How to Reach Gopalpur
The nearest Airport is Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar, roughly 180 Kms from Gopalpur. The airport has regular domestic and international flights to many major cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
The nearest Railway Station from Gopalpur is Berhampur Railway Station, located at a distance of 16 Kms from the city. It is very well connected to other cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune via Prasanthi Express, Guwahati Express, Coromandel Express,Falaknuma Express and Konark Express.
Gopalpur is 15 Kms from Berhampur, 22 Kms from Chhatrapur, 96 Kms from Bilaspur, 172 Kms from Bhubaneswar and 599 Kms from Raipur. It is well connected with Bhubaneswar and Barkul by National Highway 5 through Orissa State Road Transport Corporation.
Distance Charts to Gopalpur
- Konark to Gopalpur 3 hours 5 mins-214 km
- Cuttack to Gopalpur 2 hours 49 mins-199 km
- Kolkata to Gopalpur 8 hours 55 mins-624 km
- Puri to Gopalpur 2 hours 43 mins-175 km
Best time to visit Gopalpur
The best season to visit Gopalpur is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for visiting the monuments and other places of interest in Gopalpur. The best months to visit are October, November, December, February and March.
Summer season in Gopalpur
The summers in Gopalpur are hot and generally avoided by the tourists. The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till May. Temperature ranges between 190C to 450C during these months.
Monsoon season in Gopalpur
Gopalpur experiences monsoons between the months of June to September. Moderate rainfall is the characteristic of the season and light cotton clothes are just enough for the city weather.
Winter season in Gopalpur
The Month of November marks the start of winter season in Gopalpur. Temperature ranges between 40C to 220C. Winters last till February in Gopalpur. This is one of the best seasons to visit Gopalpur as the place seems washed and beautiful after the rains. The temperature remains ideal to enjoy nature.
Events and Festivals in Gopalpur
The Festivals are celebrated with great zeal in Gopalpur. The Festivals of the city are extremely colourful and promote unity and feeling of brotherhood.
Rath Yatra: Rath Yatra, also known as Car festival of Lord Jagannath is a very prominent festival of Gopalpur city. Ratha Yatra is popular for its distinctive culture. One of the unique customs of this Yatra is women pulling the Ratha of Maa Subhadra and the devotees gather from every corner of the country to enjoy this festival.
Diwali: One of the most important festivals of Hindus, Diwali, is also well known by the name of “Festival of Lights” or Deepavali. It is celebrated in the month of October or November. Diwali in Gopalpur is celebrated with great pomp and show. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this festival.
Beach festival and other attractions near Gopalpur
Gopalpur Beach Fesival: The first Gopalpur beach festival was started in the year 1996 by Ganjam District Hotel Association to promote tourism and culture. The concept of Gopalpur Beach Festival was conceived by Mr V.Santosh Kumar and Mr Sayed Rahim Members of Ganjam district Hotel Association,Brahmapur. the Ganjam District Hotel Association and Governmant of Odisha have been jointly organizing the festival since 1996 in the month of December.
Aqua Sports: Renowned Scuba Diver Shabbir Bux has been instrumental in establishing a Training cum fun ride facility on the back waters of Gopalpur sea. Wind Surfing, Rowing, Scuba Diving, Swimming, Paddle Boat, Water Scooter are some of the major sports and fun rides being provided for tourists as well as professionals.