“They had promised in the manifesto to make Puri the spiritual capital of the country. What is the roadmap? The first step could have been to give it an Iconic status. There is definite justification for (inclusion of) Konark Temple”, Lok Sabha leader Pinaki Misra said.
Considered one of the largest coastal water lagoons in the country, Chilika Lake is spread over 1,100 sq km and touches the districts of Puri, Khordha and Ganjam. The lake attracts migratory birds from different parts of the world in winter.