Chakrada is a small village near the coastal city of Balasore, known for its strategic importance and proximity to important towns and cities across the border in West Bengal such as Kharagpur, Medinipur and Digha. Balsore lies at a distance of 39 km. The Bay of Bengal coast is at a distance of 23 km, from where one can catch the magnificent view of the sun rise.
Places to Stay
There are a lot of good budget hotels in Balasore. Some of the options which are worth a try are Anandamayee Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Panthanivas – Panchalingeswar (Tariff – Rs. 900), Moonlight Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Hotel Shubham (Tariff – Rs. 900) among others.
The official language of the area is Oriya. Hindi and Bengali are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Puja in August-September, Durga Puja in September-October and Diwali/Kali Puja in October-November.
Places of Interest
The village does not have destinations of tourist attraction. However, the city of Balasore differs in this respect. The main attractions of the city are the famous sea resort called Chandipur-on-sea, Kshirachora Gopinath Temple, Panchalingeswara Temple and the tomb of Sufi saint Bhujakhia Pir.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Sonari Airport in Jamshedpur in neighbouring Jharkhand at a distance of 201 km.
Baleshwar Railway Station is the major railway station at a distance of 37 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the town to different cities in the region. Online bus booking site like Ticketgoose.com provides tickets with best deals.