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Chilika Lake, Puri

3.6
#1 of 53 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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  • This is Odissa 's one of the biggest tourist attraction which is a revenue booster for both the local village community and government,but grossly neglected. Such an iconic lake has multiple points fr...  more »
  • The place is very great. I enjoyed visiting and havving a closer look to different kind of migrating creatures  more »
  • Chilika lake is a must visit for Puri tourists. Best time to go to Satpara on Chilika lake is during the winter season where one can have boat ride and if luck favors might see dolphins. One can have ...  more »
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  • It is really a awesome place to visit. It has a breathtaking beautiful view and oh you get to see the dolphins. You can also go to the small islands in the lake and there ocean has really a totally different view that you get to see in beaches.
  • Take your loved ones along for a long long long boat ride. Be attentive or u may miss the river dolphins and the river terns would always keep u busy with your cameras. Don't forget to take a wide hat or else the sun can really be tricky.
  • I liked this lake. The boat rower also shows us some crabs,shells and pearls. We also saw small fishes jumping. I mainly enjoyed the sunset. I liked it.
  • Beautiful and serene atmosphere. Enjoy the boat rides but don't expect any spectacular views of dolphins which the lake authorities highlights. It's complete disappointment. All you get is a few glimpses of the fins of the dolphins and that too if you're lucky. Otherwise the boat ride is fascinating.
  • It was a great photography experience in the lake. It homes a great variety of migratory birds, especially in the months of January to February. Good boatmen to guide you and take you to best spots to click photos.
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