Thursday 31 March 2022

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What kind of development should Indian tourism authorities need to do to generate more jobs and opportunities for youngsters Indians and foreigners as well?

 Current Situation of Indian tourism sector and its problems in India 

India tourism

As compare to  other developed nation - Indian tourism sector is a backward tourism industry in the world . It need more modification and developments . India is the most diverse country in the world - in religion , culture and geography , language . Here  you can find at least 100 spoken language , around 5 to 6 religion , wide spread geographic diversity , different culture , different tradition , different life style ..etc . The huge socio-cultural diversity can provide a huge tourism opportunity . But we Indians are failed to use our Socio-Cultural diversity . We should take the advantage of this god gifted diversity of India . Our famous tourist destination has been neglected - due to lack of public awareness , lack of advertisement , lack inactiveness of tourism authorities , Lack of maintenance , lack of tourism infrastructure , Lack of tourism hospitality . The Tourism authority of India should be conscious about identification of tourism destination , development tourist destinations , advertisement of tourist place , maintenance of tourist place , development of tourism infrastructure  . 

Use of Cultural diversities of India for tourism promotion by tourism authorities 

India Ecotourism

India is famous for its cultural diversities in the world . Mainly Hindu religion is a dominant religion in India . Here you can find at least 13 festival in 12 month . Hindu festival and Hindu cultures are world famous and scientific in nature . The prominent Hindu festival like Holi , Diwali , Dusshera , Rath Yaatra  of Odisha , Maha Bishuva sankranti , Makara Sankranti are world famous festivals . Our tourism deprtment can use these festival as catalyst of Indian tourism sector

Use of Hindu temple as tourism destinations by Tourism Authorities of India . 

Tourism developments by Indian tourism Authority

The Hindu religion is one of the emerging religion in western countries and the followers of Hinduism are in increasing day by day. India has around 2 million of Hindu temple and these temple can be use as tourism destinations for domestic tourism and international tourism . The two million temple is not a small number - Just imagine ``if two million temple will be used as tourist destination of India - then what will happen . These two million temple can provide direct and indirect income opportunities to local people . The temple tourism of India can boost easily the India tourism sector . The Tourism authorities of India has to identify these temple and advertise them . It is the duty of tourism department to develop road network and tourism infrastructure to promote temple tourism ion India . When the temple tourism program will be successful - then the local people near these temple will serve as temple tourism guide for domestic and international tourists , the price of land property will increase in nearby area of temple , the hotel industry will developed near temple area , transport sector can play a vital role near temple area - the local people can give their house in rent for tourist , income of local people will increase by promotion of temple tourism . 

Use of Mosque as tourist destination by tourism authorities of India 

Indian Tourist destinations

Indian sub-continent was ruled by many Muslim rulers and they have ruled for a longer period of time . Mainly two dynasty of Muslim people was important ruling dynasty of India - they are Delhi Sultanate and Mughal dynasty . Muslims rulers have constructed many Mosques and monument . These Mosque and monuments can best tourist attractions in India . Indian tourist department and ministry of tourism should focus on these tourist destinations of India and Ministry of tourism should focus on development  tourism infrastructure  near these Mosque and historical monuments . After the proper development of tourism infrastructure near these will lead to massive employment generation for Indian youngster . 

Use of Buddhist monuments and Buddhist cave for tourism promotion in India by Tourism authorities 

Indian Buddhist tourist destinations

The Buddhism is originated from India sub continent . Most of the famous ancient rulers of India were followers of  Buddhism . They patronized the Buddhism in massive scale . The famous king Ashoka was a great followers of Buddhism in India . He has constructed many Buddhist Stupa , Cave and Buddhist temple during his time period . Now a days most of the Buddhist monuments are in ruined condition . Due to lack of maintenance and lack of connectivity these are far away form the eye of tourism . Indian tourism authority should identify those tourist destination and should take proper action for promotion of tourism infrastructure in India . 

Use of Jainism and Jain Monuments for Tourism promotion in India by Tourism authorities 

India tourism

Jain community is one of the minor community of India . The Mahaveer Jain one of the Famous Tirthanka . During the ancient time Jain religion was one of the famous religion of India . The Jainism was patronized by many Indian rulers . They have built many Jain temple and jain monument during their time period . These cave and monument are one of the best tourist attraction for domestic and international touristy . There should be proper connectivity and tourism infrastructure near these Jain cave and monument to promote tourism near these places . After development of proper infrastructure - it will provide income opportunities for local people . 

Use of Palaces and forts for tourism promotion in India by tourism authority 

Use of Palaces and forts for tourism promotion in India by tourism authority

India was ruled by numbers dynasty and huge numbers of local ruler . Every ruler has own palaces fort in mane of their art ant architecture . Every state had hundreds of local rulers . At lest you can find 2000 fort and palaces in in India . These fort and palaces are can be  the best tourist attraction for domestic and International tourist in India . Famous fort like Red fort , Agra fort , Fort of Jodhpur , fort Jaisalmeer , Hawa Mahal are famous forts in India . In India - there ware huge numbers of Gadajat state and each  gadajat state had own places . The tourism authority should identify these fort and palace and should develop proper connectivity to these fort and palaces . 

Use of Geographical Diversity for tourism promotion - by Tourism authority of India 

Use Of Bio-Diversity in tourism promotion by tourism authority in India -

India is a country with diverse geographic condition . We have huge southern peninsular Plateau and huge north India plain and we have huge mountain area like Himalayan mountain area , we have huge desert in Rajasthan and we have cold climate in Ladakh , Jammu and Kashmir . We have mountain state like north - eastern states . These geographical diversity can play a major role in Indian tourism industry. Our Country India have nine coastal state . The tourism industry should use these Geographical  diversity for tourism development in India . The ministry of tourism should focus on the development of tourism infracture and tourism culture in India . . 

Use Of Bio-Diversity in tourism promotion by tourism authority in India - 

Use Of Bio-Diversity in tourism promotion by tourism authority in India -

The India is bleed with high bio-diversity and we have 81 million hector of forest cover area . India have 106 numbers of national park and 506 numbers of wildlife Sanctuary , 18 biosphere reserve and we have 53 tiger reserve in our country . Our country have massive potential in Ecotourism . Our country should focus on proper Ecotourism infrastructure developments . We should develop proper road network to every ecotourism destination and we should advertise these in international and domestic media . 

Employment Generation for Foreigner from India Tourism 

India is a most diverse country in Socio-cultural level and geographical level . Most of the tourism company are working in different countries of world to provide tourism services in India . These company has tie- up Indian tourism departments . If the tourism infrastructure of india will be developed - then it will provide better employement opportunities for foreign tourism and hospitality companies . 

