Gopalpur to Brahmapur EP 6 Odisha Tourism | sea beach, Berhampur street food

By | January 1, 2020

Namaskar friends! Welcome to Visa2explore! This is your host, Harish Bali! Today we are in South Odisha, in Gopalpur. We reached here last night. We spent the night at OTDC Panthanivas. I loved this place very much. We paid Rs. 2688 room tariff for a double occupancy room. The tariff includes breakfast. This place is amazing because sea beach is just next to it. Cool breeze kept blowing in all night. There is breeze during the day as well but the weather is warm. Now, from here, our next destination is going to be Brahmapur. It is 30 minutes away. I’ve heard that Brahmapur boasts of a large variety of food items. But first, let us go to the beach. We will spend about an hour there and then continue our journey further. We are going to spend tonight in Brahmapur. So, we’ve reached Gopalpur sea beach. This is the month of November. The weather is warm but despite that, you can see people are excited and enjoying in water. Even I want to take off my shoes and get down into the water to have fun but….. …for that, we will have to spend 2-3 hours here. Wow! And there are stalls selling street food every few feet. We had seen beach in Puri as we’ve seen this one. The biggest difference between the two beaches is that…. …activity level is lesser here. So, if you like it to be peaceful,…. …this would be the perfect environment for you. This gentleman here has made us a delicious plate of chana masala (local snack)! You do photography? Yes! Tourist photographer! Very good! It is okay! Good! So, eat chana masala, drink coconut water,… And take a dip in the ocean! It must be very crowded during the evenings? Yes, it is crowded during the evening. Isn’t it! Since it is still warm and sunny, people are enjoying a lot, so, by this one can imagine the crowds in the evening. If you want to enjoy coconut water by the beach, take a seat like this,…. …and spend 10-15 minutes enjoying your coconut water! It is a good experience! And enjoy the sea waves with that! Wow! We were standing there, near the stalls, which you can see. Now we’ve walked 200 meters to this spot. So, you operate water sports services here? Yes, sir! The jet ski there, what is its charge? Rs. 500 for a round of jet ski. We charge Rs. 500 per head for a round that lasts 5 minutes. I see! I really want to go on a jet ski. But I might get wet doing that. And second thing is we also have to go to Brahmapur. We might get late and it is already 12.30 pm. So, brother thanks for all the information and knowledge. From 10 am to 5 pm! Yes, sir! Bye-bye! As soon as you enter Brahmapur,… …just keep looking, you will see one lassi shop after every 15-20 shops. This tells us that lassi is quite popular here. And standing at this crossing right now, I can see the board of Girija Restaurant in front of me. And within this area of 50 meters, I can see about 10 shops selling lassi. We are sitting in one of these shops right now. Brother, give me one lassi. One glass! Ohh, you’ve kept it ready in advance! The lassi is topped with kaju (cashew nuts) and nariyal (coconut)! I’ve had many lassi glasses before this. But this taste is a bit different. The first difference is this lassi has rabri in it. Second difference is nariyal, which is in this lassi. So, this lassi has multiple tastes in it. The lassi was soothing! As I had told you, the weather is warm today, with the sun shining bright. Now, the next thing we need to do is identify the hotel, where we will spend tonight. We will identify our hotel, in another half an hour or so, deposit our luggage and then leave for sightseeing. Right at this crossing, I came across this hotel – Nandan International! I liked this hotel. They also had a room for Rs. 1650 plus taxes. Another room was for Rs. 1850 plus taxes. I’ve booked the latter, which looked slightly better. Our room is on the third floor. From the window, I can see the crossing down below and the huge post office building right in front. Now, we will stay in the room for abou 15 minutes, unpack our luggage…. …and then leave for sightseeing, but before that, we will have our lunch. What you see right there is the Peedha Hotel. Their non-veg food is very famous. But there is no one inside. Sir, is it closed today? It is closed on Monday! Ohhooo! It is closed on Monday! And today is Monday! So, what should we do? I will have to thin now where to go for lunch. But for now, I can see a stall there. Let us eat something here. Then we will see what to have for lunch. Ever since I’ve come to Odisha, I’ve seen that street food is quite popular here. Everywhere, whether in a town or a city, you will get lots of variety in street food. And see what we are eating right now! This is Patta Gobhi (cabbage) Pakoda.