Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary

The Chilka lake Bird Sanctuary, Odisha(Orissa) is situated in Puri, a place in Odisha(Orissa). Odisha(Orissa) is situated on the East coast of India and hence has large water bodies with a humid climate as it shares a sandy ridge with the Bay of Bengal.Nalabana Sanctuary in the heart of Chilka Bird Sanctuary is the integral part of this sanctuary.The lake is spread over an area of 1100 square Kms and acquires the shape of a pear.The lake is also very rich in aquatic life. The other place Birds Island. It is a heaven for migratory and resident birds. The birds can be seen in their natural habitat here.The place famous for Chilka Dolphins in their natural best is Satpada. The famous islands within the lake Parikud and Malud. The place famous for its scenic beauty Brahmaputra.

Birds In Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary

Jacana, purple moorhen, white-bellied sea eagles, greylag geese, herons and flamingos, etc..

Area Of Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary

1100 Sq Kms.


The Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary is located in the state of Odisha(Orissa) and is very near to Bhubneshwar city.

Best Time To Visit

October to March.

Nearest Town

Barkul (5km), Odisha(Orissa), India.

How To Reach Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary

By Air

Bhubaneshwar is at a distance of 120 kilometers from Chilka and is the nearest airport.

By Train

The nearest railway stations are at Rambha and Balugaon, both of which have train connections to cities as distant as Kolkata, Puri, Hyderabad and Chennai. From both Balugaon and Rambha buses are available to the lake.

By Road

Chilka Lake is connected to Puri, Behrampore, Bhubaneshwar Cuttack, Hyderabad and Chennai via road network.

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