Friday 25 March 2022

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Best tourist places in Sonepur district of Odisha in 2022

Best tourist places in Sonepur district of Odisha in 2022

Tourist places in Sonepur District

The Sonepur district of Odisha is one of the most visited place in Odisha and this district is famous for its numerous temple and picnicspots . The Other name of the Sonepur district is western Srilanka . The evidences are found from Copper plate charter and those are issued by the Somovanshi king Kumara Samesware Dev in 10th century A.D . The King had proclaimed himself as the king of Western Sri Lanka . The Main deity of this district is Goddess Lankeswari .The Sonepur district tourism is one of the interesting part of Odisha Tourism . This post is going to best tourist destination guide for Sonepur 

Location of Sonepur District on google Map - Sonepur District 

Why  Sonepur is Famous ?

The Sonepur town is the temple town of Odisha and it also known as second Varanasi of Odisha and known as the second Lanka . Mainly most famous hindu temples and Shakti peetha are found in Sonepur disyrict of Odisha . Most of the temple of S onepur are hindu temple . The other name of Sonepur is ''Subarnapur " . Once upon a time a gold rain occured here - thats why the name of the city is Subarnapur means '' the city of gold ' . 


How many temples are there in Sonepur ?

Sonepur tourist guide

The Sonepur or Subarnapur town known as temple town of odisha .Some time it is called as Mandira malini of western Odisha . There are huge numbers of smaller and larger temple found here , Among them 20 temples are famous temple . The names of temples are - Subarnameru temple , Lankeswari temple , Pancharatha temple , Kapileswar temple , Patali Shree kshyetra , Metakani temple , Rameswar temple , Manikeswari temple , Sashisena temple etc . 

There are Various tourist places are present in Sonepurdistrict of Odisha and the are gien bellow .These are the top tourist attraction of Sonepur . 

Subarnameru Temple of Sonepur district

Western Odisha tourism

The Subarnameru Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is present in Sonepur district of Odisha . This temple is present on the left side of the Tel river , which is a tributary of River Mahanadi . This temple is one of the oldest temple and built by the local king Madan Gopal Deo in 17th Century CE . Now a days the temple has been managed by the government of Odisha . The temple is an east facing temple and it was constructed on the basis of Kalinga style of Architecture . Main festivals of this temple are Dola Purnima , Shiva Ratri , Jagara and Kartika Purnima . The Subarnameru temple is located near the Sonepur bus-stand and it is only 3km away from the bus stand . The temple is around 270 km away from the state capital Bhubaneswar . The nearby railway station is Bolangir railway junction and the nearby air port to the temple is Jharsuguda Veer Surendra Sai Airport . You can get direct bus to sonepur from Cuttack , Bhubaneswar , Angul , Sambalpur etc .

Location on Google Map - Subarnameru Temple 


Sureswari temple of Sonepur district

Sonepur tourism

The Sureswari temple is located at the left side of the Tel river , which is a tributary of river Mahanadi . The Sureswari temple is one of the oldest famous temple in temple town Sonepur . Some people are also saying that Goddess Sureswari is the Kuldevi of Sonepur district of Odisha . Mainly in this temple – the statue of Goddess Kali has been worshiped . The face of Goddess is facing toward north  , but the entry gate of the temple is east facing . There are numbers of bathing ponds are found around the temple for ritual activities .It is believed that the temple was established by Lord Parshuram . The main Festivals associated with the temples are Kali Puja , Dussera, Nuakhai etc .

Location of sureswari temple on Google Map - Sureswari temple 

Lankeswari Temple of Sonepur District –

Sonepur tourism

 The ancient name of Sonepur Town was the Paschima Lanka or western Sri Lanka . The King of Lanka – The Ravan has an army base on Sonepur district – that’s why it is famous as Paschima Lanka . The Lankeswari temple present inside the river Mahanadi . The Lankeswari temple tourism is one of the best part of Sonepur district tourism and it is a best place to visit in Sonepur .Now a days the temple has been worshipped by Fisherman communities of Sonepur district . The temple is present at road side of Ulunda road , Dharmasala road . It was believed that Sonepur was the centre knowledge and innovation during the ancient time . The town was the southern Koshal kingdom . Some part of the southern Koshal was conquered by the king of Lanka , hence it has the name – second Sri Lanka . The goddess Lankeswari was established by the King Ravan .  Thats why this is the Famous temple of Sonepur 

Lankeswari Temple on Google Map - Lankeswari Temple 

Pancharatha temple of Sonepur district

Sonepur ecotourism

The Pancharatha temple was built by the local king Biramitra Singh Deo . The temple is dedicated to the family of lord Shiva . Here Lord Shiva , Devi Parvati , Shree Ganesh and Kartikeya have been worshipped . The temple design is similar to running Chariot and it has similarities with Konark sun temple . Here five temples are located on a single base . The main feature of the temple is – the statue of Shree Ganesh is facing toward east and the shiva statue is facing toward south . The king built this temple on the memory of his son Somobhusan .

Pancharatha temple on google Map - Pancharatha Temple 

Kapileswar temple of Sonepur district 

Picnic spot in Sonepur district

The Kapileswar temple is around 35 km away from the Sonepur town   . The temple is located near Binika of Sonepur and The Kapileswar Temple is 4 km away from Binika . This temple is desiccated to Kapileswar Mahadev . The temple area remains crowded throughout the year . The temple has some similarities wit Vaidyanth temple .
Kapileswar temple on Google Map - Kapileswar Temple 

Patali Shree Kshyetra temple of Sonepur District

Hindu temple of Sonepur district

The Patali Shree Kshyetra is an import place for Hinduism and it has a huge historical importance . This placed is related  Buddhism Shaktism and Vaishnavism . It was believed that lord Jagannath was kept here for 150 year and this temple is located at the foot hill of Trikut hill – which is located in Birmaharajpur Subdivision of Sonepur district . The temple is around 65 km away from the proper Sonepur town . The Ratha Yatra is the main festival of this temple . Mainly the temple is located on Kotsamalai hill . This temple area remain crowded throughout the year . The nearest railway station is Bolangir Junction and nearest airport is Jharsuguda airport . The temple is around 260 km away from the state capital Bhubaneswar .

Patali shreekhetra temple on Google Map - Patali Shreekhetra 

Harihara Jore Dam of Sonepur District

Picnic spot of Sonepur district of Odisha

The Harihora Jore Dam is constructed across the Harihora tributary of Mahanadi and it is located near Luhakhandi village of Birmaharajpur Tahasil of Sonepur district . The length of the dam is around 2.3 Km and the catchment area of this dam is around 450 Square Kilometre . This dam constructed only for irrigation and flood control . around 10 gate for water control in this dam . This dam has been acting as one of the best picnic spot Sonepur  and tourist destination in Sonepur district of Odisha.

