Chilka Lake is located to the South West of Puri in Orissa. The shallow lake is about 70 kms long and average 15 km wide. The Lake is dotted with a host of islands. Kalijai island, Breakfast island, Nalabana , Honeymoon island, Parikud island, Birds island, etc. are some of the interesting spots around the lake.
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Here is a smallnote on Chilka Lake about its location and other interesting aspects.
Facts about Chilka Lake, Orissa
Water Spread Area 1100 sq km
Max length 64.3 km
Max breadth 18 km
Districts Puri, Khurda and Ganjam
Best time to visit Chilka Lake November-February
Entry Points Satpada, Barkul and Rambha-110 km, 97 km and 120 km respectively from Bhubaneswar
Chilka Lake - Asia's largest brackish water lagoon with water spread ranging from 1165 sq km m the rainy season to 906 sq km in the dry season is nestled in the heart of coastal Orissa. It extends from Bhusandpur in Puri district in the North to Rambha-Malud in Ganjan district in the South, separated from the Bay of Bengal by a 60 km long narrow strip of marshy islands and sand-flats. Some of the prominent islands like Nalabana, Kalijal, Somolo, Honeymoon, Break-fast, Birds and Rajahansa inhabited by small subsistence fishermen families, are popular destinations for daily boat trips. Because of its rich bio-diversi