Chilika Lake
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  • Abhik Roy
    Bhubaneswar, India9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One day in chilka
    If you find to see the chilka lake's review then you see many of bad and good reviews First of all the perfect time to visit this place is winter At that time You get to see the migratory birds, Dolphins and a few Islands and the sunset is really breathtaking.. This isn't all about Chilika... Do visit the Kalijai Temple... If you love Sea food this is the place for you. There's this "Chilika Dhaba". But that also some good and bad reviews,that's why I try my food to OTDC PANTHANIVAS Restaurant.They serve really nice food and The Crab curry is definitely a must try.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Rishi S
    New Delhi, India17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chilika to chill
    You will for sure go here if you are in Puri. Be aware from crooks, they will ask 5k-6k for single boat if you with private taxi. Make sure to go for Satpada boating association location, they offer almost half rate for same. Dolphin view is good, rest all like red crab island, etc all are over hyped
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 January 2024
  • Excursion60448342427
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chilka lake visit
    We visited Chilka lake on 9th Jan. To our surprise the ticket counter at Satpada did not share any rate card and was giving only one option of Rs. 5200. There was no rate board. The Gentleman at the counter was very rude. The rate card as available in OTDC website carries no value. Otherwise the visit was beautiful. It is worth visiting. Early morning is best time. Beautiful birds around the boat keeps time clicking very fast.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 January 2024
  • Mobile56961568104
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scam of real Pearl and precious stones
    While on boat ride, they stop in places where there are people who show Pearl from shell and stones from coral reeds. Literally break open shell and act as if you are lucky to see Pearl in it. Asking price starts from 2500rs. Please, please don’t fall in this trap. If you don’t have cash they give someone’s # for gpay. They are manually inserted artificial pearls (15-20rs) and sealed with fevicol so that they break open in our presence. DO NOT BUY THESE. Don’t know why government is not doing anything to stop this scam. We booked boat without stop in red crab, still the boatman’s first stop was the above stop ! Do they have a connection with this?…
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 January 2024
  • Daydream52651569402
    15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boat ride was good but be cautious about sellers along the ride.
    We visited on 16.02.2024. The boat ride costing ₹4300/- for 3 hours was very good. The sight of floating birds on water was splendid. Instead of showing us red crabs in their habitat, they took us to a small island and showed us 4 crabs in a plastic basin filled with sand. Then they broke open many oysters and in few weeks saw pearls. Their main aim is to make money by selling these so called natural pearls... visitors be cautious. Also, they broke some thing else and said that they were gem stones. We could see only 2 dolphins as against the advertised several dolphins.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 February 2024
  • Venugopalan B
    Kozhikode, India58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Puri Konark
    i went to Puri with wife as an occasion visit. directly to Bhubaneshwar, hire a call taxi and drive to Puri. On the way, visited few monument like Asokas eddicts, the Pagoda at Dhauli and also the craft village of Peepul for a purchase with good discount in wholesale rate. Checked directly in puri Pippul ocean view resorts. please keep in mind that the check in in time in Puri is always 9am and check out at 8am. After an evening darshan in Puri temple, we visited in Puri golden beach ,which walkable distance from hotel, on next day early morning visited Chandrabhaga beach for a sun rise, followed by the nearest monument of Konark Sun temple. next destination was the Chilka lake, took online booking in Dolphin Motor boat association for a 1 hr rid, and lunch thereafter. (Check more option for 1,2,3, or 6 hr ride for nature lovers and having plenty of time) nearby museum and beach are nice place to relax back to hotel. n next day again visited the Puri Jagannatha temple and back to Bhubaneshwar for return flight.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 March 2024
  • shrikant_enso
    Pune, India112 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chika Lake Boat ride to see Sea Gulls & Dolphins.. Not worth the efforts
    From Puri to Chilka, you have to travel about 50 Kms. Once yu reach Satpada, you have to negotiate for a Boat, which takes you in the lake for sighting of Dolphins and Sea Birds watching. Yes, if you have never seen a Dolphin, it's worth, but other wise, please take care of the negotiations at the boat operators at Chilka. The trip is worth as a boat ride, but near around satpada there are no good restaurants. We were lucky to see couple of Dolphins though and it was pleasant, but the efforts and expenses may not be worth.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 March 2024
  • Nitin Gaonkar
    Mumbai, India81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chilika Lake - Jewel near the Orissa ocean
    Mindboggling water body !! It is HUGH... yes capital HUGH size. A waterbody with many islands, boats ferrying across, some boats simply strolling around - showing magnificent dolphins, red crabs et al around the Chilika Lake. For records - it is largest brackish water lagoon in Asia, spanning more than 1100 sq km area. The boat ride is bit costly but one can enjoy the breeze while boating, experience the unending waves, look at the local ferry services - taking people and bikes from one place to other et al. It's an enjoyable experience worth the time spent there.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 June 2024
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Madhumita C
New Delhi, India38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Good experience although the pearl touts are a menace!