Harihara Jore Dam on Google Map - Harihara Jore Dam 

Koshaleswara Temple of Sonepur District

Temple tourism Sonepur district

The Kosheleswar temple is a ruined temple located near Baidyanath – which is near to river bank of Tel river . Here you can find different types of ruined Buddhist architecture and latter it was renovated buy Hindu kings .   This is the earliest temple of Sonepurdistrict and it was construct around 7 century BCE. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva .

Metakani temple of Sonepur district –

The Metakani temple is one of the prominent Shakti Peetha of Sonepur district . This is a hill side temple in sonepur district . Goddess Metakani temple is located near Ulunda forest area of Sonepur district . According to local people Goddess Metakani originated from lady named Meta – that’s why the name of this temple is Maa Metakani Shakti peetha . Maa Metakani temple famous for wish fulfilment . Metakani temple is 23 km away from the Sonepur town .This temple is located near Sonepur and Sambalpur high way . The temple is located at 2km away from the highway .

Metakani temple on Google Map - Metakani temple 

Rameswara Peetha of Sonepur district

 The Rameswara temple is located at the meeting point of Tel river and Mahanadi river . It was said that the lingam of the temple was established by Lord Shree Ram . Here Lord Ganesh , Goggess Parvati and Lord Kartika worshipped here . There is another temple present near Rameswar temple – that is Durga temple – the Shrine of Durga temple has 10 hand . There is is a Brishava statue outside of the temple . According to historians this temple was built by Chauhan rulers .

Location of Rameswar temple on Google Map - Rameswar Temple 

Papakshya Ghat of Sonepur District

religious place of Sobnepur district

The Papakshya Ghat is located on the river bank of Mahanadi near Binika and it is around 32 kn away from Sonepur town . This Ghat was constructed by Anangabhima Dev . There is a huge Banion  tree near the Ghat . It is one the famous religious place for religious bathing . Though it is a famous place , but there is no enough arrangement for tourist . There is a old shelter for tourists but – these houses are in ruined conditions .

Location of Papakshya Ghat - Papakshya Ghat 

Bhima Bhoi Samadhi Peetha –

top 10 place to visit in Sonepur district

The Bhima Bhoi Samadhi Pitha is 32 km away from the Sonepur town and it is located near Khaliapali village . Bhima Bhoi was a famous poet of western Odisha and he was born in Redhakul subdivision of Sambalpur district . He was a spreader of Mahaima dharma – that based on monotheism . . He belongs to Kandha Community . Though he was a blind , but he had good command over Odia language . He wrote many novel in Odia language . In this Samadhi – the dead body of Shree Santha Kabi Bhima Bhoi was buried . This temple was constructed 109 year ago . This Samadhi is in ruined condition . Here large numbers of disciple of Mahima Dharma staying here . They have been worshipped the universe god . The Famous Shruti Chintamani was written by Bhima Bhoi .

Bhima Bhoi Samadhi Peetha on Google Map - Bhimabhoi Samadhi Peetha 

Thenga Dam of Sonepur District –

The Thenga Dam is one of the most visited picnic spot inSonepur district and it was built across the Harihara Jora . it is a micro irrigation and flood control project . This dam provides a natural view – that’s why thousands visitor have been coming to this dam for picnic purpose . Here you can get the facilities of boating . This is a winter shelter of various tyoes of migratory birds . The dam is located near dense forest – that’s why you can see numerous wild animals like elephant , bear and deer .

Thenga Dam on Google Map - Thenga Dam 

Barapahad Picnic Spot of Sonepur district

Picnic spot in Sonepur district of odisha

The Barapahad Picnic spot is one of the most visited picnic spot in Sonepur district and it is one of the most famous Devi Peetha of Sonepur district . It is also a best water fall in Sonepur district .This picnic spot is located near the Menda village of Deaulpadar Grama Panchayat and it 1km away from Brahminipali and Rajapali . Here you can find cave , temple and water streams . The Barapahad festival is associated with Barapahad Shakti Peetha and it is observed in Chaitra Purnima of Odia Calendar . Here people have been worshipping the Barapahad Devi and the white horse is the symbol of Barapahad Devi .

Location Of Barapahad in Google Map - Barapahad Picnic spot 

Royal Palace of Sonepur district –

The Sonepur was a Gadajat state of Odisha . It was ruled by Chauhan dynasty and it has huge palace and spread over an area of 4 acre . Now a day this palace in at ruined condition . The palace is located near the river bank of Mahanadi of Sonepur town . The palace divided into Rani Mahal , Juvaraj Mahal , Pakasala , store room , security rooms etc .

Location of Sonepur Palace - Sonepur Palace 

Manikeswari Temple of Sonepur district

The Manikeswari temple is located in Manamunda Village and it is located near the NH-224 of Somepur district . The temple is worshipped and managed by fisherman of Sonepur district and Goddess manikeswari is the Kul Devi of Fisherman community of sonepur district of Odisha . Dasahara and Nuakhai famous festivals are associated with Manikeswari temple of Sonepur district . Goddess Manikeswari also worshipped as Kul Devi of Ganga dynasty . 

Location Of Manikeswari temple on Google Map - Manikeswari temple 

Forest Park of Sonepur District

 The Sonepur town is blessed with and new smart park that is forest park . The park located in Sonepur town . It is a best place for mind fresh and enjoyment . The other name of forest park is Manikeswari Park . There is an entry fee to this park – that is only 10 rupee only . The park is filled various flowering plant and medicinal plants and these is a small area for children inside the park and there is also gym facilities for adult . The park remain crowded throughout the year .

Location of Forest Park on Google Map - Forest Park 

Children Park of Sonepur district

The Children Park located in Main town of Sonepur . This is best play ground for local children of sonepur town . This park has been managed by Municipality corporation of Sonepur District . Now a days – this park is in ruined condition , due to lack of proper care and maintenance .

Location of Children Park on Google Map - Children park 

SSVM Park of Sonepur District

Mainly The SSVM park is located in Binika area of Sonepur and it is a Park -Botanical Garden . Mainly it is managed by The Saraswati Vidya Mandir of Sonepur district of Odisha . This park act as mini children park in Odisha .

