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Mangalajodi Overview

Ranked 2 of 14 sightseeing in Chilika

Mangalajodi is one of the ancient villages of the Chilika region,   popular as fishing village. The beautiful village on the eastern coast is a habitat for various bird species along with rare birds on the brink of extinction. The village is named after twin temples   Raghunath Temple, 250 years old temple in vicinity is a centre of religious activities.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Subhash Saha

Subhash Saha5.0/5

9 reviews

Mangalajodi - A Paradise Of Birds!!!

Its a photo-tourism trip arranged by Zero Point. We had headed for Mangalajodi mainly which is a place near Ganjam district. Situated in northern part of Chilika Lake. It's a paradise for the migratory birds in Winter. We saw lots of magnificent birds which you can only find in books or calendar. It's an amazing experience friends, taking closest photograph of birds, capturing their flights, bath, feeding and many other things like listening different calls and distinguishing birds by their names. All thanks goes to Atanu da and mostly Samir Saha who inspired me to go to Mangalajodi. Otherwise I would have missed that unknown part of me. Yes I rediscovered myself and next is your turn, come and rejuvenate yourself with the beauty of nature around us.Mangalajodi is a small village of fishermen's near Khurda, Orissa. Best time to visit here is from November to February. Boating available for birding in Mangalajodi wetlands with bird guide. Chilika Lake, Mukteswar temple Rumbha and Vetnai (a village where you find Blackbucks) are the nearby tourist spots here for sightseeing. Road is well connected with Highway (NH6) and Railways. Nearby stn is Balugaon and Khurda station rd. Nearby locality is Tangi. Two or three eco camps presents here for birders and tourists. Temperature varies between 16- 30 C in winter. Car required for the tour all time.

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  •  Mangalajodi -   A Paradise Of Birds!!!
  •  Mangalajodi -   A Paradise Of Birds!!!

Sayan Mazumdar

Sayan Mazumdar5.0/5

2 reviews

Paradise for nature lovers

Mangalajodi is not familiar to general tourists but those who loves nature it's like a paradise. It is wetland adjacent to Chilika. During winter thousands of migratory birds flock at this place. Godwit, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveller are the main migratory birds. Besides this there are a lot of local birds too. Visiting these birds, riding a local country boat is a memorable experience.
  • Paradise for nature lovers
  • Paradise for nature lovers

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Mangalajodi, Chilika

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Subhash Saha

Boat ride to view birds
Mangalajodi, Chilika

Photo by

Sayan Mazumdar

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