Chilika (Satapada)

Chilika is largest brackish water estuarine Lake of Asia. It sprawls over an area of 1100 sqkms. Covering parts of three districts of Odisha i.e Puri on the East, Khurda on the North and Ganjam on the South. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World. Satapada is one of the most popular tourist place of Odisha. Irrawady Dolphins are major attraction of Satapada. Apart from that the scenic of Sea Mouth, Islands like Nalabana, Honeymoon, Breakfast & Rajhans attract large number of tourists throughout the year. It has the second largest congregation of migratory Birds in the world after Lake Victoria in Africa. It is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent. In Winter the migratory birds come from as far as the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, Aral Sea and other parts of Russia, Kirghiz Steppes of Mangolia, Central& South-East-Asia, Ladakh and the Himalayas. Cruise in Chilika at Satapada is interesting. The lake is home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals. The lake is an ecosystem with large fishery resources. It sustains more than 150,000 fisher folk living in 132 villages on the shore and islands. One can enjoy the taste of variety of fishes, Prawns & crabs here. Bird-watchers or nature-lovers, young or old, Chilika has a lot to offer everyone. One can also visit the Temple of Maa Kalijai from Satapada by Boat.

also visit the Temple of Maa Kalijai from Satapada by Boat.

District Headquarter : Puri
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Puri
Nearest Airport : Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar
How to Reach :
By Road, The distance from Nearest Airport at Bhubaneswar to Chilika at Satapada is 110 Kms and from Nearest Railway Station at Puri to Chilika at Satapada is 50 Kms. Regular Bus and Taxi services are available from these cities to Chilika at Satapada.
Best Time : October to March (Winter Season)
Contact Person : Bijaya Kumar Jena (District Tourist officer)
Contact Person Phone : 06752-222664

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *