Day 3: Chilka
Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary Lodging at Panthaniwas Ramba or Panthaniwas Barkul The Chilka Lake in Orissa is Asia's largest inland salt-water lagoon. Studded with small islands- including the picturesquely named Honeymoon Island and Breakfast Island- the lake is separated from the Bay of Bengal by a Sendy ridge. The pear-shaped lake spreads across 1,100 sq km, and has a unique ecosystem with a range of aquatic flora and fauna found in and around its brackish waters. An impressive array of bird life, both native and migrant makes Chilka one of the best places in India for a bit of satisfying bird-watching. During our birding tours to the Chilka Lake area, we will visit a number of places of interest such as the Nalbana Bird Sanctuary, as well as Parikud and Malud islands where we will see a large variety of birds. Nalbana bird sanctuary that lies in and around this lake is home to a myriad species of birds.