Located at a distance of 50 kilometers from Puri, Satapada on Chilika is very famous for
Irrawaddy Dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris). 'Sata' means 'Seven' and 'Pada' Means 'Village',
so the name Satapada means group of seven villages. It is located on the southern part of
the Chilika Lake. The exact geographical location is 19°40'10"N and 85°26'38"E. Satapada is
also famous for Sea Mouth Island where Chilka lake meets the Bay of Bengal.
THINGS TO DO
Satapada, alternatively spelt as Satapara, is one of the most popular tourist place
of Orissa. Here Dolphins and the scenic Sea Mouth attract large number of tourists every
year. Satpada also provides the opportunity for viewing a memorable sunrise and sunset. It
is advisable to reach there in morning hours and spent much of your time with Dolphins. At
the dolphin viewpoint it is difficult to view the complete dolphin. If you are lucky then
you will be able to see entire dolphin, generally some portion of the tail or head of the
dolphin is visible while they are swimming. If they jumps then only the complete dolphin can
be seen. Satapada is an ideal spot to enjoy with family.
Another major attraction is the nearby Rajahansa Island. It is a small island on Chilika at the mouth of the lagoon.
This island is named after the famous bird ‘Rajhans’. A one-and-a-half-hours boat journey across the Chilika Lake from Satapada,
takes visitors to Rajahansa island. The island is 18 kilometer from Satapada. Rajahans is a small strip of land which has the lagoon
on one side and the Bay of Bengal on the other, with a forest and mountains in between.
Though Satapada is not vary famous for migratory birds, but visitors may find different
varieties of migratory birds here because the famous Nalaban bird sanctuary is very near to
Satapada. It takes around 4 hours by boat from Satapada to reach Nalaban.
The Dolphin Motor Boat Association provides and manages motor boats at Satapada. Visitors
can hire boats to go to the dolphin viewpoint to get a sight of the dolphins. The Motor Boat
Association has rate chat for the different types of boats based on their capacity and
duration of the visit. Tourists can also hire boats to go to Nalaban and Rajahansa Island.
WHERE TO STAY
Satapada is having the resort accomodation from Orissa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.
(OTDC). It is known as Yatrinivas and provides excellent accommodation although the food is
quite ordinary. Rooms can be booked at the tourist offices in Puri, Chilika and Bhubaneswar.
Online booking facility is also available.
Address: Brahmagiri, Puri - 752001
Phone: (06752) 262077
Total Room/Bed: 28/56
Restaurant, Conference Hall, T.V., Leasure Platform with swing for children.
Click to Book Online
HOW TO REACH
Air : Nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar (110 kilometers).
Rail : Nearest rail head is Puri (50 kilometers). Puri connects to all the major places in
the country via superfast and express trains.
Road: Satpada is connected to Puri(50 kilometers) and other nearby places by road. National
Highway number 203 connects Satapada to Puri. Bhubaneshwar and Puri have daily bus services
along with taxis to Satapada. Conducted tours are also organised by OTDC and local tour
Local Transport: Cycles and Auto Rickshaws.