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Chilika Lake in Bhubaneshwar

·  Summer: 19 to 45° C (Hot)
·  Winter: -3 to 32° C (Pleasant)
·  Monsoon: June to September

Best time to visit:  October to June

Opening Time: 7:00 a.m. (in summer) and 8:00 a.m. (in winters)
Closing Time: 6:00 p.m.
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Regarded as the Asia’s largest brackish water lake, Chilika Lake is home to an impressive range of exotic bird species. Unfolded in about 1, 100 sq.km. Chilika Lake is environed by several renowned islands like Kalijal, Somolo, Honeymoon, and Break-fast.
Known for its rich biodiversity, the pear-shaped lake is a treat for bird lovers and people in search of unadulterated tranquillity. The lake is one of the best places in India for splashing in the water, and bird-watching. With about 160 fish species and  rare blackbucks, the lake domiciles the famous Chilika dolphin.
Presenting a unique eco-system with an array of aquatic flora and fauna in and around the salt-water lagoon, Chilika Lake is referred as a wetland of international splendour under the Ramsar Convention. While the lake delights bird watchers with an impressive view of greylag geese, purple moorhen, herons and flamingos, Chilika is designated as one of the world’s largest breeding colonies of flamingos.
Kalijai temple, Nalabana Island and Satpada Island are some of the popular nearby locations to explore. 

Road: The road condition is relatively good here. You can choose both state run and private buses to travel to Chilika Lake. Private buses are less crowded and comparatively more comfortable.

Railway: Bhubaneswar Railway (about 7 km.) is the nearest rail head to reach the Chilika Lake. The place is connected by trains from the metro cities of India like Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, and Kolkata.

Airway: Biju Patnaik Airport (Bhubaneswar Airport) is located about 12 km. is the nearest airport to reach the lake. Domestic flights fly regularly from major cities of India.