Chilika Lake, Puri

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About Chilika Lake, Puri

Chilika Lake, Puri - Address

Address: Chilika, Satapada, Khordha District, Puri 752001, India

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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Water Body, Leisure, Family And Kids, Lake, Nature, Bird Watching

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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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  • Sun will irritate you for a while, but as it goes down you'll feel something different. Cool waves, calm and peace unless a crowded city. Loved it, the first time I went.

  • Awesome place. Take the boat ride for dolphin watching. We have seen plenty. There are many birds too. Taste local food. It is awesome.

  • Awesome experience, watching the dolphins in their natural habitat. The boat driver was very well mannered and helpful with a cheery attitude. The lake seemed never ending. Good to see that it was really clean, with no plastic bags or cola tins.

  • Place to visit. Suggest to go by early boats around 6-7AM where one can enjoy the sunrise over the water. Also dolphins come nearer when crowd is less. One day visit to Chilka is good.

  • Nice tourist attraction. Please only visit during winters, that's only when one can enjoy the nature and birds around.visiting any another season is totally waste

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