Chilika lake is the Asia’s largest Brackish water Lake. Located at coastal region of Orissa state is at a distance of 100 Km from Bhubaneswar ( capital of Orissa ). The Chilika Lake is connected to see by 30 KM long irregular mouth with sand islands and low depth water areas. Chilika is famous for its migratory birds coming from distance places like Siberia in winter seasons. Other than bird watching Chilika is famous for boating , fishing and popular picnic spot for locals residing around Chilika
Approch to Chilika
There are two main places where tourist enter to Chilika. One is the Balugaon, Rambha area at a distance of 100 Km from Bhubaneswar and is connected by national highway number 5 and by main train route connecting Chennai and Howara ( stations Balugaon, Rambha, Chilika) . Buses are available from bus stops near the train stations to go up to the lake.
The other point where tourist visit Chilika is from Satapada side which is located close to the opening of Chilika to sea. Located at a distance of 48 Km from temple town of Puri. Many tourist visit this part of Chilika after visiting Puri temple and Konark Sun temple. Satapada being close to sea visitors can watch Dolphins swiming and jumping at this area. Motor boats operated by motor boat association are available here for boating.
Accommodation at Chilika
From Balugaon side of Chilika Orissa tourism Development Corporations Guest House Panthanivas is available at two places. One is at Barkul and other one is at Rambha.
Balugaon, Khurda - 752030
At/P.O. Rambha, Ganjam - 761028
Visit Orissa Govt tourism Development Corporation website Panthanivas.com for booking and other details.
There are few private hotels available at Balugaon for budget accomodations.
From Satapada side
Via Brahmagiri, Dist. Puri Pin : 752001
Phone : 06752 262077
|ARUN K GHOSH||18-11-2009|
|Please let me know road map from puri to chilka.|