Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary

Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary, Puri: Address, Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary Reviews: 4/5

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Debashis T
Dehradun, India1,516 contributions
Dolphin watching
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
242 contributions
Nature
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
Wildlife
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
Nice experience
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
Local
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
Must visit place
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, UK8 contributions
Biggest con
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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Soumyajit Saha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India399 contributions
Dolphins Paradise
Apr 2019 • Solo
Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary is a lake in the sea where tourists visiting this place can take a glimpse of the Dolphins playing in the water.
Written 30 April 2019
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Raj-K-Arora
Ghaziabad, India155 contributions
An experience not to miss
Mar 2019 • Family
Chilka lake is a brackish water lagoon around 50 km from puri at the mouth of Daya river, which flows into Bay of Bengal. Its max length is around 60 km. You can have beautiful experience of a boat ride and can see the irawadi dolfins there.
Note of caution for travelers - taxi drivers have understanding with private tour operators who try to fleece money and provide unsafe boats. Its advisable to use OTDC boats available from Satpada panthnivas rest house.
Written 30 March 2019
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neha c
11 contributions
Chilika lake review
Mar 2019 • Family
This is the worst place I have ever visited. For a four hour and four points trip they charged us 4000 rupees, it is complete waste of time and money .
First point - crab watching - there were no red crabs , theybhave captured few crabs and that's what they show in a bucket . They are fooling the tourists.
Second point - dolphine watching - hardly anything to watch , dolphine are trapped in a small area where if you are lucky you can get a fight of them .
Third point - bird watching - complete blue, there is nothing at this point . Total waste of time
Forth point - where the bay of Bengal and river meets again its afraid, that point is 2km away from the drop location and it's not accessible.
It's just money making .
Please avoid and save your money and time .
Written 14 March 2019
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