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  Balasore - General Information Balasore tour
Balasore, also known as Baleswar or Baleshwar is a city in Orissa state of eastern India. It is best known for Chandipur, the site of the Indian army development of different missiles such as Nag, Agni missile etc.. The language spoken is Oriya.

Balasore is a place of scenic beauty and a major tourist attraction because of its historical monuments and temples in the area. It is 212 km north-east of Bhubaneswar by road. The primary occupation of people in district of Balasore is cultivation and rice is the staple cereal of the local people. Balasore is famous for the Khirochora Gopinath Temple situated at Remuna (about 14 kilometers from Balasore), built by the Great King Langula Narasimha Dev - who also built the world famous Temple at Konark. The "Biranchi Narayana", "AstaDurga", "Bhudhar Chandi" are some other temples located in that region.

Balasore is well connected by rain and road. Chandipur-on-sea is a sea resort famous for its mile long shallow beaches.

At a distance of 30 kms is 'Panchalingeswara' a scenic beauty high in a mountain. The presiding Siva there can't be seen rather one have to feel by touching the statue which is submerged under the flowing fountain. About 33 kms of balasore is 'Santaragadia' where 'Biseswar temple'. Near to it is 'Khulia Village' - a settlement of aborigines surrounded by hills and fountains from all sides. 30 kms South East of balasore is 'Dhamra' port.
 Balasore - History
The English settlement of Balasore was formed in 1642, was an early trading port for British, French and Dutch ships in the early age of Enlightenment and became a colonial part of first Danish India, later British India.

In 1763 Balasore became a Danish possession, governed from Tranquebar, as part of Danish India. Due to the shallowness of its bay, the trading post was abandoned, leaving behind only a small settlement in the area. On 7 November 1845, all Danish India was sold to the British, who made it part of British India.
 Balasore - Geography
Balasore is located at 2130'N, 8656'E.
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