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Chandipur

About the place: 

Its' not far from railway heads or National Highway, yet it's far from the madding crowd. The rustic sea with magically yet regularly retreating waves and the careless loneliness makes it attractive for those who enjoys the company of the beautiful and quiet sea.

The place is calm and quiet. The place is safe and peaceful. The place is warm and beautiful.

Region or Zone: 
East
State or Union Territory: 
Odisha
How to reach: 

Nearest Town is Balasore, which is a big railway station and connected by various trains to Kolkata, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kharagpur, Vizag, Delhi, Kanpur and many other important cities in India. Nearest Airport is in Bhubaneswar. Its 5 hours drive from Kolkata International Airport. Balasore is a big city too with all modern amenities. Chandipur is located 18 kilometres from Balasore. You will get plenty of auto rickshaws plying from just outside the railway station. They charge Rs. 200/- to reach Chandipur Beach. Cars are also available from the rail station. Trains are there round the clock. Even if you reach late, you can go to the Beach.

Important Places to Visit: 

The estuary of the Buddha Bolong river (in Bengali "Buri Balam") is near by. This is the place where famous Indian freedom fighter Bagha Jatin and his company fought out a fierce battle with the British. It's a must visit for patriotic Indians. You can take a cab or an auto rickshaw to reach the estuary. By road, it's just seven kilometers. If you decide to walk down the beach towards the estuary, it is just 4 kilometers. On the way along the beach, you may a great variety of small and big sea shells, sea crabs and a lot more. For those who love to collect sea shells and shells of small sea animals, its' a great place. 

Where to stay: 

There are quite a few budget and splurge accommodations. Of them hotel Shantiniwas and the OTDC owned Panthaniwas are the best ones. You can book Panthaniwas from any major city of India and Shantiniwas can be booked over telephone. 

Eat and Drink: 

The oriya food of this regioin is famous. You must try fried fishes and crabs of different types near the sea beach stalls. They are cheaper here compared to the big cities. There are a very few small road side eateries and the small restaurants attached with the hotels and resorts. Fish is cooked very well in all of these. 

Best time to visit: 
January
February
March
August
September
October
November
December
Tips to travellers: 

Avoid summer afternoons. Carry mosquito repellent.

Attractions near by: 

The estuary of the Buddha Bolong river (in Bengali "Buri Balam") is near by.

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