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Satapada Dolphin Sanctuary


Satapada is Located at a distance of 50 kilometers from Puri. Satapada on Chilika is very famous for Irrawaddy Dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) and Sea Mouth Island where Chilka lake meets the Bay of Bengal. The Satapada means in Oriya 'Sata' means 'Seven' and 'Pada' Means 'Village', so the name Satapada means group of seven villages. Satapada is located on the southern part of the Chilika Lake.

Chilika Lake
The famous Chilika dolphins can be seen in their natural best here. There are also ample opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and boating. A small island called "Rajahamsa" is situated near this place at the mouth of the lagoon, named after a bird Rajahamsa. This island is 18 kilometer from Satapada. Rajahans is a small strip of land of which one side is placed near the lagoon on one side and the other side is towards Bay of Bengal.

Migratory birds don't visit Satapada very often, but few varieties of migratory birds move to Nalabana bird sanctuary. It takes around 4 hours by boat from Satapada to reach Nalaban.

source: wikipedia.org

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