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Paradeep Travel

Paradeep, a major seaport of India for trade activities with a fine sea beach, is an enjoyable tourist resort 94-km from Cuttack. Important pilgrim center Kendrapara is 65-km from Cuttack. Known as 'Tulasi Kshetra' it is famous for the temple of Lord Baladeva. A grand car festival is held here annually which draws a mammoth crowd. Also situated 60-km from Cuttack, Jhankad houses the shrine of Goddess Sarala and the place is associated with poet Sarala Das, and the first epic poet of Orissa. Exciting moment can also be had at the Bhitarkanika National Park. Sprawled over 367 square kilometers, it has a variety of animals in its mangrove forests crises-crossed by rivers and creeks. Known for crocodiles, sea turtles on the Gahirmatha beach and water monitor lizards, it has rare white crocodiles. It is also a Park for deer and migratory birds. One can also see 10th-11th century temples, sculptures, mud-forts and pottery.

Location: 94-km from Cuttack, Orissa
Places of Interest: Kendrapara & Jhankad
Main Attraction: Temple of Lord Baladeva & Car Festival
Excursions: Bhitarkanika National Park

Cuttack: 94-km Kendrapara: 65-km Jhankad: 60-km
Chandabali: 170-km via Cuttack Rajnagar: 110-km via Cuttack

Road: Regular bus services from Cuttack are available to reach Paradeep, Kendrapa and Jhankad. One may go to Bhitarkanika via Chandbali and Rajnagar, which are 170-km and 110-km respectively from Cuttack. Dangmal, the base, is three hours from both Chandbali and Rajnagar by motor launch. For motor launch, contact the DFO, Rajnagar, or Assistant Director, inland Water Transport, Chandbali.

Orissa Angul Balangir Balasore Berhampur Bhubaneswar Chandipur
Cuttack Jaipur Jaypore Joranda Kapilas Keonjhar
Khurda Konark Nuapada Paradeep Phulbani Puri
Ratnagiri-Lalitgiri-udayagiri Rayagada Rourkela Sambalpur Talcher Tikarapada
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