Innumerable tourists flock to Satapada to enjoy the thrilling sights of dolphins frolicking in the cool waters of the sea and lake. One can also participate in activities of cruising in the lagoon which is located near Satapada. The town of Satapada also boasts of a bird sanctuary which houses unique birds.
Location of Satapada
Satapada is located at 19 degree 44 minutes north to 85 degree 39 minutes and 0 seconds east.
Tourism in Satapada
Satapada is not only beautiful for its lagoons, but also there welcomes the tourists for the dolphin show. Dolphins are one of the most popular attractions of the town of Satapada. There are several boats can be hired by the Motor Boat Association, which are utilized by the visitors for the purposes of boating. The mere sight of the beautiful dolphins swimming and tossing about in the lakes is quite pleasurable for all and sundry. Another wonderful site worth paying a visit is the Rambha Bay which is located on the southern portion of the lagoon, which is dotted with many islands. Satapada is also noted for its pilgrimage spots which include a religious shrine dedicated to Lord Varuna, the Kalijai Temple which is dedicated to Goddess Kalijai. The shrine of Lord Varuna is present on the Barunkuda Island. The Bhabakundeswar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is at Manikpata, village Nabagraha which is present near Berhampur, the area of Banpur which contains the temple of Goddess Bhagabati, Nirmalihara which is about 11 km from the region of Rambha and some other places are quite thrilling.
Eco Tourism in Satapada
Satapada was a renowned tourism spot and picnic ground of the British inhabitants in the country during the British Raj. The Honeymoon Island exists near Rambha Bay which is situated near Sankuda Island, which is about 5 km away from the Rambha Jetty. Popularly referred to as 'Barkuda Island', the Honeymoon Island is an interesting tourism centre in Satapada. Another island, known as the Breakfast Island which is present between Somolo Island and Badakuda Island is adorned with rare forms of flora and is pear-shaped. Tourists will be enchanted by the remnants of a deserted bungalow which is believed to have been created by the ruler of Kalikote. The Kalikote hills, which exist on the Beacon Island, are surrounded by the Eastern Ghats, near the Dumkudi Islands and Somolo Islands.
Vegetation in Satapada
There are various species of shrubs, trees, creepers and herbs that can be found in these parts of the country. Different kinds of migratory birds arrive in this island during the months of winter. Mangroves are abundant in the Bird's Island, which is near Satapada.
The nearest railway station to Satapada is Balugaon. There are a lot of buses which are available that help travellers to commute to Satapada. Trains are also important modes of transport if one is looking forward to reach Satapada. One can also reach this region by having an air travel to Bhubaneshwar. From Bhubaneshwar ist is only 50 km. Tourists can visit Satapada anytime during the year. Winters and monsoons are both favourable times to visit the town of Satapada.
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