(Last Updated on : 16/12/2016)
Paradip is a remarkable tourist spot in Odisha
Location of Paradip
Paradip is situated at the confluence of Bay of Bengal
and Mahanadi River
Geography of Paradip
Paradip is about 125 kilometres form Bhubaneshwar
and 94 kilometres from Cuttack
Demography of Paradip
According to the population census, Paradip had a population of 73,633. Males constituted 58% of the population and females 42%, due to rapid migration of young industrial workers to the area. Paradip has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 65%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. In 2009, the population of this town was estimated at 150,000. The rapid growth is attributed to the migration of workers following the expansion of the port, and establishment of major projects, like Indian Oil's Paradip Refinery.
Cuisines of Paradip
Sea food can also be greatly relished here. Popular deserts found here are small cakes known as 'pithas' and Chanapora. Paradip is also a significant commercial sea port of India. The time between the months of November and March is considered as best for visiting this beautiful tourist destination.
Tourism in Paradip
Paradip has a lot to offer to the tourists such as magnificent views of sunrise and sunsets, ancient temples and numerous beaches. The olive ridley turtles roaming around the beautiful beaches, an attractive lighthouse and a port enlisted among the largest ports of India. One of the most significant and popular activity of the place is fishing, but still the activity doesn't render much crowd. The most craved tourist attraction of Paradip is the confluence of Bay of Bengal and Mahanadi River which attracts a plethora of tourists from distant places. Another attraction is the Hukitola Building which displays rain harvesting system utilized in olden days. Tulasi Kshetra is also visited by a number of tourists which houses the Baladeva Temple and the Gahirmatha beach which presently serves as the breeding centre of Olive Ridley turtles. A few pilgrimage sites such as Jagganath Temple
and Hanuman Temple also grace this beautiful place. Other sites to be cherished in Paradip are Paradip Port, Light House, Marine Aquarium and Smurti Udyan.
Tourism in Odisha
Nature Tourism in Odisha
Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary
Temples of Odisha
Architecture of Muktesvara Temple