Talasari beach at a glance:
Coordinates: 21°35’48 N 87°27’17 E
How to reach Talasari:
By flight: The nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose international airport at a distance of around 200 km from the beach. It is well connected by regular flights to all the major cities in the country, as well as internationally. You can hire a taxi from the airport to travel to Talasari.
By train:Nearest railway station is at Digha at a distance of 10 Km from the beach. You can then take a cycle rickshaw for the beach which takes about half an hour to reach at the cost INR Rs 80- 100. Recently, two new trains have been launched from Kolkata to Digha which is approximately 4 hours journey.
By road:Talasari beach can be reached by boats during the high tides, or you can simply walk across the dried river beds. It is around 10 km from Digha, and you can easily hire a rickshaw or a cab which will take you less than half an hour to reach.
What do you usually do when your psyche is yelling for rejuvenation’ You bump into a tranquil spot and just calm your senses down. This is exactly what you should do at this virgin beach.
Odisha – Special Cuisine
Odisha has food which is somewhat simple in structure and is similar to the cuisines of the areas around it, in its styles, elements, preparations and flavors. Rice, Coconut and Curd are the staple items of the platters here and you will find a number of versions of these making the platter rich, colorful and delicious. The food is mostly vegetarian but a number of areas have rich seafood added to their staple meals. The food here is prepared without using any oil and is hence considered to be quite natural and healthy. The popular delicacies of Oriya cuisine include Pakhala (a preparation of rice), Dali, Mandia Jau, Dahi Baigana, Dahi Machha, Dahi Bhindi (fried eggplant, fried fish, fried ladyfinger dipped in spicy yogurt sauce), Khatta, Aludum, Chungdi Malai, Baddi Chura as well as beverages like Bel Pana, Nabata Pana, both prepared with seasonal fruits. Other than these, the essentials in sweets are a variety of Pithas, Dahi Badi, Rasgulla, Chhenapodapitha, Gulab Jamun and lots more. Also, while in Orissa, do not miss the Mahaprasad of Jagannath Temple, which houses the largest kitchen in the world, and the grandeur of its servings add another dimension to Orissa’s cuisine. The food offered in temples as ‘Prasada’ is often locally known as Abadha.
What to eat in Talasari beach :
Local Food and Cuisine
The people around the Talasari beach relish rice, meat, chicken, fish and other sea foods. You can either pack your own food or buy some from Digha, where you’ll find some scrumptious Bengali cuisine. There is the Odisha Government Panthasala and some other alternatives for food and accomodation here.