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Well I honestly didn’t know such a place existed until last year in December, when my dad planned a trip there. Cannot say I was too excited, but it turned out to be pretty fun.

Talasari Beach is not one of the most famous beaches in Orissa (Odisha), India, but I guess it has its own charm (that isn’t helped by the Panthashala there (the government owned hotel). It is situated in northern Orissa, in Balasore. Getting there is a bit difficult and we took a train from Bhubaneswar to Jaleswar town, and then had to take a three wheeler all the way to Talasari. That’s a long way to go. Took us three to four hours on the three-wheeler.

If you plan on visiting Talasari and hope to stay in the Panthashala (which is very close to the beach), come early so that you can choose your own room and insist on having a good one. Our experience on this front, was regrettably, not too good.

However, the beach is another matter. Talasari beach is a receding one, so that means that you have to take a boat to get to the other side of the bridge when the water levels are up, but when they are down, you can walk right across.

We went in the daytime on a boat. After crossing to the other side, we walked a bit further to the left and found a piece of land cut off from the rest because it was separated by water. We just took our shoes off and walked through the watery strip (yeah you can do that because the water reaches your calves). But that was the best part, because there were thousands and thousands of pretty little crabs on the beach. And they were bright red!

Anyhow, here are some pictures of the trip and the crabs. 😀