ChilikaLake is a popular brackish water lagoon in the Indian state of Odisha. Located on the east coast of the county, this lake spreads over three districts, Puri, Khurda and Ganjamand covers an area of some 1100 square kilometer. The lake is on the mouth of the Daya River, merges into the Bay of Bengal and considered the largest coast lagoon in the country.
Further, Chilika Lake is the largest ground for migratory birds and it’s also home to a big variety of rare species of animals and plants. It becomes home to over 160 species of birds in the peak migratory season when birds from far countries come here. Here, you can watch birds from as far as Russia, Mongolia, Southeast Asia, the Caspian Sea and the Himalayas.
Chilika Lake is home to a phenomenal variety of birds and that’s why recognized as an important wetland in the world. Between November to February every years, visitors here can enjoy colorful avian charms in different hues. Some of varieties to expect here include sand pipers, flamingos, pelicans, gulls, ospreys etc. So, plan a trip to this famous wetland and satiate the bird-watcher in you.