Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary
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Ranjitha
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Friends
Lake is beautiful but be careful about pearl selling place.
It's my personal experience .If you select private boat from entry point first they will take to Dolphin point and next they will take to one island where local people will be seen with full of sea shelfs.Later they start explaining how pearl will be generated and show you the demo also
By seeing that one will be mesmerized and show interest in buying.They will say cost of one pearl is 600 to 1000 where as original price of such low quality pearl is 50 Rs.
I have never seen such big scam .Attaching video for your reference.I don't know why Odisha Government has not taken any actions on that...
Written 28 November 2022
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ykadam10
Hyderabad, India50 contributions
Oct 2022
3 to 4 hours journey and costed 4200. It is boring to travel by boat for few hours to see just glimpse of Dolphin.
If you go, carry water bottle, snacks to enjoy in the boat.
Red crab island - someone just come and show to 2 - 3 crab in basket. He will show you many precious stones - we did not purchased any. It seems fake as per many you tube/other reviews
Overall, not worth to spend one day and 4 K
Written 3 October 2022
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Biswajit Dash
Bhubaneswar, India4 contributions
May 2022 • Family
This is the place to spot dolphins and red crabs..good place to eat fresh crabs and prawns. This place the beautiful scenic point.. the boat ride takes 4 hours and cost is 3500.. max allowed person is 8...But you can book a boat if you have come in group or stay to join another group if you are single or 2 persons only.a
Written 27 June 2022
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Debashis T
Dehradun, India1,578 contributions
Dec 2019
Satapada is famous for dolphins.But with blink of eyes the dolphin(s) appears.This is because a lot of tourists come here and went inside chilika with hired boats, which make very loud noise.When so many such boats comes to one place then obviously the dolphins may get scared. Whereever, a glimpse of dolphin seen, all the boats rush towards there. But if you don’t spot dolphins then many birds are here who will follow you if you drop foods for them.The specific food is available near the boat point.If you really want to spot dolphins then better to go during off season.
Written 27 June 2020
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TE K
244 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
I visited this place with my friends on holiday. It is good picnic spot. We can reach bird park through boats there you can find so many varieties of birds
Written 28 February 2020
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Mitesh
Dhanbad, India418 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The area around the Chilika Lake comprise the Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary. It is it home to various birds. The most must see location i spotted in the city
Written 28 February 2020
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robinsongreat007
Bharuch, India1,028 contributions
Nov 2019
Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary is such a nice place for one day picnic.
This place situated in lake area.
Nice photography option
Written 27 February 2020
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RockbayRumani
Puri, India3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Excellent Trip for all this Places to visit.
Wondful days i had spend with the hotel,
Locals & all the spot i saw there.So beautiful tasty food we enjoyed .
Written 1 December 2019
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Anant K
Noida, India966 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
This wildlife sanctuary is a must visit and a very good place to visit with your friends and family members
Written 22 November 2019
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Gopinath C
Chandler’s Ford, UK10 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Five of us, two couples and my 84 year old mother in law hired a boat. We were sold visions of thousands of red crabs swarming all over some island. Well, definitely not anywhere in Chilka. A gruelling 3 hour boat ride in which the driver wouldn’t let us approach him as he was steering at the stern of the boat and we were under a canopy at the forward end. Finally he takes us to an island and this guy comes with a plastic sieve kind of thing with two sad looking red crabs. I had to exercise serious self restraint to stop myself slapping the guy.

Near the confluence of the lake and the Bay if Bengal, the engine (was) stopped and had to cool down. So we had to buy lunch from some miserable shack where they offered fish curry and rice. Fresh fish though. Lots of hungry stray dogs. Harmless but their pleading looks got rid of my appetite.

Then we saw some dolphins but I’ve spent my life at sea and seen huge whales etc. So no big deal. All in all a total con and rip off. We just laughed it all off and gave a big tip to the boat driver. After all, he too must make a living.
Written 19 July 2019
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