Mahanadi Ghat of Sonepur District

The Mahanadi river is the longest town of Odisha and it is the life line of Odisha . This river also passes through Sonepur district of Odisha . There are number of Ghats or bathing place near the coast of Mahanadi river . The Bathing place or Ghats are – Raneswar Ghat , Dhoba Ghat ,Gokarneswar Ghat , Mastyendra Ghat , Gauri Ghat , Raj Ghat etc . These Ghats have been using as ritual purpose and bathing purpose . Sometimes these ghats are working as tourist place of Sonepur district  or picnic spot of Sonepur district .

Locations of Mahanadi Ghats on Google Map - Mahanadi Ghats 

Samaleswari Temple of Sonepur District –

Sambalpur district tourism

The Samaleswari temple is 3km away from the Sonepur town . Maa Samaleswari is the Kuladevi of Local Chauhan dynasty and the temple is north facing There is a huge image of Goddess Laxmi or Gaja Laxing at the entrance of Mukhasala . The Samaleswari temple was constructed by the local king – Raja Sobha Singh Deo .

Location of Samaleswari temple on Google Map - Samaleswari temple 

Gundicha Temple and Nrusinghanath Temple of Sonepur District

Sonepur District Odisha

The temple was built by local Queen Shree Gundicha Devi , who is wife of local king Pruthiraj Singh Deo  . It is the tallest temple of western Odisha . The height of this temple is around 100 feet . The Gundicha temple is 2 km away from Sonepur town . The Other name of Gundicha temple is ‘’ Nrusinghanath Temple .

Location of Gundicha temple on Google Map - Gundicha Temple 

Sashisena temple of Sonepur district

The other name of Sashisena temple is Nimuchi temple and the temple has no entrance gate . This temple is the centre of Buddhist culture and having sculpture of buddha on its wall . The Temple was built in the memory of Princes Sashi Sena .

Location of Sashisena Temple on Google Map - Sashisena Temple 

Bhagabati temple of Sonepur District

Here Devi Parvati worshipped as Bhagavati in Sonepur district of Odisha. The Bhagabati temple is located at 1km distance from Rameswara temple of Sonepur town . It was believed that goddess Bhagabati protects from evil power . This temple was built by the local Chauhan ruler of Sonepur . If you are interested to visit Bhagabati temple then – you travel through bus , taxi and car from Sonepur town .

Location of Bhagabati temple on Google Map - Bhagabati temple 

Champeswar Shiva temple of Sonepur District

 The Champeswar temple is located as Birmaharajpur of Sonepur district . Mainly the proper location of Champeswar temple is the Champamal village and it is 3 km away from Birmaharajpur . The temple is dedicated lord Mahadev . Main festival of the temple is Kartika Purnima , Shivaratri and Nuakhai .

Location of Champeswar temple on Google Map - Champeswar Temple 

Gokarneswar Temple of Sonepur district

The Gokarneswar temple is located near the river bank of Mahanadi . It is located at the western part of Sonepur district . Gokarneswar was the main Lord of Ganga dynasty of Sonepur . This temple was built by the Chauhan ruler of Sonepur , another goddess also worshipped near the temple – she is Goddess Ramachandi .

Jatesingha Temple of Sonepur District

The Jatesinga is the birth place of great port Bhima Bhoi . This place is around 8 km away from Birmaharajpur . Mainly this temple is dedicated Mahima cult and Bhima Bhoi was the founder of Mahima Dharma . You can see Jatesinga on the way of Godhaneswar temple and Vaishnvaite temple at Khamar .

Paschima Somonath temple of Sonepur District

The Paschima Somonath temople located at the western part of Sonepur town . Here the temple is dedicated to Lord Somonath and Lord Somonath was Kul Dev of Somovansi ruler . This temple was built by the local king Pratap Rudra dev . The temple was built in Kalinga style of Architecture .   Here people also worshipping lord Hanuman and Kala Bhairav dev . The temple is a south facing temple . Here all family member of Lord Shiva have worshipping .

 Khambeswari temple of Sonepur District –

Here peoples are worshipping Goddess Shree Bana Durga  in the Form of Khanbeswari Devii . Khambeswari devi was the Kul devi of Bhanja king and Somovansi king and they had adopted the khambeswari culture in their kingdom .

How to reach to Sonepur District

By Air – Veer Surendra Sai airport is the nearest airport which is located in Jharsuguda   and another airport is Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar .

By train – The nearest railway station is Bolangir railway station and it is 55 km away from Sonepur district .

By Bus – By Bus you can reach to Sonepur From Baramunda Bus stand of Bhubaneswar – here you cab find direct bus to Sonepur . You can also find direct bus from Sambalpur town to Sonepur  .

Best time to visit Sonepur District –

Normally you can visit any time to Sonepur , but the best time to vist sonepur district is Septmber to April month .

Weather Conditions of Sonepur District –

Mainly Sub- tropical climate found in Sinepur district , Here you can finds medium tempreture in summer season and medium rain in rainy season and medium cold in winter season .   

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Wednesday 23 March 2022

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Satkosia tourism Odisha

The Famous river Mahanadi is flowing through the Satkosiatiger reserve and it is the life line for Tikarpada Crocodile sanctuary and Satkosia Gorge . The Satkosia tiger reserve is spread over an area of 970 square Km . The Name Satkosia derive from Sata- Means – 7 and Kosa – means miles – it means 7 miles distances . The Satkosia is famous for Tikarpada Crocodiles , Tiger Reserve , Binikei temple and Satkosia gorge Sanctuary , for best boating places on the river Mahanadi . It is one of the best tourist attraction in Odisha or central Odisha – this place is a ecological hotspot and rich in bio-diversity .

Location of Satkosia Tiger Reserve –

The Satkosia tiger reserve is one of the prominent tiger reserve in Odisha and it spread over four districts of Odisha – Such as Angul district , Nayagarh district , Cuttack district and Boudh district of Odisha .

Satkosia tiger reserve Famous for Which Animals –

Satkosia resorts booking

The Satkosia Tiger reserve is a part of Satkosia wildlifeSanctuary and it is coming under the Project tiger . Mainly the Satkosia tiger reserve is formed by Satkosia George Sanctuary and Baisipali wildlife Sanctuary . Mainly the Satkosia Tiger reserve is famous for royal Bengal tigers and other animals like elephants , wild dog , bears , deer , leopard , other herbivore and different types of migratory birds and various types of reptiles . Mainly crocodiles are dominant animals near satkosia tiger reserve in Tikar Pada .