(fritters). I am told that the batter for this pakoda is made with mixing rice flour and besan (chickpea flour) together. What a taste! Wow! Very nice! Absolutely crispy! And filled with flavourful spices! I enjoyed it! This chutney, that you see on my plate, has been made with chana dal and green chilies. And it has tamarind for that sour flavour. The taste of this chutney is awesome and these pakodas are also delicious! These pakodas are tasting yummy with this chutney. The place where we ate pakodas just now…. …it has Municipality office on one side and on the other, it has thana (Police station). Now we are leaving here to have lunch. Someone told us about a new biryani centre, about 1.5 kms from here. We were told we would love the biryani there. After reaching New Biryani Centre, I’ve ordered biryani for myself. Till the biryani is served, I’ve ordered for myself this Chicken Pakoda. This chicken pakoda has solid taste! I’ve had 2-3 pieces so far. I don’t like it so much with chutney, as I like it without chutney. The biryani is here. Let me serve it now. This portion of biryani has 3 chicken pieces in all. I’ve served two pieces now and one I will eat later. I’ve had a portion of biryani so far. The biryani is made with good quality rice. As for chicken, it has been perfectly cooked. It is soft as well as tender. I have eaten a piece of chicken already. One thing that I find impressive is that the flavours of this biryani are intact. By intact flavours, I mean that it is rich in taste, and fragrant with the presence of whole spices,…. ….even though I cannot see any whole spices in it. Usually, the whole spices in a biryani give good flavours to the palate. But they have added powdered whole spices to this biryani. But very good flavours! This, I think, is out of place! I am enjoying biryani even without this. So, I don’t need this. Let me taste this raita (yoghurt dip)! You can add a little bit of this raita to the biryani, just for some more taste. But the taste of this biryani is good even without it. Let us finish the rest of the biryani and after that…. …we will see local Brahmapur. The time is 4 pm now. As I told you already, the sun sets early here and it starts getting dark by 5 or 5.15 pm. The place where we ate our lunch, about a kilometer from there is ‘Bada Bazaar.’ That is where we are right now. And the exact spot where we are standing right now is the Nariyal Bazaar (coconut market). This is a market selling goods both in retail and wholesale! So, brother, the papad here is very famous! Show me some. You have a lot of variety. Alright! So, this papad is made of rice and sesame seeds. And these are pure rice papad. This papad is made of fried paddy. What is the price of this papad made by frying paddy? Rs. 40! Wow! So, I would like to purchase one this packet from you. Should I buy this one? Give me this one for Rs. 40. I am giving you the money. We are in the wholesale market right now. If you go further from here…. ….upto 200-300 meters, you will reach the retail market. This is mango-chili pickle, sold for Rs. 80 per kg. Though there is tartness of the mango,but it is more spicy because of the chili. So, this is cashew, raisin and cherry pickle. This kind of pickle is something I haven’t eaten ever before. It is sweet! It is too sweet! But I liked the first one better because I like sour pickles more! When you come to Brahmapur, you can explore the variety of pickles. And I am sure you would love to explore the variety of pickles available here. So brother thanks! So, all the pickles that you sell are sold within the range of Rs 80-120? Yes! So, this pickle that we tasted, with lots of dry fruit in it, is sold for Rs 100 per kg. And this one is for Rs. 70 per kg. So, the whole variety of pickles here is sold within the range of Rs. 60 and Rs. 120. Right now, we are at the Annapurna Market, near our hotel. The market that you see in front of you is Annapurna market and this part is called Bhapur Bazaar. I have the channel subscribers with me and they are taking me to show the local market. Along with that, they also told me about the large variety of pickles in Brahmapur. So, according to