Bang In The Middle Of Chilika Lake, This Unique Pear-Shaped Breakfast Island Is Accessible Only By Boat

Sankuda Island, as it's more commonly known, is a feast for the eyes.

by Nikitha Sebastian
Bang In The Middle Of Chilika Lake, This Unique Pear-Shaped Breakfast Island Is Accessible Only By Boat

Nestled amidst the tranquil waters of Rambha Bay in Odisha, India, lies Breakfast Island, a captivating gem known locally as Sankuda Island. This pear-shaped isle boasts a unique charm, beckoning travellers with its verdant beauty, historical whispers, and a touch of the unexpected. It can only be accessed by boat.

A Charming Name, A Rich History

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The island’s name itself sparks intrigue. While the origin remains shrouded in some mystery, the idyllic setting offers a delightful explanation. Imagine enjoying a leisurely breakfast on the island’s shores, surrounded by the gentle lapping of waves and breathtaking panoramas. It’s a picture-perfect moment that aptly captures the essence of this enchanting escape.

Sankuda Island, as it’s more commonly known, is a feast for the eyes. Lush greenery carpets the island, offering a haven for a diverse array of flora. Rare plant species enthral keen naturalists, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the island’s ecosystem. A hillock adorns the island’s heart, its exposed granite rocks a majestic testament to the ancient Eastern Ghats mountain range. These weathered sentinels, some painted white by the droppings of birds, create a visually stunning spectacle.

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Lush Greenery And Migratory Birds

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Adding a touch of historical intrigue is the presence of a dilapidated bungalow. Built by the King of Khalikote, this structure, though weathered by time, whispers tales of a bygone era. One can almost imagine a British Collector, Mr. Snodgrass, who frequented the island, using this very bungalow as his office amidst the serene island surroundings.

Breakfast Island is a haven for birdwatchers, particularly during the winter months when migratory birds arrive in large numbers. The sight of these feathered visitors flitting amongst the foliage adds to the island’s vibrancy.

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Whether you seek a tranquil escape amidst nature’s embrace, a chance to delve into the whispers of history, or simply a unique location for a memorable picnic, Breakfast Island offers an unforgettable experience. So, pack your bags, a sense of adventure, and perhaps a breakfast basket to truly live up to the island’s charming name.

Cover Image Courtesy: Government of Odisha

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