Situated on the banks of the river Budhabalanga, Balasore was once a hub of marine activity in the medieval times in Orissa, then known as Kalinga. Consequently, Balasore has also witnessed the arrival of Dutch and French on Orissa's shore. The signs of their arrival and the remains of their conquests can still be seen in Farasidinga and Dinamardinga parts of the town. The other major attraction on your tour to Balasore with Tourism of Orissa package is the Mahadev Baneswar Temple.
The banks of the river make for an ideal picnic spot for touring families. Here, you can take a boat ride downstream and cherish the surprises life throws at you when you least expect. You can also tour Balasore during the Shiv Ratri and Durga Puja festivals with Tourism of Orissa packages. For shopping you can visit the local markets to buy souvenirs such as lacquered toys, Remuna brass work and Nilagiri carvings.
Besides, the tourist attractions within Balasore, there are number of tourist attractions around Balasore that you must visit on your tour of Balasore with Tourism of Orissa packages.
Using Balasore as a base camp, you can visit the Chandipur Beach that is popular with tourists for its unique feature: here, sea waves recede back into the horizon by at least 5 kilometers and more surprisingly, the waves do not crash at the beach but return back to the shore at a leisurely pace.
Panchaligeswar is a popular picnic spot for the tourists and the locals and is famous for the 5 lingams located on the hillock near Nilagiri. Another popular picnic spot that you can visit on your tour of Balasore is at Balaramagadi that witnesses the confluence of Bhudhabalanga River with the Bay of Bengal. Fishing and cruising are other activities you can indulge in at Balaramagadi, on your tour of Balasore with Tourism of Orissa packages.
Raibania in Orissa can also be visited on your tour of Balasore. Known for its ruined forts, the Jayachandi forests at Raibania serve as an ideal picnic spot.
Lord Chandaneswar Shrine is a must visit on your tour to Balasore. The nearby beach at Talasari, West Bengal makes it a popular destination for the tourists.
Chandbali, like Balasore, was an important port city during the medieval times. A fantastic way to end your tour of Balasore is to go on a boat cruise from Chandbali to the holy waters at Aradi and Dharma that have curative powers.
Easily accessible by road and rail, there are many hotels and lodges to choose from, for your stay on your tour to Balasore.