TOURIST PLACES

CHANDIPUR

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The calm beach at Chandipur is surely one among many of the fine beaches of the country, but with a plus there the waters of the Sea recede five Kms. Off shore and proceed rhythmically after a regular interval. The sand-dunes green with wild creepers and the casuarinas whistling with the breeze create a fantastic moment for a visitor absorbed in observing the play of the tide.

 

Approach
 
Air        : 

The nearest air port for visiting the places of interest in Balasore district is at Bhubaneswar which is connected with Kolkata, Delhi, Hydrabad, Raipur, Nagpur and Mumbai by bording flights.

Rail      :

Nearest rail head is at Balasore on S.E.Rly.

Road   :
Chandipur is 16 Kms. By road from Balasore Bus services are available from Balasore to Chandipur
 

 

Accommmodation                            Telephone No.

 

1.Panthanivas,O.T.D.C.                                 270051

2.Hotel Subham                                              270025

3.Hotel Chandipur                                           270030

4.Hotel Anandamayee                                     270012

5.Hotel Pacific Inn                                           270083

6.Hotel Santinivas                                           270018

7.Hotel Muktangan                                          270027

8.Casuarina Forest Rest                                252613 ( D.F.O. Baripada )

         Chandipur

9.P.W.D.Bungalo                                            262045 ( Ex. Engineer,Balasore )

         Chandipur

 

REMUNA

 
           

Famous for Khirochora  Gopinath temple Remuna has been a seat of Vaishnawite Culture for centuries, Madhabendra Puri the teacher of Shri Chaitanya and Shri Chaitanya himself visited Remuna and offered their worship to Khirochora Gopinath

Today hundreds of devetees gather daily for the sacred Darshan lof the Lord.Specially prepared milk is the most delicious prasad of the temple.Remuna is a chunk of Vrindaban In Orissa.

           

Approach

 

Rail                  : 

Nearest rail head is at Balasore

Road               :

Remuna is 9 Kms. From Balaore connected with good motarable road.

Accommodation :

Yatrinivas,Khirochora Gopinath emple,Remuna,Balasore --  224245

 

                                                For further accommodation tourist can stay at Balasore ( 9 Kms. From the spot )

 

 

 

 

 

 

S A J A N A G A R H    

 
 


Sajanagarh   is a place which as serving as a military base during the period of ex-rullers of Nilgiri state.The main attraction of the place is the temple of godess “ Bhudharchandi “ On the walls of both temple and boundary beautiful stone works have been made legently the gods and goddess.

 

Approach

 

                       

Rail                  :

Nearest rail head is at Balasore 30 Kms.

Road               :

Sajanagarh is connected with good motorable road 25 Kms. From Balasore

Accommodation:

No accommodation is available at the spot.Tourist can stay at Balasore (30 kms.From the spot )

 

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AYODHYA

            Ayodhya where assimilation of Jainism,Budhism,Baishnavism,Tantraism Saivism, Sakthism took place.The place was flourished once upon a time as a town or it was a Capital of a king the time is still not known. A large number of images ( remains ) have been unearthen from the site. Among them Budha, Jains, Pareshnath, Shiva,Gonesh, Natraj,Bhairabi,Maricha,Baraha,Tara are famous godess Marichi is the most attractive.

 

Approach

 

                       

Rail                  :

Nearest rail head is at Balasore on S.E.Rly. ( 30 Kms )

Road               :

Ayodhya is 30 Kms. Balasore.All weather pitch road is available on Ayodhya.

Accommodation:

No accommodation is available at the spot.Tourist can stay at Balasore (30 Kms.from the spot )

 

 

 LANGALESWAR

 

            The place of  famous for its location and mythology Lord Shiva used to plough the paddy field. In memory of the same plough is there and hundreds of piligrims use to gather there to worship the Lord Langaleswar who has been named after that plough. Langaleswar is famous for Saivasim. The location of the temple by the side of river parvati too creates a senic beauty and makes another attraction of the place.

Approach

 

           

Rail                              :

Nearest rail head is Basta

Road                           :

Langaleswar is connected with a good motorable road (46 Kms.from Balasore)

Accommodation          :

No accommodation is available at the spot.Tourist can stay at Balasore ( 46 Kms.from the spot )

 

KASHAPHAL

 

            Kashaphal beach is an ideal fishing harbour.It has a scope for boating on river Dubdubi and Panchupali.The solitary beach of Kashaphal is an ideal spot for pichic.The calm and quite rural atmosphere and wistling casurina will definitely attract the nature loving tourist.

Approach

 

           

Rail                  :

Nearest rail head is Basta in S.E.Rly.

