Talcer is not just a city and a municipality in the Angul District of Odisha; it is also the fastest growing industrial hub of India. It is situated 20 km away from Angul and 150 km away from Bhubaneswar. As per 2001 Census, Talcher had a population of 34984. The average literacy rate is 75%. Open-cast and underground mines, coal-based fertilizer plant, and thermal power station are the main industries here in Talcher. Rail and road are the best ways of reaching Talcher.
Places to Stay
Talcher has a few budget hotels such as Hotel Sakti International (Tariff - Rs. 515), Brundaban Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 650), and Razz Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 501).
The official language of Talcher is Oriya. The alternative languages spoken here are Hindi and English.
Some of the major local festivals of Talcher include Saraswati Puja, Kumbha Sankranti, and Konark Dance Festival in February, Rama Navami in April, Rath Yatra in July, and International Sand Art Festival in December.
Places of Interest
Dhenkanal (62.3 km), Rani Park (64 km), and Talcher Palace are some famous tourist spots situated near Talcher district.
How to Get There
Biju Patnaik International Airport (145 km) is the nearest airport to Talcher district.
Talcher Road Railway Station is the only station situated in this industrial town.
Buses ply to Talcher from cities such as Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Sunabeda, Sunki, Raipur, Damanjodi, and Patangi. Dolphin Bus Service is a good bus operator connecting to Talcher district at affordable bus tariffs. When you are booking your tickets through Ticketgoose.com, look out for bus ticket coupons and save money.