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Red Crab in Sikapada, Satpada

Red Crab in Sikapada, Satpada

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Nestling in the heart of coastal Orissa, the Chilika Lake situated 100 km from Bhubaneswar, is actually a large (1,100 ea km) lagoon connected to the Bay of Bengal by a narrow mouth. It is the largest inland lake in India. The Lake is dotted with numerous islands,like Kalijai Island, honeymoon, Breakfast Island, Nalaban (Island ofreeds), Parikud Island, Bird Island, etc. some of which are inhabited by fisherman who scour the waters for mackerel, prawn and crab.

It is one of the hotspots of biodiversity in the country, and some rare, vulnerable and endangered species listed in the IUCN Red List of threatened Animals inhabit the Lake area for atleast a part of their life cycle.

Ideal places to see chilika will be Satpada or Rambha. Both locations have accomodations by Orissa Tourism Development Corporation.

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November 24, 2004 change by holyboy

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