10 Attractions to Explore Near Gopalpur Beach
Melancholy and Salubrious Sea beach with blue waters and attractive back water bed in the form of cracks and sleepy lagoon covered with canopies of lush green foliage. The remnants of a vanishing British made port buildings speak the golden days of Southern Odisha from where ships were saddling to Rangoon.
This is aBhairavi temple located in Ganjam district, Carved in crude fashion, the idol features one leg and four hands. It is said that this idol was excavated from a ploughed field. and was enshrined as such in a new temple in 1937. All the Sankranti days in every month of the Hindu Calendar and Tuesdays are considered auspicious here.
It is a famous religious place in Southern Odisha where the twin sister Goddess i.e. Tara & Tarini adorn the sanctum situated on the top of a hillock girdled by the waddling holy river Rushikulya. Taratarani attracts thousands of devotes, picnickers and visitors through out the year.
Taptapani is one of the very few hot water sulphur springs in India. This sulphur hot water spring is known for its medicinal properties and curing of skin diseases. Taptapani in Odiya literally translates to hot water in English as 'Tapta' means hot and 'pani' water.
This is a historical temple located in the Srikakulam district. which is believed to have been constructed by Raja Harihara Mani Deo, one of the landlords of Mandasa. The idol of the presiding deity is carved from a red sand rock. Tourists also visit the other prominent religious attraction, the Varahaswamy temple.
Chilika is largest brackish water estuarine Lake of Asia. It sprawls over an area of 1100 sqkms. Covering parts of three districts of Odisha i.e Puri on the East, Khurda on the North and Ganjam on the South. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World. Satapada is one of the most popular tourist place of Odisha.
It is one of the famous Temples in Odisha dedicated to Lord Ramachandra. Ramanavami is the most important festival celebrated here. Odagaon is 26 km away from Nayagrah (town). It is said that the renowned poet of Odisha Upendra Bhanja meditated here and attained perfection in the Rama Taraka Mantra. This temple was built around 1903. The ‘Kalas” of the Temple was made of gold. There is a small museum inside the temple premises.
Ladubaba Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva worshiped as Ladukesh Mahesh but affectionately called Ladubaba in the town of Saranakul in Nayagarh District of Odisha. The Shrine of Lord Ladukesh Mahesh, known popularly as Ladubaba is situated 100 kms from Bhubaneswar on the Nayagrah-Aska Road and 13 kms from Nayagarh town. The temple dating back to medieval times shows a fusion of kalinga and dravidian temple architecture.
Chilika is Indias biggest inland lake. Spread over 1,100 square kilometers stretching across the length of the three districts of Puri, Khurdha and Ganjam and finally joins the Bay of Bengal through narrow mouth, forming an enormous lagoon of brackish water. Dotted with many emerald green islands with colourful names such as Honeymoon Island and Breakfast Island, Chilika is home to a rich variety of aquatic fauna.
Mangalajodi is Birds' paradise. More than 200 species of birds both resident and migratory are found in this area of Chilika Lake, the beautiful blue lagoon, at different points of time in a year. The flying architecture of Godwits under bright sunshine is mind blowing and fabulous. The silver and black clouds appearing alternatively and suddenly at few hundred feet away from one's boat while on travel mesmerize one's intrinsic thought of being immersed with the beauty of this part of world.