Road                           :

The spot is connected with all weather road ( 36 Kms.from Balasore )

Approach                     :

No accommodation is available at Kashaphal.Tourist can stay at Balasore( 36 Kms. From the spot )

 

           

LAXMANNATH

            It is situated at a distance of 50 Kms. From Balasore.The old palace,the gada of Raymahasay of Laxmannath is the main attraction.The temple of Shyamakali, JagannathDwadasha Shiva are worth seeing.

Approach

 

           

Rail                              :

Nearest rail head is Jaleswar (5 Kms.)

Road                           :

Laxmannath is connected with a good motorable road (50 Kms.from Balasore)

Accommodation          :

No accommodation is available at Laxmannath.Tourist can stay at Jaleswar (5 Kms.from spot)

1.  Srikrishna Lodge.Jaleswar                 Telephone No. 222275

 

 

RAIBANIA

 
Raibania is known for its group of forts in raign ,Raibania had historic importance and finds mention in the book Ain-I-Akbari. The fort having a number of tanks, which was  once the place for royal people is now a plain field littered with archeological rains. The Jaychandiban or the lovely forest of Joychandi is now used as picnic spot.

Approach

 

           

Rail      :

Nearest rail head is Jaleswar ( 25 Kms.)

Road   :

The place is connected with alweather pitch road(75 Kms. From Balasore)

Accommodation:

No accommodation is available at Raibania.Tourist can stay at Jaleswar ( 25 Kms. From the spot )

 

 

CHANDANESWAR & TALSARI

 

            The holy shrine of Lord Chandaneswar is a religious centre not only for the people pf Balasore District but also places adjacent West Bengal.It is a unique sight to see the devtees flock together in hundreds everyday and in thousands on festive occasion like Chadak mela for Darshan of the Lord which falls in April every weak.

 

Approach

 

Rail                              :

Nearest rail head is Jaleswar ( 43 Kms.)

Road                           :

It is connected with a good motorable road from Balasore  ( 93 Kms.) and Digha ( 6 Kms.)

Accommodation          :

Panthasala Talasari – 32520  Hotel Sita Chandaneswar – 32530

 

For further accommodation Tourist can stay at Digha West Bengal (6 Kms.from the Spot )  

 

BHUSHANDESWAR

 

            The place is situated at a distance of 100 Kms.from Balasore the district headquarters.The place is famous for Lord Shiva.The priest who worship Lord Shiva uses ladder to poor water,Milk etc on the top of the Loard Bhushandeswar.This is unique in India.

Approach

 

 

Rail                              :

Nearest rail head is Jaleswar (50 Kms.)

Road                           :

It is very difficult to approach the spot by road from Chandaneswar 20Kms. And from Bhogarai via:- Thana Chhak 15Kms

Accommodation          :

No accommodation is available at the spot.Tourist can stay at Chandaneswar ( 15 Kms.from the spot )

 

CHASAKHAND ( BAGHAJATIN )

           

            Baghajatin the historic place is situated at a distance of 10 Kms. From Balasore town at Chasakhand village in Remuna Block.Now a days the place is famed as Baghajatin where many people are coming to witness the heroic death place of Late Jatindra  Nath Pal the then freedom fighter of August Biplav in 1942.

Approach

 

Rail                              :

The nearest rail head is Balasore 10 Kms

Road                           :

The place is well connected with Balasore town.Freequent bus      services are available to the spot

Accommodation          :

No accommodation is available at Chasakhand.Tourist can stay at Balasore only 9 Kms. From the spot.

 

MANINAGESWAR ( BARDHANPUR)

 

            The temple of Maninageswar is an ancient one perhaps the temple has been built in the year 1600 A.D. Mythology says that Pandav at the time of their “ Agyantabas “ Used to take bath at Pandav ghat in the Bay of Bengalvery close to Bardhanpur.Where the temple Maninageswar is situated.After taking bath the used to have a Darsan of Maninageswar Shiva.At the time of visiting the spot one can enjoy the beauty of Sea beach which is only 2 Kms. From the spot.

Approach

 

Rail                              :           Nearest rail head is Balasore 12 Kms.

Road                           :           The spot is situated at a distance of 12 Kms. From the Balasore and connected with all weather road.Bus services are available

 from Balasore.

Accommodation          :            No accommodation is available at Maninageswar temple.For accommodation tourist can stay at Balasore 12 Kms. From the spot.

 

BANESWAR (PURUNA BALASORE)

 

            The temple of Baneswar is an ancient and famous Temple of Lord Shiva about 5 km away from Balasore Railway Station.

