Puri beach is famous for its golden sands, soothing sun-bath
and the colourful sunrise and sunset. There you can bathe
and laze or enjoy seeing, the local fishermen plying their
catamarans and sail boats. This beautiful beach is quite long
and wide extending for miles.
18 kms south-east of Berhampur lies the quiet sea shore town
of Gopalpur. It is popular sea-resort especially noted for
its surg-swimming, sailing, sun-bathing and extensive sands.
North-west of Gopalpur and 50 kms from Berhampur, amidst greens
lies Taptapani, famous for its hot water sulphur spring. The
water of the spring is channelised to a pond to facilitate
Balasore, the district headquarters, once was an important
maritime town in medieval times through the river Budhabalanga.
214 kms, north east of Bhubaneswar, Balasore is convenient
base point for excursions to Chandikpur and Remuna. Balasore
is also noted for its traditional handicrafts of lacquered
toys, brass-works and stone carvings.
16 kms east of Balasore is Chandipur one of the most pleasant
beaches of the country. Here the sea, recedes five kilometres
at low tide and then flows rhythmically after a regular interval
every day. This play of the tide combined with bracing environs
make the spot an excellent value.