We set out to explore vast Chilika lagoon Mirzapur, which lies in Satapada Region of Chilika. From the lakeside dock we met two local brothers Sanjay and kalu who owned a traditional Chilika fishing boat. They offered to be our guides to the lake for 3 days and transport us to wherever we wanted to paddle and explore. Three days is a minimum to see this vast brackish water lagoon of more than 1,100 square kilometers. We steered through relatively narrow Channels to enter the main lake.  From the centre we could start to appreciate the vastness of this open water which at times feels like...