Tikarpada Nature Camp of Satkosia –

Satkosia wildlife Sanctuary , Odisha

The Tikarpada Sanctuary is one of the best tourist destination of Angul district of Odisha . Tikarpada is located at Athmallik Sub-Division of Angul district of Odisha . The Sanctuary is 100 km  away from form the Angul town and around 200 km away from the state Capital Bhubaneswar . If you are interested for Tikarpada nature camp the Come to Angul town of Odisha and you can access direct bus to Athmallik town , then – from Athmallik town you can go to Tikarpada by bus or taxi . Tikarpada is only 20 km away from Athmallik town of Angul district .


Crocodiles Conservation Centre of Tikarpada , Satkosia -

Nature Camp Satkosia

The Tikarpada is famous for its fresh water crocodiles and various species of Gharials . The breeding programmes of crocodile started in the year of 1971 by the forest department of Odisha and it was supported by United Nation Development program (UNDP) . The Gharials research and conservation started in March 1975 .

Tikarpada nature Camp  Booking

You Can book your accommodation through the official websites of Odisha tourism . Org and you also can book your accommodation through forest department website of Odisha . You can book your room easily here . You can book lodging , tent , special rooms etc .

Other Tourist Attraction near Tikarpada –

The Binikei temple is one of the best tourist destination near Satkosia wildlife Sanctuary and the village tourism is one of the best part of Satkosia tourism .  


Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary –

Satkosia Tiger reserve

The Satkosia Gorge is one of the famous gorge in angul district of Odisha . It means – it is a narrow stretch of Mahanadi river and spread over seven miles in Ahgul district of  Odisha. This area got the title of sanctuary in the year of 1976 and it covers four district of Odisha . The gorge is formed by the river Mahanadi and provides a magnificent view of nature .

Satkosia Sand resort – Badmul –

The Badmul sand resort is located in southern part of Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary . It is one of the best tourist destination in Satkosiawildlife Sanctuary . The entire area is surrounded by Satkosia tiger reserve and dense forest . The Badmul sand resort is located at the foot hill of Mountains . There are around 10 luxurious cottage and tend cottages are present and they all are facing toward Satkosia gorge . There is also an eco- Camp and it has also 10 luxurious cotton tent . Here you can also see local folk dance .   

Baghamunda Nature Camp , Satkosia

Nature Camps of Odisha

The Baghamunda nature camp is one of the most visited nature camp in Satkosia tiger reserve in Odisha in Angul district . This nature camp is located near Kumari village of Angul district . This is a calm and quite place in Angul district . Here all roads are made up of soil . There is a huge park like arrangement inside the Baghamunda nature camp .

Here you can find best accommodation in village style . There are many cottage – present here – the rent of cottage is 2000 rupee . Here tea , breakfast , lunch and dinner are provided . This camp is 25 km away from Tikarpada .

Chhotkei Nature Camp – Satkosia

There are five camp to stay in Satkosia and Chhotkei nature camp is one them . It is calm and quite place of Satkosia and there is no proper road network to reach Chhotkei nature camp . You have to hire personal vehicle to reach this place . This nature camp is located at the top of hill . those who are interested in loneliness – then they can come here . This is the oldest nature camp in Satkosia . Angul town railway station is the nearest railway station to the Chhotkei nature Camp and the nearest airport is the Bhubaneswar airport . The entry fee is only 40 rupees . Here meals are provided with room booking . There is no enough facilities provided here .

Baliput Satakosia –

One of the most visited tourist place of Satkosia near Cuttack . This is nearer to Narasinghpur . Here you can find tend room to stay near the river bank of Mahanadi .


What to do In Satakosia –

The Satakosia is one of the most visited place of Odisha . it is spread over four district of Odisha . It is a best place to spent holidays . If you are nature lover then it is the best destination for you . It is one of the famous tiger reserve- wildlife Sanctuary . Here you can access boating , birding , photography , Tiger Safary , Crocodile safari .

Satkosia resort booking –

If you are interested to visit satkosia then you can book your accommodation through official website of Odisha government . You also can book your accommodation through official website of forest department of Odisha .



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Chilika wildlife Sanctuary - the Birds Paradise - Odisha Tourism - Chilika Lake


Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary - The Birds Paradise of Odisha 

Odisha Tourism Birds Paradise

 The Chilika wildlife sanctuary  is a bird paradise and one of the best wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha .  The Chilika lake is a famous birds paradise of Odisha   Chilika is the largest brackish water lake in Odisha with many small famous islands like Breakfast is land , honeymoon Island , Mangaljodi Island , beacon Island , Nalabana Island , kalijai temple , Satpada etc . Chilika lake tourism is one of the most exciting experience for all .  It is a shelter points of millions of migratory birds and it is one of the most popular bird wildlife sanctuary of Odisha . This sanctuary is not only famous for birds but also for reptiles , dolphins and other aquatic animals . It attracts millions of tourist from world-wide and it provides a better business opportunities for local people in the field of tourism and hospitality . The Chilika wildlife sanctuary has other attractions like – Dolphins , large seize edible crabs , beautiful lobestors etc . You can visit Chilikika wildlifesanctuary through Puri and Bhubaneswar .


 History of Chilika lake –

Chilika Wildlife Famous for

According to many historians and old textbook – Chilika was the centre for eastern-foreign trade centre for north east Asai . Many Chinese , Burmese , Russian , and European traders used to trade through Chilika harbour . This lake provides a common passage for sea route and riverine root . It was the main trading point for entire Asia during ancient and medival period .

Chilika Lake on Google Map - The Chilika lake 

According to Greek geographer Claudius Ptolemy – Palur port was an important port of Kalinga empire and it was located near Chilika lake . According Xuanzang – the Chinese traveller – Che-li-ta-lo-Ching was in prosperous port – which was located at the Chhatragarh bank of Chilika .

According to Brahamnanda Purana – Chilika was important trade centre – through – which Odisha people use to sail across java , Sumatra and Ceylon .

Where is Chilika wildlife Sanctuary is located ?

where is Chilika wildlife Sanctuary is Located

The Chilika wildlife sanctuary is located in eastern region of Odisha state –   Some Times question arises – Chilika wildlifeSanctuary located in which district ?  It is nearer to Bay of Bengal and it spread over 3 district of Odisha state of India . This is a brackish water lake or Lagoon of India and it is the largest Brackish water lake of India and it rank in world wide is 2nd . The three district are – Puri district , Ganjam District and Khurdha district of Odisha . Puri district contribute eastern region of Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary , Khordha district contribute northern part of Chilika wildlife sanctuary and Ganjam contribute the south . You can reach to chilika through Bhubaneswar , Puri easily – Chilika is around 120 km away from Bhubaneswar .

