Nearest chill-out beach to Kolkata

#1 Aug 16th, 2017, 00:39
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Hi all,

Our India trips normally comprise about 75% of the time spent city/mountain/temple/culture roaming, with 25% at the end spent on a chilled-out beach.

Your wise words are sought re the beach phase.

Normally we would end up in a beach hut on on a quiet part of the Goa coast, or in Gokarna, or Kerala. We're pretty standard in our needs - a decent beach to chill on/read/build sand sculptures/watch the world go by, a clean sea to spend lots of time swimming in, reasonable places to eat, AND definitely not there for boozing or partying. Just one problem, all these places are on the west coast, and we want to base our trip in and out of Kolkata this year.

So where would you say is a decent beach place within (let's say) a 14ish hour train ride from Kolkata - for all the chilling things we've listed above? (Puri and Konark just don't seem quite right but I'm happy to be re-educated!)

Thanks in advance for any and all wisdom,

G
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I think Gopalpur On Sea would be the best option. A train journey of 8/9 hrs from Howrah to Berhampur (BAM) & then half an hour by auto rickshaw. Some good budget hotels right on the beach
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Bang on ...

I second that, Gopalpur on Sea.

Regards

Souvo

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