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Chilika Lake, Puri

2.8
#2 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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  • Went to chilika with a lot of ecpectation .. to.see birds . We were there in 1 st week of dec . A lot of cheating happens ... like we brought the ticket where we were told that the boatman will drop u...  more »
  • We were on a family holiday in Puri and decided to visit Chilika Lake. The moment our car pulled over at the porch, a boy came in haste, asking how many people ? 'jaldi karo nahi to boat sari chali ja...  more »
  • Its a nice place to visit , keep at least most of the day for it , its about an hour out of Puri, an early start is definitely recommended, We reached the Satapada deck by 10 am, lots of boats there. ...  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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