them, they are going to show me even more varieties in pickles than I just saw. So, shall we? Let’s go! You have 75 different varieties of pickles? From that you can assume the range of pickles available here. They also have a lot of variety in laddoos (sweets). Peanut laddoos! Sesame laddoos! And what is this? This is Palkhai! Palkhai! What is in there? It is made with rice and sesame! Rice, sesame seeds and sugar! Yes, with sugar as well. Alright! I will take one of this. Please open this packet and give me one piece. Alright! Ghee and til (sesame seeds)! Both give a magical taste to this snack. It is crisp. A little bit hard to chew as well. But after you take the first bite, it is a magical taste! It is just these three ingredients but together, they create an amazing taste. And slight feel of ghee in it. Wow! This is whole green chili, dipped in curd (yoghurt) and then, sun-dried! And it is eaten with rice during the summer season. Great! I will try this as well back home. So, I will this as well! Great! Brother, what is its cost? Rs. 20! So these two items and that one, please give me these three! While roaming around the market, we’ve reached this stall. What you see here, this white circular thing, it is called Pochi Chhena! From what I’ve understood, this food item is made by adding milk powder to milk…. ….mixed well and then steamed in a steamer. After steaming it for 2 to 2.5 hours, they let it rest and then put in inside refrigerator. That way, it solidifies! These guys explained this cooking process to me. They also add sugar to it. So, brother, give each one of us a little bit of it! We are four persons! Very soft! Cutting into it feels like cutting into butter or cheese. Wow! This is an amazing thing, really! I am feeling milk powder’s taste while eating it! The good thing is that the amount of sugar is limited. Very soft! It is very soft! So soft that it just melts in my mouth! You cannot even fathom that it has been steamed to cook. Yeah! According to my opinion, its nearest taste match, I mean, if someone eats it and he isn’t told about it,…. …would be chhena! I mean taste-wise, this sweet feels like eating chhena in some other form. After eating Pochi Chhena, we’ve been walking around the Brahmapur market for the last 30 minutes. We are just enjoying the crowd here. Though it is 9.30 pm but the market is full of hustle-bustle. This means that the night usually lasts till late here. We found out that Girija Restaurant is also closed because today is Monday. We’ve reached a crossing right now, where I can see lots of street food joints. So, let us check out what all is available here and then…. …we will pick one thing to eat. We went to all the food stalls here and checked out what and how they are cooking. Since I wanted to try something different, I saw that here at No. 3 in the list. Can you see that too? Pasaruni soup. So, this looks different! This is what we are going to try. Pasaruni soup! What is it? Pasaruni soup! What is it? This soup is made of this leaf! This is what the soup is made of? What is it? Sir, this leaf is used to make this soup. This soup cures our body in case of cold or pain. I see! This leaf has Ayurvedic benefits. Wow! So, give each one of us a bowl of this soup. The Pasaruni soup is here. They’ve topped it with black pepper powder and given us this spoon to mix. Let us mix it and drink. Frankly speaking, we usually look for some taste while drinking a soup. That helps us enjoy our soup better! But drinking this soup feels like I am having a medicine. Nothing wrong in that, I know, because this soup is a kind of Ayurvedic concoction! Since this afternoon, I was feeling a slight cold working up in my body. So, I think, this is going to help me fight that. And adding black pepper has improved its taste! Otherwise, this soup is a bit bitter! Not much, just slightly bitter! For some people, this soup works as a substitute for dal, while eating rice. Alright, with rice too…. …yes, it is eaten…. Wow! After enjoying the street food, I bade goodbye to the subscribers and thanked them too. Thus ended our today’s journey at Berhampur. Since it was Monday, we had to let go o f a lot of non-veg food opportunities. In the next episode, you will see us having the famous Berhampur breakfast. Impressive! Really impressive! Berhampur is also known as the ‘Silk City.’ Large-scale handloom work goes on here. We will meet again soon! Next episode, new journey! Till then goodbye! Thanks for your time!

