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Chilika (Barkul)

Chilika (Barkul)
Chilika (Barkul)
Chilika (Barkul)
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Queen of natural beauty, Chilika, the largest brackish water lake in Asia covering an area of over 1,100 sq. km is a great attraction for the tourists for fishing, bird watching and boating. In winter Chilika aflutters with thousands of indigenous and migratory birds of many varieties from far and near even from the distant Siberia. The fabulous beauty of Chilika which has inspired poets to sing its glory and which can be best enjoyed from Balugaon, Barkul must be seen to be believed. One can also have a glimpse of the lake from the moving trains and vehicles on the road near these places. The atmosphere is just serene and undisturbed amidst the blue expanse of water on one side and an evergreen range of hills on the other. Dotted with a host of islands with romantic names, a cruise in Chilika will be a life long memory Queen of natural beauty, Chilika, the largest brackish water lake in Asia covering an area of over 1,100 sq. km is a great attraction for the tourists for fishing, bird watching and boating. In winter Chilika aflutters with thousands of indigenous and migratory birds of many varieties from far and near even from the distant Siberia. The fabulous beauty of Chilika which has inspired poets to sing its glory and which can be best enjoyed from Balugaon, Barkul must be seen to be believed. One can also have a glimpse of the lake from the moving trains and vehicles on the road near these places. The atmosphere is just serene and undisturbed amidst the blue expanse of water on one side and an evergreen range of hills on the other. Dotted with a host of islands with romantic names, a cruise in Chilika will be a life long memory

District Headquarter : Khordha
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Balungaon
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar
How to Reach :  
Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport 106 km from Barkul and 130 km Rambha and110 km from Satapada. Indian Airlines has flights from Delhi, Calcutta, Visakhapatnam, Raipur, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai. The Calcutta Chennai rail route of East Cost Railway touches Chilika Lake of Balugaon, Chilika, Khallikoteand Rambha. The nearest Railway Station for Barkul is at Balugaon 5 km and for Satapada, at Puri 50 km. The Chennai bound N.H.No.5 linking Calcutta Cuttack Bhubaneswar Balugaon Barkul Rambha Berhampur and Visakhapatnam runs along the lake. Buses and taxis to Chilika are available at Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Puri and Berhampur. Autorickshaws are available at Balugaon for Barkul.
Best Time : October to March
Contact Person : Shri Sarat Chandra Mohanty (Tourist Officer Khordha Paryatan Bhawan Bhubaneswar)
Contact Person Phone : 0674-2431299
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Last updated on: 30-09-2013
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