on the coast of Bay of Bengal, is a famous tourist place in Odisha. It offers the tourists a calm and beautiful time with the beach and its natural beauty. The beach festival is a major attraction of this place which is celebrated every year and sponsored by the government of Odisha. It is a beautiful town famous for silk saris, horn toys and different handicraft products. This beach is famous for Olive Ridley turtle.

Gopalpur is known as the commercial hub of southern Odisha and it is the tiny town on the Bay of Bengal. There are limited Hotels and Restaurants. It is a famous weekend destination for the people of Odisha. It is famous for its golden sand and deep blue sea. The climate of this place is good to relax.

Olive Redley turtles come this place in large numbers and use this beach as nesting place. Apart from Olive Redley turtle red crabs are also present on the beach. Once it was a busy sea port, now it is a quiet place.  With an increase in the inflow of tourists from the late seventies, Gopalpur-on-sea saw a slow revival and is today it is one of the foremost beach resorts in India.

Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are available in the area to move around. One can hire taxi from Berhampur to this place.

Attractions in Gopalpur

The famous festival of Gopalpur is Beach festival which is celebrated annually. It is conducted by the government of Odisha every year. People from different parts of Odisha come here to visit this festival.

Apart from beach festival Aqua Sports is also another attraction for tourists. Every year this sport is conducted in the month of December. Paddle Boat, Wind Surfing, Rowing, Scuba Diving, Swimming, Water Scooter are some of the major sports and fun rides being provided for tourists as well as for professionals.

Attractions nearby Gopalpur

There are some places near Gopalpur which are the tourist attraction places.  Some of the places are

  • Taptapani
  • Lighthouse
  • Ramha
  • Chilika Lake


The best time to visit Goplapur is winter. The temperature remains comfortable to visit the beach and nearby places.

The nearest railway station from Gopalpur is Berhampur Railway station. The railway station is 16k.m away from Gopalpur. And if you want to travel by flight then the nearby airport is Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar. The climate in this place is wet and dry. It is one of the good beaches in Odisha to visit.

Travel agencies are providing different Travel and Tour Packages for Goplapur. Gopalpur packages include different destinations and hotels to stay. The destinations include nearby attractions from Gopalpur.