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Introducing Gopalpur-On-Sea

If you dig nosing about decaying seaside resorts, Gopalpur-on-Sea, a seaside town the British left to slide into history until Bengali holidaymakers rediscovered its attractions in the 1980s, is your bygone living museum on the ocean. Prior to this, it had a noble history as a seaport with connections to Southeast Asia, the evidence of which is still scattered through the town in the form of romantically deteriorating old buildings.

It’s no paradise, but the peaceful and relatively clean beach is great for a stroll and it’s oddly charismatic in its own strange, antiquated way.

For cash, there's an Axis Bank ATM on the main drag.