Where is Chilaka lake located in India?
Asked by DappuJangu, 17 Nov '08 08:57 pm
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Chilka Lake (also Chilika Lake) is a brackish water coastal lake in India's Orissa state, south of the mouth of the Mahanadi River. It is the largest coastal lake in India. The lake was formed due to the silting action of the Mahanadi River, which drains into the northern end of the lake, and the northerly currents in the Bay of Bengal, which have formed a sandbar along the eastern shore leading to the formation of a shallow lagoon. The area of the lake varies from 1165 km in the monsoon season to 906 km in the dry season, and is studded with numerous small islands. The larger islands lie between the sandbar and the lake, separated by shallow channels, and include Parikud, Phulbari, Berahpura, Nuapara, Nalbana, and Tampara. These islands, together with the peninsula of Malud, constitute the Krushnaprasad revenue block of Puri District. The open air and scenic natural flora and fauna of Krushnaprasad are an attraction for tourists and visitors. The north shore of the lake is part of Kh ...moreAnswered by DRSiva, 18 Nov '08 02:56 pm
OrissaAnswered by Empty spoon, 17 Nov '08 08:58 pm
In Orissa.Answered by joyoti sen, 17 Nov '08 08:57 pm