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PARADEEP

PARADEEP, a major sea port of India for trade activities with a fine sea beach, is an enjoyable tourist resort – 94 km from Cuttack. Important pilgrim centre 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 60 km from Cuttack, Jhankad, houses the shrine of Goddess Sarala and the place is associated with poet Sarala Das, the first epic poet of Orissa.

How to get there : All three have regular bus service from Cuttack.

Where to Stay : Paradeep Port Trust’s Nehru Bungalow and Madhuban Guest House. Contact the Port Trust Chairman for booking. Hotel Aristocrat (Tel. 22091-94), Hotel Golden Anchor, Madhuban (Tel. 22647, 22648), Hotel Paradeep International (22547, 22951).

Kendrapara : Tulasi Lodge (Tel: 22498), Shrikrishna Lodge (Tel. 22571), Santosh Lodge, Rajshree Lodge (Tel: 23073) and Aram Lodge (Tel : 22319)

Exciting moments can also be had at the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. Sprawled over 672 square kilometres, it has a variety of animals in its mangrove forests criss-crossed by rivers and creeks. Know for crocodiles, sea-turtles (on the Gahirmatha beach) and water monitor lizards, it has r are white crocodiles. It is also a sanctuary for deer and migratory birds. One can also see 10th-11th century temples, sculptures, and mud-forts and pottery.

Accommodation is available at the Forest Inspection Bungalow and Interpretation Centre at Dangmal and Forest Rest House at Ekakula on Gahirmatha beach. Contact Divisional Forest Officer, Rajnagar, Dist, Kendrapara.

You may go to Bhitarkanika via Chandbali and Rajnagar which are 160 km and 100 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.

Assistance : Tourist Office, Cuttack, Tel: 612225.

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