Located about 90KM from Balasore, Talasari is one of the most tranquil and unspoiled beaches of Odisha. The name Talasari is literally means (row of Palm leaves in Odia). True to its name the Palm tree's that surround the beach adds to its uniqueness and beauty. The waters of Bay of Bengal are very calm and not turbulent, which means its one of the safest beaches that one can find.
The meandering Subarnarekha river accentuates the visual appeal of the beach by a few notches, the sand dunes and little red crabs adds to the character of the location, the fishing hamlets and the nearby mangroves of Bichitrapur gives the location a purpose. If one is looking for a serene quiet holiday this is the place to be.
Things to do
A walk down to the sea is recommended, one encounters brackish water which isn't too deep for a couple of kilometer's during the low tide, before one meets the actual sea. However take the help of local fishermen to check the timings of high tides and low tides. Don't venture too far during the high tides.
A boat ride into the sea is also on the cards. Rates vary from Rs.50-Rs.100 per hour. A boat ride to confluence of Subarnarekha river with Bay of Bengal is a must visit.
If you are fish and sea food lover- buy some fresh goodies from the fishermen who sell their catch sometime between morning and noon time. A request to your hotel restaurant to prepare it should not go unheeded.
A visit to the Udaipur beach located near Talasari and Bichitrapur- a mangrove wetland should also be on your tick off list
Within Odisha, the nearest rail head is Jaleswar which is 36 KM from Talasari, but its recommended you get down at Balasore station, as one gets more options for travel to Talasari
If one is coming from West Bengal, the nearest rail head is Digha- one can hire a cab or auto to come to Talasari
Nearest Healthcare centre ,ATM and Petrol Pump is at Jaleswar , one can get good healthcare facilities at Balasore - its a major city in this part of Odisha. From the West Bengal side nearest ATM, Petrol pump is at Digha.
For travelling to nearby places in Talasari, its best one takes his own vehicle or book a cab from Digha or Balasore for the entire duration of their stay in Talasari.
One can visit Talasari all year round, the temperatures during summers can reach upto 40 degree Celsius and during winter's its a comfortable 14 degree Celsius. The rainy season and the winters are the preferred time's to visit Talasari.
Tourist have the option of staying in Balasore or Chandipur and make a day visit to Talasari. However if you want to stay at Talasari, your best bet is the OTDC Panthasala. The rooms are basic but decent, the location right at the beach gives it the brawny points.
There are other budget hotels in the vicinity offering decent accommodation.
Hotel Shree Inn is a very good budget hotel in Talsari
Address -Talasari Beach, Near New Digha, Chandaneswar, Bhograi, Balasore (Odisha)
Cell : 91 9614666666 / 91 9933119000
E Mail : email@example.com
They have an office at Asansol in West Bengal
Address - Uma Bhavan, New Colony, T.P. Road, Bhagatpara, Asansol (West Bengal) - 713303
Phone : 91 341 2301121/ 1122/ 1123
Fax : 91 341 2301122
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to Eat
The only restaurant in the area is the Bay Cuffe Restaurant- they offer sumptuous local cuisine.
Besides the restaurant of OTDC as well as the other hotels have well equipped kitchen and the food is generally very good and fresh.