Chilika Lake Tours
 

Quick Getaways from Chilka


Kalijai Temple :
Goddess Kali is the presiding deity of Chilika. Kalijai Island is thus the abode of the Goddess. Every fisherman in Chilika prays to Kalijai before he goes for fishing. For the thousands of devotees who go there and pay respect to Kalijai, boats are available at Balugaon and Barkul at reasonable rates.

Narayani : 7 Kms from Chilika, is a picnic spot of great scenic beauty. By the side of natural springs, the temple of Goddess Narayani adorns the place and is ideal for relaxation.

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Nirmaljhar : 35 Kms From Chilika, the place is haloed with the shrine of Lord Vishnu. The perennial stream that flows at Nirmaljhar is channelised to different ponds.

Banpur : Placed 15 kms from Chilika, Banpur is a center of religious activities, and houses the shrine of Goddess Bhagwati. In addition, Banpur is also famous for its various cane furniture items.

Gopalpur-on-sea : 90 kms from Chilika, Gopalpur-on-sea is one of the ancient ports of Orissa and presently famous as a sea-side resort. Being a quiet place, Gopalpur is a favorite resort for the tourists.

Taptapani : 125 Kms from Chilika, Taptapani is a pleasant health resort with a hot sulfur spring which has medicinal properties to cure skin diseases. The water of the spring is channelised to the bath-tubs of the panthanivas (Tourist Bungalows) to accord spa-bath.

Getting There & Away to Chilka

Flights to Chilka Chilika is approximately 120 km from Bhubaneshwar, the nearest airport.
Trains to Chilka
The nearest railway stations are at Rambha and Balugaon, both of which have train connections to cities as distant as Kolkata, Puri, Hyderabad and Chennai. From both Balugaon and Rambha buses are available to the lake.
Car and Bus service to Chilka
State transport, OTDC tour buses and private operators ply the roads between Chilika, Puri, Behrampore, Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack.
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