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Chilika Lake

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Puri 752001, India
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Boating rates are abnormal and not worth at all Visibility of Dolphins is very low Normally the boat ride actually don't cover all the points and Sea Mouth in particular, Suggest to negotiate before booking a ride

Thank Sightseer246634
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a nice experience of having a boat ride in Chilka Lake. While choosing a Boat / Launch, try to choose the ones having chairs for sitting, it is more fun to watch the Lake in front and sides while sitting, rather than sitting...More

1  Thank Pradip B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Chilka lake is world's second largest salt water lake and Asia's biggest and a place with great biodiversity and aquatic life. Spread across more than 1000 sq km , boat riding is enthralling. Dolphins can viewed. You can also view sea mouth, where rivers meet...More

Thank Manjunath V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thanks to reviews from trip advisor.Had a hassle free trip to satapada.went straight to satapada boating association which is govt run.we took one hour boat ride and saw plenty of dolphins.if you are not interested in spending lot of time on water the one hour...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on the Eastern cost of India, is the famous brackish water lagoon, the Chilika Lake. It is one of the most sought after touring point located in the land of Lord Jagannath- Odisha. It lies in the districts of Puri, ganjam and khurada at...More

Thank AnkurM398
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chilka lake Chilka is an eternal beauty of Odisha erstwhile Orissa. Distance from Puri Station Railway station 38 KMs and from Puri Swargadwar Road is about 37 KMs. On 13th March we (me and my wife) reserved a Motor Boat. Total charge was Rs 3000....More

3  Thank Uday Kumar H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake itself is breathtaking in its size and expanse. However there is very little to see. Takes about 90 mins to reach the spot where you can see glimpses of the dolphins. A word of caution about the boatmen trying to sell pearls to...More

Thank SrikanthSivaraj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were sceptical about seeing dolphins in Chilika lake as most of the reviews called it a Luck. It was our luck that we noticed them within one hour into the Chilika lake. Unfortunately, apart from watching dolphins for 15 minutes, there is nothing else...More

Thank rekharedy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to chilika lake by1.30 hours journey from puri.This is largest salt lake in India.Actually it is mouth of river Daya flowing in to bay of Bangal making huge lake and many islands.The lake is famous for migratory birds watching in winter and watching...More

1  Thank 117mrunalinis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited chilka with my husband and the boat ride terminal guy asked us to pay Rs.3600 for a boat, picture attached.The boat dies not even look safe. What i. surprised is that the admistration has allowed them. we decided to share is with another...More

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September 30, 2018|
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Response from WVR7933 | Reviewed this property |
Right time to go to Chilka Lake is during this month or November. You can visit Bhubaneswar and Puri first. From Puri you can take a cab and go to Chilka Lake. However be careful while visiting Chilka lake.. Take a right cab... More
August 5, 2018|
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Response from kcdebnath | Reviewed this property |
Hi !, You will avail OTDC Satapara Tour starts at 7.30 am from Panthonivas, Puri, reporting time at 7.00 am . Pl take care they are very punctual, try to reach in time. The luxury Ac bus will stop at Brahmagiri for Alarnath... More
June 10, 2018|
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Response from kcdebnath | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! OTDC is conducting a daily tour to Satapara ( Chilika Lake ) in 2/2 AC coach ,50km from Puri @ Rs.320/ per head. It starts at 7.30am, reporting time at 7.00am at OTDC, Panthonivas, the starting point. You are to reach... More