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The Second Largest Lagoon of the World Chillika Lake is Located in Orissa

By Adolf Jamie Subscribe to RSS | March 22nd 2012 | Views:

Orissa is a traditional region with lot of nativity pronouncing throughout the state, located in the upper south eastern part of India, just below West Bengal, Chattisgarh in the west, Jharkand in the north and Andhra Pradesh in the South, has Bhubaneshwar as its Capital, majority of population composed of Hindus, unilingual with Oriya as the spoken language, attracting tourists with ancient temples, virgin beaches, good number of tribal areas, wildlife reserves, awe inspiring monuments, with lot of festivals and celebrations, Orissa tourism would win the heart of every traveler going there.

Chilika Lake is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest in the world, spread over Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Orissa at the mouth of Daya River flowing into the Bay of Bengal, being a wintering ground for migratory birds from all over the world and a home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals, the lake is an exceptional ecosystem with huge fishery resources, sustaining more than 150,000 fisher-folk living in 132 villages on the shore and islands.

The water spread area of Chilika Lake ranges between 1165 sq km in monsoon time and 906 sq km during summer season, it is 32 km long, narrow with the outer channel of the lagoon connecting Bay of Bengal, near the village Motto.

Apart from Chillika Lake there are other important places to visit and festivals to witness during Orissa tour and they are

•Puri Jagannath Temple

•Rath Yatra at Puri

•Bhitarkanika National Park

•Chandpur Beach

•Gopalpur on Sea

•Konark Dance festival

Orissa tourism and celebrated Travel Agencies have constructed a number of Orissa tour packages, enabling travelers visit most of these places and events, such as

•Five days Orissa tour package covering Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark

•Six days package taking the tourists to Taptapani and Gopalpur in addition

•Three days Orissa tour package to Bhitarkanika

•Six days package covering Tiarpara Sanctuary

•Three days Orissa tour package Similipal Sanctuary

•Fifteen days package to villages in Orissa

•Fifteen days Orissa wildlife tour package

Travelers can take Orissa tours of even one month long packages offered at affordable prices by Orissa tourism, to give the visitor opportunity to know about the traditional Orissa or Odhisha, as it was called in olden days.

Orissa tours can be booked on line with Orissa tourism or private Tourism Organisations including well known travel agencies and if one wants to reach Bhubaneshwar, the capital city of Orissa there are flights, trains and buses operating from various destinations in India in which a traveler can choose one’s travel plan.

Adolf Jamie - About Author:
Orissa Tourism - MakeMyTrip is the one stop destination for Orissa Holidays & Orissa tourism packages with wide range of Holiday Package deals. Orissa is famous spot for tourism as provides various tourist attractions for people for their Orissa Holidays.

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