Satapada Chilika Lake, Irrawaddy Dolphin, Chilika, Puri

Satapada is located on the southeast side of the Chilika lagoon and is 50 km from Puri. It is the largest brackish water in Asia. Satapada Chilika covers an area of 1165 sq. Km over the district of Puri, Khorda and Ganjam. Chilika is home to more than a hundred species of fish and Irrawaddy dolphins. Chilika Satapada has the second largest congregation of migratory birds in the world after Lake Victoria in Africa. In Winter the migratory birds come from as far as the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, the Aral Sea and other parts of Russia, Kirghiz Steppes of Mongolia, Central& South-East-Asia, Ladakh and the Himalayas. The place is very beautiful and attractive to visitors and touristy. Satapada Chilika lake is the best tourist place in Puri, Odisha.