Friday, 26 August 2011

Chandipur Beach: Where Sea Water Disappears

Our diverse country has so many undiscovered gems in its lap that sometime its difficult to believe that such places exist in world. Among them, there is a beach called Chandipur Beach. Few years ago I visited this place by chance and must admit it was an unbelievable experience for me.  Chandipur beach has its unique behavior while comparing to other beaches in the world. This is one of the few places in this world where the differences in low and high tides are the largestThe beach is unique in that the water recedes anywhere from 1 kilometer to 4 kilometers during the ebb and returns at the time of high-tide.

Chandipur Beach

Watching the sea vanish right in front of my eyes and then observing its return is a very rare site. I walked arond 2km inside the beach in its shallow depths when water receded and it was a unique experience. And to add more to this hide and seek of water, the musical sway of the casuarinas trees and creepered white sand dunes add to its seductive beauty.  

Walk on sea bed after water receded for 5 Km

Chasing the waves in a jeep, when the sea retreats is unforgettable experience.

Sea water Retreats

Chandipur is an ideal beach resort of Orissa it is situated at a distance of 200 km from Cuttack and 230 km from Bhubaneswar.  It is a must see destinations for all beach lovers.
How to go there
Air :- Nearest Airport is Bhubaneshwar, 214 km.
Rail :- Neelanchal Express, Puri-Howrah trains stop at Balasore, from where Chandipur is 16 kms. and is approachable by road.
Road :- Balasore (16 kms). NH5 links the town with Bhubaneswar in the south and Calcutta in the north.


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