Kolkata to Bakkhali

Kolkata to Bakkhali distance is 125 kms and its takes approx 3 hrs by road. Out of the 6 reviews shared by travellers, 33% prefer Bus, 67% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

Bakkhali does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Howrah, at a distance of 114 kms from Bakkhali.

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"Tough to judge roads in rainy season"

Posted 31 Oct

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Group

We the group of 4 have started journey on a morning (5 am) when Kolkata has seen its worst raining experience. I started from Shyambazar and collected 3 others from Saltlake and Behala area. Almost it was impossible for us to see the roads while it was raining cats and dogs. Finally we moved towards Bakkhali around 6:30. Now, till Amdanga the roads are not smooth. They have holes everywhere and it was tough for us to judge them in rain. Speed was then around 60 kmph. But after that we had a great smooth road which lasted till Bakkhali, but it was a two lane one. Now while it was a heavy rainy day we hardly found any place to eat, even a tea shop wasn\'t there. After reaching Namkhana (where you have to cross river Hatania Doania by boat) we had to wait for 30 mins for the boat and we took ...Read More



"Journey to Bakkhali with WBSTC Bus service"

Posted 22 Feb

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Couple

We went there by West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC) Bus. There were 3 buses from Dharmatala to direct Bakkhali. Timings are 7 am, 8 am and 2 pm and fare was Rs 90 per head. We went by the 2 pm bus. The bus service was good and the bus speed was very good. The allotted time for the journey was 5 hours from Dharmatala but they made it in 4.30 hrs. Bus took the national highway 117 which is great. The road was very good. We reached Bakkhali at 6.30 pm. We checked in at Hotel Amarabati. The journey was not comfortable because of the seats in the bus. They are fixed just like any other WBSTC Bus. We got very tired that day.




"Smooth roads without much traffic"

Posted 5 Aug

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

It is best to start early in the morning by your own car. The Diamond Harbour road remains quite less claustrophobic and you can take it to reach Bakkhali within 3. 5 to 4 hours. There are several dhabas on both sides of the road. We stopped at Chacha's after crossing Diamond Harbour station. The view from vessel on the Hatania-Doania river is also an awesome sight. Don't forget to take sunglasses and try to start early in the morning.




"The bus plies twice a day to Bakkhali"

Posted 21 Apr

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Couple

The bus service was good. The bus was on time. But do not rely to the booking counter guy even if he says that no seats are available. They cunningly set aside few seats to be sold out at a higher price. So do hammer them properly before you believe that no seats are available. There are only two buses per day. One at 6.30 am in the morning and other at 2 pm.




"A unique experience by car "

Posted 28 Nov

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Couple

It was a unique experience, we visited Diamond Harbour and Hatania Doania on the way of Bakkhali. We started our journey at 6am. We took some light food from Sarisha after a long drive we reached Diamond Harbour. We seated beside the river and watched the scenic view of the river. Then we started our journey. We both were excited when we reached. Hatania Doania river, found so many fishing boat and ship were ready go for fishing; after crossing the river I drive a long and reached Bakkhali.

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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.

Return: Bakkhali to Kolkata

Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 1090
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1308
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 1308
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 1417
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 14 1526
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Recommended for Family Vacation

"In Bakkhali this is the only best place where everyone should visit.we visited the site at... Read More - Swapan Kumar

Recommended for Beaches

"The journey in country boat from Fraserganj to Jambu Dwip is just fabulous and unforgettab... Read More - Abhijit

Recommended for Relaxing

"There are many beaches in West Bengal but if you need a peace full one then there it is.Th... Read More - Sourav

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