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

  • Very serene place to visit with friends and family . People try to sell the gems at a very high price . Beware ! Don't fall prey to them . They will say that it's very rare and all but don't buy any of it. Rest everything was very pleasant and pleasurable . From there you will be taken to a beach island which is far from Hussle bustle of the town as well as tourist . Enjoy every moment there as you won't find any peaceful place than that .

  • One of the best lakes in India and it connects ocean too. Awesome journey by boat to the island. Lot of fresh fish fry available. It is clean and neat. Best place for an outing with your family. Enjoy your time tickets are expensive for boating which gets you to the Island.

  • One of the biggest lakes in India, Chilika Lake offers breathtaking views of the clear water, birds, fishes, dolphins and the big stretches of land around it, with a nice island in the middle. Authorities should ensure that they maintain the area routinely, in order to entice tourists from various parts.

  • It is one of the best travel locations in odisa. Here during winter specially you can notice plenty of migratory birds. The best thing here is the calmness of the place which makes it a perfect location.

  • Boating in this vast lake is truly a memorable experience. Very calm and serene with dolphin sightings. Must visit for everyone. A simple restaurant on an island in the lake offers food and makes for a decent picnic of sorts.

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