The small city of Gopalpur was an historical port which fell into spoil, however regained its significance to maritime trade all through British colonial rule. Today it survives on fishing as its principal enterprise, and a pristine seaside with unforgettable perspectives of the dawn. Overlooking the beach stands the Gopalpur Lighthouse, lone and imposing in its pink and white stripes.
The original mast-mild, hooked up in 1871, became replaced with the aid of a skeletal tower in 1925. The lighthouse as it stands today became commissioned in 1967. Like most systems on the eastern seaboard of India, the lighthouse faces the seasonal fury of the Bay of Bengal. This particular lighthouse has the relatively unsung difference of dealing with two of the worst cyclones in current memory.