Initially a little angling town on the bank of Orissa, it was so named when a sanctuary devoted to Lord Krishna was built some time in the eighteenth century. Aside from its sanctuary, Gopalpur was recognized for its heavenly shoreline and was found as an immaculate winter resort. Before long inns and guesthouses lined its seafront. The East India Company fabricated enormous distribution centers and godowns in light of the fact that the exchange with Burma had gotten and Gopalpur had turned into an exchanging point for rice from Rangoon. Back then, there were moves and gatherings that proceeded until the point when the early hours and well off Bengalis from Calcutta made it their vacation home. Till Today Gopalpur is among the well known shorelines in Orissa.
Gopalpur’s significance dwindled when exchange with Burma suddenly stopped amid the war and never resuscitated again. At the point when the British left India, even individuals from rich Bengali homes liked to occasion in different spots and Gopalpur returned to what it initially was, an angling town.
With an expansion in vacationer exchange the late seventies, and the opening of lavish lodgings, a moderate recovery started and today Gopalpur-On-Sea is one of the first shoreline resorts in India. In spite of the fact that currently there are numerous popukar shorelines in Orissa.