The district Balesore is situated in the northern part of Odisha adjacent to west Bengel and the Bay of Bengal in the east. The district is famous for the production of a huge quantity of paddy. As such it is called the granary of Odisha. Balasore is the headquarter of the district. It is 214 km from Bhubaneswar and 325 km from Kolkata and connected with the east coast railway and National highway no 5. Balasore is an old port town named after king Banasura.The town is situated on the riverbank of Budhabalang and closer to the sea. Long long ago the French, Dutch, and Britishers had established their business and factories at this place. The past glories and ruins still exist in the town.

There are Very beautiful sea beaches and many temples Like Panchalingeswar Temple, Khirochora Gopinath Temple, Langaleswar Temple, Laxmannath Temple, Chandaneswar Temple, Maninageswar Temple, Chandipur Sea Beach, Talasari sea beach, Chawmukh sea beach, Kashaphal sea beach are the point of attraction to tourists. One of the Famous Tourist Places in Balasore.

The Balesore District covers an area of 3806 sq. Km. As per the 2011 census, the total population of the District is 23,17,419 with the total male population as 11,85,787 and the female population as 11,34,742. The Baleswar District has 2 subdivisions, 3049 Villages, 360 Gram Panchayats, 12 Tahasils and 12 Blocks, 3 Municipality, 1 N.A.C, 8 Assembly Constituency and 12 Police stations are there in the Baleswar District.

Talsari Sea Beach has situated around 38 km from Jaleswar. It is about 95 km from District Headquarters Balasore The Beach is just 10 minutes far from Chandaneshwar Shiv Temple also 15 minutes far from Digha beach. It is a great tourist destination in Odisha and is close to Digha. The lengthy sandy beaches with red crabs and casuarinas at Talsari-Udaypur beach of Balasore district.  Talsari Beach is one of the famous tourist places in Balasore.

The tall and beautiful Jagannath temple is situated at a distance of 7 k.m. from the district headquarters of Balesore. The temple is a wonderful architectural model with red stone constructed by Emami which attracts a good number of visitors to this place. The stone carving and the monumental craft draws the attraction of visitors. Emami Jagannath Temple is one of the most popular tourist places near Balasore Railway station.

Khirachora Gopinatha Temple has situated in Remuna and 9 km from Balasore. It is a centre of Saivite Culture. Khirachora Gopinath is the presiding deity of the place. A temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. Who is the form of Gopinath steals milk is the prime attraction of this place. It is also one of the Vaishnava centres of the country visited by Sri Chaitanya. Khirachora Gopinatha Temple is one of the most popular tourist places in Balasore District.

Chandipur is 16 km from Balesore has one such splendid sea beach but with a unique distinction. Interesting enough. It is also called the Vanishing sea. The cool breeze blowing over the saline sea careless. Another sight of Chandipur is the missile centre a unique feature govt. Of India. Chandipur Sea beach is a Famous Tourist Place in Balasore.


Chandaneswar Temple has 88 km from Balasore and 45 km from Jaleswar. It is a famous centre of Saiva Culture. Lord Chandaneswar is the presiding deity of the place. At the time of the Nilaprava festival called Chandaneswar Mela. A large number of devotees gather here. Digha sea beach of west Bengal is only 8 km from Chandaneswar. It is a glorious coastal city in North Odisha with a beautiful sea beach. Chandaneswar Temple is one of the famous tourist places in the Balasore District.

Bhudhara Chandi is 5 km away from Nilagiri and 28 km distance from Balasore. It is famous for the temple of Bhudhara Chandi dating back to a century AD. The temple was constructed by the king Basanta Bhujanga Mandhata of the Ganga dynasty. The Devi was an emergency from a ploughed land by a tribe at a time of ploughing. This temple is one of the top destinations for tourists and devotees. Maa Bhudhara Chandi mandir is a famous tourist places in Balasore Nilagiri 

Panchalingeswar temple is situated 30 km from Balasore an a hillock called Devagiri nearby the Nilagiri. The place is the seat of five Lingams and perennial stream flows on the five Lingams constantly throughout the year. Previously it was capital of Banasur who had established here five Lingams for the public. So that the place is called Panchalingeswar.

