Balasore city is located in the norther part of Odisha. Balasore is also known as the place for testing the Ballistic missiles that are developed by DRDO. Balasore is mostly preferred by travelers .
Winter is the best season to visit Balasore.
There are most attracting places located in Balasore. The must visit destinations are Chandipur Beach, Panchalingeshwara Temple, Baba Bhusandeswar Temple, Emami Jaganath Temple and the busy markets of Balasore, Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary, Raibania Port, Aradi , khirachora Gopinatha temple,
Here I have listed most famous places of Balasore. Let’s have a look.
1. CHANDIPUR BEACH
Chandipur Beach is a popular tourist place in village of Chandipur Balasore. It is a spectacular sight to see warms of red carbs sticking their heads out of the sand. Visitors can also enjoy the view of the Bay of Bengal with its motor launches.
An elaborate beach festival, showcasing the dance forms, art and culture of the state, has become an annual affair here and takes place every February.
2. PANCHALINGESWAR TEMPLE
Panchalingeswara Temple is located in Nilgiri, Balasore. Which is popular for its natural surroundings. The main attraction of this place is a temple having five lings with a perennial spring flowing over them. The place derived its name from the five lingams that are also known as Panchalingeswar.
3. BABA BHUSANDESWAR TEMPLE
Bhusandeswar Temple is located in village Bhogarai, Balasore district. In this temple the Shiva linga are the largest lingam in Asia. It is 12 feet long and 14 feet width lingam is carved out on a black granite and only half of the lingam is visible .
4. EMAMI JAGANNATH TEMPLE
Emani Jagannatha Temple is claimed as the replica of Puri’s jagannath Temple in its shape and size . Further , the sixteen Konark wheels consist here apart from the four horses . it is located in near Emami paper mill Remuna , Balasore. The construction of the temple was started in 2009 by the Emami group in 17 crore Jagannath temple is inaugurated in Nov 2015.
5-Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary
The Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary is a big area, about 300 square kilometers, and it’s connected to Simlipal National Park. There are hills called Sukhupada and Nato that link them. In this sanctuary, you can find rare and local animals, including reptiles. The coolest way to explore is by going on a jeep safari with knowledgeable guides. The animals are often seen more during winter, so that’s the best time to visit. It’s like a big nature adventure park where you can see all kinds of special animals.
Hey there, let’s talk about Raibania Fort – this awesome place near the Subarnarekha River. Imagine a fort with strong walls, and to make it even cooler, a river flowing around it like a natural moat – that’s Raibania Fort for you!
Now, the story behind this place goes way back to the medieval era. The brain behind the fort’s design was Langula Narasinha Deba, the king of the Ganga Dynasty. He wanted it to be all military-style and strategic.
7-Aradi (Akhandalmani Temple)
Aradi is a special place on the banks of the Vaitarani River, often called the ‘Ganges of Orissa.’ It’s about 100 km from Balasore and is a big deal for religious folks in the district. The main attraction is the Akhandalmani Temple, all about Lord Shiva. Every day, lots of people come here, not just for prayers but also hoping for relief from health issues.
Getting to Aradi is a bit unique – you can take a boat journey from the river port of Chandabali. So, if you’re up for a spiritual trip or just want to experience something different, Aradi and its Akhandalmani Temple are waiting for you!
8-khirachora Gopinatha temple
Khirachora Gopinatha Temple is situated in Remuna. It is a little town located 9 km east of Balasore. The name “Remuna” is from the word “Ramaniya” which means very good-looking. In Bhubaneswar to khirachora Gopinatha distance is 200km.
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Hope you have visited these famous visiting places in Balasore, Odisha. If not, plan it today and make your winter bit warmer. Also give your feedback on the places by commenting below and share with your friends.