Gopalpur, widely known as “Gopalpur on Sea” is home to numerous serene beaches and picturesque spots. Located in Ganjam district of the state Orissa, the place is a tourist’s paradise.Gopalpur travel guide is full of references to the enthralling beaches of the area. Gopalpur offers tourists a calm and beautiful time with the loved ones and an opportunity to immerse in its natural beauty.
The beach festival is a major attraction of the place which is celebrated every year under the sponsorship of Government of Orissa. Cashew nuts are the major source of income for the locals and are also exported from this city. Long stretch of cashew nut trees is an equally picturesque site. The tourists throng the place majorly in search for sandy tranquil beaches and natural beauty.
Gopalpur was an important trading centre even during British regime. It was vibrant with several ware-houses and business activities in the seaport. It is assumed that the region got the name Gopalpur in the 18th century from the temple of God Gopala (Krishna) made near the sea shore.