Chilika (Satpada)

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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.

Photo Gallery

  • Maa Kalijai
    Maa Kalijai Temple
  • Dolphin Chilika
    Chilika Boat
  • Birds
    Migratory Birds

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Airport is Biju Pattnaik International Air Port at Bhubaneswar 110 Km

By Train

Nearest Railway Station is Puri 50 Km from Temple. Regular direct train services are available from Puri to many cities in India, including Bhubaneshwar, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata , Patna etc

By Road

Regular Bus, Taxi and Auto Services are available from Bhubaneswar .

Stay

Puri is equipped with all types of Accommodations starting from Home stay , Lodging House, budget Hotels to star Hotels. OTDC owned Pathanivas is one of the best located Hotels of Puri. Besides there is Nilachal Bhakta Nivas and Shree Gundicha Bhakta Nivas managed by Shree Jagannath Temple Administration at Grand Road is very close to Shree Jagannath Temple.