If you are preparation to go for excursions near by Puri, then do not forget to pay a visit to Satapada. Situated at a distance of nearly 50 kilometers from the coastal town of Puri, this beautiful resort like holiday purpose is worth a visit.
Satapada is a lake resort located on the southeastern piece of the famous Chilka Lake. The term Satapada means gather of seven villages. This place is famous as the point where the Chilka Lake pours into the Bay of Bengal.
Chilika covers an area of 1,165 square kilometers over the districts of Puri, Khurda and Ganjam. Chilika is home to more than a hundred variety of fish and dolphins. With the onset of winter, birds begin to land in Chilika, and within a month, thousands come together in different parts of the lake. Today, Chilika has the second largest congregation of migration birds in the world after lake Victoria in Africa.
Satapada attracts tourists for viewing of Dolphins and the picturesque Sea mouth. Tourists for viewing of Dolphins and the pretty Sea mouth. Tourist from Puri make a choice for a day long tour.Generally, Tourists visit the place in the early morning from Puri, say about 7.00 A.M. reaches there by 9.00 A.M. Tourists after reaching there, book their boat according to their choice and go for cruising inside the lagoon. There are options with them who want to visit for 1 hours, for Dolphin sight seeing, or 2 hours, cruising for the sea mouth and Dolphins or visit to the beautiful Rajahansa island both for the sea and lake. There are more than hundred private mechanised boats available with the Dolphin motor boat Association. Some Tourists are like to visit the Bird sanctuary which is about 4 hours duration by boat. Tourists spend their time on water for about 2 to 3 hrs and come to the land for lunch. Then they come back to Toshali Sands. The children can feel better with exposure to nature. The visitor centre developed by Chilika Development Authority is a store house of knowledge. Entry fee is Rs. 5/-. Once you visit the centre you can get to know about the lagoons, its ecosystem, natural wealth, migratory birds, Dolphins etc.