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“Chilka lake” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chilika Lake

Chilika Lake
Ranked #5 of 37 things to do in Puri
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Chilka lake”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

lot of migratory birds. The motor boats run extremely fast. its a nice experience though. do not try the restuarants near the lake. if you are lucky enough you might spot dolphins. The breeze is cool.

Visited July 2011
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Noida, India
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“Go there only if you have patience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

Definitely something unique (World's Largest Lagoon Lake) but if you want to watch Dolphins you have to have patience.
You can get some nice seafood on the banks.

Visited June 2012
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Puri, Orissa, India
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““Little Ocean in Asia””
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

Try to go early in the morning to see more dolphins. don't forget to try crab or prawn on the island. Boats should be more comfortable. Wonderful little ocean. We went through Satpada as we wanted to see Dolphins and Sea mouth. It was amazing journey across lake. In some places you will find a boat coming close to you, and one or two persons jumping on your boat. They are not pirates but merchants selling pearls. Not sure about authenticity of pearls but process of taking out a pearl is not very good. There is no good hotel for feeding.

Visited May 2012
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Delhi
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“Great place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

Don't follow any rule. be yourself. keep water and some food items so that you can survive for 3 hours in water. Try to go early in the morning to see more dolphins. don't forget to try crab or prawn on the island. Boats should be more comfortable.

Visited June 2012
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Bengaluru
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“Nothing much to see...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

It's the biggest lake of India....
But there is nothing exciting to watch...
Only costly boat rides (to & fro).
if you are really lucky then you can see one or two dolphins...
Don't go expecting much...

Visited December 2011
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