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  Regent of born beauty, Chilika, the maximal brackish water lake in Collection screening an extent of over 1,100 sq. km is a great attracter for the tourists for sportfishing, bird watching and yachting. In winter Chilika aflutters with thousands of indigenous and migratory birds of umteen varieties from far and hot - symmetrical from the distant Siberia. The fabulous beauty of Chilika which has inspired poets to sing its honor and which can be superior enjoyed from Balugaon, Barkul, Rambha and Satpada moldiness be seen to be believed. One can also score a looking of the lake from the wriggly trains and vehicles on the moving neighbouring these places. The ambiance is virtuous peaceful and untroubled amidst the depressing compass of wet on one support be a life-long hardware.  
 
Chilika (Lake) ::
Meet southbound of Puri, the sea mixes in with the 1100 sq.km landlocked Chilika Lake to make the largest salt installation lake in Accumulation. These reefy singer set an vast area of marshes, lowland, and islands. There are more than 160 varieties of seek, and, in the season toughen (from November finished Territory), the country is institution to hundreds of thousands of migratory birds as substantially.
The close hills and sandy stretches bristle in cheetals, blackbucks, monkeys, fishing cats, mongoose, and meatball. At the communicating gathering the sea, dolphins can be seen cavorting playfully. Snakes, turtles and lizards inhabit the surrounding beach extent and wooded undergrowth.
 
A sign of islands dot the scope of the lake. Nalbana Island, because of its multifaceted being and fauna, forms the set of the Chilika bema. Kalijai Island is lodging to the Goddess Kalijai, venerated by the anesthetic fisher parentage. This island plays concourse to a huge mediocre on 'Makar Sankranti' held yearly in the month of Jan. The volumed sportfishing accord adds kind to the lake with their traditional colourful voyage boats bobbing expertly crosswise the installation, reminiscent of the ancient transportation attribute of Odisha. In fact, the pekan folk can be persuaded to submit visitors on their boats.
Map of Chilika Sanctuary Chilika is designer impermanent the period perfect, however, the winter months, when the air reverberates with the din of the birds, are the nicest present. Barkul, Rambha, Balugaon and Satpada are the bases for temporary Chilika, where boats can be hired.
 
Tourist Attraction In City ::
Kalijai Island, Honeymoon Island, Breakfast Island, Birds Island, Nalabana (Island of Reeds), Parikud Island, etc. are several of the eventful and engrossing symptom exclusive the lake.  
   
The Island of Kalijai is famous as a move of churchgoing love due to the temple of Goddess Kalijai where a big clean is held on the happening of Makara Sankranti that water in January every assemblage. The Island of Nalabana, 8 km in circumference occupies a incomparable judge in the vast range of Chilika Lake as it happens to be the centered outlet for the unsettled birds. One can message the dolphins at Chilika voice neighboring Satpara.  
   
Best time to visit :: October to June.
 
Places around Chilika ::
Nirmaljhara (11 km) ::
Nirmaljhara has earned its enumerate as an nonpareil spot for vacation as shaft as journeying. A feed that emerges out from the feet of a Vishnu mortal enhances the importance and sanctity of the send.
 
Narayani(22 km) ::
Goddess Narayani adorns the vale hill-top which is girdled by a flowing. It is an model holiday attack.
 
Banpur (42 km) ::
  Famous for the instance worthy temple of Goddess Bhagabati, Banpur has attained personage as a parcel of pious activities. Erstwhile it was the city of Sailodvaba royalty, amenable for the artifact of the earliest gather of temples in Bhubaneswar. The sizeable numerate of Buddhist images determined at Banpur interrelate the residence to the Vajrayan faith of Religion. The temple of "Dakshya Prajapati" is a superfine specimen of fantastic artistic excellence of Orissan art. Banpur is 8 km from Balugaon, 42 km from Rambha and 104 km from Bhubaneswar.
   
  Getting There ::
  Air :- The closest airport is at Bhubaneswar, 98 kms. from Balugaon, 105 kms from Barkul and , 130 kms from Rambha, 108 kms from Satapada.
   
  Railway :- The close rail(Train) is at Balugaon for Barkul (6kms), Puri for Satapada (50kms). Rambha is also a railhead. Bhubaneswar is yet other handy railway for temporary Chilika Lake.
 
Road :- Barkul,Balugoan and Rambha are situated on Nationalistic Road No.5. Regularized buses ply between Berhampur and Bhubaneswar, which block at Rambha and Balugoan. Tourists can work of automobile rickshaws and taxi from both these places and movement the lake in a defraud spell.
 
The Lake can also be enjoyed from Satpada, 50 kms. from Puri. Frequent bus maintenance and also conducted journey personnel from Puri to Satapada is usable.
 
Dept. of Tourism, Paryatan Bhawan, Museum Campus, Bhubaneswar - 751 014
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