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“Be careful of the precious stone and pearl sellers on various islands”
Review of Chilika Lake

Chilika Lake
Ranked #5 of 40 things to do in Puri
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

There are thugs, cheats on islands in Chilka lake who by trick of their hands would take out pearls and precious stones from corals and moluscc/shells and will cheat you ! be careful, throw them in lake.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is my second visit to Chilika Lake; the lake is simply spell binding. We drove up to the Satapada in a private vehicle from Puri. The distance is around 50 kms from Puri to Satapada by road. We took a boat to Chilika Lake from Satapada. This area is famous for the Irrawaddy Dolphins and red crabs. We stayed in the middle of the lake for about an hour to have glimpses of the dolphins. We were lucky to see few dolphins as they were diving. You have to be patient to have the view of dolphins as it is a rare experience. Being in the middle of the lake you get to feel that you are in the middle of the Bay of Bengal.
Remember to take the boat ride from Satapada as the rates of boat rides are reasonable. The driver might want to take you to some fishing villages.

1  Thank Sandweep
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Like : Dolphins , Serene Lake Beauty , Red Crabs , Sea Mouth , Beautiful Unending Water view. Delicious Sea Food (Crabs, Prawns) is a must if you are a non vegetarian.

1  Thank Priyabrat12
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

It's a lake spreading over 1,000 Square Killometers!! So it is not easy to view it properly and appreciate the beauty of it. There are many spots on the bank of Lake Chilka where you can stay. The one more or less good to stay is Ramva where you can get some accommodation. Best attractions are 1. The boat ride, 2. The islands, 3. The Sun rise, 4. Bird watching during the winter and 5. A trip to the "Mouth of Chilka" the narrow neck where the Lake meets the Sea. There is a stone ridge separating the two and water spills over the ridge during very high tide of the sea.
The boat rides are to be paid for.

1  Thank Suprovat_Chatto
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Its a huge lake and they have these boat rides. few points to be taken care off when selecting the same.

They have 2hrs and 4 hrs so if ur a water person they go for 4 otherwise 2 is good enf.

I took a 4 hrs ride and they fooled me:) in the ticket it had listed visit to red crab island - They took me to a small halt and showed red crab in a Tub.

Selling pearl and food for dolphins- The boy pretend to break few shells in front of us and taken our some raw white pearl but its all made up. When i refused to buy those they make me buy food for dolphins which i could see only the tail from a distance and a total waste of money.

1  Thank pillairp
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