Things To Do In Gopalpur
1. Walk along the beach
Obviously, the sea beach is the main attraction of Gopalpur. The beach is clean surrounded by expanse of casuarina groves. When the sea recedes, the sand becomes the playground of numerous crabs, snails and other small creatures. You can simply walk along the sea shore or sit down lazily at the beach and watch the waves break near your feet.
You can keep walking towards the estuary. You will sea fishermen boats moored to the shoreline. The water is clear there. You can see the fishermen with their catch of fishes, prawns and crabs. By afternoon, you will find many rows of beach shacks sprung up selling food, sea shells, bangles, corals and many other things. Evenings are going to see more people on the beach.
And if you happen to visit Gopalpur during PAGo (Public Arts in Gopalpur)—a two-day art festival—you will see the lesser known artistic side of this beach resort. During this fest, the town is abuzz with visitors experiencing live music performances, art installations and sculptures depicting Gopalpur's silk weaving traditions and maritime history.