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Nalabana Bird Sanctuary

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Chilika Lake, Khordha District, Puri, India
+91 88959 60957
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Long boat ride

We spent an entire day in the lake on a boat visiting different sites. The nalaban was a pleasent... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
patro2016
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Navi Mumbai, India
Massive disappointment

We hired a boat - but the boat stops about 200m from the shore. You could see the presence of... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Young_Nudger
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Yorkshire
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Chilika Lake, Khordha District, Puri, India
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+91 88959 60957
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

We spent an entire day in the lake on a boat visiting different sites. The nalaban was a pleasent sight but hardly any birds were seen.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We hired a boat - but the boat stops about 200m from the shore. You could see the presence of thousands of birds - but you couldn't get off the boat to view them. I travelled to Odisha to compile a report on the birds...More

2  Thank Young_Nudger
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Nalabana Bird Sanctuary is a nature’s gift for birds and for the amazing views. A must visit place for bird lovers. Boating is available here. Small places appear like island that are filled with many migrating birds is a real treat. Dolphins can be spotted...More

1  Thank arunkk1
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The sanctuary is about an hours boat ride from Barkul. The sanctuary area is marked by concrete posts. Boatmen are not allowed inside the perimeter, but they do take their boats a little inside. There are a large number of migratory birds, but unless you...More

Thank rogercharlie
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This place is a must visit for all the nature lovers as it is an ideal place for watching all the exotic birds and migratory birds.

2  Thank Chetan S
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal, covering an area of over 1,100 sq...More

1  Thank ad0312
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to huge number of domestic and migratory birds at a single place do visit Nalabana in Chilika. I think this is the best place in India to watch birds.

2  Thank pranabandhu93
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Visit this place if you love natural beauty and bird lovers. Take a boat and visit small small islands and spot beautiful migratory birds. As such this lake is very famous for spotting dolphins. You must carry your binoculars, hat/cap, drinking water and some snacks....More

4  Thank lotusdiamond
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Lots of migrating birds to watch.Very large variety of birds.Travel boats and keep a binocular to have a close watch,Also you will love the pattern they fly.

Thank ashutosh d
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

This photo was taken at near Bhubaneswar, Odisha. This photo is suggested that sometimes loneliness is very useful for us; with the help of this we'll get the true way of life.

Thank Milan P
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Moumita G
23 December 2017|
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Response from pranabandhu93 | Reviewed this property |
Of course yes there are a number of hotels to stay. You can also stay in Bhubaneswar which a one and half-hour drive from the boating site to Chilika.
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Sabya G
13 November 2017|
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Response from pranabandhu93 | Reviewed this property |
Anytime in winter from November until February is the best time to visit Chilika. In June, you won,t find many birds to see. But still, you can visit to see the serenity of the lake. Just keep in mind that it will be very... More
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