Chilika Lake is the second largest lake in the world and is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds, on the Indian sub-continent covering an area of over 1,100 km.And it is just 2 hours away from Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha. Many people travel here during this time to enjoy the serenity of the place and this time we decided to spend couple of days at Chilika.

Major attractions of the place includes the Kalijai Temple and Nalaban Island

Though we could drive and cover both the places in one day, and come back, we decided to add some comfort and stay there for couple of days. So finding the perfect place to stay was the first thing to do, and [Swosti Chilika ]( Resort was the best option that I could find at nearby places. Its a luxury eco-resort that provides all the amenities along with amazing foods that made our two days journey truly memorable.

I booked a windchime, the luxurious villa for two days, and they gave us a pool / garden side room on the ground floor, though you can insist for a lake view windchime where you can enjoy the lake from your bedroom, as they are on the first floor.

I hope you can feel the ambience to some extent from these pictures. You will feel like not coming back from there. And if all these were not enough, they have got a nice restaurant named Orana which has also got a nice bar. Here comes a photo of Orana with their Executive Chef Naresh Kumar Dash and Restaurant Manager Santosh Kumar Jena and my son.

You will be amazed at the food variety (of highest quality) and hospitality these guys offer. They take care of every minute need and prepare anything that you prefer, apart from the regular menu items on the table. My wife and kids were delighted to have the food of their choice through out our stay there.

They usually have lobsters available, but it was not their when we inquired. In stead they offered us to have this king size crab weighing around 1.5 kg

Here is the bar :

And they have got a dedicated Game Zone for kids of different ages along with a open park where you can even play badminton, football etc. And when we were there, they had a cultural event going on where some folk songs were being performed.

And not to mention, they have got their own speed boats , a floating restaurant ( a big boat which can be booked for groups where food is served on-board), water sport activities with Jet Ski .

They requested me to post a review on tripadvisor but then I informed them about our own and shared how travelers can be paid to write great reviews. I will use this post link in tripadvisor so that they can see the details and tell their visitors about travelfeed.
I will post some of our photos / videos in my next posts and until then enjoy. Wish you all a Happy 2020.

All the photos on this post are my own and captured on a Oppo F7.