Located 20 KM from Puri and 84 KM from Bhubaneswar, Brahmagiri is a quaint place in Odisha and derives its name - from mythology-legend has it that Lord Vishnu pleased with Lord Brahma's devotion named this place after him- Brahmagiri literally means Brahma's hill- the place is of religious importance for Hindus- The Baliharchandi Temple and Lord Alarnath Temple are amongst the revered temples in the state.
History and religion aside Brahmagiri is an awesome place for nature lovers- the pristine secluded beach, the rivulet which connects the sea are teeming with wild life and a bird watchers delight- and of course if you are not a fussy eater - the local sea food will keep your taste buds in state of absolute bliss!!!
Where to Stay
One has the option of staying at Puri and visiting Brahmagiri, but if you want to experience the charm of this place, do stay here- The Sun & Sea Resort is a part of the Brahmadeva Nature based tourism project, located at Sipasarubili near the Baliharchandi temple.
Strategically located off the main road, the resort is right at the junction with Satpada (Chilika Lake) being 35 KM away and Konark – 60 KM. The resort is spread over 90 acres of land and the river Bhargavi flowing through it. One can take a boat ride and cross over the casuarina forest and land up on a pristine beach overlooking the sea.The beach is mostly secluded save for fishermen who come to fish early morning and evening
The resort rooms are big & basic but very comfortable and clean ,once here go for traditional Odia cuisine and you won’t be disappointed.
The resort has pick up and drop facility from either Bhubaneswar Airport or Station @ Rs.1500/- for one-way journey & Puri railway station @ Rs.600/- for one-way journey.
Check in – 12 pm; Checkout – 12pm
The resort has a corporate office in Bhubaneswar –
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Website - : www.sunandsearesorts.com
As mentioned the sea beach is pristine and don't be surprised if you find yourself as the only one in the beach apart from a few fishermen- specially early in the morning or in the evening. The splashing waves and the casuarina forests and the Bhargavi rivulet with its fauna adds to the charm of the beach.The interesting aspect of the rivulet is that during high tides the rivulet is brackish and during low tides its like any other normal sweet water rivulet. An early morning boat ride, which can be arranged at the Sun and Sea Resort - the only place to stay in Brahmagiri, one can come across ladies sprinkling larvae like creatures in the rivulet, these larvae like creatures are actually shrimplets or baby shrimps. Prawn farming is big amongst local villagers here. One can spot the jackals, pied kingfisher, green bee-eater, black capped kingfisher, herons and host of other birds and small animals as one takes the boat ride from the rivulet to the sea.
If you are a fish lover, one buy freshly caught fish from the fishermen and if you are of the adventurous type enthralled by the Man Vs Wild programme in the Discovery channel – you can take this opportunity to relive your own Man Vs Wild moment- go ahead and collect dry twigs from the casuarina bushes and make a fire burn the fish…season it with lime n salt...believe me it just tastes awesome.