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Altitude Sea level
 

 

  Temperature

Winter

17°C

Summer

31 °C

Rainfall  

135.23 Cms.


Language 
 

Spoken 

Oriya, Hindi and English

Clothing

Light cotton in summer and light woolen in winter.

Best season

October to June 
 

Kalijai island, Honeymoon island, Breakfast island, Birds island, Nalabana (island of reeds), Parikud island,Satapada etc. are some of the important and interesting spots inside the lake.
The island of Kalijai is famous as a centre of religious worship,
of Goddess Kalijai where a big fair is held on  the occasion of Makar Sankranti that falls in January every year. The  island of Nalabana, 15 Sq.  Kms, occupies a  unique  place in the vast expanse of Chilika Lake as it happens to be the central point for the migratory birds.


Approach
 

 

Air 

Nearest Airport is at Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

Rail

Nearest Railway Station is at Balugaon and Rambha on S. E,

Road

National High Way No. 5 touches Chilika at  Balugaon, Barkul and Rambha.


From Bhubaneswar.
 

Balugaon 

96 Kms.

Barkul

105 Kms.

Rambha

130 Kms.


From Berhampur.
 

Balugaon 

84 Kms.

Barkul 

75 Kms.

Rambha 

50 Kms.


Rambha, Barkul and Balugaon  

All on the Chilika Lake can  be made  convenient bases for visiting the spots of interest inside (as well as around ) the Lake . 


Water transport:

To visit the islands as well for cruising inside the lake, visitors can avail of the water transport facilities of the 0. T. D. C. Ltd. at Barkul and Rambha and of the Revenue Department at Balugaon. Country boats can also be hired from private operators at these places.


NARAYANI
 

22 Kms. from Rambha, Goddess Narayani  adorns the Vallery hill-top which is girdled by  a stream. It is an ideal picnic spot.


NIRMALJHARA
 

11 Kms. from Rambha, Nirmaljhar has earned name as an ideal place of picnic as well as pilgrimage. A stream that emerges out from the feet of a Vishnu image enhances the importance and sanctity of the place.


BANPUR
 

Famous for the time honoured temple of Goddess Bhagabati, Banpur has earned celebrity as a center of religious activities. Once it was the capital of Sailodvaba dynasty, responsible for the construction bf the early group of temples at Bhubaneswar. The large member of Buddhist images discovered at Banpur relate the place to the Vairayan cult of Buddhism. The temple of "Dakshya Prajapati" is a fine specimen of extraordinary artistic excellence of Orissan art. Banpur is 8 Kms. from Balugaon, 42 Kms. from Rambha and104 kms.fromBhubaneswar.

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