Sprawling over an area of 1,100 square kilometers, Chilka (also Chilika) is the queen of natural beauty and the largest brackish water lake in Asia. It attracts a huge of tourists for boating, bird watching, and fishing. In winter Chilika a flutters with many of aboriginal and migratory birds of several varieties from far and near, even from the distant Siberia. The marvelous beauty of Chilika can be enjoyed from Barkul, Balugaon, Rambha and Satpada. The ambiance around is just serene and undisturbed amidst evergreen range of hills on one side and the blue expanse of water on the other. Dotted with a number of charming islands, a cruise in Chilika will be a lifetime memory. If you want to visit this city, then explore the Chilka holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in and get the best offer for Chilka tour.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm
Late November To Mid-February
It is a famous as a centre of religious worship because of the temple of Goddess Kalijai is, where the big fair is held on the occasion of 'Makara Sankranti' (that occurs in January every year).
Nalabana Island in Chilika Lagoon is a major bird watching region and forms the core area of the bird sanctuary. You can spot a variety of migratory birds during the harsh winter season back in Siberia and Iran.
Situated on the eastern shore of the lake, this island is bounded by the lagoon on three sides and therefore, offers an excellent view of the Chilika Lagoon. One of the major attractions of Satpada is 'Irrawaddy Dolphins'.
This island is situated in the Rambha Bay near the Sankuda Island. It is just 5 KM awat from Rambha Jetty. Also known as "Barkuda Island", the British used this Island for the purpose of picnic. The waters surrounding the island are very clear an abundant bed of green and red macro algae growing on the bed.
It is a group of composite Islands constitute the Garh Krishnaprasad Block and are excellent spots for nature lovers. During the winter season, it becomes an avian grandeur.
Located about 11 KM away from Rambha, this place has earned name as an ideal place of pilgrimage and picnic. A stream that emerges out from the feet of a Vishnu image enhances the importance and sanctity of the place.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Breakfast Islands, Birds Island, Becon Island, Somolo And Dumkudi, Chourbar Island, Manikpatna, Sand-Bar and Mouth of Chilika Lagoon and Banpur etc.