Ramchandi – the famous tourist spot in Odisha


Have you visited Ramchandi in Odisha? What makes Ramchandi a famous tourist place of India? Check out this article to know the details of tourist attractions here so that you can plan your trip next time to Ramchandi.

Among the many beaches in eastern India, Ramchandi is rated as one of the isolated beaches with its serenity intact after the Chandrabhaga beach in Konark. Ramchandi has become one of the most sought after beaches in Odisha in recent times. The beach attracts a good number of tourists who wish for some calm moments in the lap of sand and sun.

Ramchandi is the merging point of the river Kusabhadra and the Bay of Bengal giving ample opportunities to the amateur as well as the professional photographers to run magic with their cameras. The place is an easily accessible destination for pilgrims and tourists and also for those residing in the nearby cities and towns to steal some hours of their busy schedules and spend some time with family. One can wander in his own thoughts while sitting on the golden sand beach watching the river losing its identity to the sea. Apart from this, there are many other activities and places that could keep the adventurous tourists and visitors engaged for a couple of hours.

Things to do in Ramchandi

Visit the famous Ramchandi Temple

The place is named after Goddess Ramchandi, the goddess worshiped in the Konark region. The temple is situated near the beach itself. The presiding deity is worshiped with reverence and devotion. The temple is guarded by the two Gajasimha sculptures that is found in the Konark Temple.

Enjoy swimming and sailing in the waters

The waters here are not too rough and good for swimming and sailing in the absence of high tides. One can use the traditional boat available as well as the modernized motor boat to sail along the vast coastline. Watching the fishermen taking back their nets with their capture of the day is also an interesting sight. Swimming is also allowed within the permitted area. However, the presence of an expert swimmer is recommended.

Just laze around

Sunbathing and walking on the golden sand and collecting shells are some of the things that loners and couples like to do. One may also get to enjoy the protein-rich sea foam in springs and summers. Watching the stunning sunrise and sunset is also a much sort after activity.

Introduce yourself to water sports

One can also enjoy the water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving and water scooter ride made available by the Kalinga Diver's association. The trained persons will guide you in these activities to give you maximum enjoyment.

Explore the nearby islands

Few nearby islands can also be explored by the tourists if they hire a personal motor boat. It could be a nice source for adventure and trekking.

Enjoy the Ramchandi festival

The Ramchandi festival is celebrated every year around September-October. One may find the time and weather suitable for enjoying the various fascinating cultural programs and activities during the festival.

Reaching Ramchandi

The isolated tourist place is however not very inaccessible. In fact, one may also enjoy the drive from Bhubaneswar. Tourists to Puri and Konark also make it a point to visit Ramchandi to seek blessings of the Goddess as well as to enjoy the serene confluence of the river with the sea. It is also rated as a good picnic spot during the winters.

The beach is situated 7 km from Konark on the Marine drive. The travel to the beach is equally enjoyable as one may feel like going for a jungle camp. One may hire a private cab or travel by the state-run buses from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Konark or Puri. The beach does not have its own railway station. You need to go to Bhubaneswar or Puri railway station and then take up a car or a bus to reach the beach. Quality time, good memories and the fighting spirit are some of the treasures that you carry back home from here. So if you get a time to visit Odisha, you must definitely visit this beach.


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