Chilika Lake is one of the important wetland ecosystems in the world where many rare species of flora and fauna are found. The lake is said to be containing nearly 225 varieties of fishes and a wide variety of aquatic plants. It is the largest destination in winter of migratory birds who are traveling thousands of miles every year to alight on the lake and the islands. The lake dons a vibrant and colorful look with the multi-hued birds painting the waters cape with their buzzing activities. A visit to Chilika in winter not only provides a beautiful vista to behold but also an opportunity to catch an amazing world in camera rolls. The lagoon, the islands, and the nearby verdant zones are a photographer’s delight.
Chilika Lake provides a livelihood to thousands of fishermen’s family who live on the islands and on the nearby areas. The fishermen’s community has evolved a distinct culture and lifestyle which is another subject to catch interest for the tourists.
Boating on Chilika and fancy fishing are favorite engagements for tourists who visit and spend holidays in Chilika. Surfing in the lake on boats and Motor launches provides vivid views of the lagoon. The islands also serve as excellent vantage points to behold the beauty of the lake.
The sight of sunrise and sunset from the islands and the vast amber shades on the water of Chilika Lake is marvelous and breathtaking.Parikud, Sanakuda, Nalabana, Badakuda, Tamara, Berahpura, Kanthapnatha, Phulabari, Nuapara and Honeymoon islands are some of the major islands in Chilika apart from the Klaijai Hill. For tourists who seek tranquil getaways amidst water and greeneries the islands of Chilika are ideal locations. The Nalabana island is ideal for the avian enthusiasts and the Honeymoon Island –as the name suggests is a beautiful spot for romantic escapes.
You can plan your own or can take help of travel agencies or can book online for a memorable trip to Chilika Lake.