A view of the Chandipur beach during high-tide
|o Total||0.20773 km2 (0.08021 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||OD 01|
Chandipur, is a beach in Baleswar District, Odisha, India. The beach is located on the shore of Bay of Bengal and is approximately 16 kilometers from the Baleswar Railway Station. The beach is unique in a way that the water recedes up to 5 kilometers during the ebb tide. Due to its unique circumstances, the beach supports bio-diversity. Horseshoe crab is also found here on the beach towards Mirzapur, the nearby fishing market and community at the confluence of the Budhabalanga River (Balaramgadi). It is a suitable picnic spot. One of Odisha Tourism's Panthanivas (guest house) is situated here.
Summer temperatures range 25-40 degrees Celsius, while the Winter range is 17-27 degree Celsius. Tourism season is typically November to March.
Chandipur is also the location of the Indian Strategic Forces Command's Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island. A number of Indian missiles have been tested and launched from the ITR, including nuclear-capable Prithvi, Agni and Shauryaballistic missiles, as well as Akash and Barak 8 surface-to-air missiles.
Chandipur can be reached by travelling up to Baleswar by rail or road and then thereafter catching a bus, auto or taxi. Road access to Baleswar is via National Highway 16 (NH-16). Chandipur sea beach is 16 km from Balasore railway station.
Also avail the local guide & trekker service to see the major locations of Panchalinegeswar, Khirachora Gopinath temple, Chandipur Beach, Emami Jagannath temple, & Nilgiri Jagannath temple.
Many types of seafood are available in hotels and restaurants. Fish is especially inexpensive here.
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