Satpada

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Satpada
ସାତପଡ଼ା
town
Satapada.jpg
Satpada is located in Odisha
Satpada
Satpada
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19°44′0″N 85°39′0″E / 19.73333°N 85.65000°E / 19.73333; 85.65000Coordinates: 19°44′0″N 85°39′0″E / 19.73333°N 85.65000°E / 19.73333; 85.65000
Country  India
State Odisha
District Puri
Languages
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration OD-
Nearest city Puri

Satapada is a town in Puri district, Odisha, India. In Oriya 'Sata' means 'Seven' and 'Pada' Means 'Village', so the name Satapada means group of seven villages. It is located at a distance of 50 kilometers from Puri, Satapada on Chilika is home for Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris).[1]

Geography[edit]

the Chilika Lake at Satpada, India

It is located at 19°44′0″N 85°39′0″E / 19.73333°N 85.65000°E / 19.73333; 85.65000.[citation needed]

Location[edit]

Satapada is located at 19°40'10"N and 85°26'38"E. It is located on the southern part of the Chilika Lake near to village Panasapada which is 36 km from puri. Satapada is also for Sea Mouth Island where Chilika Lake meets the Bay of Bengal.

Air: The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik Airport at Bhubaneswar, around 120 km away.

Rail: Nearest rail head is at Puri, around 50 km away. Puri connects to all the major places in the country via superfast and express trains.

Road: National Highway 203A connects Satpada to Puri, 49 km away. Bhubaneshwar and Puri have daily bus services along with taxis to Satapada. Conducted tours are also organised by OTDC and local tour operators.

Local Transport: Cycles and Auto Rickshaws.

Tourism[edit]

Satpada is located at the northeast cape of Chilika Lake and Bay of Bengal. The famous Chilika dolphins can be seen in their natural best here. There are also ample opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and boating. A small island called "Rajahamsa" is situated near this place at the mouth of the lagoon, named after a bird Rajahamsa. This island is 18 kilometer from Satapada. Rajahans is a small strip of land of which one side is placed near the lagoon on one side and the other side is towards Bay of Bengal.

Migratory birds don't visit Satapada very often, but few varieties of migratory birds move to Nalabana bird sanctuary. It takes around 4 hours by boat from Satapada to reach Nalaban.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Next weekend you can be at ... Satpada". Retrieved 27 November 2005. 

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