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Gopalpur is a town in the Ganjam district of Odisha. It is a natural port on the East coast of India. Once it used to be a commercial port, however today it stands as one of the favorite tourist destinations with a famous sea beach. Berhampur, Ganjam, Hinjilicut and Asika are some of the nearby cities from here.

About Gopalpur

Geography of Gopalpur

Gopalpur is located at geographical coordinates of 19.27°N and 84.92°E with an average elevation of 1 meter or 3 feet above the sea level. It is located on the coast of Bay of Bengal around 34 KM north of the district headquarters of Chhatrapur and 128 KM from the state capital of Bhubaneshwar. It is surrounded by Beguniapada Tehsil towards West, Ganjam Tehsil towards South, Purushottampur Tehsil towards West and Banapur Tehsil towards North.

Transport in Gopalpur

The city has a good road and rail connectivity. There are frequent buses operating here on different routes. Khallikot and Rambha are the most nearby railway stations from here, however Puri railway junction is the nearest major station from here located at a distance of 94 KM.

History and Culture of Gopalpur

Gopalpur used to be an obscure little fishing village that developed as a commercial port and grew in wealth under the ownership of Soraine family. The family built the port along with a lighthouse and Albert Hotel that paved the way for local fishing industry and boosted the trades with Burma. The precolonial big warehouses and godowns was once used for trades with Burma and it used to the trading point of rice from Rangoon. Today Gopalpur has turned into a quiet and relaxed place with one of the India's best beaches with it unique charm.

Culture of Gopalpur

Hindi, Oriya and Telugu are the local languages spoken here. As per the census of 2011, city has a population of 7,818 of which 3,920 are males and 3,898 are females. The majority of the population here in Hindus that constitute around 94% of the total population followed by Muslims as close to 6%. The city has a fairly high literacy rate of 91.98% which is much higher than the state average of 76.26%.

Tourism in Gopalpur

The town is a popular tourist destinations because of one of the best Indian beaches here. Gopalpur on Sea located just 16 KM from Berhampur, is the sandy beach with clusters of coconut and palm trees, white sand dunes along with a long stretch of cashew nut trees. Cashew nuts are processed here in large numbers and exported. It is common among people to indulge in sun bathing and swimming here. There is an old lighthouse here that is open to tourists every afternoon and offers a great view. One can see the entire Gopalpur town from here along with the endless sea. November to January is the best time to visit here when the city witnesses a huge crowd of tourists from all over. Gopalpur beach festival is another not to be missed attraction every year. One can also indulge in some aqua sports here including Wind Surfing, Rowing, Scuba Diving, Swimming, Paddle Boat and Water Scooter.

In addition to this, there are many nearby tourist places in Ganjam district that are worth exploring. Some of the popular places include Chilka Lake, Jaugarh, Taratarini, Tampara and Aryapalli.There are all kinds of modern amenities available today in and around Gopalpur. Below is a list of some common services available here.

 Mayfair Palm Beach Resort
Address: Gopalpur on Sea, Dist: Ganjam, Berhampur, Odisha 761002
Phone: 0680 666 0101

Swosti Palm Resort
Address: Gopalpur-On-Sea, Gopalpur, Odisha 761002
Phone: 093380 15588

Hotel Sea Pearl
Address: Beach Road, Gopalpur, Odisha 761002
Phone: 0680 234 3556

Song of The Sea
Address: Odisha 761002
Phone: 098615 35627

Moonlite Hotel
Address: 760004, Baidyanath Nagar, Ayodhya Nagar, Brahmapur, Odisha 760004
Phone: 0680 654 3330

Hotel City Palace
Address: Zanana Hospital Rd, Godavarish Nagar, Brahmapur, Odisha 760001

Seaview Resort
Address: Berhampur - Gopalpur Road, Gopalpur, Odisha 761002
Phone: 098360 20603

Hotel Spectrum
Address: Opp. Old Bus Stand, India, Brahmapur, Odisha 760001
Phone: 0680 222 1177

Restaurants in Gopalpur

1914 Dining Room Restaurant
Address: Gopalpur-on-Sea, Ganjam, Odisha 761002
Phone: 085990 00107

Blue Whale Multi Cuisine Restaurant
Address: VIP Road, Near SBI Training center, Gopalpur, Odisha 761002
Phone: 073810 07666

Rohini Restaurant
Address: Main Road, NH 217, Gopalpur, Odisha 761002
Phone: 097761 82079

Cornerstone Cafe
Address: Motel Mermaid Beach Road, Gopalpur, Odisha
Phone: 088591 01199

Raja Rani Restaurant
Address: Gopalpur Sea Beach, Beside NAC Office, Ganjam, Odisha 761002
Phone: 090407 78777

Sea Shell Restaurant
Address: Gopalpur, Odisha 761002
Phone: 097767 03333

Krishna Restaurant
Address: Near Sea Pearl, Beach Road, Gopalpur, Odisha
Phone: 085988 26613

Gopalpur Highway Dhaba
Address: At Gopalpur junction, Gopalpur, Odisha 760010
Phone: 086589 61150

Hotel Padma
Address: Pathara, Gopalpur Road, Kalinga Vihar, Brahmapur, Odisha 760010
Phone: 099381 00113

Healthcare in Gopalpur

There are numerous hospitals and nursing homes in Gopalpur. There are pathology labs within the hospital and other modern equipment for fast detection and quick treatment. One can also find chemist shops in this part of Odisha.
Gopalpur Government Hospital
Address: Gopalpur, Odisha 761002

Gopalpur Community Clinic
Address: Ekdonta, Atghoria, Pabna, Gopalpur, Odisha
Phone: 01748 608 292

Sriram Hospital
Address: Gajapati Nagar, Gopalpur Road, Brahmapur, Odisha 760004
Phone: 094370 95359

Amit Hospital
Address: Canal Street, Gate Bazar Square, Berhampur, Ganjam, Odisha 760001
Phone: 094370 61122

Chemists in Gopalpur

Om Sai Medical Store
Address: Main Road, Gopalpur, Brahmapur, Odisha 760006
Phone: 098610 43616

Sivashakti Medical Store
Address: Near Post Office Gopalpur, Brahmapur, Odisha 760006
Phone: 090905 55738

Om Shree Medical Store
Address: Bima Nagar Road, Brahmapur, Odisha 760010
Phone: 098610 88012

Shree Medical Store
Address: Kamapalli Goilundi Rd, Panda Colony, Brahmapur, Odisha 760004
Phone: 098612 84654