Balasore Tourism
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Balasore Tourism

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133 Ratings & 54 Reviews

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Madan mohan Bose
  • Madan mohan Bose
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"Panchalingeswar"

  • Posted Mar 12, 2013
Panchalingeswar at balasore oridsha is a nice place.Lone, far from madding crowd.Panchalingeswar means the five holy Shiva lingams at the foot hills of a Jhora. You have to feel by touch them. The hotel we stayed is almost like staying at home.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food available in the hotel. nice quality.very homely. Panchalingeswar is the best attraction. The forest, the devikund are nice places. shopping nothing.

Activities & things to do: Move arround,trek to the forest.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nothing special.from howrah to balasore by train.be aware of bears, snakes, elephants.
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Madan mohan Bose
  • Madan mohan Bose
  • Group tripper
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"bhraman"

  • Posted Mar 4, 2013
A spot with all you require i.e. panchalingewar himself, forest, hills.It is a nothing doing spot.Just stay in peace and wander about any where.
-Mohan

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sakunta Nivas has its own kitchen and the Panthasala has one.No nearby shopping place.

Activities & things to do: wander about in the forest with guide have trek.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: warnings: be aware of bear, elephant and snakes. Reaching from howrah stn to balasore best trains are Bhubaneswar Jan Satabdi and Dhouli. there are other trains also.
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Joydeb  Pramanick
  • Joydeb Pramanick
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  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Panchalingaswar tour."

  • Posted Feb 12, 2013
Catch train from Howrah Station and reached at Balasore Station. Then take Private car to reach at Panchalingeswar nearly 25 Km from Balasore. There are a few hotel to stay there. But we fortunate to stay at Panthasala (Hotel run by Odissa Govt.)

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: A good quality food is arranged by hotel and a small restaurant (local) had supply goods quality of food as we liked or ordered.

Activities & things to do: It was our good experienced that we danced with local tribe communities (Soutal) with their drums at Night under the open sky.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Catch train from Howrah Station and reached at Balasore Station. Then take Private car to reach at Panchalingeswar nearly 25 Km from Balasore.
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Sohini Samanta
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"Panchalingswar"

  • Posted Dec 21, 2012
Destination is cool, Mix of Jungle, Temple and falls. Overall very good. People having very less holidays in hand can go for this. Will take max 4 days to explore the area. Our tour was Balasore->Panchalingeswar->Debkunda->Puri.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nothing

Activities & things to do: Walking in jungle in Panchalingswar

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Take a train from Howrah to Balasore and take cab from there.
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Balasore Info

  • State: Orissa
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Balasore is a coastal city located in the state of Orissa, in the south-eastern region of India. It is the administrative headquarters of the Balasore District and is known for the Chandipur Beach. It is situated 194 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar. The city covers an area of 3076 km square km. It is surrounded by West Bengal in the north and the Bay of Bengal in the east.

The city is known as the ‘city of sand’ for comprising a large coastal area and an inner alluvial belt. Forests and mines also cover its large area. The Budhabalanga River and the Mahagiri Mountain in Balasore are its main attractions. The city is also the centre of the Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Program’s test range. There is also a rocket-launching site situated in Chandipur, near the Bay of Bengal.

The district of Balasore contains crisscrossed patterns of perennial and estuarine rivers due to close proximity with the sea. Two important rivers here include the Budhabalanga and Subarnarekha that flow from west to east to finally meet in the Bay of Bengal.

Balasore was originally a part of ancient Kalinga from where it later became the territory of Toshala or Utkal. It was possessed by the Mughals in 1568 and remained under their rule till the middle of the 18th century.

Balasore was under the Danish rule in 1763 during which it was governed by Tranquebar. The Danish gave away Balasore to the British in 1845 after which it became a part of British India. The city enjoys a strategic position since the beginning of the 20th century. There is an English settlement at Balasore that was formed in 1642, and has been an early trading port for British, French and Dutch ships.

The Bhujakhia Pir located in the middle of the city is a popular tourist attraction. This Pir is the tomb of the Sufi Saint Aasthana Sharif Hazrat. Along with this, there is also a shrine of Baba Bhujakhira Pir which is present here as a symbol of harmony and peace between Hindus and Muslims.

There are huge crowd of devotees that visit this Pir during the occasion of Urs. The Kshirachora Gopinatha Temple built by the Great King Langula Narasimha Dev who also constructed the Konark Temple, is situated 7 km from Balasore at Remuna.

Some other popular temples of the region include the Biranchinarayan Temple, Palia, ‘AstaDurga’ and ‘Bhudhar Chandi’. Chandipur-on-sea is among the most popular sea resorts known for mile long shallow beaches.  Panchalingeshwar is a famous scenic spot on a mountain located at a distance of 30 km south-west of the city.

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