Astaranga meaning 'colourful sunset' is a magnificent beach located in the state of Orissa and is located about 30 kms from Konark. As the name suggests this is one of the Konark beaches famous for the picturesque views that it provides during the sunset. The sky takes on vivid hues and the blue water in juxtaposition of it makes the whole place look magical.
A clean and pristine beach where one can take leisurely walks and enjoy the sunrise and sunset, the Konark Beach is known to be one of the best beaches in Konark. This beach has a long expanse of beautiful golden sand with tall trees to provide shade when you want to sit and enjoy the weather and absorb the beautiful surroundings.
Located about 35 kms from Konark, right in front of the Swargadwar Crematorium, the ever-so-famous beach of Puri is the throbbing heartbeat of the city. Crowded with visitors throughout the year, Swargadwar Beach is dotted with numerous stalls selling local handmade products, seashells, and jewellery. A whole morning goes away by splashing and bathing at the safe, sandy beach, while the evenings are kept for enjoying the oceanic view and tea and snacks from the many stalls.
Located at a distance of 10 kms from Konark, Ramachandi is a beautiful beach situated on the confluence of the mighty Bay of Bengal and vivacious River Kushabhadra. With the construction of the Marine Drive Road, the beach is easily accessible and is frequented mostly by picnickers, young couples, college students apart from regular tourists.
Located at a distance of 30 kms from Konark, Golden Beach is a pristine, laid back beach away from the din of the city. On a little diversion on the highway leading to Konark, you can come across this wonderful beach free of the crowds and regular pilgrims. It is one of the beaches of Konark that is untouched and desolated and boasts of a perfectly peaceful environment with only the crashing of sea waves to give you company.
Baleswar beach is one of the lesser known beaches of Konark and is a perfect place for a getaway with friends or family. It is a popular spot for the local people who visit the beach for its spectacular sunsets. There is also an ancient Shaivite temple which is important to Shiva devotees.
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