Bakkhali - Weekend trip from Kolkata

Bakkhali is a spectacular seaside tourist spot in West Bengal. Read this full article to get the details of this wonderful place.

It is located in West Bengal on the shores of Bay of Bengal. It is basically a small town which is believed to be discovered in the early 20th Century and is now considered as an idyllic beach destination in West Bengal. The islands in Bakkhali are mainly part of the popular Sunderbans. It attracts everyone with its scenic beauty, beautiful beach and unpolluted environment.

How to reach Bakkhali

By Road
Bakkhali is nearly 132km from Kolkata. WBSTC and CSTC buses ply daily from Esplanade, Kolkata to Namkhana. Then take a ferry to cross the river Hatania Doania and then again take bus to reach Bakkhali.

By Rail
The nearest rail station is at Namkhana. Trains are easily available from Sealdah to reach Namkhana Station. From Namkhana cross river Hatnia Doania by ferry and then take a bus to reach Bakkhali. From Namkhana station you can also get a van rickshaw to reach the place from where you need to cross a narrow creek in a small boat.

Best Time to Visit Bakkhali

The winter months from October to February are the best time to visit there.

Where to Stay in Bakkhali

There are large numbers of hotels at Bakkhali, which offer comfortable accommodation in Bakkhali. Some of them are Bakkhali Tourist Lodge, Hotel Deepak, Hotel Dolphin, Balaka Lodge, Sahana Tourist Lodge etc.

Places Around Bakkhali

Henry's Island
It is about 10mins ride from Bakkhali. You can avail the rickshaw vans to reach there.
Henry Island is named after a European who surveyed land in the area in the late 19th Century. This island was only an extension of the Sunderbans. Dense mangrove forest is parted by numerous canals covering the area.
You can find 3 guesthouses on Henry Island. And they belong to the Fisheries Department of West Bengal. To stay there you can contact them. The credit for turning Henry Island into a holiday spot goes to the Fisheries Department of West Bengal, which has set up a pisciculture project here.

Frasergunj Beach
Visit the Frasergunj Beach on the way to Henry's Island. It is just 2km away from Bakkhali. You can also see the Frasergunj Fishing Harbour.

Jambu Dwip
It is another beautiful place. It is a small uninhabited and forested island. The blue sky and the blue seawater have embraced each other at Jambu Dwip and this loneliness is only punctuated by the fishermen drying out their nets. The ride in the country boat from Fasergunj fishing harbour to Jammu Dwip can be a thrilling experience.

Crocodile Breeding Center
Crocodile Breeding Center is also a must see place in Bakkhali. It is the dwelling to six crocodiles and numerous deer. You will also come across some stray groups of monkeys.
So plan your Bakkhali Trip today and enjoy and recharge yourself.



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