Chilka is located at the south of Odisha of India. It is the largest backwater lagoon of Asia with salt water. The place is famous for safe nestling of migratory birds. The area is the paradise of the bird watchers. Monglajodi Eco-Tourism is working to inspire, inform and enable communities to turn ecosystems into a sustainable source of livelihood through well managed tourism instead of exploiting them for short term profits.
Chilka is still a place to spend a vacation tn a calm and quiet atmosphere far from the mading crowd. Tourist do not get here five star facilities, but certainly they will get the comfortable, clean and modest accommodation facilities. There are two Government Accommodations at Barkul and Rambha run by Odisha Tourism. The two hotels are right at the bank of the Lake. Monglajodi Eco-Tourism also arranges accommodation and sightseeing for the nature lovers. Tourists will also get the restaurants and travel desk facilities from these accommodations. While you stay in Chilka, don't forget to take the taste of fresh crabs and prawns of Chilka lake in the restauratants of tourism hotels.
Observing varieties of birds by local mechanized boats is the main activity of Chilka.Barkul Panthaniwas arranges the modern aqua activities in the lake adjacent area. Tourism will arrange the boat cruising in the lake.Trailing through the green lush forest and architectural designs are added attraction of the place.
Chilka is well connected with the rest of the countries. Nearest rail head is Balugaon that is 10km from Barkul,35 km from Rambha and 40 km from Manglajodi. The place is 120 km from Bhubaneshwar, the state capital of Odisha and 115 km from Puri, the abode of Lord Jgannath. the two places are connected with expressway. Nearest airport is Bhubaneshwar.
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