Chandipur, Odisha

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Chandipur
ଚାନ୍ଦିପୁର
Town
Chandipur is located in Odisha
Chandipur
Chandipur
Chandipur is located in India
Chandipur
Chandipur
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°28′N 87°01′E / 21.47°N 87.02°E / 21.47; 87.02Coordinates: 21°28′N 87°01′E / 21.47°N 87.02°E / 21.47; 87.02
Country  India
State Odisha
District Balasore
Area
 • Total 0.20773 km2 (0.08021 sq mi)
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Languages
 • Official Odia
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration OD
Website odisha.gov.in
Sunset at Chandipur beach

Chandipur(Odia: ଚାନ୍ଦିପୁର), also known as Chandipur-on-sea(Odia: ଚାନ୍ଦିପୁର ବନ୍ଦର), is a small sea resort in Baleswar District, Odisha, India. The resort is on the Bay of Bengal and is approximately 16 kilometers from the Baleswar Railway Station. The beach is unique in that the water recedes up to 5 kilometers during the ebb tide. Due to its unique circumstances, the beach supports bio-diversity. Horseshoe crab is also found here on the beach towards Mirzapur, the nearby fishing market and community at the confluence of the Budhabalanga River(Balaramgadi). It is a suitable picnic spot. One of Odisha Tourism's Panthanivas (guest house) is situated here.

A view of the Chandipur beach during high-tide

Geography[edit]

Chandipur is located at 21°28′N 87°01′E / 21.47°N 87.02°E / 21.47; 87.02.[1] It has an average elevation of 3 m (9.8 ft). This town is 51.330 acres (0.20773 km2) in size.[2]

Normal Indian weather[edit]

In summer the temperature is 25-40 degrees Celsius, but in winter it's 17-26 degree Celsius. Nov-Mar is the suitable time for travelling here.

Army[edit]

Chandipur-on-sea is also the location of the Indian Army's Integrated Test Range (ITR), at Abdul Kalam Island, formerly Wheeler Island. A number of missiles have been launched from the ITR including the nuclear-capable Akash, Shaurya,[3] Agni and Prithvi, ballistic missiles, just recently being Barak 8.[4] Chandipur is a unique beach because it may not be there when you visit because of high tide.

Transport[edit]

Chandipur can be reached by travelling up to Baleswar by rail or road and then thereafter catching a bus, auto or taxi. Road access to Baleswar is via National Highway 16 (NH-16). Chandipur sea beach is 16 km from Balasore railway station.[5]

Also avail the local guide & trekker service to see the major 4 locations of Devkund Waterfalls, Panchalinegeswar, Khirachora Gopinath temple, Chandipur Beach, Emami Jagannath temple, & Nilgiri Jagannath temple.

Food[edit]

Many types of seafood are available in hotels and restaurants. Fish is especially inexpensive here. Oriya and Bengali dishes also available here.

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