The beautiful Chilka Lake is a large saltwater lagoon in the far eastern coastal reaches of Odisha. The lagoon is so vast that it is spread over three different districts of the state. It stands at the mouth of the Daya River and flows into the Bay of Bengal. Chilka Lake is one of the major tourist attractions near Gopalpur and Puri where three of our luxurious Mayfair properties are located.
Chilka Lake is noted for bird watching and enthusiasts can find several species including the exotic kinds in the vicinity of the lagoon. Several migratory species of birds visit from as far away as the Russian hinterland, Mongolia and parts of Central Asia. You can take part in some exciting water sports and fishing. The Irrawaddy dolphins can also be spotted in and around the lagoon. There are also several small islands where you can visit to have a nice picnic or just to explore the diverse local flora and fauna.
How to Reach
Chilka Lake is 60 kms away by road from Bhubaneswar Railway Station and 57 kms away by road from Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar. Local taxis are available at the Chilka Railway Station itself for nearby tours around the lake.
Where to Stay
Mayfair Palm Beach Resort, Gopalpur-on-Sea (A stunning seaside resort set in gorgeously serene environs in the quiet and quaint beach town of Gopalpur-on-Sea). To book your stay click here
Mayfair Waves, Puri (A chic boutique resort located right on the popular Puri Beach offering excellent views and luxury accommodation). To book your stay click here
Mayfair Heritage, Puri (A lovely luxury beach resort with spellbinding views of the Bay of Bengal in the sacred seaside pilgrimage town of Puri). To book your stay click here