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Chilika Lake, Puri

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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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  • The lake is basically a brackish water lagoon on the bank of Bay of Bengal, located near Puri and spread to Rambha of Ganjam district of Orissa. It's the largest in India and 2nd largest coastal lagoo...  more »
  • Totally worthy the visit. I booked the boat trip with the local tourism board and it was fantastic, very cheap and around 4 hours long. We saw dolphins and had a lovely day around the lake.  more »
  • Nice place, one can actually see the lake and sea union. Please do not litter the lake with human dump as it is a protective site. Famous for its bottlenose dolphins, u can also get a look of those mu...  more »