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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wildlife in Orissa : Chilika Lake - 27

Guys, Chilika Lake, spreading over an area of 1100 sq. kms. is the largest brackish water lake in the country and attracts a large number of migratory birds besides resident ones. Barkul and Rambha are two places on the lake which serve as the base.

The Dolphins have been reported mostly near Satapada - Magarmukha area and occasionally between Kalijai and Balugaon. Other mammals reported from small pockets in the surrounding hills / forests / scattered islands and amidst the vegetation of sandy ridge facing Chilika and the sea include black bucks, spotted deer, fox, jackal, hyena, jungle cat, hare, rat, otter, common mongoose, monkey, squirrel, porcupine etc.

When to visit:

The best time to visit is October to early June

Where to stay:

For Reservation of Panthaniwases at Barkul and Rambha one can write directly to The Divisional Manger (A & C), OTDC (Head Office), Panthaniwas Old Block, Lewis Road, Bhubaneswar - 751014, Tel. : (0674) 432699, Fax. : (0674) 431053, Email - otdc@sancharnet.in

How to get there:

By Air:

The nearest airport, Bhubaneswar is 105 kms. from Bakul and 135 kms from Rambha. The airport is directly connected with Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai by Indian Airlines.

By Rail:

Nearest rail heads are Balagaon, Chilika, Khallikote and Rambha on S.E. Railway, which are connected to Kolkata, Puri, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai via Secunderabad. The airport is directly connected with Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai by Indian Airline.

Nearest rail heads are Balagaon, Chilika, Khallikote and Rambha on S.E. Railways which are connected to Kolkata, Puri, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai via Secunderabad.

Contact:

Government of Orissa Tourist Counter, Tourist Bungalow, Rambha, Dist: Ganjam - 761 028, Tel. : 06180 - 57346. Tourist Complex, at Barkul, P.O. Balugaon, Pin : 752030, Tel. : (06756) 20855.

Related Links :

01. Nature and WildLife of India : WildLife Protection Act 1972 - 1
02. Wildlife in Jammu and Kashmir - 2
03. Corbett National Park (Project Tiger) : Wildlife in Uttaranchal - 3
04. Rajaji National Park - 4
05. Wildlife in Uttar Pradesh : Dudhwa National Park - 5
06. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Bharatpur National Park - 6
07. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Ranthambore National Park (Project Tiger) - 7
08. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Sariska Tiger Reserve - 8
09. Wildlife in Gujarat : Gir National Park and Sanctuary - 9
10. Wild Ass Sanctuary - 10
11. Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh : Bandhavgarh National Park - 11
12. Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh : Kanha National Park - 12
13. Wildlife in Bihar : Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary - 13
14. Wildlife in Jharkhand : Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary - 14
15. Wildlife in Jharkhand : Palmau Tiger Reserve - 15
16. Wildlife in Jharkhand : Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary - 16
17. Wildlife in West Bengal : Sunderbans National Park and Tiger Reserve - 17
18. Wildlife in West Bengal : Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary - 18
19. Wildlife in Assam : Manas Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve - 19
20. Wildlife in Assam : Kaziranga National Park - 20
21. Wildlife in Arunachal Pradesh : Namdhapa National Park (Project Tiger) - 21
22. Wildlife in Orissa : Tikarpara Gharial Sanctuary - 22
23. Wildlife in Orissa : Ushakotih Wildlife Sanctuary - 23
24. Wildlife in Orissa : Bhitarkanika Sanctuary - 24
25. Wildlife in Orissa : Similipal Tiger Reserve (Project Tiger) - 25
26. Wildlife in Orissa : Nandankanan Biological Park and Chandka Elephant Reserve - 26
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