Situated at the southern end of the lagoon Rambha
bay is dotted with a number of Islands and because
of its enchanting beauty it happend to be the picnic
ground of Britishers . The number of inviting
islands popping out of vast stretch of blue water
and each Island has got some story to tell. It is an
excellent site for Island trip as each island has
got some uniqueness. There is a Panthaniwas at
Rambha run by OTDC. The following can be memorable
and peaceful destination from Rambha. The local
community can conduct the tourists .
Located at 3.0Kms away from Rambha OTDC Bungalow.
It is an architectural marvel with a conical pillar
and a small room constructed on a submerged mass of
rock in the Rambha bay near Ghantasila hill. Mr.
Snodgrass built this who, the then Collector of
Ganjam under the east India Company. As per the old
document Mr. Snodgrass used to relax and do his
office work on this island. The ornamental pillar
was constructed to put a light on the top. The
water sperad around the Beacon Island is very
charming, surrounded by the eastern ghat
This island is located in the Rambha Bay between
Badakuda and Somolo island. It is a pear shaped
island. It is otherwise known as "Sankuda island".
The remnants of a dilapidated bungalow constructed
by the king of Kalikote still exist on this island.
Mr. Snodgrass the then Collector of Ganjam used to
occupy this Bungalow quite frequently. The island
was full of greenery and he used to do his office
work on this island. The flora of the island is
quite interesting. A number of interesting rare
plants are still found on this Island.
It is situated in the Rambha Bay near the Sankuda
Island. It is 5 Kms away from Rambha Jetty. It is
otherwise known as "Barkuda Island”. Britishers
used this island for picknicking. The waters around
the island are very clear a luxuriant bed of red and
green macro algae grow on the bed. Dr.Anandale &
Kemp recorded the limbless lizard an endemic species
from this island which is named after this Island.
SOMOLO AND DUMKUDI
Situated in the Central and Southern sectors of the
lagoon, these islands are inundated remnants of the
Eastern Ghats. Though rocky, they are rich in flora
and fauna. Dolphins are often sighted on the
peripheral waters of Somolo island. A scenic and
unique backdrop to Somolo is the Khalikote hill
It is situated in the southern sector of Chilika .
This is a hillock with huge exposed hanging rocks.
It is 4 Kms away from Rambha Tourist Bungalow, and 1
Km away on the Eastern side of the Ghantasila hill.
The island is covered with herbs, shurbs, trees and
creepers. The granite rocks are the remnants of
Eastern Ghats. Some of the huge rocks are painted
white because of the folic acid from the droppings
of the Birds. Some residential birds use the island
as perching ground. During winter season, the
migratory birds are sighted here. It is known for
its rich algal communities and few mangrove species.
A group of composite islands constitute the Garh
Krishnaprasad Block and are ideal spots for nature
lovers, during the winter season it becomes an
Kalijai temple is situated on an island considered
to be the abode of the Godess Kalijai. She is
venerated due to the folk-lore and the legend. An
excellent destination for the tourists.
Located on the eastern shore of the lake, it is 55
Kms from Puri. It is bounded by the lagoon on three
sides and thus offers an excellent view of the
Lagoon. One main attraction of Satapada is
irrawaddy Dolphins, At present 150 unemployed youth
of Satapada area are operating 75 number of boats to
conduct the tourist into the Lake from Satapada. The
following spots can be the torist destination from
It is a small island situated near Magarmukh with a
temple of Lord Varuna.
An ancient deity located near village Berhampur,
along the outer channel.
CHOURBAR SHIVA TEMPLE
along the outer channel near village Alupatna.
It is situated along the outer channel. As per
historical evidence, there was a port which was used
for trade with Far-East. Bhabakundeswar temple of
Lord Shiva is located here. An old Mosque exists
here ,the entrance door of the Mosque is made of
the jaws of the whale. A typical curd is prepared
here by tradition in bamboo basket.
SAND-BAR AND MOUTH OF
A beautiful and endless un-explored stretch of empty
beach exists across the sand bar which separates the
Lagoon from the Sea The entire stretch is more than
30 Kms. It can be developed for extending the
camping facility to the high budget tourists.