Chilika"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Kali Jai Temple - Kali Jai Temple is one of the major holy shrines of the region, which is  located close to Balugaon. The shrine is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali Jai, featuring various figurines and images of Hindu. Kali Jai Temple is also worshipped as Istha Devi by fishermen in the region. The shrine is one of the most revered shrines among Oriya community and is accessible from Balugan. The Inland water transport takes around 45 minutes to reach Kali Jai Temple from Balugan.

     

    Dolphin Point - Dolphin Point at Satapada is one of the famous attractions of the brackish water lagoon. At the site, tourists can spot dolphins such as Irrawaddy Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Bottle Nose Dolphin and White Nosed Dolphins. Twirling movements of a herd of dolphins can be spotted in the waters of Chilika. River cruises from Rambha and Barkul to the site provide tourists an opportunity to witness group of dolphins jumping and chasing the voyage. For their preservation, fishing has been banned in the region.

     

    Satapada - Satapada, a lake side resort along with Chilika Lake, is one of the chief tourist attractions. There is confluence of lake and Bay of Bengal at the site, drawing attention of the travelers. This region is known for Satapada is chief popular for dolphin sighting and also provides boating opportunities. Along with dolphin sighting, tourist can visit Rajahansa Island in the close proximity can be visited. Which provides habitat for numerous bird species? Boating and cruises are available for exploring Bay of Bengal through the channels. Dolphin Motor Boat Association provides boating opportunity to the tourists.  This site lies along the National Highway 203A, which connects with Puri.

     

    Tara Tarini Temple - Tara Tarini Temple is a popular sacred shrine, which is dedicated to Goddesses Tara and Tarini. The temple of twin Goddesses is perched on top of a blue capped hill. It Liesying on the banks of river Rushikulya, the site is visited by natives round the year, due to its religious significance.  Devotees have to climb close to 1000 steps from foot of the hill to reach the shrine. On every Tuesday of Hindu Chaitra month, a procession is hosted by natives.  The shrine is at a distance of 40 km andkilometres is well-connected with various modes of public transportation.

     

    Mangalajodi - Mangalajodi is one of the ancient villages of the Chilika region,   popular as fishing village. The beautiful village on the eastern coast is a habitat for various bird species along with rare birds on the brink of extinction. The village is named after twin temples   Raghunath Temple, 250 years old temple in vicinity is a centre of religious activities.

     

    Narayani Temple - Narayani Temple is one of the sacred places of high religious significance. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Narayani, manifestation of Durga. A beautiful figurine of Goddess is enshrined in the sanctum, which draws attention of the travellers. The shrine is in the lap of Vallery Mountains of Eastern Ghats. And is one of the famous picnic spots of the region.  Besides, there is a perennial spring and green mango groves at the site that draw attention. Of the tourists. Narayani Temple is located at a distance of 7 kmilometres from the lake and is well-connected with several public transportation modes.

     

    Nalabana Bird Sanctuary - Nalabana Bird Sanctuary in the island of Nalabana is one of the major attractions of Chilika. The island with circumference of 8 kmilometres is a protection site that preserves contrasting species of the migratory birds. The sanctuary is home to thousands of migratory and regional bird species. And is hence considered as a delight for bird lovers. Birding enthusiasts can visit Nalabana Bird Sanctuary during winter months, when several migratory birds descend to the island from Siberia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Himalayas. Waterfowl such as Flamingos are the highlighting avian species. Arriving at this island.  Along with these species, Golden Plover, Pluvialis Fulva, Green Sandpiper, Tringa Ochropus, Nalaban, Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Limnodromus Semipalmatus are some of the noteworthy species of the sanctuary.

     

    Banapur - Banapur is among popular villages in the region, known for hosting religious activities. Several religious events are held round the year in the shrines, Dakshya Prajapati and Bhagabati. The region is renowned for selling decorative cane furniture articles.  Various public transportation modes from Balugaon are available.

     

    Honeymoon Island - Honeymoon Island is one of the chief islands of Chilika situated along with Rambha Bay near Sankuda Island. The   island is popularly known as Barkuda Island, which is dotted by trees and plants all around. One of the chief highlight of the island is the aquatic species such as limbless lizards.

