Sights And ActivitiesGopalpur On Sea
The most pristine beach of Orissa, Gopalpur is for those who want to spend their holidays in a calm and serene atmosphere. The beach is located about 60km from Taptapani. It is different from other beaches of India. So if you are a conventional beach lover, you might not find it interesting but it is uncrowded and relatively clean. A great place for a stroll and a paddle, you can do yachting or simply relax and watch the fishing boats come and go. Do not forget to visit the lighthouse. Climb through the spiral staircase to the top is rewarding where you can have a full view of coastal area.
Tribals of Orissa still hold the archaism. Taptapani is the place you can sneak into the tribal life of Orissa. The tribal population stays in the hills and forests interiors in a mysterious way. They are source of interest for anthropologists and sociologists but also to numerous travelers who are entertained by tribal dances, their crafts and music in midst of wild ambiance. Their economy mainly depends upon agriculture, basket weaving and tool making. Most of them are expert hunters and worship various god and goddess.
It is a unique Tibetan village inside the heart of Orissa, located 35km from Taptapani. During the Chinese aggression of Tibet in 1959, a major portion of Tibetan took refuge in this part of the world. The landscape is not different from other part of Orissa but the ambiance is. There are small cottages and a monastery adored the place. the main bus top is Lobersing where there is a small market that sells Tibetan wall mats, carpets, handicrafts and leather goods made by Co-operative Society factory.