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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.Chilika lake, the largest costal lagoon of Asia is one of the most dynamic cosystems along the Indian coast.
Chilika has marked seasonal fluctuations in temperature, salinity and depth of water. The salt content, which is almost zero in the monsoon, rises to a maximum of 36 ppt in the summer. The temperature of the water can vary between 18 C in January to 27 C in May, with the level falling by an average of two cm daily. As summer approaches, the fall can be as much as five cm. At Gerasara in the south-eastern part of the lake, water levels fall to a low of 15 cm at the peak of summer. Near the Kalijai temple, the depth remains around 27.5 cm. The dry Nalbana Island is inundated with around 18 cm of water during the monsoon months.
AS PER WIKI:
Chilka Lake (Chilika Lake) (ଚିଲିକା ହ୍ରଦ) is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda andGanjam districts of Odisha state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into theBay of Bengal, covering an area of over 1,100 km2. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World.
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.