     

    Birds Island - Birds Island, which is situated in close   vicinity of East Ghantasila Hill, is among the major sightseeing attractions of Chilika. The island is accessible from Rambha, which is located at a distance of 4 kmilometres. There is a vast reserve of rare herbs, trees, creepers, shrubs at the island. Numerous species of migratory birds descend to the place, therefore, it is known as Birds Island. Highlighting feature of the Birds Island is the droppings of white granite rocks by avian species. These huge rocks have become white due to the falling of Folic acid.

     

    Bhagabati Temple - Bhagabati Temple is one of the revered shrines in the Chilika region, situated between geographical coordinates 85°10'E and 19°47'N at Banapur. The shrine dedicated to Goddess Bhagabati is counted among twelve famous Shakti Pithas of Orissa.  Devotees throng to the place in large numbers during auspicious festival of Durga Puja. Along with the shrine, Dakshya Prajapati or Daksesvara Shiva Temple is also renowned.

     

    Sankuda Island - Sankuda Island, also known as Breakfast Island, is one of the popular islands of the region. In the midst of Badakuda and Solomo Island in the Bay of Rambha, the beautiful island features a rich reserve of floral species. Owing to it’s pear shaped appearance, Sankuda Island is also referred as Shank Island. Furthermore, the chief attraction of the island is an ancient bungalow constructed by the King of Kalikote, Mr. Snodgrass.

     

    Bhabakundeswar Temple - Bhabakundeswar Temple is among the beautiful religious shrines in the region, situated at Manikpatna. The Hindu shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is  decorated with carving and images. Entrance door is the chief highlight of this temple that is constructed in the form of open Jaws of Whale. Along with the temple, there is an ancient Mosque. Curd, prepared in bamboo basket is one of the specialities of the region.

     

    Nirmaljhara Island - Nirmaljhara Island is one of the popular islands in the brackish water Lagoon. The island is renowned for shrine of Lord Vishnu and a water stream, known as Nirmaljhara. This stream flows out from an image of Lord Vishnu established at the site. Associated with mythological legends, the stream is visited by natives and tourist alike for paying homage. Over the years, the beautiful island has evolved as one of the chief picnic spots.

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  • Hotels of Chilika

    Panthanivas Barkul, Chilika

    Balugaon

    Panthanivas Barkul, Chilika offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    2,400.00 Avg/night

    OTDC Hotel Chilka, Chilika

    Chilka

    OTDC Hotel Chilka, Chilika offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Kasturi Nivas, Chilika

    Panthanivas Road

    Kasturi Nivas, Chilika offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is c

    1,800.00 Avg/night

    Saga Eco Camp, Chilika

    Ramba Bazar

    Saga Eco Camp, Chilika offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is c

    3,000.00 Avg/night

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    Kali Jai Temple - Kali Jai Temple is one of the major holy shrines of the region, which is  located close to Balugaon. The shrine is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali Jai, featuring various figurines and images of Hindu. Kali Jai Temple is also worshipped as Istha Devi by fishermen in the region. The shrine is one of the most revered shrines among Oriya community and is accessible from Balugan. The Inland water transport takes around 45 minutes to reach Kali Jai Temple from Balugan.

     

    Dolphin Point - Dolphin Point at Satapada is one of the famous attractions of the brackish water lagoon. At the site, tourists can spot dolphins such as Irrawaddy Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Bottle Nose Dolphin and White Nosed Dolphins. Twirling movements of a herd of dolphins can be spotted in the waters of Chilika. River cruises from Rambha and Barkul to the site provide tourists an opportunity to witness group of dolphins jumping and chasing the voyage. For their preservation, fishing has been banned in the region.

     

    Satapada - Satapada, a lake side resort along with Chilika Lake, is one of the chief tourist attractions. There is confluence of lake and Bay of Bengal at the site, drawing attention of the travelers. This region is known for Satapada is chief popular for dolphin sighting and also provides boating opportunities. Along with dolphin sighting, tourist can visit Rajahansa Island in the close proximity can be visited. Which provides habitat for numerous bird species? Boating and cruises are available for exploring Bay of Bengal through the channels. Dolphin Motor Boat Association provides boating opportunity to the tourists.  This site lies along the National Highway 203A, which connects with Puri.

     

    Tara Tarini Temple - Tara Tarini Temple is a popular sacred shrine, which is dedicated to Goddesses Tara and Tarini. The temple of twin Goddesses is perched on top of a blue capped hill. It Liesying on the banks of river Rushikulya, the site is visited by natives round the year, due to its religious significance.  Devotees have to climb close to 1000 steps from foot of the hill to reach the shrine. On every Tuesday of Hindu Chaitra month, a procession is hosted by natives.  The shrine is at a distance of 40 km andkilometres is well-connected with various modes of public transportation.

