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Chilika Lake, Puri
(2.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Chilika Lake a part of your Puri vacation plans using our Puri tour planner.
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  • Must visit. Take the 3 hour ride and not the 4 hours. Pity they herd the dolphins. Ride to the mouth of the lagoon is breathtaking. The sea on the other side is a welcome surprise. 
  • The largest salt Water lake. many migratory birds visit here in winter time. you will get fresh and many types of sea food here. 
  • This lake is very vast and very clean. After 1.5 hours boat ride you are taken to a place where one can see Dolphins. We were fortunate to spot at least 6 dolphins. Also on the lake fronts one can enj...  more »