Chilika Lake in Orissa is Asia's biggest internal saltwater pond studded with few tiny islands including the most charming Honeymoon Island and the Breakfast Island. This pear-shaped lake, separated from the Bay of Bengal; also imbibes one of the most supportive ecosystems in the name of Chilika Lake Sanctuary in the region. With a wide range of flora, fauna and aquatic faunas, observed in and around the brackish water of the lake.
The area also proves an eminent witness of an array of avifaunal varieties, both native and migrant as their winter stopover to make this area most formidable in India. There are also fisheries and salt pans around its shores.
Apart from the most tranquil varieties of flora and fauna, Chilika Lake Sanctuary is favorably known for its dynamic sunrise and sunset views. Lots of people especially visit this sanctuary for this splendid view.
The lake is home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals. The lake is an ecosystem with large fishery resources. It sustains more than 150,000 fisherfolk living in 132 villages on the shore and islands. One can enjoy the taste of a variety of fishes, Prawns & crabs here. Bird-watchers or nature-lovers, young or old, Chilika has a lot to offer everyone. One can also visit the Temple of Maa Kalijai from Satapada by Boat.