Chilika Lake

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  • Address: Chilika, Satapada, Khordha District, Puri 752001, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Water Body, Leisure, Family And Kids, Lake, Nature, Bird Watching

Chilika Lake - Review

The attraction is a brackish water lagoon and is the largest water lagoon in India, and the second largest in the world. The lake is home to a large number of plant and animal species, and the largest wintering floor to migratory birds. Nalban Island, within the water lagoon is the main area of the Ramsar designated wetlands. Other smaller islands like Honeymoon Island, Beacon Island and Breakfast Island are also there for visit. The open air, and picturesque flora and fauna of the lake are allure for eco-tourism.

Another popular activity for which tourists come here for a visit is for watching dolphin. And believe it! It is an enchanting site to watch out for. As your boat cut across the water of the lake, you will see dolphins diving through the water guiding you to the right path. However, dolphins can be best watch if you come between November and February.

Hence, plan your trip accordingly so that you don’t miss out these mesmerising sites of the lake.

Chilika Lake Information

  • Avoid monsoon season as you won’t be able to see the other nearby islands.

Chilika Lake Ticket Prices

  • Ferry ride have different prices as per hours. Ask the authority about the details.

Chilika Lake Opening and Closing Hours

  • Daylight hours are the best time to visit the lake.

How To reach Chilika Lake by Public Transport

  • By hired car

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TripHobo Highlights for Chilika Lake

  • Chilika Lake Address: Chilika, Satapada, Khordha District, Puri 752001, India
  • Chilika Lake Timing: 24-hrs
  • Chilika Lake Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Chilika Lake(preferred time): 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Chilika Lake: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Chilika Lake

  • 95% of people who visit Puri include Chilika Lake in their plan

  • 52.97% of people start their Chilika Lake visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Chilika Lake

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

92.07% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chilika Lake

People normally club together Sudarshan Crafts Museum and Odisha State Museum while planning their visit to Chilika Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Chilika Lake, Puri Reviews

  • You need to travel via a steamer boat or ferry through the lake... Go through the different islands here.... Don't prefer a wooden country side boat...

  • It's is a very beautiful lake with breathtaking view and clear get to see few migratory birds and also dolphins.however dolphins are a rare scene you don't get a view all round the year.I went around October and just got a glimpse of them.Also the island which promises a view of red crabs is also not available at that time and they just show it to you in a basket.and they try to sell pearls and other stones I don't know if you really should fall for them,I did ;).

  • The Place is so Lovely and Beautiful here you can see Dolphin and the merging of 3 Rivers If you are lucky then you may be able to see them very near to your Boat and after that if you are a Non-Vegitarian then you can have your Lunch on an Island where the fishes will be fresh, just taken out from the water and then you cam choose which one do you want then they will COOK it and serve you.

  • It is really a awesome place to visit. It has a breathtaking beautiful view and oh you get to see the dolphins. You can also go to the small islands in the lake and there ocean has really a totally different view that you get to see in beaches.

  • Good to enjoy with friends. Charges are a bit high for a boat and also you will have to ask for life jackets on extra cost. Safety is a big concern

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