Gopalpur Travel Guide

Gopalpur-on-sea, the beautiful beach resort in Ganjam District of Odisha (Orissa), was once the busy sea port of the state at two hrs picturesque drive from Bhubaneswar – the capital city of Odisha. Very close to Berhampur – a place known for silk Sarees and horn toys, Gopalpur-on-Sea has become a beach resorts in India known for the roar of the high-rise waves and breeze bustling through palm trees.Palm trees, high-rise waves, serene environment and its pleasant weather draw the attention of people from busy cities to spend weekend or enjoy picnic here. Tourists who want to explore the real sea wonder often prefer to explore Gopalpur on Sea.

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Gopalpur is a heaven for lovers of sea-food and Odiya cuisines. The place by virtue of being located near the sea has great options of sea food from prawns, shrimps and crabs to big fishes.Odisha has food which is somewhat simple in structure and is similar to the cuisines of the areas around it, in its styles, elements, preparations and flavors. Rice, Coconut and Curd are the staple items of the platters here and you will find a number of versions of these making the platter rich, colorful and delicious.

Shopping in Gopalpur is all about buying hand crafted items made of seashells that are sold on the beach side by the local people of Gopalpur. Some of the interesting items that they sell include necklaces, bracelets and other knick knacks that make for some great souvenirs. Shopping at Gopalpur is not much of an option but Behrampur is the perfect place for some amazing shopping of Odiyan tribal handicrafts and handloom.Shakuntala Market is another place where one can shop for tribal handicrafts, silk products along with Ganjam brass work, Gopalpur coir mats and Paralakhemundi horn work as souvenirs.Renowned as the Silk City of the State, Gopalpur Beach lovers can check out the colorful shops at the nearby Berhampur town.

Carry your passport and important travel documents at all times.Carry attested Photostat copies of travel documents in person and keep the originals safely.You mustn’t buy air / rail or travel tickets from unauthorized persons.Foreign nationals are required to pay all their bills through credit cards, foreign currency or traveler’s cheques. Indian rupees are accepted only in case of proof of legal currency exchange. In case you wish to hire vehicles or cars while on tours to tourist attractions in India then the best thing to do would be to ask your tour operator to do the needful.

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