     

    Mangalajodi - Mangalajodi is one of the ancient villages of the Chilika region,   popular as fishing village. The beautiful village on the eastern coast is a habitat for various bird species along with rare birds on the brink of extinction. The village is named after twin temples   Raghunath Temple, 250 years old temple in vicinity is a centre of religious activities.

     

    Narayani Temple - Narayani Temple is one of the sacred places of high religious significance. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Narayani, manifestation of Durga. A beautiful figurine of Goddess is enshrined in the sanctum, which draws attention of the travellers. The shrine is in the lap of Vallery Mountains of Eastern Ghats. And is one of the famous picnic spots of the region.  Besides, there is a perennial spring and green mango groves at the site that draw attention. Of the tourists. Narayani Temple is located at a distance of 7 kmilometres from the lake and is well-connected with several public transportation modes.

     

    Nalabana Bird Sanctuary - Nalabana Bird Sanctuary in the island of Nalabana is one of the major attractions of Chilika. The island with circumference of 8 kmilometres is a protection site that preserves contrasting species of the migratory birds. The sanctuary is home to thousands of migratory and regional bird species. And is hence considered as a delight for bird lovers. Birding enthusiasts can visit Nalabana Bird Sanctuary during winter months, when several migratory birds descend to the island from Siberia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Himalayas. Waterfowl such as Flamingos are the highlighting avian species. Arriving at this island.  Along with these species, Golden Plover, Pluvialis Fulva, Green Sandpiper, Tringa Ochropus, Nalaban, Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Limnodromus Semipalmatus are some of the noteworthy species of the sanctuary.

     

    Banapur - Banapur is among popular villages in the region, known for hosting religious activities. Several religious events are held round the year in the shrines, Dakshya Prajapati and Bhagabati. The region is renowned for selling decorative cane furniture articles.  Various public transportation modes from Balugaon are available.

     

    Honeymoon Island - Honeymoon Island is one of the chief islands of Chilika situated along with Rambha Bay near Sankuda Island. The   island is popularly known as Barkuda Island, which is dotted by trees and plants all around. One of the chief highlight of the island is the aquatic species such as limbless lizards.

     

    Birds Island - Birds Island, which is situated in close   vicinity of East Ghantasila Hill, is among the major sightseeing attractions of Chilika. The island is accessible from Rambha, which is located at a distance of 4 kmilometres. There is a vast reserve of rare herbs, trees, creepers, shrubs at the island. Numerous species of migratory birds descend to the place, therefore, it is known as Birds Island. Highlighting feature of the Birds Island is the droppings of white granite rocks by avian species. These huge rocks have become white due to the falling of Folic acid.

     

    Bhagabati Temple - Bhagabati Temple is one of the revered shrines in the Chilika region, situated between geographical coordinates 85°10'E and 19°47'N at Banapur. The shrine dedicated to Goddess Bhagabati is counted among twelve famous Shakti Pithas of Orissa.  Devotees throng to the place in large numbers during auspicious festival of Durga Puja. Along with the shrine, Dakshya Prajapati or Daksesvara Shiva Temple is also renowned.

     

    Sankuda Island - Sankuda Island, also known as Breakfast Island, is one of the popular islands of the region. In the midst of Badakuda and Solomo Island in the Bay of Rambha, the beautiful island features a rich reserve of floral species. Owing to it’s pear shaped appearance, Sankuda Island is also referred as Shank Island. Furthermore, the chief attraction of the island is an ancient bungalow constructed by the King of Kalikote, Mr. Snodgrass.

     

    Bhabakundeswar Temple - Bhabakundeswar Temple is among the beautiful religious shrines in the region, situated at Manikpatna. The Hindu shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is  decorated with carving and images. Entrance door is the chief highlight of this temple that is constructed in the form of open Jaws of Whale. Along with the temple, there is an ancient Mosque. Curd, prepared in bamboo basket is one of the specialities of the region.

     

    Nirmaljhara Island - Nirmaljhara Island is one of the popular islands in the brackish water Lagoon. The island is renowned for shrine of Lord Vishnu and a water stream, known as Nirmaljhara. This stream flows out from an image of Lord Vishnu established at the site. Associated with mythological legends, the stream is visited by natives and tourist alike for paying homage. Over the years, the beautiful island has evolved as one of the chief picnic spots.

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