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Chilika Lake, Puri

Chilika Lake is a famous water body in the Indian state of Odisha. This lake flows through the districts of Puri, Ganjam, and Khurda. It is a large brackish water lagoon in the Indian subcontinent and one of the most important wetlands in the world. It offers shelter to a variety of avifauna. Over 160 species of birds, including the migratory birds, can be spotted at Chilika Lake. At present, it attracts a large number of visitors from the different corners of the country.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Chilika Lake is counted amid the important wetlands in the world because it provides shelter to a variety of birds
2) This lake is also the home of the Irrawaddy Dolphins. Chilika Lake is the only place in India where Irrawaddy Dolphins can be found
3) A major attraction lying close to Chilika Lake is Nalaban Island. This beautiful island was declared a bird sanctuary in the year 1973
4) Throughout the year, this place remains a delight for the bird watchers and nature photographers

 

Best Time To Visit:-
The best for visiting Chilika Lake is during the period between September-February. It is the duration when the various migratory birds can be spotted easily. Visitors can also spot the Irrawaddy Dolphins.

However, it is recommended that a visit during summer months should be avoided.

 

Reaching There:-
Chilika Lake is a famous tourist attraction that has never failed to lure visitors. People from different places visit this lake for spending some leisure time. It can be reached easily by hiring the service of the local transit like the bus, taxi, or auto.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Balugaon Junction/ Gangadharpur Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Bhubaneswar Airport

Best Time to Visit : October - January & May - June
Area : 1,100 km2
Other Attractions : Puri, The Nirmaljhara Waterfall & satpada.
Nearest Airport : Odisha
Nearest Railway Station : Chilika

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