Sprawling over an area of 1,100 square kilometers, Chilka (also Chilika) is the queen of
natural beauty and the largest brackish water lake in Asia. It attracts a huge of tourists
for boating, bird watching, and fishing. In winter Chilika a flutters with many of aboriginal
and migratory birds of several varieties from far and near, even from the distant Siberia.
The marvelous beauty of Chilika can be enjoyed from Barkul, Balugaon, Rambha and
Satpada. The ambiance around is just serene and undisturbed amidst evergreen range
of hills on one side and the blue expanse of water on the other. Dotted with a number
of charming islands, a cruise in Chilika will be a lifetime memory. If you want to visit this
city, then explore the Chilka holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in and get the
best offer for Chilka tour.
Best Sightseeing Places in Chilka
Before going for your Chilka vacation, be familiar with where you must visit during the
It is a famous as a centre of religious worship because of the temple of Goddess Kalijai
is, where the big fair is held on the occasion of 'Makara Sankranti' (that occurs in
January every year).
Nalabana Island in Chilika Lagoon is a major bird watching region and forms the core
area of the bird sanctuary. You can spot a variety of migratory birds during the harsh
winter season back in Siberia and Iran.
Situated on the eastern shore of the lake, this island is bounded by the lagoon on three
sides and therefore, offers an excellent view of the Chilika Lagoon. One of the major
attractions of Satpada is 'Irrawaddy Dolphins'.
This island is situated in the Rambha Bay near the Sankuda Island. It is just 5 KM awat
from Rambha Jetty. Also known as "Barkuda Island", the British used this Island for the
purpose of picnic. The waters surrounding the island are very clear an abundant bed of
green and red macro algae growing on the bed.
It is a group of composite Islands constitute the Garh Krishnaprasad Block and are
excellent spots for nature lovers. During the winter season, it becomes an avian
Located about 11 KM away from Rambha, this place has earned name as an ideal
place of pilgrimage and picnic. A stream that emerges out from the feet of a Vishnu
image enhances the importance and sanctity of the place.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Breakfast Islands, Birds Island, Becon Island, Somolo And Dumkudi, Chourbar Island,
Manikpatna, Sand-Bar and Mouth of Chilika Lagoon and Banpur etc.
Best Time for Holidaying in Chilka
The best time to holiday in Chilka is during the winter months, between October and
June. During this duration, the temperature varies between maximum of 22°C and
minimum of 4°C. Thus, it is the time to visit the placid and picturesque lagoon in Chilka.
So, you should plan your Chilka trip during this time of the year to enjoy your trip to the
Must Buy Things from Chilka
Being a major natural tourist spot, you won't find much scope for shopping in Chilka
Lake. You can enjoy the beautiful natural sights in and around the lake. But, if you are a
sea food lover, you can buy prawn and fish pickles from the local shops to back home.
Explore Options to Reach Chilka
Before booking your Chilka holiday packages, you should know about the modes to
reach this city. Read on to more:
The only and closest airport (about 100 KM) to reach Chilka (Chilika Lake) is
Bhubaneswar Airport. You can hire private cab or taxi to reach at Chilka.
Balugaon is the nearest railway station (5 KM away). Several express and passenger
trains go through this station and connect Chilka to various cities of India.
Chilka is connected through NH5 runs along the lake and directly brings you to Barukul.
One can easily reach Chilka by taking private taxis, cars or buses / road transport
buses. Choose any of the modes for Chilka travel and enjoy your holiday.