: Chilika Lake

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Chilika Lake (also called Chilka lake) is a brackish water coastal lake in India`s Orissa state, south of the mouth of the Mantei River. The area of the lake varies from 1165 km sq in the monsoon season to 906 km sq in the dry season, and is studded with numerous small islands. The lake is an important habitat and breeding ground for both resident and migratory and aquatic birds, most notably flamingoes. The lake was formed due to the silting action of the Mantei River, which drains into the northern end of the lake, and the northerly currents in the Bay of Bengal, which have formed a sandbar along the eastern shore leading to the formation of a shallow lagoon. The main attractions inside the lake are Kalijai Island, Honeymoon Island, Breakfast Island, Birds Island, Nalabana (Island of Reeds) and Parikud Island.

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Artist: Wonders of India
Video title: : Chilika Lake
Category: History
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