Chilika (or Chilka) lake is the largest lake of the country. The lake is surrounded with scenic beauty of nature. The naval training center is also situated nearby. Several types of migratory birds visit Chilika with advent of different seasons (mostly Winter). The lake is declared as a 'Bird Sanctuary' by the state govt. Inside the lake there are numerous islands, and one such picturesque island is called Kalijai, which hosts 'Kalijai Temple', an important place of worship for the surrounding population.