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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Chandipur:Travel Tips & Comprehensive Guide | Odisha Tourism | Top 5 Beaches of Odisha | Magical Sea Beach of India

"Where can i go this upcoming weekend except Digha/Puri/Mandarmani/Tajpur?"...That is the most popular question which is being posted in almost all popular travel groups in Facebook.So here I am trying to find the answer of this question myself & have decided to visit Chandipur. I strongly believe that Chandipur has the capacity to attract crowds and be a best alternate destination for Bengali's who by now must have got bored by Digha/Mandarmani/Tajpur. Please read on further to know why I  think it is the best go to sea beach destination, if you are looking for something else beside Digha/Mandarmani/Tajpur.


I am intentionally dividing this topic into three articles because, i wish to focus on Chandipur only in this article and you can find all details about possible sight scenes from Chandipur in a different article for which link will be given at the end of this article only.


Brief Information about Chandipur:

Chandipur is in Balasore district of Odisha and it is approximately 257.7 Km from Kolkata & 207.4 Km from Bhubaneswar.Chandipur is famous for its Magical Hide & Seek beach.Please check out all embedded videos and pictures to know more.

Nearest Railway Station : Balasore (13.8 Km)
Nearest Airport : Biju Patnaik International Airport (211.4 Km)

Possible Travel Time from Near by Capital Cities (Train/Car)

  • Kolkata to Balasore (By Train) - Approx 4 Hours
  • Kolkata to Chandipur (Car/Bus) - Approx 5.5 Hours (Via NH 16)
  • Bhubaneswar to Balasore (By Train) - Approx 3.30 Hours
  • Bhubaneswar to Chandipur (Car/Bus) - Approx 4 Hours (Via NH 16)
Please note you will cross at least 4 Tolls if you decide to travel by road Via NH 16.Approx Charge for toll will be in the range of Rs 700 to Rs 1000 depending on the type of Car/Bus to and from Chandipur

Possible Transportation Charges from Balasore to Chandipur:
  • Winger/Traveler (10 Seater) - Rs 400
  • Swift/Other (4 Seater) - Rs 350

List of Few Hotel's in Chandipur:
  • Arpita Beach Resort (Approx 500 Meter from Beach)
  • Hotel Muktangan (Approx 400 Meter from Beach)
  • Panthanivas Chandipur (Located directly beside beach)
  • Lucky Beach Resorts (Approx 100 Meter from Beach)
  • Hotel Shila (Approx 700 Meter from Beach)

I will only be able to give a detailed review about "Hotel Muktangan" as i have stayed there this time.Please click here to read my review about this hotel - 

Tariff for "Hotel Muktangan" - For Booking (9831020400)
  • AC Room (Double Bed) - Rs 1500
  • Non AC Room (Double Bed) - Rs 800
  • Non AC Room (Four Bed) - Rs 1500
The have 4 AC rooms & 5 Non AC rooms at the moment.

Possible Food Charges:
  • All Meal Combo - Rs 500/Person (B|L|T|D)
  • Only Dinner/Lunch Non Veg Meal - Rs 200/Person
  • Only Dinner/Lunch Veg Meal - Rs 80/Person
  • Chicken Pakoda - Rs 120/Plate

If you opt to eat out,then do not think about any other Shop that the Following.The following Shop is just beside sea beach and it is known as "Mousumi Sea Food Hotel" and their contact number is 7809723402.You can alternatively ask for "Khoka Da",who is the owner of this hotel.


The Famous Hide & Seek Beach:
The High Tide normally comes twice a day and you can expect to meet the sea around 8-9 Am in the morning and 7-9 Pm in the evening.There can be a delay of Approx 45 mins everyday depending on various factors.

So if you plan to jump into the sea ,Please plan accordingly

Things to expect beside Sea Beach:
  • Goats (Expect them to behave like dogs)
  • 2 Coconut water Shops
  • Few not so important shops
  • 1 great food shop as mentioned above - Mousumi Sea Food Hotel


Optional Sightseeing from Chandipur:
These are the possible places which you can pay a visit from Chandipur.Please check details about all these places in this article here - 

  • Khirochora Gopinath Temple
  • Emami Jagannath Temple
  • Nilgiri Palace
  • Nilgiri Jagannath Temple
  • Radha Krishna Mandir Chandipur
  • Mohona or Sangam of Buribalam River with Bay of Bengal
  • Panchalingeswar
Apart from this if you have more days in hand you can additionally visit this places from Chandipur
  • Devkunda
  • Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary

Approx distance for all the above mentioned sight scene barring Devkunda/Kuldiha will be Approx 110 Km to & from Chandipur.So please calculate your cost accordingly if you are travelling by your own/rented Car/Bus

If you opt for local rentals,Please expect to pay the following charges:
  • Half Day Tour - Rs 1500 (10 Seater)
  • Full Day Tour - Rs 3000 (10 Seater)



Some Pictures for You:

Hotel Muktangan,Chandipur


Chandipur Beach Before High Tide


Chandipur Beach by Evening

Road Towards Mohona via Beach,Chandipur

That Goat,Chandipur

Please let me know if you have liked the format of this article by commenting below.Please also check out the Sightseeing from Chandipur article and full review of Hotel Muktangan to get a idea about the place.

Feel free to Praise/Abuse me anytime you wish to to so i can take those feedbacks and improve my skills.

Till Then... Jatna Neba Payeen (Take Care in Odiya language)





5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Pooh said...

jatna neba payeen ka matlab ha jotno nebar jonno... Take care in odiya is jatna niyantu mane jotno nin... Samjhe....

Pratik Banerjee said...

SUrely helpful.

The Confused Kid said...

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Very useful, brief and to the point.Looking forward more such informative posts.

Amitabha Das