Kuldiha is 27 km from Balasore and 180 km from Bhubaneswar. India. It is s spread across 272.75 km in the Chota Nagpur Plateau region. It is connected with Simlipal National Park, Sukhupada and Nato hill ranges. It is the Eastern Highlands with dench forests ecoregion.  It is the major tourist destination in the District for nature lovers and one of the important tourist destinations of the State. Panchalingeswar, the sacred shrine of Lord Shiva, draws devotees from all corners of the State and outside. Kuldiha Sanctuary is a Famous Tourist Place in Balasore District.

Radha Krishna Temple has situated about 3 km from Chandipur and 17 km from Balasore town. The marvellous marble statue of Lord Krishna and Radha is very attractive to this temple. Besides the temple also have a children fun place, boating, and lots of colouring fish. It has a small zoo. The place consists of a fish pond, Krishna temple, children’s park and rabbit house. It is one of the most famous and attractive picnic spots for tourists.Famous Tourist Places in Balasore.

Balaramgadi has situated 2 km from Chandipur. Here the river Budhabalanga meets the sea Bay of Bengal. The place echoes with the daily activities of fisherman and traders who trade over the pricey catch of fish. 

Bichtrapur Nature camp is 100 km from Balasore. It is a Mangrove Reserve at Balasore is another tourist destination of Odisha. The trip to the mangrove forests and islands is more pleasant and enjoyable. Boating through water channels is quite exciting and thrilling

Nilagiri is a hill town and a famous tourist place around 17 km from Balasore. This is one of the most popular Jagannatha temples of Odisha. Harichandan, the dynasty of Nilagiri built the temple. The temple is situated in the foothills of Swarnachuda hills

Baba Bhusandeswar Temple has situated about 36 km from Jaleswar and 92 km away from Balasore. The temple is situated in Bhogarai village near the Subarnarekha River. The Temple is famous for its Shiva-Linga with a measurement of 12 feet long, 14 feet wide, it is the largest Shiva linga in Asia

The Khumkut Dam is 6 km from Panchalingrswar and situated 10 km from Nilagir and around 40 km from Balasore town. The beautiful dam covered with green hill and full of Lotus flowers. The natural beauty of the Dam can be enjoyed in time of sunrise and sunset is charming. The serene beauty of the green hills and forests attract to the visitor and picnic rush the spot during winter.


Sindhua Dam has located 21 km from Soro and about 50 km away from District headquarters. The Dam covered with the dense forest and Best for bathing in crystal water. The waterfall is surrounded by the greenery view its breathtaking. The dense and thick forest and high mountain attract thousands of visitor. 

The temple has situated 33 km south-west of Balasore, the town Santaragadia has the Biseswar temple situated on a hill. The town is surrounded by hills on all sides

The temple of Maninageswar has situated at Bardhanpur and around 15 km away from Balasore town. Perhaps the temple was 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 Bengal very close to Bardhanpur. 

Dagara Sea Beach has situated around 33 km distance from Jaleswar and about 65 km from Balasore town. A beautiful Long Beach filled with red crabs and green casuarina forest. The best time to visit Dagara Sea Beach is in the winter season. The oceanic view of the sunset is very beautiful and also one of the cleanest beaches. It is also the best picnic spot which attracts visitors for its beautiful seashore

The Palace has situated 5 km away from Jaleswar and 65 km away from Balasore town. The Laxmannath Mahashay Palace was built during the reign of the zamindar. The Shyamsunder temple is inside the Palace. Durga Puja is celebrated here with great pomp every year. People are anxiously awaiting Durga Puja Day to see Palace. 

The famous Kashafal sea beach is located 45 km away from Balasore. The cool shadows of the jungle forest with beautiful beaches attract tourists. Because it is not very deep, it is easy and safe to bathe. Every year, millions of devotees gather to bathe on the occasion of the Baruni bath.

Langaleswar Temple is 43 km away from the district headquarters of Balasore and 30 km from Jaleswar. The place is famous for its location and mythology where Lord Shiva used to plough the paddy field. In memory of the same plough is there and hundreds of pilgrims use to gather there to worship the Lord Langaleswar who has been named after that plough.

The empty mandapa at Kupari in the Khaira block and about 60 km from Balasore town. It is a Mandapa where thousands of devotees worship the empty spirit without the goddess. Devotees believe that emptiness comes out of the heart of every human being who is revered as a deity. There is a Brahma Sabha in this mandapa, a symbol of the faith of the people.