How to Reach Paradip
The nearest Domestic Airport is Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar, roughly three hour drive from Paradeep. The Airport has regular domestic and international flights to many major cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
The nearest Railway Station is Cuttack Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of Orissa and is 82 Kms from the town. It is linked with the cities like New Delhi, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Bangalore, Mysore, Lucknow, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Puri and Ahmedabad.
Paradeep is 14 Kms from Jadupur, 24 Kms from Silipur, 33 Kms from Mahakalparha, 71 Kms from Ratanpur, 83 Kms from Cuttack, 105 Kms from Bhubaneswar, 129 Kms from Puri, 129 Kms from Dhenkanal, 157 Kms from Bijadiha and 193 Kms from Angul through Orissa State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) and some private travel services.
Distance Charts to Paradip
- Bhubaneswar to Paradip 1 hour 42 mins105 km
- Cuttack to Paradip 1 hour 14 mins83.1 km
- Konark to Paradip 1 hour 49 mins112 km
- Puri to Paradip 2 hours 10 mins129 km
Best time to visit Paradip
The best season to visit Paradeep is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for visiting the places of interest in Paradeep. The best months to visit are October, November, December, February and March.
Summer season in Paradip
The summers in Paradeep are hot and generally avoided by the tourists. The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till May. Temperature ranges between 19 0C – 45 0C during these months.
Monsoon season in Paradip
Paradeep experiences monsoon between the months of June to September. Moderate rainfall is the characteristic of the season and light cotton clothes are just enough for the city weather.
Winter season in Paradip
The Month of December marks the start of winter season in Paradeep. Temperature ranges between 50C – 220C. Winters last till February in Paradeep. This is one of the best seasons to visit Paradeep as the place seems washed and beautiful after the rains. The temperature remains ideal to enjoy nature.
Events and Festivals in Paradip
All important festivals are celebrated with much pomp and show in Paradeep. Festivals in Paradeep provide yet another reason to celebrate “Life” to the natives.
Rath Yatra: Rath Yatra, also known as Car festival of Lord Jagannath is a very prominent festival of Paradeep city. Ratha Yatra is popular for its distinctive culture. One of the unique customs of this Yatra is women pulling the Ratha of Maa Subhadra and the devotees gather from every corner of the country to enjoy this festival.
Maker Sankranti: Maker Sankranti is a beautiful festival of the city and is celebrated with great rejoice. It is a celebration of the occasion of the ascent of the sun to the north.
Ganesh Festival or Ganesh Chaturthi: This festival is held in the months of August-September and is one of the famous festivals in Paradeep. It is celebrated with immense passion.
Diwali: One of the most important festivals of Hindus, Diwali, is also well known by the name of “Festival of Lights” or Deepavali. It is celebrated in the month of October or November. Diwali in Paradeep is celebrated with pomp and show. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this festival.
Dussehra: It is another festival that is keenly celebrated in Paradeep. It generally falls in the month of October or November and marks the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana. It signifies the victory of good over evil.