Paradip is one of the quickly developing industrial areas in Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa. Paradip is at 125 km away from Bhubaneswar Airport and just around 95 km from the Cuttack Railway Station. The Paradeep Port makes Paradip one of the major seaport towns on India's east coast. It is also the oldest port in the state. After realizing the potential of Paradip, steel plants, alumina refineries, a petrochemical complex, thermal power plants are all being planned for the place. For those keen on knowing more about such industries, Paradip tourism has a lot to offer. For those who love admiring the beauty of nature, the expansive beach, the tropical sun, the green forests, the natural streams of water, all make it a paradise worth romancing with.
Tourist places in and around Paradip
The place is ideal for a family trip where one can go swimming or enjoy a stroll by the shimmering golden water of the Paradip Beach. Visitors can also relax in the clean and green Smurti Udyan, a garden dedicated to those who lost their lives when the cyclones of the late 1990s hit Paradip. The musical fountain is also worth a watch. The Gahirmatha Beach is home to a rare species of white crocodiles, and is famous for white monitor lizards, sea turtles, migratory birds as well as deer. The Bhitarkanika National Park, a forest with mangroves criss-crossed by rivers and streams, can take you a hundred years back in history when man, nature and animals lived in harmony. The variety of species of fish at Paradip's Marine Aquarium with 28 tanks will leave you with your mouth wide open in bewilderment. Tourists visiting Paradip's Jagganath Temple during the annual Car Festival are usually astonished to see people of all religions drawing the chariot of Lord Jagannath. Here, one can get a glimpse of a truly secular India.
Paradip Tourism presents the Light House and the Nehru Bunglow which is situated at around 12 km from Paradip. Hanuman Temple is one of the many attractions Paradip has to offer.
Lip-smacking Sea Food and Refreshing Drinks
Sea food will leave you wanting for more at any time during the day; fish and prawns are the best here. The Paradip Lassi or Gaveskar Lassi made from coconut is a drink that every visitor relishes. Order a plate of biryani at Delhi Darbar in the Madhuban Market Building and you'll be sure to ask for more. The Famous Biryani 99 gets the highest orders.
The climate in Paradip is divied into three main season, namely, summer, winter and monsoon. Summers are hot and humid and winters get very cold at Paradip.
How To Reach Paradip
It doesn’t matter if you get to the Bhubaneswar Airport or the Cuttack Railway Station, you can just get into a bus to Paradip. NH-5A links Paradip to all major cities of Orissa. As a matter of fact, Paradip is connected by rail; but everyone visiting the place prefers to get there via Bhubaneswar or Cuttack. November to March is considered the best season for touring here.