Puri, one of India's holiest pilgrimage centres is also
a land of lovely beaches.
The beaches here are ideal for beach sports but swimming
is not recommended unless in the company of a life guard,
who wears yellow conical caps. There are many beach
resorts here which range from the modest to the luxurious.
Another popular beach resort is Gopalpur-on-Sea, 170
km from Bhubaneshwar, and 15 km from Berhampur. This
is a perfect beach, fairly isolated and undisturbed
by day-trippers. This place is good for both sailing
Situated 16 kms away from Balasore is a divine beach
resort called Chandipur. Here the sea water recedes
about 5 kms during low tide and advances to the shore
line again during high tide, each day.