Chilika Lake


Chilika, the largest brackish water lake in Asia, is an ornithologist’s paradise. Situated in the extreme South of Puri and extending up to the district of Ganjam, Chilika has remained an all-time favourite with visitors. The beauty of the lake with a serene atmosphere, blue expanse of water, green hills and about 150 species of migratory birds, varieties of weed, insects, and amphibians make it one of its kind. Both Satapada and Barkul is 110 km from Bhubaneswar. From the Satapada side one can see rare Irrawady dolphins and the sea mouth, which is increasing the salinity of the lake. From the Barkul side one can see Kalijai temple/Island, Nalabana Bird Sanctuary, Breakfast Island, Honeymoon Island. Others Islands are Birds Island, Parikuda Island etc.