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"The tranquil beach getaway"

Bakkhali Tourism

Wrapped in the commotion of West Bengal and yet a world in itself, Bakkhali is small beach town located on the West Bengal coast. If you wish to have the perfect beach getaway that doesn't include ear ripping music or just alcohol laden evenings, Bakkhali is the place to be.

Beach walks, wind farms, boat rides, islands, cycle rides around town. Bakkhali is the perfect place for an exotic getaway right here.

How to Reach Bakkhali

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Bakkhali is a bit difficult to reach as it can be directly accessed by road only.

How to reach Bakkhali by flight

If you plan to fly to West Bengal, then the nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. From there, you will need to hire a cab for Bakkhali. Another option is to travel to Dharamtala Bus Stand and take a bus to Bakkhali.

How to reach Bakkhali by road

No matter which mode you prefer, a part of your journey has to be covered by road. And thankfully so. Travelling to Bakkhali is an experience in itself. The road to Bakkhali crosses Diamond Harbour and Kakdwip to Namkhana. Here, your vehicle is transported across the Hatania-Doania creek in a special ferry. The ferry is operational throughout the day except for the lunch hour (12 noon to 1:00 pm). A steady car ride from Kolkata will take around 3.5 hours. Regular buses are available from Dharamtala (Kolkata) to Bakkhali.

How to reach Bakkhali by train

The nearest rail station is at Namkhana. Once you get off your train, you need to go to the creek on a bus (the buses are easily available at the station) to the Hatania-Doania creek. Trains are available from Sealdah on a daily basis.

Local transport in Bakkhali

Most of Intercity Commuting is done on rickshaws and vans. They are cheap, spacious and widely available. Also, you need to hire a vehicle only to travel long distances which aren't too many in Bakkhali. All the other times, the beach haven is best experienced on foot. Buses are easily available when travelling out of the city.

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FAQs on Bakkhali

What is famous about Bakkhali?

A great getaway in West Bengal. Exotic beaches. The crescent shaped beach is a rare in the world, offering spectacular views of both sunrise and sunset.

What is not so good about Bakkhali?

The location is very remote. Summers are extreme. Can be crowded during the holidays.

Who should visit Bakkhali?

Bakkhali is a great getaway for people living in and around West Bengal. It is ideal for a short trip, to get rejuvenated by the beach.

What is the best time to visit Bakkhali?

While summers are warm and temperature touches about 40 degree Celsius, the monsoons are equally generous and usually result in putting a stop on a number of tourist activities and attractions. Hence, the best time to visit this beach town falls between the months of October and March.
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What is the local food in Bakkhali?

Bakkhali Is a typical beach town when it comes to food. The non vegetarian food is delicious and you may end up discovering some dishes, you have never tasted before.
But, if you are vegetarian, you may not find food on every corner. There are plenty of shacks and restaurants by the beach but only few offer vegetarian options. But each hotel has its own restaurants, so the furthur you are from the sea, the more vegetarian options you'll find.
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What is the best way to reach Bakkhali?

Bakkhali is a bit difficult to reach as it can be directly accessed by road only.
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What are the things to do in Bakkhali?

The top things to do in Bakkhali are Bakkhali Beach, Henry's Island, Jambu Dweep, Fraserganj Wind Park, Bishhalakshmi Temple, Crocodile Breeding Centre. You can see all the places to visit in Bakkhali here

What are the places near Bakkhali?

The top places near to Bakkhali are Digha which is 76 km from Bakkhali, Sundarban national park which is located 65 km from Bakkhali, Sagardwip which is located 21 km from Bakkhali, Haldia which is located 55 km from Bakkhali, Shankarpur which is located 69 km from Bakkhali

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Debasis Das

on Jambu Dweep 3 years ago
It is a nice sea voyage to Jambu Dwip, is an independent island, 8 km off the main coast. The island is uninhabited and submerges in water for during high tide. The beach is a famous fishing spot and (Read More) known for the pure drinking water found on it.

Nabanita Ghosh

6 years ago
Excellent road condition from Kolkata. It is recommended that you reach Naamkhana JT by 9.00AM to avoid congestion and save time. ETTF Esplanade to Naamkhana JT is 3 hours (Non stop) if you start by (Read More)5.30 AM. After crossing the JT at Naamkhana, the drive to Bakkhali is very soothing. This drive will take approximately 40 minutes to Bakkhali beach.

Anupam Patra

4 years ago
Here you will get a little test of a white sand beach. It's a good destination to enjoy the weekend. There are very fewer people visits here so it is not congested, you will get your own place. If yo (Read More)u travel along the beach you will find the scenic beauty of Bonobibi temple which is the best view of Bokkhali. "Text Hidden" "Link Hidden"
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