Wildlife of Chilika lake and Chilika wildlife Sanctuary –

Chilika Ecotourism

It is the best tourist destination for Bird- waters in Odisha. And It is living laboratory for research scholars like Environmentalist , botanist , zoologist and other scientist . This is a nesting points of millions of migratory birds in winters season . Migratory birds like -Flamingo , Pelicans , Sea Eagles , Hornbills , Herons , Graylag Geese , Moorhen ect have been  coming every winter to Chilika . A huge numbers of Flamingo breed here .

The Chilika wildlife Sanctuary provides shelters to many terrestrial animals like – Hyena , Black Buck , different types of deer , jackal , bear , monkeys etc . The Chilika lake itself is a huge ecological hotspot and it is famous for it bio-diversity . Here huge numbers of crustaceans are found. Huge variety of prawn , crabs , and fishes are found in Chilika . Around 250 species of fishes are found in Chilika wildlife Sanctuary .

Plants in Chilika wildlife Sanctuary –

Although the Chilika is famous for lake Sanctuary – but it has also  huge numbers of Floral plants in its wildlife sanctuary . The recent study revels that the Chilika wildlife Sanctuary has 750 numbers of different numbers of species . Most of them are endangers and vulnerable species .

Chilika wildlife Sanctuary  is Famous for Which Animals –

Chilika wildlife Sanctuary located in which District

The Chilika wildlife Famous for its Bird paradises and different Islands . The Island Like Nalabana Island is famous as Bird Island of Odisha . The Kalijai temple also gives an unique identity to Chilika lake . The main attraction of Chilika is a special and rare type of aquatic animal – that is the rarest Irrawaddy Dolphins , they are only found in Chilika lake ofOdisha . They are coming under the endan

gered list of red data book . Chilika also famous for its tourist places like – Nalabana Island , Mangalajodi village , Kalijai island , Satapada the Dolphin Pint , Breakfast Island etc .


Irrawaddy Dolphins of Chilika Lake –

Irrawaddy Dolphins in Chilika Lake

Around 146 irrawady dolphins found in Chilika lake according to last 2 year census of Dolphins . The chilika lake has highest single lagoon population of water mammal in in the world . Mainly Irrawaddy dolphins are found near the coastal area of China – Mekong , South and south east Asia , myamar and Indonesia . These Dolphins are coming under endangered species according to IUCN red list . around 7500 population of Irrawaddy across the world , and around 6000 population of this dolphins Found in Coastal region of Bangladesh .

The main habitat of Irrawaddy Dolphins are – from bay of Bengal to New Gini and Philipenis . The morphology of the Dolphins are – they have Bulging forehead and small beak , and they breath followed by their back .  These Dolphins are found in shallow water and they never prefer deep water . They can also survive in fresh water also , they are found in small groups . they are so social in nature .

Communication of Irrawaddy Dolphins –

They communicate by means of Clicks , Creaks, and Buzzes at a high frequency of 60 kilo hertz , which is used for eco-location .

Foods of Irrawaddy Dolphins –

They feed on  bonny fishes , fish eggs , crustaceans and Cephalopods .

Nature of Irrawaddy Dolphins –

They are always trying to stay away from the boats , they are not known to bow dive – mainly dive when alarmed . They slow moving animals as compare to other species of Dolphins .

Breeding of Irrawaddy Dolphins –

Any female or male Dolphins can attract each other with in a few minute and they copulate for 40 second and after mating they move to opposite direction of each other .

 They got the maturity for reproduction at the age of 7 to 8 year . The mating time – December to June and gastration period is 14 month . The weight of baby at birth time is 10 kg and life span is around 30 year

 It is found in Bangladesh , Laos , Cambodia , Indonesia  Myanmar , Thailand and in India .


The Chilika lake of Odisha –

Chilika lake near Puri

The Chilika lake is located in Odisha and once it was a part of bay of Bengal and it is the largest Brackish water lake in Asia and 2nd largest in the world . Recent studies by NIO or National study of Oceanography revels that – this lake was a part of Bay of Bengal . The formation Chilika started 20000 year ago and it was the period of Pleistocene epoch . a heavy amount of slit load dumped by the river Mahanadi on the delta of Chilika . As the sediment laden river met the bay of Bengal , then sand bars were formed near the mouth .It leads to a backflow of the sea water into the sluggish fresh water to the estuary , resulting in the huge brackish water lake .   

The Chilika lake is located at the mouth Of Daya river and Flowing into the Bay of Bengal and It is the brackish water lagoon and spread over three districts of Odisha – Such as Puri ,Ganjam and Khurda district . This lake is the 2nd largest lagoon in the world and largest coastal lagoon in India . It has got the tag of wetland of International importance under the Ramsar conservation tag . It is the major nesting sites for the migratory bird .

Establishment of Chilika wildlife Sanctuary

The Chilika lake got the Tag of – First Indian wetland of international importance under the Ramsar site conservation in 1981 . It is the largest wintering area for migratory birds on the Indian peninsula. TheSatapada – the Dolphin point of Chilika lake is a mouth Island -where the Chilika – lagoon meets the bay of Bengal . The Core area of the Chilika lake and main attraction point for bird watchers is the Nalabana island or The Nalabana bird Sanctuary . Under the wildlife protection act of 1973 – It was declared as Bird Sanctuary .


More Information About Chilika lake –

The Ideal sector for Dolphins to play is the Rambha sector . Here Dolphins play , flock and mate – due to less disturbance in water . Chilika is famous for superior beauty and attract many tourists due to its Irrawaddy dolphins .

Nalabana Wildlife Sanctuary of Chilika –

Chilika lake located in Which district

The Nalabana wildlife sanctuary is located on Nalabana Island in the Chilika lake area of Odisha state . it is the core area of the Chilika wildlife sanctuary . The Nalabana Island got the tag of bird sanctuary in 1987 and it is spread over a area of 16 square kilometre . the Island disappear during monsoon due to inundation and again emerge in post monsoon . Nalabana and Mangalajodi are the two major places in Chilika where the birds gathers for congregation . Migratory birds from Siberia , China , Japan , and from other country comes to Chilika . Normally they arrive in Chilika in November month . They come here to avoid  heavy winter . Few important migratory birds like Bar-headed Geese , grater Flamingo , black-tailed godwits , herons and Great knots .


Mangalajodi village Island of Chilika –

Odisha tourism

The Mangalajodi Island is main point of bird nesting and it is also a famous village in Chilika for fishing . This is located on eastern bank of Chilika  lake . Mangalajodi is a famous village in Chilika area and it also provide nesting ground to huge numbers of rare species of birds . The Mangalajodi – got name from the Mangalajodi temple of this region . There is also an ancient Rama temple named as Raghunath temple . The Mangalajodi village was previously a hunter village and now-a-day the people of this village are involved in fishing . Some people of MangalajodiIslands are employed in Ecotourism .

