Baliharchandi – Famous for goddess Harachandi’s temple, the mouth of the river Bhargavi into the sea and the sea beach.
Goddess Harachandi temple is at a distance of 25 km from Puri. It is situated on the side of the sea where the river from Atharnala(Branch of river Bhargavi) entered into the sea near Harachandi temple. It is the best place for a picnic. In the side of Harachandi temple, there was only one old route from Puri to Decan via Chilka lake.
This beach is very famous and known for the shrine of Goddess Harachandi. It is situated at about 27 Km from the city it is a lonely and beautiful beach and its meandering sand dunes is quite enchanting.
Famous for goddess Harachandi’s temple, the mouth of the river Bhargavi into the sea and the sea beach.
Also, visit the Temple of Goddess HaraChandi :
The temple of Goddess Baliharachandi is another must-visit destination for all coming to Baliharachandi Beach. It is located close to the beachside on a sandy hill and pays homage to Goddess Durga in her Eight-Armed (Asta-Bhuja) form. Goddess is worshipped here in her avatar of ‘Baliharachandi Mata’. It is believed that the deity protects the fishermen and the helmsman from danger.
When to Visit Baliharchandi?
If you planning to visit Jagannath Dham Puri in particular then, the perfect time to plan would be during the winters, from November to February. The temperature during these months stays between a pleasant 12C to 29C. This season is also perfect for the light traveler as the pleasant winter weather demands only light woolens. Summers at Baliharachandi are scorching and humid, with the minimum temperature hovering near 23C and maximum temperature striving to touch a high of up to 40C. Monsoons would be the second best choice of the season to visit this beach as the place receives moderate rainfall.
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