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Balasore


  Balasore
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balasore, the headquarters of the district, was an important maritime town in medieval period. It carried its trade activities through the river Budhabalanga. Some portions of the town were occupied by the French and the Dutch which were named as "Farasidinga" and "Dinamardinga". The ruins of the foreign possessions still exist. Balasore serves as the most convenient base for touring the various places of interest in the district. The Temple of Mahadev Baneswar is one of the main places of tourist interest in Balasore.