About Balasore


Balasore also known as " The city of Land on Sea Shore" or " City of Sand"  is a strategically located city in the state of Orissa, about 194 kilometers north of the state capital Bhubaneswar, It is best known for Chandipur beach. It is also the site of the Indian Ballistic Missile Defense Program's Integrated Test Range (ITR), located 18 km. south of Balasore. The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) developed many different missiles such as Nag, Brahmos, Agni missile among others here. Balasore is a place of scenic beauty and a major tourist attraction, also because of its historical monuments & various famous temples e.g. Khirachora Gopinath,Panchalingeswar,Bhusandeswar in the district.