Mangalajodi Island  on Google Map - Mangalajodi Island 


Beacon Island of Chilika

Chilika nature Camp - Odisha tourism

There is a beautiful island is located on southern region of Chilika lake and coming under the Ganjam district of Odisha is the Beacon Island . The beacon Island is famous for its marvellous western architecture and it was built by British officer .

Honeymoon Island of Chilika –

It is an isolated island in Chilika lake and it is permanently closed right now . This island is given such name because of its less population . Mainly this Island is located in the Gamjam district ofOdisha . This island is a deserted island and it is located in the middle area of the Chilika lake . The nearer island of honeymoon island is the Sanakuda island , This island is located near the Rambha Bay . A famous story behind the name – Honeymoon Island – that is – the King and Queen of Ganjam state had spend time in this Island , that why the Island got the name – Honeymoon Island . Here you can find huge numbers of local birds and local wild animals .

Honeymoon Island on Google Map - Honeymoon Island of Chilika 

Rajhans Island of Chilika –

Chilika lake - Asia's largest Brackish water lagoon

The Rajhans island is the smallest island of Chilika . Mainly this island is covered with dense forest and mountains . The island named after Rajhan bird species . Here you can find various types of crab , Dolphins and different types of fishes .

Rajhans Island on Google Map - Rajhans Island of Chilika 

Kalijai Island of Chilika lake –

Chilika tourist destination - the birds paradises

The Island is named after the Goddess Kalijai and there is a temple in the island , which is dedicated to goddess Kalijai . The remain crowded during the period of Makara Mela or Makara Sankranti . There is a cute story Behind the Kalijai temple . A girl named Jai drowned near the island – on the way of his father in law . That’s why the Island named after her . The local people used hear the voice of this girl at late – according to local people . When the temple built , then the cry of this girl disappeared . Most of the fishers man used to visit this temple – before their visit to deep sea . Some time huge numbers bird come to this island – in order to attract tourist .

Kalijai Island on Google Map - Kalijai Island of Chilika 

Breakfast Island of Chilika lake –

Birds paradise - Odisha tourism

This is a rocky island of Chilika lake and this island is full of herb , shrub and tree . The granite roc is an abundant rock of this area . During winter huge numbers of migratory birds are coming here . The Island is located nearer to Rambhasector Chilika lake . The island got the name of Breakfast island because – he people used to pack breakfast and meals from this island . There are two beautiful island located near breakfast island are – Beacon island and honeymoon island .

Breakfast island of Chilika on Google Map - Breakfast Island of Chilika 

Satapada the Dolphin point of Chilika –

Chilika Lake tourism

The SatapadaDolphin point is around 100 km away from the state capital Bhubaneswar and it si 50km away from the Puri Shree Kshyetra . The main attraction of Satpada  is boating and Irrawaddy Dolphins . Most of the tourist come here to see dolphins and enjoying the boat riding . Various types of boat are available here for tourist – boats are machine driven and all boats are controlled by boat association of Satapada . There is a rate chart for different types of boat – according to your requirement . Here rest room facility , drinking water facility and toilet facility are available for tourists and all are managed by the association .

Dolphins are the main things of Satapada boating and here you can find highest density of Dolphins . If you are lucky , then you can see dolphins here .

 Satapada Dolphin Point of Chilika on Google Map  - Satapada Dolphin Point 

Sanakuda Island of Chilika –

The Sanakuda island of Chilika is coming under the Ganjam district of Odisha and it is one of the best shelters for birds and wild buffalo . This island is located 7 km away from the Rambha site . If you are interested to visit this island then – you have to go through boat .

Sanakuda Island on Google Map - Sanakuda Island 

Bird Island in Chilika

This island is an open huge rock . The island is filled with greenery like tree , herb , shrub and creepers . Mainly granite rocks are found in this island . Due to folic acid from birds – the rocks of the island are painted as white . In winter season huge numbers of migratory birds have been coming to this island .

Bird Island of Chilika on Google Map - Bird Island of Chilika 

Brahmaputra Picnic spot –

The Brahmputra is one of the most visited picnic spot near Chilika lake . It is famous for its glorious beauty and one of the best tourist attraction for all .

Rambha Bay of Chilika

Chilika lake of Odisha

The Rambha bay is one of the beautiful place in Chilika and well known for its beautiful landscape . There are numerous island near the Rambha bay are – Honeymoon island , Sanakuda island , Breakfast island , Ghantasila Island , Bird Island . Near Rambha island – the Rusikulya beach is filled with Olive-Ridley turtle , which increases the beauty of the Chilika lake .

Ranbha Bay on Google Map - Rambha Bay of Chilika 

Other tourist destinations near Chilika lake –

The Chilika wildlife sanctuary is blessed with various tourist destinations net it . The tourist destinations are Banapur , Narayani temple ,Salia Dam , Gopalpur sea beach , Puri Shree Kshyetra , , Konark temple .

Banapur –

The Banapur city is a famous city near Chilika . The area is famous for the Shakti peetha -The Bhagavati temple . This is a best shopping ground for tourist those who are coming to Chilka . The Banpur town in famous for different types of handicraft .

Narayani Temple –

 The Narayani temple is one of the famous Shakti Peetha near Chilika lake . This is located in Khalikot village of Ganjam district . The Narayani temple is nearer to Chilika and Balugaon . It is a famous tourist place and spiritual place of Odisha .

Salia Dam

The Salia Dam is 15 km from barkul island and 30 km from Rambha spot . This dam built acroos the Salia river . it is one of the best tourist destination near Chilika lake and best spot for adventure .

Nirmalajhara near Chilika lake

It is a evergreen water stream and Channel to various ponds and located near Kholikot . This stream located near the kholikot college of Art . It is one of the best adventurous place near Chilika

Government college for Arts and Crafts

This college located in kholikat village and it is around 30 km away from Balugaon and 15 km away from Rambha point . This place is surrounded by a huge mountain range and dense forest . The art and craft of the college represent the art , craft and culture of Odisha state .

Gopalpur sea beach -

The Gopalpur sea beach one of the best sea beach after Puri sea beach of Odisha . Before it was a busy place and has been used for trading . Now a days it is converted into a calm and quite place . The beach is free from over crowded – because there is no famous temples near it .

Konark temple –

 The Konark temple is one of the most visited place near Puri and Chilika lake . this temple was built by Ganga dynasty . The main king was Shree Langula Narasimha Dev .This temple was biuld near sea beach . It is the temple of 19th century and dedicated lord Sun .

