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Orissa (Odisha) (February 2009)

Overlooking forests in Orissa
Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar
On the way from Bhubaneswar to Chilka
Paddy fields near the Kalinga battlefield
An old temple by the shores of Chilka lake
Chilka lake
Chilka lake
Chilka lake
Chilka lake
Chilka lake
Services from local boatmen can be availed to ferry around Chilka at Satapada
Chilka lake
Chilka lake
Chilka lake
Chilka lake
Chilka lake
Chilka lake
Chilka lake
Chilka lake
Birds in Chilka lake
Birds in Chilka lake
Finally managed to get a glipmse of the Irrawaddy dolphin
Irrawaddy dolphin
Chilka lake
Fishing nets in Chilka lake
Fishing nets in Chilka lake
Chilka lake
Chilka lake
A local fisherman in Chilka lake
Overlooking the Bay of Bengal
Chilka lake
A very crowded Puri beach at dusk

Stayed in Orissa for a day and made the most of it. A trip to Chilka and a wedding.
Chilka Lake is one the largest salt water lagoon in Asia and is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds in India. Its really difficult to spot the Irrawaddy dolphins in Chilka near Satapada; however its worth the wait.