 

JHADESWAR (TEMPLE OF LORD SHIVA)

 

            Ancient and famous Temple of Lord of Shiva situated at Naya-Bazaar nearer to Balasore Railway Station and Bust Stop.

 

CHAWMUKH , DAGARA

 

            Chawmukh and Dagara the two coastal village in Baliapal Block of Balasore District are orescent with inviting beaches.The calm and screne atmosphare long treshes of silvery sands,wistling casurarina and red crabs are some of the attractions of these lovely beaches.Fishing by small Boats with the local fisher flock is very interesting.The Beaches aglow with the presence of group picnickers on new years and X-mass days every year.

 

Approach

 

Road                           :           64 Kms. From Balasore.A good black topped road existing up to Jagai ( Kalipada ) Chowkmukh and Dagara 11 Kms. And 9 Kms.

respectively from Jagai are connected by country roads not approachable during rainy season.Bus services are available up to Jagai.

Rail                              :           The nearest rail head is Basta (65 Kms.) and Jaleswar 58 Kms. Are convenient for express train travelers.

 

Accommodation

 

Panthanivas,Dagara                Telephone No. 53331

                                                    B.D.O. Baliapal

 

            For further accommodation tourist can stay at Balasore 65 Kms. From the spot.

 

 

TIPISAGADIA

            It is situated at distance of 48 Kms. From Balasore,in Khaira Block in the District of Balasore.Lord Bakreswar Shiva is the presiding diety.The temple is very old one and located in a place surrounded by river Kansabansa in all four sides.

 

Approach

 

Rail                              :           Nearest rail head is Soro ( 13 Kms.)

Road                           :           The spot is connected with good motorable road up to Tudigadia ( 40 Kms.) From Tudigadia to spot 8 Kms. Are rough road.

Accommodation          :           No accommodation is available at the spot.Tourist can stay at Soro ( 13 Kms.)from the spot.

 

Suravi Inn , Soro                          Telephone No. 221242

 

KUPARI

 

            Kupari is about 67 Kms. From Balasore via: Soro and 30 Kms. From Bhadrak via: Agarpada in Khaira Block.Sunyamandap and Ambika temple are two seperate piligrim spot situated in two opposite side of kupari – Agarpada Road.At Kupari some ruins of Budhist Culture are still found.

 

Approach

 

Rail                              :           Nearest rail head Soro (32 Kms.) and Bhadrak (30 Kms.)

Road                           :           Kupari is connected with Balasore and Bhadrak by good motorable  Road.

Accommodation          :           No accommodation is available at Kupari.Tourist can stay either at Soro ( 32 Kms. ) from Kupari and Bhadrak ( 30 Kms.) from

Kupari.

 

KHARASAHAPUR BEACH

 

            Kharasahapur a costal village is situated at a distance of 37 Kms.towards south east of Balasore the Dist.Headquarters.Close to Sea Beach a small temple named “Mangala “ is worth seeing.It is a Saktipitha . A tourist visiting the temple should not miss the chance of enjoying the blue view of Bay of Bengal enriched with calm and serene atmosphere.Fishing Jetty located 1 Km.from the spot is further attraction to tourist.Fishing by small boats and Motor launch with local fisher folk is very enteresting.

INCHUDI

 

            It is situated at a distance of 22 Kms. From Balasore. The place is famous for Labana Satyagraha held in 1930 under the leadership of Binod kanungo,Jeebramjee Kothari , Rama Devi and Dr.H.K.Mahatab. One can see the Smrutisthambha as a mark of sacrifice of the then freedom fighters.

 

SRIJANG

 

            It is a big village situated at a distance of 20 Kms. From Balasore and close to Inchudi.People of this village under leadership of Gurucharan Dash participated in civil Disobedience movement in 1921 and they actively joined the salt Movement.When Satyagraha was stopped due to onset of rainy seasons.People of this village where first in the country who did not pay Choukidari taxes being led by Gurucharan Das and Bidyadhar Ratha.There was police torture.This incident evoked country wide protest. Villagers have constructed the Smrutisthambha and one Museum dedicated to freedom struggle is under construction there.

 

 TUDIGADIA

 

            The place is situated at a distance of 40 Kms. From Balasore towards South West of Balasore in Khaira  Block. Tudigadia and its neighbouring village Khariadia has played important role in Quit India Movement in 1942.Many people had sacrificed their lives during that movement.

 

DINAMARDINGA AND FARASIDINGA

 

            Balasore the Head Quarters of the district was an important maritime town in mediaeval times through the river Budhabalanga.Some portions of the town were occupied by the French and the Dutch which were named as “ Farasidinga “ and   “ Dinmardinga “. The ruins of the foreign possessions srill exist.

 

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