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About Balasore Telecom District

Balasore Telecom district consists of Balasore and Bhadrak Revenue Districts.

Balasore is one of the coastal Districts of Odisha. It lies on the northern most part of the state. It was a part of the ancient Kalinga which later became a territory of Toshal or Utkal, till the death of Mukunda Dev. Balasore as a separate District was created in October 1828. originally it was in Bengal presidency.

Bhadrak District is an administrative District of Odisha state in eastern India. The District is named after the town of Bhadrak, which is the District headquarters. It came into existence on 1st April 1993. This District has a rich heritage and history and according to legends, it also derives its name from the Goddess Bhadrakali, whose temple stands on the banks of the river Salandi. This District is bounded by Balasore District on the north, Jajpur District and river Baitarani on the south, Keonjhar District on the west and Bay of Bengal and Kendrapada District are on the east.

Balasore Telecom District At A glance :

 Total area

6139 sqm

Population as per 2011 sensus


No of blocks


No of SDCAs


No of land line exchange

88 nos

No of exchanges with Broadband facility


No of mobile BTS


No of connections as on 28.02.2017



Mobile (pre+post)-1,50,000

Will-797 nos


OFC Route km


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 :   Balasore is about 210 kms by Road from Bhubaneswar.

Places of Interest :

Chandipur Beach

Chandipur Beach is a popular tourist destination situated in the coastal village of Chandipur. Also known as Chandipur-on-sea, during low tide, it is a spectacular sight to see swarms of red crabs sticking their heads out of the sand. Visitors can also enjoy the view of the vast expanse of Bay of Bengal with its small fishing boats and motor launches.


Panchalingeswar is located on a hillock near Nilagiri which is popular for its natural surroundings. The main attraction of this place is a temple having five lingas with a perennial spring flowing over them. The place derived its name from the five lingams that are also known as Panchalingeswar.


At Talshari, River Subarnarekha meets the Bay of Bengal creating an island. It is popular for its hard sandy beach and fishing activities. Talshari is located just 88 km from Balasore, 8 km from Digha and 3 km from Chandaneswar.

Kuldiha Wild Life Sanctuary

Kuldiha Wild Life Sanctuary, spread across an area of 300 sq km, is situated in the deciduous hilly terrain of the Kuldiha forests, in Balasore. Offering an appropriate environment for a variety of rare wild life, some of the animals that are seen in this sanctuary include sambar, elephants, gaur, leopard and giant squirrel. Also variety of birds like hornbills, myna, and peafowl cam be found


Since medieval times, Chandbali is considered a popular river port. From this place, tourists can avail boat rides to places like Dhamra and Aradi.


Dhamra is located where the Brahmani and Vaitarani Rivers meet the sea. It can be reached by motor launch and boat from places like Chandbali and Balasore, situated at a distance of 40 km and 160 km, respectively.


Aradi is located on the bank of the River Vaitarani, which is also known as the “sacred Ganges of Orissa.” The place is located at a distance of 110 km from Balasore and 52 km from Bhadrak and can be easily reached from Chandbali by boat. The place is popularly known for housing the Saiva


Chandaneswar is popular for housing the sacred shrine of Lord Chandaneswar, which is considered the religious centre of Balasore and adjacent districts. Each day, this place is visited by hundreds of devotees. On festive occasions such as Nilaparva, thousands of devotees flock to this holy shrine.


Chashakhand is located beside the sea-beach, at a distance of 3 km from the place where the Budhabalanga River or Balaramgadi River meets the sea. This place is also popular as the resting place of revolutionary hero, Jatindranath Mukhopadhyay who fought against the British armed forces and was martyred here. This place is considered is popular for day trips, cruising and fishing activities.

REMUNA Khirochora 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.


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 elegantly the gods and goddess.