The Mysterious Chandipur Sea Beach - Hide and Seek Beach


Do you know there is a beach in Incredible India who disappears twice a day? Unbelievable!

Chandipur sea beach is also known as Hide & Seek beach where water recedes between 2-5 kilometers during ebb tide (the time period between the high tide and the low tide) and returns to seashore at the time of high tide. This strange natural phenomenon happens daily here where you can actually walk or ride a bike into the sea. Here you can actually watch sea disappearing in-front of your eyes. The locals here are very well aware of the timings of high tide and its changing as per Moon cycle.

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Chandipur Sea Beach


Chandipur beach is located 16 kms away from Balasore district railway station on National Highway 5 (NH-5) & 200 kms from Bhuvneshwar in Odisha (Earlier known as Orissa). The beach supports a varied range of Bio-Diversity. The beach has casuarinas groves and creepered white sand dunes add to its seductive beauty.  One can easily find horseshoe crab or red crab crawling beside you. I must say this is the perfect place for foodies who love sea food - you will get taste of Oriya & Bengali dishes here.


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Chandipur Sea Beach During Evening Hours

The Chandipur is also known for the location of Indian Army or Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) Integrated Test Range (ITR) a number of missiles have been launched from here, including Nuclear-capable Akash, Agni, Shaurya and Prithvi ballistic missiles.

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Missile Testing from Chandipur ITR

This is the only place in the world where difference in low & high tides is as larger that makes Chandipur Sea beach a mysterious place for travelers but it’s still hidden from many. People who often visit Puri or Konark temple also not aware of this miraculous place

Beaches near Chandipur Sea resort to visit:
Kashaphal, Chawmukh & Dagara, Kharasahapur & Talasari Beach

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Chandipur On Sea

Nearby Place from Chandipur sea beach to visit:
Devkund Waterfalls, Panchalinegeswar, Khirachora Gopinatha temple, Chandaneswara & Nilgiri Jagannath Mandir.

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Nilagiri

How to reach Chandipur sea beach:
Air: The nearest air port to visit Chandipur sea beach is at Bhubaneswar which is connected with Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad, Raipur, Nagpur and Mumbai by boarding flights.

Railways: The nearest railway station is at Balasore is on S.E.Rly.

Roadways: Chandipur is 16 Kms by road from Balasore on NH-5; Bus services are available from Balasore to Chandipur Hide & Seek Beach.

Best Time to visit Chandipur sea beach:
Between November to March is the perfect time to visit this place and a local golden beach festival is also celebrated here in the month of February showcasing Dance forms, Arts & Culture of State.

Accomodation:
Odisha tourism department Panthanivas guest and number of small resorts and hotels available between Rs. 700-3000/-

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