Top 6 attractions to explore in Balasore
Balasore is one of the coastal districts of Odisha. It lies in the northernmost part of the state. It was a part of the ancient Kalinga which later became a territory of Toshal or Utkal.
Chandaneswar is an acclaimed religious and cultural site of North Odisha which is famous for Lord Shiva temple. Chadak Mela is an important festival of this holy shrine. During Chadak Mela(month of April) and Shivarati lakhs of pilgrims, devotees of Odisha , West Bengal, Bihar and other places of India visit place to pay obeisance to Lord Chandaneswar.
The beach is located on the shore of Bay of Bengal and is approximately 16 kilometers from the Baleswar Railway Station. The beach is unique in a way that the water recedes up to 5 kilometers during the ebb tide. Due to its unique circumstances, the beach supports bio-diversity. It is a suitable picnic spot. One of Odisha Tourism's Panthanivas (guest house) is situated here.
Jagannath Temple at Balgopalpur in Balasore, district of Odisha, India by Emami Paper Mills. Lord Jagannath is above caste, creed and religion.The temple is seventy-eight feet high scintillating shrine and it has been constructed on a three acres of land on the premises of Balasore town Balgopalpur-based Emami Paper Mill.The temple claimed to be a replica of the Puri Jagannath Temple also bears the world-renowned Black Pagoda Konark Sun Temple's tinge with sixteen Konark Wheels .
Perched atop of a hillock in Nilagari Hill in the Balasore district, Odisha, Panchalingeswar Temple is a Lord Shiva’s temple which is named after the five lingas of Shiva that are installed inside this shrine. On reaching the top of the hillock, one has to bend down in order to look for the lingas inside a pool created by the waterfall. These lingas are continuously washed by the water of a perennial stream that flows over them.
The long stretches sandy beaches with red crabs and whistling casuarinas at Talsari-Udaypur beach attract tourists .Tourists can enjoy the marine drive from Talsari to Udaypur sea beach (3 km) on a cool and calm atmosphere. The sunrise and sunset at Talsari and Udaypur beach is really pleasant scenery for nature lovers.
Map of attractions in Balasore