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16 kms from Balasore, Chandipur is a quiet beach resort in orissa. At first sight there seems to be nothing that would differentiate it from rest of the beaches in world except for its flatness that also makes it one of the widest beaches in the entire country. However as time fleets across, one can notice the strangest phenomena of the nature which is peculiar only to Chandipur beach in the world.
As the day progresses, sea water recedes about 5 kms during low tide and advances to the shore line again during high tide in the evening. Elsewhere, the waves dash on the shore shouting madly, but here they are like a musical fountain, soothing to the ears. Elsewhere, the waters wait for the visitors but here the visitors have to wait for the waters. Elsewhere, the waves go wild and the visitors calm but here the ecstasy of tourists on touring orissa will go wild while the waves remain calm.
Having been a spectator to these strange phenomena, one can actually fearlessly walk into the domains where sea was playing a few hours ago and happily play with the waves. The walk in the sand is just enough to wet one’s feet but never drag him inside the sea. When the waters disappear and the bosom of the sea is exposed one can see the delightful wealth of sea shells, King crabs and small red crabs lying scattered amidst the sand. This provides a lavish backdrop for any earnest sea comber.
This peaceful beach resort with sand dunes green with wild creepers and Casuriana trees whistling in the breeze has a special charm that no visitor would ever forget in his life. With one of the rarest natural phenomena in the world and a beautiful coastline to boast of, Chandipur beach is one of the most sought after destination of Orissa tourism.However to enjoy Chandipur in its entirety, a minimum stay of twenty-four hours is recommended.