Orissa has got a special position in the world map of tourism due to its historical and architectural values. The history and rich heritage of the state have contributed a lot to the Orissa tourism. Tourists come from different places of India as well as abroad to witness the glorious culture and heritage of the state. The famous Hindu temple of Lord Jagannatha Puri, the Sun Temple at Konark and other Jainism and Buddhism monuments and beaches attract numerous tourists each year.
The remarkable coastal area of Orissa accommodates several finest white sand beaches of the world. The Chandipur beach is a great source of attraction for many travelers as there are resorts for a blissful staying. The virgin seaport of Gopalpur on sea is a place that is worth visiting. Other beaches that must not be missed on your Orissa tourism include Talasari Beach, Balighai Beach, Konark Beach, and Pati-Sonapur Beach.
Puri Beach: Puri is considered the most holy cities of India. Every year thousand and thousand of pilgrims visit this place to view the holy Jagannatha temple. The pilgrims who visit the temple also pay a visit to the beach to make a holy dip in waters of Puri beach. In Orissa tourism, the Puri Beach is considered with high esteem. The captivating sunsets and sunrises at Puri Beach are something enjoyable.
Konark Beach: The lavish beach of Konark is visited often by loads of travelers who visit the Konark temple. This beautiful beach of India is situated at a distance of 35 Km from Puri on marine drive. It will bring great fun and excitement to all beach lovers. The Sun Temple which is the finest example of architectural splendors of Orissa is a valuable treasure for Orissa tourism.
Chandipur Beach: The tranquil Chandipur is reached after driving of 16 Km from Balasore which holds the most peaceful Chandipur beach. The Casuriana trees surround the area and the beach creating a magnificent setting. The usual rise and fall of the waves of water in the sea attracts every passer-by. The beach abounds in sea-shells and driftwood which are really interesting to collect. Tourists can also enjoy a walking around the beach in the evening.
Gopalpur on Sea: The virgin, untouched beach of Orissa at Gopalpur on sea trodden by fewer tourists creates excitement in the minds of travelers than any other beach places. This unspoiled beach of Orissa, situated about 16-km from Berhampur cant be disregarded in Orissa tourism and must be visited by any beach lovers. This surreal beach is a perfect place for boating and yachting. Far away from the commotion of city life, the beach is just perfect for pastime.