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Why Every Indian Ought to Take Pride in these 6 Indian Ports!

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India is one of the fastest growing economies on  earth. Her ports are testimony to India's advances in trade, commerce and international relations. Marvellous feats of engineering and construction, India's ports are world class and some of the busiest in the world!

Why Every Indian Ought to Take Pride in these 6 Indian Ports!:

  1. Mangalore (Karnataka)
  2. Paradip (Odisha)
  3. Kochi (Cochin) (Kerala)
  4. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  5. Kandla (Gujarat)
  6. Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)

Day 1. Eco-friendly all-weather port at Mangalore

Eco-friendly all-weather port at Mangaloresource: www.skyscrapercity.com/

New Mangalore Port is a the deep-water, all-weather port at Panambur, Karnataka. It is the only major port of Karnataka and is currently the seventh largest port in India. This port is operated by New Mangalore Port Trust. It was formally inaugurated on May 4, 1974 by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi. After multiple renovations, this port is today well-known for it's modern technology and eco-firendly design. It specializes in handling LPG gas cargo from the Middle East. 

HolidayIQ scout Omkar says, "The Panambur Beach is a very clean beach. It's a kind of Port where you can see huge and awesome ships. You can even enjoy the awesome sunset. It's a pleasant time to spend with friends and families. Near about to Makar Sankranti the International Kite festival is held over there which is even epic moment. And overall its time to enjoy."

Day 2. The busy Paradip port

The busy Paradip port
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Paradip port is an artificial, deep-water port on the East coast of India in the Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha. It is built at the confluence of the Mahanadi river and the Bay of Bengal. Paradip also has a coal plant which uses many of the ports' facilties. The port is managed by the Paradip Port Trust, an autonoomous body under the Government of India. 

HolidayIQ scout Arunabha says, "Paradeep is a good holiday spot for 2 nights with a beautiful beach, a marine aquarium,fishing harbor of course one of the largest port , Lord Jagannath Mandir and overall a clean town with star as well as budget hotels "

Day 3. With historic significance, Kochi Port

With historic significance, Kochi Port
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Kochi Port is a major port on one of the most ancient sea shipping routes. This was a major port to ships from Arabia crossing the Indian ocean. The port lies on two islands in the Lake of Kochi: Willingdon Island and Vallarpadam Ships traverse the Fort Kochi river mouth opening onto the Laccadive Sea. The port, is the largest container transshipment facility in India. 

HolidayIQ tourist Antony says, "Cochin is famous for its scenaries. The view from the city towards the arabian sea is uncomparable. The boat cruise is unforgettable. The views from the cruise vessel such as the new container transhipment terminal, The cochin Port the chinese net surrounded by green banyan trees , the jungar and ferry sherry arrange services are superb. The trip to sea is marvellous." 

Day 4. Pinnacle of technological innovation and administrative skill, Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Mumbai

Pinnacle of technological innovation and administrative skill, Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Mumbai
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Jawaharlal Nehru Port, also known as Nhava Sheva, is the largest container port in India. Accessed via the Thane Creek from the Arabian Sea, the port derives its name from the Nhava and Sheva villages that were situated here. This port is also the terminal of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor proposed by Indian Railways. Established on May 26, 1989, Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP) has revolutionized the port sector in India by setting a new benchmark in terms of technological innovation and administrative skill. 

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Day 5. The Kandla Port in Kutch, Gujarat

The Kandla Port in Kutch, Gujarat
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Kandla Port Trust is a seaport in Kutch District of Gujarat state in western India, near the city of Gandhidham. Located in the Gulf of Kutch, it was constructed in the 1950s as the chief seaport serving western India, after Karachi Port went to Pakistan during partition. Crude Oil imports is the main cargo handled at Kandla along with other non POL cargo. 

HolidayIQ guru Basab Ray Choudhary says, "Kandla is famous for its Port. This Port was built in 1950 in Gulf of Kutch. The Port hands oil, ore, fertiliser, general cargo. Cargo volume wise Kandla is one of the biggest Port in India. Kandla is having a decent township where school, market, hospital and other civic facilities have been developed."

Day 6. The Port at Haldia

The Port at Haldia
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Haldia is being developed as a major trade port for Calcutta (Kolkata), intended mainly for bulk cargoes. The industrial city has several major factories, including major International Petrochemicals Companies. The Haldia Township is bordered by the Haldi River an offshoot of the Ganges River. The port is connected to the Bay of Bengal via the Hoogly river. 

HolidayIQ Guru Debayan says, "Visiting the dock of the Kolkata port trust is a must. You can hover around and find out the ships and vessels parked around the dock. Try to visit the dock in the evening to have a wonderful view and experience the awesome sunset. Try to carry sunglasses and umbrella if you are travelling in the afternoon."

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