Play with Dolphins or Camp at the largest Water Lagoon in Asia!

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Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Tanushree Patwa

Chilika is Asia's largest brackish salt water lake, which extends from Bhusandpur to Rambha-Malud, separated from the Bay of Bengal by a long narrow strip of sand and marshy islands. Some islands like Nalabana, Somolo and Rajahansa inhabited by fishermen families are prominent destinations for boat trips.

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Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why travel to Chilika?

Chilika is home to a phenomenal variety of migratory and nesting birds - over 160 species in the peak season with birds such as flamingos, pelicans, white bellied sea eagles, sand pipers flying from Iran, Central Asia and Siberia. Playful Irrawady dolphins are one of the major attractions at Chilka, which are often spotted around Satpada Island. Satpada, surrounded by lagoon on all the three sides, attracts the visitors to its beautiful 30 km stretch of sand beach and offers mesmerising views. You can also take boat rides and go to the nearby islands.

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Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Tanushree Patwa

Cuisine on offer

Chilika Dhaba or Chilka Sea Food Dhaba in Khurda is famous for its Sea food. Chung Wah Restaurant offers delectable Chinese, Asian soups and vegan options. And if you want to try Italian or want to sit and sip on some shakes or coffee in a quiet corner, you can try Honey Bee Bakery and Pizzeria!

Getting to Chilika Lake

By Flight

Chilika Lake does not have an airport. Nearest airport is in Bhubaneswar (95km)

By Train

You can easily get trains to Chilika Lake from some of the major cities of the country.

By Bus

There are no direct bus routes from major cities to Chilika Lake. But, the neearest bus stand is Satapada, which is just 28 km away.

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Photo of Chilika Lake, Odisha, India by Tanushree Patwa

Accommodation

Chilika Lake Island Camp, Satapada

Price: 5000/-

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Photo of Chilika Lake Eco Camp, Satapada, Odisha, India by Tanushree Patwa

The Chariot Resort & Spa, Puri 

Price: 3239/-

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Photo of Puri, Odisha, India by Tanushree Patwa

Pramod Convention & Beach Resort, Puri 

Price: 9792/-

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Photo of Pramod Convention and Club Resort, Cuttack, Odisha, India by Tanushree Patwa

Mayfair Waves, Puri

Price: 7600/-

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Photo of MAYFAIR Waves, Puri, Puri, Odisha, India by Tanushree Patwa
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