Marichpur Bandar (port) of British era, which has immense potential for tourist attraction.
Marichpur is a Village in Balikuda Tehsil in Jagatsinghapur District of Odisha State, India. It is located 39 KM towards South from District head quarters Jagatsinghpur. 19 KM from Balikuda. 71 KM from State capital Bhubaneswar
This traditional port is in ruins and is heading for virtual eclipse.
Thousands of local fishermen, whose ancestors depended on the port for fishing and other livelihood activities, have appealed to restore Marichpur Bandar to its past glory. The environmentalists have also demanded its facelift for tourism promotion.
A small forest island at Bandar village near the port was attracting thousands of migratory birds from Siberia from December to February every year.
State Government for tourism promotion of the port and a proposal was submitted for development of pathway, jetty repairing, boating facilities, supply of drinking water and electricity, construction of boundary wall and plantation inside the port area.