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Ganga Sagar Pilgrimage and Fair

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Ganga Sagar Pilgrimage and Fair, Ganga Sagar (Sagardwip) Overview

A stunning island just off the Bengal coast, Ganga Sagar is a place of great beauty and religious importance. Home to some spell binding beaches, it is famous for hosting the Sagar Mela which sees millions of devotees flock to its beaches every year. The island is stunning in its greenery and one can trek around the whole island to discover its beauteousness. Besides being a place for religion, Ganga Sagar is also a place for relaxation and rejuvenation among the sun and sand.

Ganga Sagar is a wonderful island situated just off the Bengal coast and on the point where River Ganga meets the Bay of Bengal. The stunning island is a place of peace, calm, golden sand beaches and of religion. Every year in the month of January the island sees a huge gathering of devotees from all parts of the country, who come to take a dip in the holy waters.

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Ganga Sagar is wonderful if visited during the winter period from November till February. The middle January period during the Makar Sakranti time is also a great time to visit the island as grand festivities take place at the island, including an elaborate mela. The island can be enjoyed much better in the winters with relatively less moisture and pleasant weather.

One can move about the island by foot, car and bus.

Ganga Sagar has decent options for accommodation for its visitors. Visitors can seek accommodation in hut and tented facilities. The facilities provided are pretty good.

While here, don_Ñét miss the town's Sea Beach. Kapil Muni Temple, Sagar Marine Park and Sagar Light House are some of the other landmarks of the island that you must mark on your itineraries.

At Ganga Sagar, one can indulge in fishing and modest treks in and around the beach.

Being an island and religious center, Ganga sagar has a very different feel to it which can be understood only after visiting it.

Try out authentic Bengali cuisines like fish curry, rice, sea food and the likes. One can also find some amount Chinese and North-East delicacies too.

There are many road side eateries offering great Bengali food at reasonable rates.

Start you day in Ganga Sagar with the Kapil Munni Temple. Towards the afternoon head to the Sagar Marine Park, and keep the evenings for the Sagar Light house and idle strolls on the beach.

Try to book your accommodation in advance especially if traveling during the Sagar Mela season.

  • Air: The nearest airport is at Kolkata which 135 km away from Ganga Sagar. One can easily get a cab or a bus for Darwood point from the airport. From Darwood point one needs to take a boat till kuchuberia and take a connecting bus to Ganga Sagar.

  • Rail: The nearest rail head is Kakdweep railway station which can be reached from Sealdah station on the mainland. From Kakdwip you can easily get a cab or bus fro Harwood point. From harwood point you can take a ferry to Ganga Sagar.

  • Road: Ganga Sagar island is connected by motorable roads till Harwood Point. From Harwood point you need to take a ferry till Kucheberia and take a connecting bus to Ganga Sagar.

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