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Chilika Lake

Chilika Lake (India)

Practical information on Chilika Lake

  • Lake
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
45 km from Puri by bus
When to go
November through February
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Chilika Lake

Seasoned Traveller
17 written opinions

The largest lagoon in Asia, Lake Chilika and the many birds and dolphins that live there invite relaxation and serenity!

My suggestion:
Go for a boat ride on the lake, and maybe you'll get to see some dolphins!
My review

During my stay in India, a little side trip to Lake Chilika gave me a whole new perspective of the subcontinent. Mostly visited by Indian tourists, it's worth a visit! Despite the efforts of our boatman, we didn't see the famous Irrawaddydolphins. Nevertheless, we saw lots of birds. We also got to walk on a strip of land that separates the lake from...the Bay of Bengal!

Lake Chilika is full of beauty, and inspires travelers to contemplation.. This huge expanse of water stretches as far as the eye can see, and it would be easy to think that it's the sea that's unfolding before your eyes! The road from Puri to the lake passes through little villages and beautiful flamboyant rice paddies: this is all of the beauty of the state of Odisha!