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Chilika Lake, Puri

2.8
#1 of 40 in Nature in Odisha
Flowing into the Bay of Bengal, Chilika Lake remains one of the largest lagoons in the world--it's also one of India's biggest wintering grounds for migratory birds. The lake and the surrounding area not only shelter a diverse ecosystem of threatened plants and animals, but also remain an important source of sustenance for the nearby villages and fisheries. Animal lovers can spend hours spotting over 160 species of birds, and lucky--and patient--watchers have a chance to see the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin here. Use our Puri trip planning site to arrange your visit to Chilika Lake and other attractions in Puri.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Very long ride water everywhere and nothing else, where u find peace even in the sound of engine and if u r lucky u might see some dolphins also.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    A very nice place being systematically ruined by tour operators. The Dolphines r chased by boatmen like police disturbing the calmness of entire area. Can easily see Dolphines and can have good dishes...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Chilka lake have seanic view of water and nature. On east cost Odisa India  brackish water lake founded and spreded over 1100 square km. , World's second largest coastal lagoon. Here hired motor boat ...  more »

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With Puri such a vital place of pilgrimage for Hindus across the world, and tourists keen to witness the festivities and engage with the history of the place, the city offers a good selection of accommodations to suit its varied list of visitors. In the dense collection of streets around the temple, a few guesthouses and hotels provide good access to the main urban points of interest. Down by the coast, you'll find a variety of hotels offering sea views, with budget options usually set a little further back from the golden sands than the upmarket choices.
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