A magical experience in Hide and Seek Beach of Odisha
It is truly a magical experience when something just disappears right in front of you. The thing which was right here and then just vanish after some time. This is what happens in Odisha The hide and seek beach of Odisha that appears and disappears with every high and low tide.
With every low tide, the sea water recedes to approximately 5 kms and hits the surf of the shore back during high tides is the captivating sight at the Chandipur Beach at Odisha, not just enthralling the onlooker but also offering an opportunity to literally walk into the sea.One of nature’s many wonders, the sea recedes massively from the beach during ebb and returns to fill the emptiness during high tide. This hide-and-seek of the sea comes to play twice a day and seeing the sea disappear and then return is an unforgettable experience.
Chandipur lies around 200 km from state capital Bhubaneswar. From here, one can either take the train to Balasore, the closest town at a distance of 10 km, and then travel by road, or take the entire journey by road on National Highway 5. One can be assured of a good journey thanks to the green scenery that follows you throughout and good roads. Adding to the peaceful ambience are the swaying casuarinas trees and the solitary sand dunes, with the constant hum of the waves as they rise and fall gently.
Considering its uniqueness, the beach supports a varied range of biodiversity. It’s not rare to thus find a horseshoe crab or red crab crawling beside you. While it’s still not very well known among tourists who flock to its cousin beaches of Puri, or the temple destination of Konark, local tourists often visit Chandipur.
The best time to visit Chandipur is winter, between November and March, and most tourists come during this time. The tourism department has also been trying to promote Chandipur and other spots nearby as potential tourist destinations. An elaborate beach festival, showcasing the dance forms, art and culture of the state, has become an annual affair here and takes place every February.