Chilika going students may have their industrial visit at Khordha, All the economic development of this District is prominently displayed by the developments going on in Bhubaneswar, be it in infrastructure, industry, education, health, IT or any other field. It is renowned for its Brass utensils cottage industries, Cable factory, Spinning mills, Watch repairing factory, Railway coach repairing factory, Oil Industries, Coca-Cola bottling plant and Small metal industries
Emphatically not to be missed while you’re in the state of Odisha is a visit to the Chilika Lake, spreading over an area of 1,100 sq km.
Set amidst a dramatic landscape, this largest brackish water lake in Asia is a jewel in Odisha’s crown.
The lake is a haven for migratory birds. In the in the centre of the lake is an important temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kalijai. With its placid waters shimmering in the sunlight, its exciting variety of avian life, Chilika Lake represents nature at her most untamed. Watching the pods of dolphins is a feast for your eyes. Barkul and Rambha are two places on the lake which serve as the base.
Sights to See
Chilika Lake, a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha, at the mouth of the Daya River, flows into the Bay of Bengal, which makes it the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the world. Chilika Lake was designated the first Indian wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention in 1981.
The lake contains several islands, such as Kalijai, Abode of Island Goddess; Kalijai; Nalabana (Forest of Reeds); Brahmaputra; Breakfast island, Honeymoon Islands; Birds island; Parikud and Malud; and Satpada.
Chilika Lake is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent. You can spot birds such as white bellied sea eagles, greylag geese, purple moorhen, jacana, herons and flamingos, egrets, gray and purple herons, Indian roller, storks and white ibis, spoonbills, brahminy ducks, shovellers and pintails, and more.
The lake harbours the “aquatic vegetation” of its own and is typically represented by Algal forms. A numbers of Diatoms/Phytoplanktons and a few species of brackish water submerged phaneromags like potamogetan pectinatus, Halphila ovalis, Ruppia martima, Naja faveolata, Hydrilla verticellata and Cratophyllum, as well as some floating plants like Eichhornia crassipes, Pistia stratious and azolla pinnata, etc.
The community of Schoenoplectus littoral is in association with Eleo-charis, Phragmitec karka, Myrostachya wightii and many other grasses and sedges also exist in shallow muddy areas. Species like salicornia brachiata, suaeda, maritime, sesuvium, portulacastrum, phyla nodiflora, Heliotropum, curssavicum and some other occur in marshes and salt fields along the edges and other shallow areas .The present scanty littoral and scrub jungles on lake margin islands and rocky faces are represented by spices like salvadora presica, pongamia pinnata, Colubrina asiatica, Cassipourea ceylonica, Aegiceras corniculatum,Azima tetracantha,Pisonia aculeate, Clerodendron inerme, Carmona retusa, Carissa spinarumm, Createva spinarumm, Meytinus emarginatus, Opuntia dillenii, Ficus spp, Lepisanthes tetraphylla, streblus asper, etc. A number of climbers/twiners and herbaceous ground flora are also found. The dunes and sandy areas of the beaches near lake have the floral composition of their own, favoured in the conditions they offer. The land lying between the sea and lagoon exhibits rich growth of casuarinas equisetifolia, planted by the Forest Department.
There is a wide variety of animal life forms representing various groups of the animal kingdom (ranging from protozoa, porifera, polyzoa, brachiopoda, coelenterata,ctenophora, lsopoda, echiura, spiuncula, chaetognatha annelida, amphibians, reptiles birds and mammals).
Around 158 spices of fishes and prawns have so far been recorded. Crabs like Scylla serrate are Neptunus pelagicus are the predominated types available here. Oyster (Ostrea talpur, Arca, Meritix, etc.) occurs in small patches. Countless types of amphibians, reptiles, snake, lizards, turtles and crocodiles are found here. The discovery of the limbless skink, a rare reptile, which was reported first time in Barakudia Island by Annandale, has increased the significance to this place.
- Coca Cola
- Rail Coach Factory
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
How would you like to travel?
- 105 km from Bhubaneswar
- 167 km from Puri
- 133 km from Cuttack
- 78 km from Berhampur
- 94 km from Gopalpur-on-Sea
- 30 km from Rambha
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