100 thoughts on “Gopalpur to Brahmapur EP 6 Odisha Tourism | sea beach, Berhampur street food

  1. dev vachharajani Post author

    Sunday k siwa bich me bhi videos upload kariye sir pura week intzar raheta he to kam se kam week me 2 bar ho sake to enjoy kar sakte he aur information le sakte he ..superb journey

  2. Sameer Deshpande Post author

    Sir aapki YouTube ki kamai kitni h per year ke hisab se

  3. Sambit Pradhan Post author

    If u have pasaruni soup clears ur cough and heart will b clear.

  4. vinod kumar Post author

    Berhampure me rehta the waha collage kiya hu acha city hai

  5. The Real Friends Post author

    Only God knows how much I love Odisha.
    Sir aap kuchh bhi khate hai to taste hame feel hota hai. You are too good sir.
    Odisha me street food ki bohot sari verities hai.
    Sir Khandgiri Udaygiri dikaiye aur Nandan kanan zoo bhi dikaiye India me esa zoological garden mujhe nahi lagta k koi dusra hai.
    Please sir time mile to zaroor dikhaiyega bohot sundar jagah hai.
    Thanks for making and sharing video 👍
    Jai Shri Jagannath Swami 🙏

  6. Rozlin Panda Post author

    U r so amazing dear sir, u showing our odisha very deeply, even people see our,cuisine, culture, handicrafts and many more…..thank u.

  7. B.Subramanyam Achary Post author

    I really love this accent "amba achar ta kindi daucha pauta"…😌😌😃😃 11:20

  8. UPADHYAY AN Post author

    How do you maintain your digestion in the tour .do you skip your meals often. ???

  9. Shubham Nishad Post author

    Jab main woh patta dekha tab hi samajh gaya tha ki uske soup ka taste kharab hone waala hai 😀

  10. Kaminey Dp Post author

    Dear bali sir one food explore in Udhampur with jammu & shrinagar dal lake

  11. Rexx Bailey Post author


  12. jyotirmaya dalai Post author

    Come to paradeep also .there is also a beach with NEHRU bangla.must visit

  13. jyotirmaya dalai Post author

    You can come directly from Bhubaneswar to paradeep via Cuttack .it's only around 100 km approx

  14. Vanka Kiran Post author

    There only one lassi shop which is the oldest and still going strong .. its next to Girija hotel.. I can tell you that his lassi taste same as 30 years ago..

  15. sandeep chauhan Post author

    Odisha me khane pine ki items bahot sasti hai.
    Yanha Gujarat me mehngi hai 👍😀mast episode

  16. Srinivas Iyer Post author

    Harish is a genuinely nice person. I haven’t met him, but the videos speak for themselves. Very humble, kind and good hearted person with no pretence. God bless you, my friend!

  17. Hawa hawai Post author

    Bhai itne paise kahan se aate ghumne firne hotel Mein rukne khane peene ke YouTube se milte he kya or bhi kuch kaam karte ho kya ya koi financer hai ya fir baap dada ka Paisa he

  18. Hawa hawai Post author

    Maza nahi aaya kya pakoda khane me test Nahin samajh Mein aaya kya

  19. dilraj singh Post author

    Aaj Kuch khane ko hi nhi Mila dawai pi layi tumne😂😂😂😂

  20. JAGANATH PANIGRAHY Post author

    You have missed Three main thing in Berhampur –

    1. Chicken pakoda (Chicken 65) @Girija Restaurant

    2. Puri Upma (Break fast) @ Samal Hotel
    3. Mutton Curry and Mutton liver Curry @ Pidha Hotel

    and the Reason behind Silk City the other name of Berhampur , Handmade Handloom Patto sarees

  21. Funnie Post author

    hey there Mr. Harish Bali , i like the way you eat at roadside stalls , you doin' great love the way you express your experience , keep it up and waitn' for more stuff to enjoy simple indian roadside food, SAMIT SHAHZAD FROM PAKISTAN

  22. sohesh Kumar Post author

    Thank uh for exploring our berhampur.. Hope you enjoyed alot in our small city…

  23. Soumitra Dey Post author

    Thank you sir i want to go to these places(specially gopalpur)but i have seen these places for you..👍🏻👍🏻

