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Chilika Lake
Ranked #4 of 40 things to do in Puri
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Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A must visit...”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

It is not a lake it in an inlet of sea water in a lake type... It is very huge and its lot of fun going around there...

Visited February 2014
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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“over hyped”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

The boat took us inside the lake to see the red crabs, dolphins and to the beach. Nothing has been well maintained and there are no public conveniences. Be ware of the people selling you fake pearls and stones on the beach. The sound of the motor on the boat kills the experience.
There are two entries to the lake for visitors as per the point you approach it from and they have packages for the amount of time you want to be on the lake. If very keen to visit the lake take a small package to get a feel and be back.

Visited February 2014
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“time waste”
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

a total time waste
..very expensive...nothig spesial seensight...only for coupls want good lonly time wid money to spend.....take food and water when u wid u r childrn
...no security whtsoevr..plz tke gud care to ur loveoneces
....avoid if u can

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Noida, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Chilka- Brackish water lagoon”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Visited the Chilka lake during our recent trip to Puri and Konark temples. We had just about 2 hours in our plan but determined to have a good glance of the lake. Hired a boat for our small group for Rs 1000, a one hour trip to the Sea mouth point.

The boat motored was good enough, comfortable for small group upto 10 people, headed for the spot, but stopped over at a small island to show us pearls, coral reefs, red crabs etc, un-solicited. We had no option but to listen to the guy. Knowing that the things are fake, we have not shown interest and moved on....they are un-certified and most likely fake, hence avoidable.

The spot at sea mouth is great and worth spending good amount of time. It was grand view and experience.

Visited February 2014
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Bhilai, India
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“On a Hot Sunny Day, Girls please avoid”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

The lake is huge, no doubt. But unlike the sea, it it quite and it is boring. We travelled there during the noon, took the longest boat ride. And then it took me more than six months to get back to my original colour. The motor boat seems very slow. The dolphins are also not guaranteed to be seen. The only beautiful thing is when you see the lake meeting the sea. Overall, I would never go back again

Visited June 2013
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