Situated at the confluence of the river Mahanadi and the Bay of Bengal, Paradip is a vibrant township and an island of excellence. It offers not only an efficient Deep Sea Port but also a few sights of tourist interest such as "Muhan" at Sector- 21, the 'Cavana' and the white sands of the Light House beach, the musical fountain at the sylvan gardens of "Smruti Udyan", the Officer's Club and Gopabandhu Stadium with swimming pool plus a host of other facilities, the 'Fourteen-Holes' golf course are the famous Paradip hospitality.
Housing facilities are provided to Port Users/Service Providers and State/Central Government employees in addition to the Port employees.
The Port has a good market complex along with many hotels and restaurants. Besides, the Port Trust has a Guest House having eighteen sea facing rooms at Sector-21 which is extensively used by various users of the Port.
A maritime museum and an aquarium equipped with 28 tanks consisting of a variety of marine and fresh water species of fish are the latest attractions for the visitors to the Port.