Bhadrak is the administrative headquarters of Bhadrak District
. It is an ancient town situated on the
National Highway 5
, at a distance of 68 km to the south-west of Baleswar
Major land mark of the town is the Bhadrkali Goddess Temple, after which it had derived its name. Other places worth visiting in the neighborhood include Aradi, Dhamnagar,
Bhitarkanika, Ankhandalamani Temple, Dhamara, Chandabali, Bhadrakali and Dapanaikani.
Nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar. Bhadrak Railway Station is on the Cuttack-Baleswar line.