Paradip is a small coastal town in Orissa, which overlooks the Bay of Bengal. The famous Paradip Port is situated close to the Paradip Beach. This seaport is well-equipped for handling all types of cargo, such as iron ore and thermal coal. Another major sightseeing option in the region is the Baladeva temple that is regarded as one of the five major religious sites in Orissa.
Jhankad is another prime attraction in Paradip, which is known for an ancient Sarala temple, dedicated to Goddess Sarala. This temple is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre where Raja Sankranti and Sri Mahabishuba Sankranti are celebrated grandly. Paradip is popular for the Bhitarkanika National Park that is a natural habitat of several rare reptiles like white crocodiles and salt water crocodiles.
Gahirmatha Beach, a part of the Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary, is also situated near Paradip. It is famous for the annual migration of Olive Ridley sea turtles along with rare white crocodiles. The Hanuman temple, Lighthouse, Jagganath temple, Smurti Udyan, Marine Aquarium and Nehru Bungalow are some of the other attractions in the town.