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 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

  • 54.9% of people who visit Puri include Chilika Lake in their plan

  • 58.06% of people start their Chilika Lake visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Chilika Lake

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

93.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chilika Lake

People normally club together Govardhan Peth and Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary while planning their visit to Chilika Lake.

People also prefer to end their day with Chilika Lake.

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

Chilika Lake Trips

Chilika Lake, Puri Reviews

  • It's the biggest lake of India. It's water is salty as it is connected to the Bay of Bengal. Very nice place to travel. Winter is the best time to go there. Dolphins are seen within the lake. Boats are available to go inside. Many beautiful birds come here from many countries during the winter.

  • Great place but due to some internal fight the dolphin ferry starts further away from dolphin habitat. So it is a long ride. Rates for boats with red crab (mostly in a basket) dolphin is ₹ 3250. One boat per family, no sharing with others. So better to go in big groups. 6 people per boat.

  • Biggest fresh water lake, as due to rains and dirty water dolphins were not seen. Money saving tip: Go for 850 rs boat and ask the boating guy to take to more points by giving him 250 rs additional. Dolphins eat fish which in turn moved in fresh water after rains.

  • Nice beach... enjoyed... water is more salty compare to other beaches, hard to take bath but once in a while it's good to go n have yourself relaxed.

  • 1. Good to visit in winter. 2. Makes your trip better with dolphin sightings (if you are lucky enough). 3. Nice boat rides. 4. Must not go for fake gem-stones. 5. Satpada point is better for dolphin sightings.

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