  24. BANDANA NIRAKAR SAHU Post author

    You miss all of ummy nonveg foods welcome my hometown sir🙏🙏

  25. Monu Pradhan Post author

    Plss Visit Brahmapur peacefully for many days because Brahmapur is a city of food and crowded place , and do visit Brahmapur station 5:50 u will see the rush at one train which to Mumbai

  26. Neeru Mathur Post author

    Come down to lucknow. U ll njoy street food nd non veg, Sharma nd Mansaa chai

  27. Vikash Dhar Post author

    Sir ji kabi goggles v pahana kijiye aaj kal jamana hai goggles ka…

  28. tapan kumar mohanty Post author

    Hello sir,
    When are you posting next part of Berhampur visit.
    First part is awesome. My hometown.

  29. nirmala ra Post author

    Whenever you come bangalore please come to hotel taj at shivajinagar very famous from past more 50 years

  30. thakur sahab Post author

    7:41 new biriyani center ka mutton biriyani kabhi order mat karna .Woh mutton nhi mendha(sheep) he.

  31. Priyabrata Palak Post author

    Go to Bhanjanagar …more to explore…80 km from berhampur

  32. Alisha Vaid Post author

    Hello sir please make a video on patiala tour you will definitely enjoy it…

  33. Alisha Vaid Post author

    You can go anardana chok adalat bazaar, kali mata mandir, dukhnnivaaran gurdwara, maharaja patiala museum and gopal sweets and jaggi sweets they are very famous their . Punjabi traditional suits and other things . Enjoyable

  34. KetoClubTime Post author

    I really love the anchor – he is such a nice person 🙂

  35. Sudip Basak Post author

    Hello Harish ji. Aaj to din kharab raha. Nato famous food mila uparse soup k naam pe dawai mil gaya. Aur to aur Dinner bhi nehi hua. Best of luck for next episode.

  36. ITI Study & Jobs Post author

    Everyday day..your videos improved..and eager to watch your all videos…

  37. Ram prem Das Post author

    Sir namaskar sir daringbadi (Odisha)ka video banane aiye me sir driver Berhampur se hu .

  38. Aardwark Gannet Post author

    Odisha is home of untouchability among caste and religion

  39. Chhaya Prajapati Post author

    Harish sir Jo Mirchi li hai aapne ,usko garmi me jaise papad fry karte hai vaise fry kar ke khana ,ye cg aur odisa paas hai to kafi food vaha bhi milte hai,

  40. Vikash Dhar Post author

    Sir ji aapko baraber ki saalgira bohot bohot Mubarak-20+20 =2020 ki naya saal, Happy new year bagwaan aapko hamesa suwast rake best of luck for every journey…..

  41. Shahzad Khan Post author

    आप अकेले इतने घूमते हो आप के परिवार बाले नाराज़ नही होते ।मुझे भी घूमने का बहुत शौक है लेकिन बो मुझे अकेला जाने नही देते कृपया घर बालो को मनाने का मंत्र मुझे भी बताए ताकि में भी घूमने का शौक पूरा का सकु।

  42. Amjad Yunus Post author

    Garish jee I m from this side of Punjab, Pakistan. I watch ur vlogs regularly. I appreciate the balance u strike in allocating judicious time to site visits and the culinary aspects of ur visits. I like ur persona which makes ur vlogs very enjoyable. I wish you a very Happy new year!. God bless you

  43. Ravi Kumar Vlog Post author

    Mere chenal ko jo subscribe karega me uske chenal ko v subscribe karunga… please subscribe and like

  44. Chitra Ramani Post author

    Sir u have been going to so many places for food now it is time to learn how to eat better in hand .

  45. VD TECHNOCARE Post author

    Sir, You have tried the Pachorani leaf in Assam (15th episode,Dibrugarh town). In Assam it is called Vedailata leaf, you have tried as pakoda.

  46. Ravindra Chahal Post author

    Bahut shandar video sir mza aa gya👍👍👍👍👍💐💐💐💐


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