Places To Visit In Sagardwip

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Here are the top 7 tourist attractions to see in Ganga Sagar (Sagardwip):

1. The Sagar Beach

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1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Ganga Sagar (Sagardwip)

The Sagar Beach is located at the tip of the Sagardwip, or Gangasagar, as some people call it. The beach is flooded with thousands of tourists every year as they make their way to Sagardwip for a holy dip in the Ganges. The beach otherwise is a calm, soothing place to enjoy a sunset.

2. Ganga Sagar Mela

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1 km
from city center
2 out of 7
places to visit in Ganga Sagar (Sagardwip)

The Ganga Sagar Fair is held every year at Ganga Sagar on the occasion of Makarsankranti in mid January. The fair is one of the largest. Throngs of tourists and devotees come down here for a holy dip in the Ganges, which is believed to absolve them of their sins.

3. Kamil Muni Temple

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1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Ganga Sagar (Sagardwip)

The temple dedicated to Saint Kapil Muni is the principal attraction of Sagardwip. After a holy dip in the water, pilgrims go to the temple to offer prayers to the Saint.

4. The Sagar Lighthouse

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3 km
from city center
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places to visit in Ganga Sagar (Sagardwip)

The Sagar Dwip has a light house, in the vicinity of the beach itself. The lighthouse gives you a beautiful view of the surrounding place and is open for tourists to access.

5. Bharat Seva Ashram

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1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Ganga Sagar (Sagardwip)

The Bharat Seva Ashram is a small ashram run by a trust in Ganga Sagar. The ashram has a small temple and it offers accommodations to its guests. The Ashram is one of the most trusted places for a room in Ganga Sagar.

6. Onkarnath Temple

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2 km
from city center
6 out of 7
places to visit in Ganga Sagar (Sagardwip)

The Onkarnath Temple is another very sacred temple at Gangasagar. The temple is dedicated to Lord Onkar and his teachings.

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7. Ganga Sagar Mela

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places to visit in Ganga Sagar (Sagardwip)

The second most popular mela after Kumbh Mela is the Ganga Sagar Mela. It is India's biggest fair held in Sagardwip, West Bengal and witnesses a large number of people pouring in. Celebrated with great vigour and enthusiasm, the festival has a cultural and spiritual significance where pilgrims dip themselves in the holy waters of Ganga to purify their souls. Held during the winters, the Mela is an annual gathering of pilgrims which see a number of rituals, lit lamps and chanting in and around Sagardwip.

FAQs on Ganga Sagar (Sagardwip)

How can I commute within Sagardwip?

Travelling in the city is not a problem. Autos and rickshaws are easy to find. And so are taxis. Just be sure that the taxi fares aren't fixed, so ask your driver to run by the meter.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Sagardwip?

The top sightseeing places in Sagardwip are The Sagar Beach, Ganga Sagar Mela, Kamil Muni Temple, The Sagar Lighthouse, Bharat Seva Ashram, Onkarnath Temple.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Sagardwip?

While Sagardwip can be explored within a day's time, it is suggested that you stay overnight to enjoy a relaxed time by the quiet beach and experience nature in all its glory before heading out. You can start at the beach, spend some quality time with loved ones reminiscing about the good times. Head over to sage Kapil Muni's ashram from here. After your darshan, you could eat out from the many local restaurants around this area. Post lunch, you can cover Onkarnath Temple and Bharat Seva ashram. If you finish before sunset, you could head over to the lighthouse to enjoy a majestic view of the ocean.

On your day 2, try to wake up early to catch the sunrise at the beach. It's a mesmerizing sight and a walk on the beach as the morning sun paints the sky orangish red will go on to become your most cherished memories of the trip. You can board your ferry back post a lazy breakfast.
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