Talcher, known for its coal reserves, is one of the fast growing industrial areas of Orissa. The establishment of Talcher Thermal Power Station, the largest coal-based Fertiliser plant, Heavy Water Plant and the Talcher Collieries have greatly enhanced the importance of the place. Dera colliery is the oldest mine here. The coalfields are managed by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL).
The nearest airport for approaching the places of interest in the district of Angul is at Bhubaneswar (160-km), which is connected with New Delhi , Calcutta , Chennai, Mumbai , Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Nagpur by boeing flights.
Talcher railway station on S. E. Railway.
20-km from Angul and 65-km from Dhenkanal , it is connected with N.H. 42 by N.H. 23 at Banarpal. Regular bus services are also available from here.
HOTELS & GUESTHOUSES
F.C.I. Guest House, Bikrampur
T.T.P.S. Guest House
Brundaban Lodge, Hatatota
Hotel Trisakti, Hatatota
Diamond lodge, Hatatota
Chandrika Lodge, Handidhua
Chhak Mahendra Lodge, Handidhua
Chhak Indrapuri Lodge, Nuabazar