Paradip Beach – Odisha
Popular for its “clear blue water and surrounded by a green forest” is a scenic beach in Odisha known as Paradip Beach. This splendid beach is located in town called Paradip/Paradeep in the Jagatsinghpur district. In addition, this beach is also situated at the confluence of the river Mahanadi and the Bay of Bengal. Furthermore, this beach is renowned for providing for magnificent views of the setting sun as also for a temple called TulasiKshetra.
How to reach the Paradip Beach
- By train:
The nearest railway station is located in Cuttack at a distance of 95 km. The Cuttack Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach then the ideal starting points would be Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Patna, and Kolkata.
- Via Bhubaneswar:
There are two routes from Bhubaneswar to this beach, and they are via Cuttack Paradip Road and via NH-16 and NH-53.
2. Via Cuttack:
There are two routes from Cuttack to this beach, and they are via Cuttack-Paradip Road and via NH-16 and NH-53.
3. Via Puri:
There are three routes from Puri to this beach, and they are via NH-316 and Cuttack Paradip Road, via Cuttack Paradip Road, and via SH-60 and Cuttack Paradip Road.
4. Via Patna:
There are three routes from Patna to this beach, and they are via NH-19, via NH-19 and NH-16, and via NH-22 and NH-19.
5. Via Kolkata:
There is one route from Kolkata to this beach, and it is via NH-16.
- By air:
The closest airport is located in Bhubaneswar at a distance of 125 km. The Bhubaneswar Airport is well connected to major cities in the country.
Climate and the best time to visit the Paradip Beach
The climate at this beach during the summer season which begins in March and ends in May is extremely hot with the mercury rising to about 45 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon season which begins in June and ends in September can vary from “medium to heavy”. On the other hand the winter season which begins in December and ends in February is extremely pleasant with the mercury dropping to as low as about 12 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beach is from December to February during winter.
Things/activities to do
There are a few things/activities to do found in and around this beach worth exploring. They are as follows
A lighthouse is located on this beach that comprises of the latest differential global positioning system.
A garden dedicated to the victims of the 1999 super cyclone is located in close proximity to this beach. Furthermore, this garden is renowned for a musical fountain which is worth watching.
3. Paradip Marine Aquarium:
In close proximity to this beach lies a popular marine aquarium called the ParadipMaraine Aquarium. Apparently, this aquarium possesses about 28 tanks comprising of a variety of fish species.
Word of Caution
A few areas at this beach have been identified as unsafe for swimming hence one must take note of the restricted areas before indulging in any kind of water activity at this beach.