Where History Is Lost In Sands of Time


During ancient times, Gopalpur served as an important port for the seafarers of ancient Kalinga. Even during the World War –I, it was an important military port where soldiers used to embark on a journey to Burma. Gopalpur was the place where the first ever modern hotel was built in Odisha ...

During ancient times, Gopalpur served as an important port for the seafarers of ancient Kalinga. Even during the World War –I, it was an important military port where soldiers used to embark on a journey to Burma.

Gopalpur was the place where the first ever modern hotel was built in Odisha and probably the first ever beach resort of the country. The Palm Beach Resort was built in 1914 by an Italian gentleman by the name of Signor Maglioni to cater to the merchants and businessmen. The hotel was bought by the Oberoi group of hotels in 1948 in what was the group’s first venture into the hospitality business. Currently the hotel is owned by the Mayfair Group of Hotels.

The casuarina groves that line up the sun kissed beach makes for enchanting sight. The beach is mostly secluded and one of the cleanest beaches in the country.

Things to do

  • The sea is too rough for swimming, hence we advise you not to indulge.
  • As the beach is east facing, the sunrise and sunsets are spectacular.
  • It is the best place to steal a quiet moment to yourself and a stroll along the shore is quite rejuvenating
  • A walk through the town one comes across many an old dilapidated buildings from a bygone era which lends character to this quaint beach town.
  • For the sea food lovers a stroll to the early morning fish market is recommended.
  • For the adventure seekers, there is boating and water sports facility available courtesy Kalinga Divers Association.

**Always remember that vacations are meant to be reminisced as happy memories. Enjoy responsibly and be sensitive to the environment.

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See to Believe

Below is a visual treat of Gopalpur. Enjoy the immersive experience and experience the 360 degree views and virtual tours which are soon going to enhance your visual journey!

Other Things to Do

While you are at Gopalpur, be sure to experience the below list of must-try activties. Bird Watch the rarest of nature's avian beauties, Rough it out in the ocean with water sports, Get up close and personal with nature on organized treks, Soak in leisure and breathtaking views of Gorges while Boating or enjoy the evening enthralled by performers of Folk and Classical dance. There's lots to do in Odisha's wonderlands!

Trails Covering Gopalpur

Like what you see? Looking to have a well rounded experience in Odisha? Scroll to see a list of the choicest of curated pre-packaged tours covering the most coveted destinations in Odisha.Browse the list and see details of the trail/package which interests you most. Contact the Dept. Of Tourism recogonized Tour Operators who has published the tour and finalize your trip to Odisha today!

Getting There

  • Distance from Bhubaneswar - 174 KM
  • Nearest Railway Station - Berhampur
  • Nearest Airport - Bhubaneswar
  • Road Transport Berhampur is well connected by Bus service from across the state. Hire a local transport to Gopalpur after alighting at Berhampur.   

Insider's Stories

So why is Odisha touted as Incredible India's Best Kept Secret. What is it about the places, people , landscape, art , culture and history that entices? What makes Odisha the land of cathartic Spiritual experiences, intricate art and immortal architecture regaling many timeless tales, flair for dance and drama, pristine beaches, delectable cuisines stunning landscapes and formidable yet elegant wildlife. Don't take our word for it ; read the through the journeys and experiences of the many travel enthusiasts who have traversed and fallen in love with the land of Odisha!

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Nearby Destinations

Wish to make the best of your trip to Gopalpur ? Make sure your itinerary covers these below must-see destinations close to Gopalpur.Most of these are highly coveted on every tourists bucket list and can be reached from Gopalpur in a matter of hours. We have found 10 such places close to Gopalpur that will maximize your Experience-Odisha!


There's a variety of options for you to stay at. From Star Rated Hotels, Eco Tour Nature Camps equipped with state of the art swiss tents and facilities to OTDC Government Hotels, Bed Breakfasts and Homestays to choose from. Browse the list below to choose your preferred accomodation.

Showing 2 of 5 Hotel(s) found

Panthanivas Gopalpur

Panthanivas Gopalpur

Panthanivas Gopalpur, At/PO-Gopalpur, Ganjam

7008152752 , 09078885524



169 Km. Distance from Airport

12 Km. Distance from Railway Station

0 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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Panthanivas Rambha

Panthanivas Rambha

Panthanivas Rambha, at/po-Rambha, Ganjam

9437514896 , 06810278346



128 Km. Distance from Airport

34 Km. Distance from Railway Station

0 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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Showing 2 of 3 Nature Camp(s) found


Giant Squirrel Nature Camp

  • Kaliamba

Accomodation Details

  • Double Bedded

Chilika Nature Camp

  • Berhampura (Satpada)
  • Mangalajodi Nature Camp
  • Rajhans Nature Camp

Accomodation Details

  • comfort room
  • standard room

Showing 2 of 7 Hotel(s) found

MAYFAIR Palm Beach Resort

MAYFAIR Palm Beach Resort



151 Km. Distance from Airport

17 Km. Distance from Railway Station

3 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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Gopalpur Palm Resort

Gopalpur Palm Resort

Gopalpur-On-Sea, Gopalpur, Odisha 761002

9338015588 , 09338015588



165 Km. Distance from Airport

16 Km. Distance from Railway Station

14 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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Find a Tour Operators

Below is a list of Travel Agency/Tour Operators who are recognized by the Department Of Tourism and are trusted Local Specialists. Contact them today to plan a well rounded trip to Odisha and getting the best deals! Their packages cover everything from the most visited to the off-beat, from the most ancient to the most urbane, from mountains to beaches, from the wild city life to the spending nights under a cieling of stars in the actual wilderness! Click on the contact button and get a call back now!

M/s. Shibani Travels

BBSR, Odisha, India
B-29, Saheed Nagar, Rupali Square, Bhubaneswar-751007

M/s. Universal Travels

BBSR, Odisha, India
Plot No. N-6/259, IRC Village, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar-751015

M/s. Jaysen Holidays

PURI, Odisha, India
Bara harekrushnapur sq- on High way-316 Near Indian oil Petrol Pump

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