Paradip, the port town in Odisha has a lot to offer to the tourists such as magnificent views of sunrise and sunsets, ancient temples and numerous beaches.
Olive Ridley Turtles in Paradip
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 does not 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.
Hukitola Building in Paradip
Another attraction of Paradip is the Hukitola Building which displays rain harvesting system utilized in olden days.
Tulasi Kshetra in Paradip
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.
Temples in Paradip
Paradip has the pilgrimage destinations such as Jagannath Temple and Hanuman Temple.
Other Sites of Paradip
Other sites to be cherished in Paradip are Paradip Port, Light House, Marine Aquarium and Smurti Udyan.
Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary
Several tourist sites are also located at a little distance from Paradip. Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is situated nearby and spans over an area of 672 square kilometres. A vast variety of animals, including crocodiles, sea turtles, water monitor lizard and many more, and birds are the inhabitants of this sanctuary.
Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary
Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the edge of Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for Olive Ridley Turtles.
Paradip also has Ratnagiri and Udayagiri caves of pre historic era.
Beach Walk in Paradip
Paradip also offers the evening long walks along the aqua blue water of the beaches, lush green forests and natural creeks of Paradip can be immensely appeasing.
Camel Rides in Paradip
Camel rides on the beaches are also a fascinating experience. Adding to the charm of the beaches, the sun rises and sets picturing a spellbinding view of a golden beach. Boat safari along the mangrove forest can be a memorable experience in Paradip.
Cuisine 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.
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