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Chandipur


Packages start from

Rs. 450 per person

Best time to visit

October - March

Recommended stay

1 to 3 days

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Highlights

About Chandipur

Chandipur is a pristine and exquisite town located in Orissa. This town belongs to the Balasore district. It is marked by unadulterated beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters. Tourists flock to this city owing to the pervading serenity andcaptivating beauty far away from the hustle and bustle of urban city life. One can take a trip to the adjacent town of Panchalingeshwar which has a majestic temple in honour of Lord Shiva. The temple comprises of five lingams which are considered sacred by Hindus. One can have a look at temples of Sajanagarh which is five kilometres from Chandipur. There is a famous temple called Chandi temple located in Chandipur.


Places To see


Nilagiri
The town gets its name from the surrounding Nilagiri hills or the blue mountains. The mountains have earned this name due to the distinctive blue color of the hills. You can visit the Panchalingeswar Temple and the nearby royal palace and the Jagannath Temple. Another attraction is the Khumkut Dam located near the town. An ancient lighthouse also stands near the dam.

Remuna
This pilgrimage site is located about 20 km away from Chandipur. You can see the century old temple where pilgrims come to pay their respects and seek his blessings. Kheer is served as Prasad in the temple. There are several other temples of interest including Ramachandi Temple, Gargeswar Temple, Madhabendra Matha and Gaudiya Matha. You can also purchase antiques and utensils in the town.

Sajanagarh
This small village, located about 20 km from Chandipur, hosts the temple of Goddess Chandi known as Bhudar Chandi. You can admire the sculptures of different Gods and Goddesses from the Shakti cult. Archaeological excavations in this area have revealed several articles of historical interest.


Things To Do


Bhitarkanika
Bhitarkanika is a delta formed by the Rivers Bhramani, Baitarani and Dhamra. The delta is flush with exotic wildlife and lush forests. The only way to reach the delta is by a boat ride from Khola to Dangmal. The ride itself is an engrossing one and takes you past the second-largest mangrove ecosystem in India. The area also includes a wildlife sanctuary and Gahira Matha beach, which separates the forests and the Bay of Bengal. Within the sanctuary you can see endangered and exotic wildlife as well as resident and migratory birds.
Tip: You have to take the permission of Forest Authority of Bhitarkanika to visit the delta region.

Chandipur beach
You can watch the ethereal phenomenon of the water receding and then flooding the beach in a couple of minutes, which takes place two times a day, during the high and low tides. The sand dunes and the Casuarina trees add to the mystic experience of the beach. The red crabs and horse-shoe crabs are also commonly found here.

Panchlingeswar
Located about 36 kms away from Chandipur, the region is famous for its lush vegetation and rocky hills. An ancient shrine of Lord Shiva is located on top of a hill. The most interesting feature is the five shiv lingas that are naturally formed between two large rocks. A temple has been built near the rocks. You need to climb 263 steps to reach to the place.