Kalijai Temple, Chilka Lake

Chilka Lake Tours and Travels

About Chilka Lake

Southwest of Puri in the state of Orissa, Chilka Lake, Asia’s largest lagoon is dotted with islands and is noted for the many migratory birds that travel and take sanctuary here in winter. The shallow lake around 70km long and around 15km wide expanse is separated from the Bay of Bengal by a narrow strip of marshy islands and sand bars. The lake was formed due to the silting action of the Mahanadi River, which drains into the northern end of the lake, and the northerly currents in the Bay of Bengal, which have formed a sandbar along the eastern shore leading to the formation of a shallow lagoon. The size of the lake varies from monsoon to dry season.

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