World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Chilika Lake

Listed under Lakes in Orissa, India.

Pin It

This lake is separated from the Bay of Bengal by only a thin ribbon of silty land in some places. Born from the pressure of the river entering at its northern edge and the currents of the Bay of Bengal which have pushed up a sandbank wall holding in the quite brackish water - birds love it. There is a healthy population of aquatic birds, including flamingos, the main drawcard for tourists, augmented in the migration season by flocks of visitors. Protected and managed as a bird reserve, sanctuary reports say there are over 160 different bird species in peak season. River dolphins also live here, feasting as the birds do on around 225 varieties of fish.

Chilika Development Authority Information.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Lake Garda

    Lake Garda is one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe - with a backdrop of mountains on the one side and vines on the other, …

  • Lake Louise

    Lake Louise is the jewel of the Canadian Rockies. You can dine in style at the fancy lakeside chateau, hike the many alpine tra…

  • Lake Titicaca

    This basin high in the Andes on the border of Bolivia and Peru is the highest altitude shipping lake in the world as well as th…

Nearby Experiences

  • The Jagannath Temple

    Lord Jagannath is believed, in the Hindu religion, to be the mightiest yet gentlest form of Krishna – the abstract lord of the …

  • Ratha Yatra (Chariot Festival)

    Thousands of pilgrims travel to Puri each June for Ratha Yatra or the Chariot Festival. The festivals main event is the proces…

  • Bhubaneswar's Temples

    Home to human civilisation since at least the 2nd century BCE, as is evident from the wonderful carvings found in the rock-cut,…

Related links

Contribute to this page