Chandipur
Town
A view of the Chandipur beach during high-tide
A view of the Chandipur beach during high-tide
Chandipur is located in Odisha
Chandipur
Chandipur
Location in Odisha, India
Chandipur is located in India
Chandipur
Chandipur
Chandipur (India)
Coordinates: 21°28′N 87°01′E / 21.47°N 87.02°E / 21.47; 87.02
Country India
StateOdisha
DistrictBalasore
Area
 • Total0.20773 km2 (0.08021 sq mi)
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationOD 01
Websiteodisha.gov.in
Sunset at Chandipur beach

Chandipur, is a resort town in Balasore District, Odisha, India. The town is located on the shore of Bay of Bengal and is approximately 16 kilometers from the Balasore Railway Station. Its 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 biodiversity. 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.

Geography

Chandipur is located at 21°28′N 87°01′E / 21.47°N 87.02°E / 21.47; 87.02.[1] It has an average elevation of 3 m (9.8 ft). This town is 51.330 acres (0.20773 km2) in size.[2] Chandipur beach can be submerged at high tide.

Normal Indian weather

Summer temperatures range 25–40 degrees Celsius, while the Winter range is 17–27 degree Celsius. Tourism season is typically November to March.

Ministry of Defence

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur (2019)

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 Shaurya[3] ballistic missiles, as well as Akash and Barak 8 surface-to-air missiles.[4]

Transport

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.[5]

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.

Food

Many types of seafood are available in hotels and restaurants. Fish is especially inexpensive here.

References

  1. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Chandipur". Archived from the original on 13 July 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
  2. ^ Subalaya Town Area Chart (archive)
  3. ^ "Shaurya Missile Test this week - southindia - Orissa - ibnlive". ibnlive.in.com. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Barak-8 missile test-fired from Chandipur". Archived from the original on 24 July 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  5. ^ https://chandipurbls.in/[permanent dead link]