Puri –

The Puri Shree Kshyetra is one of the best tourist destination of international importance . This temple dedicated to lord Jagannath who is the Avatar of Shree Vishnu . This temple is nearer to state capital Bhubaneswar and Chilika lake . The Puri is famous for world famous Rath Yatra .

Nature Camps in Chilika –

The nature camp in Chilika is one of the best adventurous things to do in Chilika wildlife sanctuary . There are three nature camp destinations in Chilika wildlife sanctuary – these are Rajhns nature camp , Chilika Eco camp and Berhanmpura nature camp Chilika . every year million and million of migratory bird have been coming to Chilika lake from Siberia , Russia , china , Laos , Philipines and other cold country . The beauty of Chilika lake increase a lot . In order to enjoy the beauty of Chilika lake – the local forest department has made some special arrangement for tourist . Department of forest and Department of tourism have provided some special accommodations for visitors in some places like – Pantha Nivas Rambha and Barkul , nature camp Berhampura , nature camp Rajhans and Mangaljodi .

Rajhans Nature Camp of Chilika

Chilika nature Camp

Rajhans island of Chilika , where you can see the amazing scenario . From one side  Rajhans island you can see the Chilika lake and from another side you can see the Bay of Bengal . The island is the meeting point of Bay of Bengal and Chilika lake . The Rajhans island is 20 km away from Satapada Dolphin point . The nearest railway station to Satpada is Puri railway station . After reaching Satapada – you can go to Rajhans island by a boat . Here you can find many small hotel and eco-cottages and many camp house for tourist . This area is famous for the delicious sea foods . all foods are available at discounted price . all accommodations and facilities are provided by tourism department . Here you can enjoy boat riding and fishing with local fishermen .

Berhampura Nature Camp , Chilika –

Chilika nature camp of Odisha

 The Berhampur or Berbara nature camp is located at Banpur area of khurdha district . It is one of the old forest are of the Khurda district . It is one of the famous tourist destination in Chilika . This nature camp is located at the right bank of Chilika lake . Here you can find world class accommodations . Accommodations available in 2 separate buildings and having 3 to 4 room in each block of building . Here you can find homely foods and separate dining in watch tower . You can enjoy your meal , while seeing the beauty of Chilika . Here all facility like boating and fishing are available for new commers .

Chilika Lake Eco Camp -  

Odisha tourism

Chilika is a brackish water lagoon and one of the best birds paradise in India . Here you can enjoy your holidays with your family and friends . The biological hotspot provide better environment for tourist to enjoy the beauty of Chilika lake . In this nature camp you can see the Majestic Irrawaddy dolphins , You can enjoy boating during this camp . There are unique places are available for night stay . The Mangalajodi island is another major attraction for tourist , the Nalabana bird Sanctuary is another important place for bird watchers . The Rajhans island is an unique island which separate the Chilika lake from the bay of Bengal .  The Berhampura island is also a best Dophphinpoint , The Satapada dolphin point is India famous dolphin point. Accommodation at Chilika lake are admirable in nature . The Main nature camps which are located in Chilika are – Berhampur nature Camp , Mangalajodi Nature Camp . The Nature camp accommodate more than 100 people at a time .


Things to do In Chilika Lake

The Chilika lake is one of the most beautiful tourist attraction of India and here you enjoy you holidays with your family and friends . When you are planning to visit Chilika lake – then never forget enjoy Bird Watching in Nalabana bird Sanctuary , Never forget to enjoy dolphinswatching at Satapada dolphin point , Never forget to enjoy boating at Rambha Bay . The Chilika lake famous for tasty sea food and tasty crabs , Here you can find jumbo crab to eat in different hotel in Chilika . You can access various types of sea foods from Rambha OTDC Pantha Nivas and Barkul Pantha Nivas .

Boating and dolphin watching at Chilika –

The Chilika lake is the best habitat for Irrawaddy dolphins . See can see these dolphins – during morning and evening – If you are really interested to see these dolphin they try to visit these area during morning and evening time .

Brid Watching in Chilika or Migratory Bird in Chilika

During winter season huge numbers of migratory bird comes to Chilika lake . Two famous island are present for bird watchers – Such as Nalabana Island or Nalabana Bird Sanctuary , Mangalajodi Bird island . Migratory birds in Chilika are White Bellied sea eagle , Heron , Flamingo , Northern Pintel , Purple Moorhen etc .

Beach Activity in Chilika –

Most of the beaches in Odisha remain crowded during day time , but the beaches of Chilika are not crowded . Here you can enjoy you day with calmness and quite environment . It is best place to enjoy your holiday – with out any disturbances .


Best time to Visit Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary

The Chilika lake located near the coast of Bay of Bengal – So the weather remain normal throughout the year . You can visit Chilika in any time of the year . But it is not favourable to visit near rainy season – mainly from June to September . Mainly migratory birds used to come to Chilika in winter season – that’s why the best time to visit Chilika is October to March .

Hotels Near Chilika lake –

The Chilika is the best tourist destination of Odisha . In order to serve people – the Tourism and hospitality industries flourished a lot near Chilika lake . Hotels like Daaven Chilika Island Resort , Swosti Chilika Resort , OTDC – Pantha Nivas , Om Leisure Chilika resort , Mangala jodi bird view resort , OTDC Yatri Nivas Hotels and OTDC- Pantha Nivas Resort etc are the Major hotels .

How to Book Chilika Nature Camp –

If you interested to visit Chilika than you can book your camp from official website of Odisha government – The – Odishatourism. Org or Government websites . You can also book your ticket from private tourism company . You can also book your different tourism package from different websites – such as private website of government websites .

How to reach to Chilika –

There many ways to reach Chilika wildlife Sanctuary – By train , by bus and By Air .

By Air –

The Biju Patnaik – international airport is the nearest air port to Chilika . The Airport is only 125 km away from the Chilika wildlife Sanctuary . After reaching to Biju Patnaik airport – you can hire cars , taxi or any type of public transport .

By train –

The Balugaon railway station is the nearest railway station of Chilika lake . You can also access the Bhubaneswar railway station , The Puri railway station .

By Bus – Or By road –

The Chilika is a renounced tourist destination and it is a wold famous bird paradise . Here you can eccess bus from any part of Odisha . It will be easy for you to access buses from the state capital Bhubaneswar . You cam find direct bus from Bhubaneswar to Chilika , You can also find direct bus from Cuttack to Chilika , you can find direct bus from Puri to Chilika . You can hire direct taxi from Bhubaneswar or Cuttack or Puri to Balugaon .

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