Thursday, December 04, 2014

Mangalajodi: A paradise for bird watchers

Mangalajodi, a small hamlet located at the northern part of Chilika Lake, is the cherished place for migratory birds during winter season. The birds from far-off places like Siberia used to visit this wetland for their survival in frigid time. Though the brackish lake Chilika attracts large number of foreign birds during this time, due to rampant poaching now-a -days one will find decreasing count of above birds. Mangalajodi offers an alternative place where local people are educated to preserve the biosphere. The wetland has two to three feet level of water during winter season. Local people will act as guide to identify various types of migratory birds. Some enterprising people have developed eco-tourism to attract tourists from different parts of India and abroad. It is located near NH5 and is only seven kilometers from Tangi (Khordha), Odisha.

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