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(Chilika is also known as Chilka)
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State: Orissa
District: Puri, Khurda, Ganjam
Famous for/as: Lake
Languages: Oriya, Hindi
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 20 to 25°C, Winter 7 to 15°C
Altitude: 0 m
Pincode: 752037
STD code: 06756
The lagoon of Chilika is located in the Indian state of Orissa. Chilika is a very large lagoon that also has many small islands, located close to each other. This region is located in the Puri district in Orissa, and it is of tourist importance. During your trip to the region of Chilika, you can visit the spot where the Chilika Lake once was present. The region of Chilika can be classified as a wetland, which is home to many species of animals and birds. Many migratory birds fly to the region of Chilika during the peak season, and the region becomes a haven for bird watchers during this time. You can visit Chilika during this time and spot flamingoes and strokes in the wetlands. You can also see many turtles in the region.

There are many islands that are located quite close to each other, and these can be visited as well, as they make beautiful picnic spots. There are places of religious importance in Chilika as well, and the Island of Kalijai is a famous spot among pilgrims. This island has a temple that is dedicated to Goddess Kalijai, and this can be this site is crowded almost throughout the year.

You can also visit Nalabana Island and Nirmaljhara Island.
To visit and experience Orissa hassle-free, view Orissa tour packages.


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A Trip to the Island of Chilika

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Jan 30, 2012
A visit to the Chilika islands is certainly a treat for nature lovers. The call of the birds, the beauty of the lagoon, the stunning visage of vast marshes and small islands make it a wonderful getaway.
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