Balasore

Chandipur beach

chandipur-beach

Watching the sea vanish right in front of your eyes and then observing its return is a very rare site. And to add more to this hide and seek of water, the Casuarina trees and creeper sand dunes seem to be swaying on a melodious musical note. This little known beach is the place to come if you want a tranquil beach getaway. Of course, if you’re looking for crystal clear water and golden sand, there are better beaches in India. However, this one is unique! It’s also very safe.The beach is also in close proximity to certain other places of tourist interest namely Remuna, Panchalingeswar, Aradi and Chandaneswar.

The seaside resort of Chandipur, 16 km east of Balasore, is one of Odisha (Orissa)’s finest beaches. Chandipur Beach is readily accessible by train from Bhubaneshwar, and also Kolkata in West Bengal.

Khirachora Gopinath :

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.

Panchalingeswar :
Ensconced in the verdant environs of Nilagiri, the five lingams at Panchalingeswar, the revered venue for numerous devotees, are bathed by the iridescent and sparkling waters of a perennial stream. Legend has it that these lingams were installed in this beautiful abode by King Banasura himself. Because of the serenity and beauty of its surrounding environs. A place 32 km from Balasore on hill top surrounded with beauty of woods. A place of choice of nature lovers and deep thinkers. Accommodation is available. Orissa Tourism Department’s Panthasala.

Talasari:
Red_crabs The serene villages and tall palm trees creates a thrilling experience on the tourists.The cashew trees sway in the breeze welcoming the visitors. In February, red and orange flowers appear on the plants. The cashew kernel hangs outside the fruit, which is also edible.

One will find only sand dunes on the beach — no heckling hotelier, no screaming hawker, no bargaining tourist. There are a handful of small hotels and a Panthasala run by the Odisha government.

The beach is quite flat and the waves are small and playful. The estuary of the river Subarnarekha River can be seen in the distance. The crests of the waves glow as darkness descends. The full moon rose gradually the night we were there and the beach turned a dreamscape. Early mornings are excellent for a stroll. The beach is quite hard and hence, easy to walk on.