They sell you "original" pearls and it seems quite unlikely that every single boat would have at least one oyster with a pearl in it!
Written 19 June 2024
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Roli
Kolkata (Calcutta), India16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
Good place to go to spot Dolphins, have a nice long boat ride, spot some rare migratory birds. It is good place to go for a serene, peaceful experience.
Written 19 June 2024
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Venkat M
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Firstly don’t get conned by cheap tax fares from puri as the taxi driver wants to loot you and take you to private boat hire place and taxi drivers get 2000 rupees of commission. The boat hire charges you 4500 and provide bad service. Chilika lake is filled with scamsters. Only best way to visit there is through OTDC Bus which costs you 630 rupees from puri (including boat ride fees).
Written 17 June 2024
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Nitin Gaonkar
Mumbai, India81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Mindboggling water body !!
It is HUGH... yes capital HUGH size.
A waterbody with many islands, boats ferrying across, some boats simply strolling around - showing magnificent dolphins, red crabs et al around the Chilika Lake.
For records - it is largest brackish water lagoon in Asia, spanning more than 1100 sq km area.
The boat ride is bit costly but one can enjoy the breeze while boating, experience the unending waves, look at the local ferry services - taking people and bikes from one place to other et al.
It's an enjoyable experience worth the time spent there.
Written 11 June 2024
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Excursion18649026295
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Mind blowing for mood frenzy and weekend activities for fun with family and friends also use this place as memorial purpose
Written 1 May 2024
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Madhumita S
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
If you spare time you can however this is not much of a sight.
- 5 k for 2-3 hours of private boat
- 1 k for the taxi from puri
- you will see couple of dolphins if you are lucky
- then the red crab is not a separate island it’s just a stop over in the mid of the water and then some fishermen will come to show you red crab in a netted basket and will sell some authentic ( I love to believe that ) gems we bought couple of those ( not at all cheap )
- then they will take you to some sorta island place to eat we didn’t go there as we refrained from eating at that place
Written 22 April 2024
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savita l
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
THERE ARE BIG SCAMMERS SELLINF FAKE STONES!! He sold us fake stones. Be aware of this scammer we met on lake. He demonstrated us by taking out oyster shells from ocean in a tub and opened each shell showing that theres nothing but random shells by luck have natural stones in it. They sell these stones with demonstrations for thousands of rupees to people. He sold us variety of stones on trust and spend 10-20k on it. We investigated a lot after that and even got the stones tested. All fake and scam! 2 rupees stones being used for scam purpose to scam tourist. Please be aware. ATTACHED 1 STONE EVIDENCE
Written 16 April 2024
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shrikant_enso
Pune, India112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
From Puri to Chilka, you have to travel about 50 Kms. Once yu reach Satpada, you have to negotiate for a Boat, which takes you in the lake for sighting of Dolphins and Sea Birds watching. Yes, if you have never seen a Dolphin, it's worth, but other wise, please take care of the negotiations at the boat operators at Chilka.
The trip is worth as a boat ride, but near around satpada there are no good restaurants.
We were lucky to see couple of Dolphins though and it was pleasant, but the efforts and expenses may not be worth.
Written 6 March 2024
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Venugopalan B
Kozhikode, India58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
i went to Puri with wife as an occasion visit. directly to Bhubaneshwar, hire a call taxi and drive to Puri. On the way, visited few monument like Asokas eddicts, the Pagoda at Dhauli and also the craft village of Peepul for a purchase with good discount in wholesale rate. Checked directly in puri Pippul ocean view resorts. please keep in mind that the check in in time in Puri is always 9am and check out at 8am. After an evening darshan in Puri temple, we visited in Puri golden beach ,which walkable distance from hotel, on next day early morning visited Chandrabhaga beach for a sun rise, followed by the nearest monument of Konark Sun temple.
next destination was the Chilka lake, took online booking in Dolphin Motor boat association for a 1 hr rid, and lunch thereafter. (Check more option for 1,2,3, or 6 hr ride for nature lovers and having plenty of time)
nearby museum and beach are nice place to relax back to hotel.
n next day again visited the Puri Jagannatha temple and back to Bhubaneshwar for return flight.
Written 3 March 2024
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DipuKV
Pune, India3,122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
While I could only pass by it, since we were stretched for time & couldn’t go boating, the lake is massive & throws up beautiful views.
Written 27 February 2024
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