The marshlands of Mangalajodi situated in the northern end of Chilka Lake is home to many migratory birds, water birds and local birds of that particular place. Other than the lagoon, this bird sanctuary is another attraction of Chilka. It is also known as fisherman's village. This impressive bird life is the upcoming hub for bird lovers.
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Migratory birds are seen here from October to March. These birds arrive from Iraq, Iran, Serbia and the Himalayas. 135 variety of birds are seen here during this season. The sustainable village of Mangaljodi houses fishermen communities. Local people depend on the aquatic life for their living.
It is one of the best place for eco-tourism. Boat safaris are conducted which will give an opportunity to have a glimpse of birds like Black Winged Stilts, Sandpipers, Purple Swamphens, Open Billed Storks and Glossy Ibises. Variety of fishes, prawns, crabs and other fresh seafood can be tasted.