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Ever swept by sweet breeze and washed by untiring waves, Chandrabhaga beach located 2 Kms east of the famous Sun temple of Konark and 30 Kms from Puri. Tours to Chandrabhaga Beach often marks the end of the tour to Sun Temple in Konark. It is not a written rule though. One can begin his day at this quaint stretch of beach named that is perfect for picnics, swimming, boating and relaxing. Chandrabhaga offers an exciting option to people on orissa Tour and is an important destination for Orissa tourism since people get to visit both Konark temple and Chandrabhaga at the same time.
At one point of time, the sea used to kiss the foot of the architectural marvel of Konark. However it has now receded almost 2 km back. This place holds mythological significance as it is believed that Sambha, the son of lord Krishna carried out penance here and ultimately got cured of leprosy. The water of this place is thus believed by the pilgrims to contain medicinal properties that can cure certain diseases.
The Chandrabhaga Beach is usually a quiet retreat into nature's inviting arms and is popular with tourists looking for solitude to reflect upon their sojourn so far. During the annual Chandrabhaga Fair, however, it is a completely different beach as compared to its established image. The annual Chandrabhaga Fair, however, turns the beach into a huge motley of life color and activity. A moment’s pause at Chandrabhaga is a great fatigue healer. Numerous visitors to Konark make Chandrabhaga a positive stop. Several others stay at Konark overnight to enjoy the beauty of the following day.
A light house, close to Chandrabhaga is an added histrionic to the splendor of the place. A climb to its top truly takes you to a world of utopia. A natural deer park is a recent addition to the riches of Chandrabhaga. Chandrabhaga is also rich in her marine resources. A large colony of fishermen from Andhra Pradesh beside the dried river mouth represents typical tribal life of India. There is an ancient Ashram with two small temples nearby. The sight has aesthetic and importance.