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Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary

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Nice Place but Not For Monsoon

If want to enjoy natural beauty then Chilika best place forever. but too much risky at Monsoon... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Debajyoti D
Haldia, India
Mesmerszing Sea Route

Nature apart . Beware of the touts when you board the boats (and i mean all boats) for Dolphin... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
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“tiger prawns”(3 reviews)
“local birds”(4 reviews)
Near Kalijai Temple, Puri 752011, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the road was nice but the people were not that friendly, had problem communicating, and please take the government authorized boats as the locals ill treat people.

1  Thank ronobirs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If want to enjoy natural beauty then Chilika best place forever. but too much risky at Monsoon time. High tide & weather disturb your trip too. You can travel from capital or puri at single day by car.

Thank Debajyoti D
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The interesting thing about the lake is that, ages ago it was actually the part of the sea, & later it totally disconnected from the sea, & now it is known as a lake. More ever, this lake has Dolphins in it, which makes it...More

2  Thank Ankit J
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Nature apart . Beware of the touts when you board the boats (and i mean all boats) for Dolphin Sightseeing. All the boats on the way will stop in the middle on a island where locals will try to sell you fake pearls which are...More

1  Thank Nik_Travel_007
Reviewed 19 June 2018

If its raining -- you will love this place -- have a beer with pron and it will add to your enjoyment -- take a boat ride to sea mouth and then watch some dolphins.

Thank nikhil0210
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Largest salt water lake in Asia, it was the biggest highlight in my Orissa visit. Hire a boat at Satapada (travelling from Puri Side) to view amazing dolphins frolicking around your boat, stop by an island to taste the local sea delights!

Thank rajivkshrivastava
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Chilika situated around 40 KMs from Puri and around 80KMs from Bhubaneswar is one of the largest Lake in Asia. Once you visit Puri, you should visit Chilika which will always mesmerize by your beauty. I took a boating and I loved that. Cleaning is...More

1  Thank abhi0804
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The boat ride on the lake was very refreshing and we could see many dolphins on the way. The amalgamation of the sea the sea the lake is a beautiful view.

1  Thank 720kalpana
Reviewed 27 April 2018

On 5th April 2018 We visited chilika lake by boat during 11.30 to 14.30 From Puri by AC Innova we reached chilika lake within 1hr 30min.(Approx. 40km) From its ticket counter we hired one boat accommodating six people at the cost of Rs.2550/- for three...More

1  Thank Haresh2018
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Beware of cheats in the lake. When you sit in the boat and reach an island someone will try to sell you pearls and precious stones after breaking some corals and showing them as if they are in inside the corals. They are cheats and...More

3  Thank Vinod G
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21 August 2018|
Response from Vinod G | Reviewed this property |
There are motorised boats which take you to various spots in the lake. You can hire them.
22 February 2017|
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Response from sagarbhatt2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely.we have seen a few too. You blink and miss kind of situation.So keep looking.