Sights in ChilikaEdit This
Chilika Lake has many sights that are more frequent by tourist.
These sights are either carefully chosen by the tourism
department of orissa or continues encouragement of the tourists that
made them famous. Whatever is the starting point chilika has some
amazing spots to enjoy the serinity of the lake and mind you there were
exclusive tourist spots for the special guests for the lake....Birds
and the nalabana island is one of them and no wonder mankind have
their nearest spot namingly Barkul.
October 24, 2005 change by holyboy
The island of Nalabana, 8 Kms. in circumference occupies a unique place
in the vast expanse of Chilka Lake as it happens to be the central
point for the birds. Nearest Access point to this wonderful island is
from Barkul a place from where Orissa tourism runs Boats and where
Orissa toursm have accomodation facilities too.
The island of Kalijai is famous as a centre of religious worship due to the temple of Goddess Kalijai where a big fair is held on the occasion of Makar Sankranti that falls on January 14th every year. There is an epic like story behind the place which is centered around an innocent girl called "Kalijai" who got married and was going by a boat along with her in-laws through this lake to the in-laws place. In between, heavy storms came and the boat sank. Everybody including Kalijai died in that storm. The place where the temple stands now is exactly the place where the boat sank.
photo by: Sangram
This popular sight of Chilika lake is near to Bhubaneshwar the Capital
of the State. Chilika Developemnt Authourity is running a musuem here
which explains the phenomenon called chilika and wetland biodiversity.
Here you can find famous Irrawady Dolphins.
Malud and Parikud are the main islands inside Chilika lake. The eastern part of these islands is the Bay of Bengal and are full of natural sceneries. These are potential sites for water sking and water sports. These have potential for tourist attraction. Malud is 22 km from national highway-5 (NH-5). Malud is wel connected by road to Berhampur. Tourists travelling from southern India can reach Satpada and Puri through this route. Malud and Parikud are pollution free calm and beautiful places for building island resorts and holiday homes.
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