Kolkata to Bakkhali
Travelling from Kolkata to Bakkhali -
There are many modes to travel to Bakkhali from Kolkata. If you want to know how to reach Bakkhali from Kolkata, here are some of the best options:
By Bus – One needs to cover a distance of 125 km to travel to Bakkhali from Kolkata. Travellers can get into any one Kolkata to Bakkhali bus operated by the West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC) which starts from Dharmatala in Kolkata at 7 am, 8 am and 2 pm, taking about 5 hours of travel time.
By Train – Kolkata to Bakkhali train starts from Kolkata Sealdah station and stops at Namkhana Station from which one needs to hire a van to Ferry Ghat alternated by van and bus journeys, all which take about 4 hours of journey time.
By Flight – There are no Kolkata to Bakkhali flights. As there are no airports in Bakkhali, Kolkata to Bakkhali flight travel is impossible.
By Road – Kolkata to Bakkhali distance is only about 125 kilometres. This means that Kolkata to Bakkhali by road travel is very easy as the roads are very open and not congested at all. Travelling from Kolkata to Bakkhali by car takes just about 4 hours.
Bakkhali – A Beach Haven
Bakkhali is a seaside resort making its strong presence felt in the South 24 Parganas district and is attached to the picturesque Indian state of West Bengal, with specific reference to the Sunderbans. One cannot miss but take notice of the numerous fishing nets that are cast by the local fishermen on the beach waters along with boat loads of dried fish being ferried to different places.
Things to do in Bakkhali
As it is very close to Kolkata, there are many sightseeing in Bakkhali for visitors. Tourists and city dwellers look forward to the annual fair that is conducted at the Sagar Island on the Diamond Harbour of Bakkhali between 9th and 17th of January. The Diamond Harbour provides a host of enjoyable options to drive down until one reaches a deserted road after crossing Pailan. A visit to the fishing harbour at Frasergunj and Benfish should feature in the itinerary of this small locale to see the administrative offices of the State Government. The dilapidated remains of the ancient home of Sir Andrew Fraser at Frasergunj is must-visit destination.
Since it is close to Kolkata, there are many hotels in Bakkhali for tourists.Hotel Deepak opens its doors to guests planning a short stay in Bakkhali. Sahana Tourist Lodge is another option that can be availed by tourists for an affordable and comfortable stay. WBSTDC Guest houses and hotels at Henry Island are also patronised.