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Ramchandi Beach

Ramchandi Beach is located in the Puri district of Odisha. It falls in the midway of the Marine Drive Road from Puri to Konark. Approximately Konark is 10 km, Bhubaneswar is 82 km, Cuttack is 101 km from Ramchandi Beach. The USP of this stunning beach is close to UNESCO World Heritage Sun Temple of Konark, 15 min away!

Ramchandi Beach has silverish cum golden sands. The shoreline is dotted with huts and a canopy of palm trees. Above all, Ramchandi Beach has an abundance of watersports, including diving, jet-skiing, water scooter, kayaking. Swimming is a safe activity at this beach under the supervision of the attentive guards on the shoreline. Furthermore, shell collection is a unique experience at Ramchandi Beach.

Geographically, Ramchandi Beach is on the cusp of the Bay of Bengal and River Kushara Bhadra. There is one temple dedicated to the deity of Konark, Goddess Ramchandi. It is located on the mouth of Kushabhadra River, at a stone's throw distance from the beach. Moreover, you will feel the essence of Goa at Ramchandi Beach between December to January because the Odisha Tourism Department organizes Ramchandi Festival.

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Best Time to Visit Ramchandi Beach

Undoubtedly the best time to visit Ramchandi Beach is from November to February. The Ramchandi Beach is located on the mouth of the river and the Bay of Bengal. Hence, humidity is the factor that makes or breaks the plans. Moreover, the monsoon in Odisha is prone to cyclones. Accordingly, the best time to go to Ramchandi Beach is when there is low humidity, the sun overhead is not oppressive, and the sea is calm.

How to Reach Ramchandi Beach

Ramchandi Beach is situated on Marine Drive Road from Puri to Konark. Moreover, Puri is a district and does not have its own airport. But it has its railway station. Scroll on to know about how to reach Ramchandi Beach via air, train, road journey:

By Air: As we suggest, Puri does not have its own airport. But Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar is the nearest one, around 60 kilometers (approx.). The airport has two terminals. Subsequently, Terminal 1 handled domestic flights while Terminal 2 is where international flights arrive and take off!

By Train: Tourists coming from long-distance locations like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, etc., can reach Puri on a shoestring budget. Puri has its own railway station. In addition, there are superfast train networks from the Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities of India that connect Puri. Once you reach Puri, reaching Ramchandi Beach is a reverse-hand game for anyone!

By Road: Suppose if you are coming from Cuttack, choose from SH 60, SH 43, NH 316, and Puri Konark Marine Drive. At the same time, tourists from Patna can choose between two routes, either from NH 16 and NH 19. Whereas Bongs from Kolkata must take NH 16 route. Assuming if you are coming from Puri, the Puri-Konark Marine Drive beacons you!

Facilities In And Around Ramchandi Beach

Around the beach vicinity, Marine Drive from Puri to Konark runs and vice versa. The Ramchandi beach is well maintained by the government. For instance, the nook and corners of the shoreline are dotted with stalls, souvenir shops selling seashells. If you don’t wanna bowl over with watersports, try ATV rides and paragliding over the blue waters. Public washroom facilities are also available at nominal cost. Plus, the Police Station is also nearby, which makes it one of the safest places to visit around Puri and Konark.

Ramchandi Beach Festival | Date, Duration, Things to Do

Ramchandi Festival is celebrated annually between December to January. It is organized by the Odisha Tourism Department to increase the footfall of tourists in the state. During the festival, tents on the silverish sands provide a perfect glamping experience. The festival bills itself with state of the art facilities for tourists like shopping stalls, souvenir stalls. Imagine waking up with the swapping views of the Indian Ocean. Envision yourself enjoying watersports next to your campsite. From kids to adults alike, Ramchandi Festival at Ramchandi Beach is for everyone!

Attractions to Visit Near Ramchandi Beach | Places to Visit in and Around Ramchandi Beach

Since Ramchandi Beach is in between Puri and Konark, it is also well connected with major other towns of Odisha. Near the beach is a railway station where several budget-friendly cafes are located. The USP of Ramchandi Beach is the UNESCO crowned Konark Sun Temple, which is approximately 15 minutes away! Check out a few more popular attractions to visit near Ramchandi Beach:

1. Ramachandi Temple

It is an ancient temple situated at the merging point of the Kushabhadra River and Bay of Bengal. Ramchandi Temple is located at a stone's throw distance from Ramchandi Beach. This temple is touted as Shakti Pitha in Odisha. Goddess Ramachandi of Konark is believed to be the main deity here.

Opening Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

Entry Fee: Free for all

Ideal Duration: 1 hour (approx.)

2. Chandrabhaga Beach/Konark Sun Beach

Call it by any name, be it Chandrabhaga Beach or Konark Sun Beach. This beach is situated 6 km (approx.) from Ramchandi Beach and constitutes one of the best attractions of Konark. If you want to witness the orange and pink hues of sunset, visit Konark Sun Beach. In winters and early summers, Chandrabhaga Beach is suitable for surfing, sunbathing. Lastly, the lighthouse near the beach is a bonus.

Watersports Options: Available except swimming is not safe 
Opening Timings: 6 AM - 7 PM 
Famous Festival: Magha Saptami Mela for 7 days during Magha Month in February

3. Konark Sun Temple

It's been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984 and thus, touted as one of the top attractions of Konark. Since Konark Sun Temple is located a few kilometers away, around 9 km (approx.) Thus, it constitutes as the must-visit place near Ramchandi Beach. This ancient Hindu temple is dedicated to Hindu God, Surya, and reflects the grandeur of the traditional Kalinga architecture. At the entrance, there are mustached sculptured lions to greet. Its chariot shape is pulled by seven horses on 24 wheels.

Opening Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: ₹ 30 for Indians, ₹. 500 for Foreigners, ₹. 200 for Guide

Ideal Duration: 2 hours (approx.) 

Famous Watersports at Ramchandi Beach | Things to Do

1. Swimming

Swimming is considered safe at Ramchandi Beach during winters and summers at the protected zones under the supervision of the lifeguards.

2. Jet Ski

Develop balance, coordination and enjoy sliding through the water of the Bay of Bengal to test your endurance.

3. Boat Ride

Boat rides are available at the open sea to allow an adrenaline rush in your veins.

4. Parasailing

Parasailing over the sapphire blue waters and the silverish sands is one of the best things to do at Ramchandi Beach. 

Accommodations near Ramchandi Beach | Hotels, Resorts

Tourists will have no trouble finding the hotels or resorts near Ramchandi Beach. Due to its proximity with the Konark and Puri, accommodation options around the beach are abundant. In Puri or Konark, guesthouses, budget hotels, luxury resorts are dotted all around the city. The average price for hotels close to Ramchandi Beach starts from ₹ 800 - ₹ 5,000 (approx.). 

Traveling Tips for Ramchandi Beach

  • Avoid visiting in monsoon (June to September) because the sea waves swallow
  • Indulge in swimming under the regulation of lifeguards 
  • Club the sightseeing of Konark to enjoy the best experiences 
  • Choose your accommodation in advance if you are visiting in the peak season (Nov-Feb)
  • Don’t litter everywhere, as there are dedicated bins to put your trash 
  • Inquire about the watersports price in advance before the activity 







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