Chilika Lake Boating Charges from Gabakunda, Mirzapur And Sipakuda
Route Visiting Place Boating Cost of Ticket Boat Capacity
Route 1 Dolphins 1 hour Rs. 800 6-Adult and 2-children (one family only)
Route 2 Dolphins, Sea Mouth, Crazy Crabs 3 hours Rs. 1800 6-Adult and 2-children (one family only)

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FAQ
October to Feb is the best time to visit chillika.

What is the distance between Jagannath puri temple and Chilika lake(Satapada)?

The distance between Jagannath Puri temple and Satapada(chilika lake boating) is 48 KM and is well connected. It takes approximately 1-hr from Puri to Satapada.

Chilika Lagoon and its some important facts

Chilika lagoon is the largest unique brackish water system in the State of Odisha and designated as an ecological heritage for many migratory birds, dolphins, and some of the endangered species. Chilika spreads its water area over three coastal districts of Odisha (Puri, Khurda & Ganjam). It is the lifeline of many communities of peoples due to its wide spectrum of ecological services. The beauty of Chilika lagoon is its extended water environment and isolated island environment, natural ecological ambiance, fisheries, island environments, and migratory birds. it’s always a unique experience for people to do chilika lake boating.

Origin of Chilika Lagon

According to coastal scientists, lagoons are formed worldwide during the Holocene period of sea-level rise. The Chilika lagoon along the east coast of India is believed to evolve about 5000 years ago. Various opinions and views exist for its origin and evolution. Scientists revealed that it was formed due to the subsidence of landmass and subsequent ingress of seawater from the Bay of Bengal resulted due to sea-level rise. Besides, another view suggests that the lagoon was a part of the Bay of Bengal and in due course of time bay became shallower due to the siltation process forming mud flats in the southern and northern parts of the bay. The eastern boundary of the lagoon evolve due to the deposition of huge littoral sediments and finally separate the lagoon from the Bay of Bengal with an elongated coastline, is the present shape and forms of Chilika lagoon.

Geography of Chilika

Chilika Lake is a shallow bar-built estuary with large areas of mudflats in its northern region. It located between the Latitude 190 28’- 190 54’ N and Longitude 850 05’- 850 with a pear-shaped water body at an orientation of northeast direction. The length of Chilika is about 64 km with a width that varies between 5 km to 18 km. Based on the water depth and water characteristics, Chilika is divided into four sectors called northern, central, southern, and Outer channel. The northern sector is relatively shallower compared to the other three sectors. The depth of Chilika is varied from 0.38 m to 6.20 with higher depth at outer channel sectors. As its located in a monsoonal regime; hence its water area abruptly varies with maximum spread area (1,165 km2) during monsoon (June-September) and minimum spread area (906 km2) during the summer season (March-May). The western and southern boundary of the lagoon is bounded by the Eastern Ghats hill ranges while its eastern boundary is bounded by an extended beach with free connection with the Bay of Bengal. In its time immemorial, the lagoon was connected with the Bay of Bengal at multiple locations through narrow to wide inlet systems. These inlets and its river systems from the catchment area supplied both saline and freshwater to form its brackish water environment. The 60 km long barrier beach at its eastern boundary is formed due to continuous northerly movements of coastal sediments by the longshore currents. The outer channel of the lagoon occupied with many island environments, which extends various recreation modes to the tourism industry.

River and catchment systems

Mostly, Chilika lagoon is influenced by two major river systems. These river systems are from the northern and western catchment area. A major portion of water is contributed (75%) by Mahanadi River systems while the rest portion is supplied from Rivers of the Western catchment area. Totally, around 52 rivers ad rivulets are draining their freshwater into the Chilika lagoon.

The climate of Chilika lagoon

The Climatic condition of Chilika is very pleasant for the amusement in its entire boundary. Lagoon experiences four seasons as summer, monsoon, and winter, and autumn. During summer southerly wind blows with maximum temperature varies between 28-30 degrees centigrade. During the monsoon, it received a huge precipitation temperature range between 27-29 degrees centigrade. During the winter, the gradient in temperature is very less compared to the summer season. The maximum temperature lies 22-25 degrees centigrade as per Lalu Das et al. (2016). The wind speed is relatively less during the winter compared to summer and monsoon season. The mild wind during the winter over the Chilika environment makes it beautiful for recreation.

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