As the month of March approaches to its pre-final week, we could all feel the onset of spring fading away by the early rise in temperature, the severity of the daylight, the pressing need to re-hydrate ourselves almost always, not to forget those daunting exams and equally preposterous year-endings at offices, capsizing us from all directions – nothing seems more inviting than a cozy, well-deserved break to some breathtaking beaches that are not so far away from your doorstep.
We bring to you some of the beaches in Odisha that few have heard of, but will have you charmed in no-time.
Rushikulya Beach, Ganjam
This beach is a not-so-famous tourist destination, even though it is the worlds’ most largest nesting grounds of the famous Olive Ridley turtles, which are found in Pacific Ocean and rare parts of Indian ocean.
These turtles generally, travel thousands miles of waters around the world to reach here and form two or three large groups and lay their eggs, until thousands and millions of hatch-lings come out of the sand, as the sea beckons them. Situated at 28 kms from Berhampur bus stop, is 156 kms away from Bhubaneswar and would take only 3 hours by road to reach.
This place is quiet and serene, with not even hotels, shacks or bungalows around the beach to let you taste the pure ambience of it all.
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SIALI BEACH, Jagatsinghpur
Being a famous picnic spot among the locals only, this beach can be visited any time of the year which is only 80 kilometres from Cuttack and would take nearly 3 hours on road from Bhubaneswar via the Cuttack-Paradip Road. The beach is alluringly attractive because of the dense forests around it, the cleanliness of the place and also the quiet and serene nature.
PATI-SONAPUR BEACH, Ganjam
So this is one of those secret beaches which we hear in the ancient tales or read about in the Folktales. Pati-Sonapur is located at the point of convergence of Bay of Bengal and Bahuda river and was once one of the prominent shipping centre of the province of Ichapur, is only 35 kilometres away from Gopalpur.
The ruins and ghost-ships of those times could still be seen on the shores which could make the artifact-lovers swarm to the place. It is also one of the safest beaches to swim and could be reached only through a boat to the end of the creek. Too magical to handle, right? It would take nearly 3.5 hours to reach via AH45 from Bhubaneswar.
Sahana Beach, Puri
This is one of the least-known beaches in Odisha and we can’t blame the people as it takes quite a spirit to reach such a out-of-nowhere beach.
Sahana beach is one of those virgin beaches, which are located at the mouth of the sea and appears to be as a small-island like landform. It is crawling with swarms of red crabs on the shore and is unbelievably dreamy of a beach. It is situated in Astarang, Puri and is around 78 kilometres from Bhubaneswar, which would take 1-1.5 hours to reach by road.
Pir Jahania Beach, Puri
The namesake of the beach originates from the famous shrine where members of all communities gathered to pray together is 75 kilometres away from Bhubaneswar in Astarang, Puri.
This place is mostly looked upon for its heavenly sunsets by the locals and have a few shacks recently constructed by the state government. It would take nearly 1.5 hours to reach by road to this out-of-the-world place.
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Once knowing about these never-heard before beaches, it’s quite normal to feel a tad bit content about oneself as it tells so much more about our motherland Odisha, which keeps on surprising and mesmerizing us even now, by its beauty hidden underneath her known fringes.