Rushikulya Beach of Ganjam | How to reach | When to go

Olive ridley sea turtle at Rushikulya sea beach

Rushikulya Beach in Chilika is in the eastern coast of India. It is a home and nesting place to the rare “Olive Ridley Turtle” in the Ganjam district of Odisha. The large-scale nesting of the rare Olive Ridley Sea Turtles near the mouth of Rushikulya river and hatching of their eggs generally occurs during the early hours in the morning hours in the beach sands. In these Fisherman’s villages named Pali Bandha, Puruna Bandha, Gokhara Kuda and Kantia Pada, you can find the nesting sites of the turtles easily.
It is also a best place to relax, enjoy the nature and peace. It is not visited by many people, still is a great place to visit who love beaches. The clean blue water and sands, makes you feel energized. The sound of the water waves feels melodious.

Best Time To Visit:

Rushikulya Beach should be visited during winter, from October to February. The best time of the year to visit is from the beginning of December to ending of February, to see its beauty.
During the summer season from the beginning of February up to May ending, this turtle undergoes mating process on beaches in Odisha namely Rushikulya and Gahirmatha. This attracts the tourists.
Some more places to visit near this place are Chilika lake, Pantha Nivas, Barkul, Kali Jai, Gopalpur.

Two Olive Ridley Sea Turtle at Rushikulya Beach, Odisha
  • Swosti Palm Resort, Ganjam- Hotel is best for accommodation.

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How to reach Rushikulya Beach?

Rushikulya Beach
  • By Air:

The Bhubaneswar International Airport is the nearest airport to visit Rushikulya Beach with at a distance of 158 km, which can be easily covered by a rented car.

  • By Train:

Brahmapur Railway Station is the major station otherwise, Ganjam railway station is the closest junction to go Rushikulya beach.

  • By Road:

Bus and rental car facilities are easily available for Rushikulya beach from major cities like Brahmapur and Bhubaneshwar or you can take your own vehicle to reach this wonderful place. Both Govt. and private bus services are available to visit this beach.

Visiting this place is once in a lifetime chance, so must try to visit.

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