5 years ago
Al I want to elaborate "How to reach" And yes if you start early from Kolkata you can definitely complete it in a day. Follow the direction I am giving: 1. Take suburban Train from Sealdah (South sec (Read More)tion i.e. train will depart from 10 or 11 or 12 or 13 or 14 or 14A platform only) upto Kakdwip. [Train Fare: INR 25/- ] [Approx. time to reach Kakdwip Station: 2 hr 30 min] [Best train to catch from Sealdah is 05:12 AM Namkhana Local or if you miss try 07:15 AM Namkhana Local] [Try to catch 05:12 AM train, then you can return early from GangaSagar for Kolkata] 2. After reaching Kakdwip Railway Station, take a battery driven Tuk Tuk (which is enormously available there) for reaching the Jetty Ghat (known as Vessel ghat or No. 8 Vessel ghat). [Fare : INR 15/-] [Distance : around 8 km ; Time taken : 10-15 min max] 3. Take Ferry (a.k.a. Vessel) for Sagar Island (for Kachuberia Jetty Ghat). [Fare : INR 8/-] [Time Taken : 35-40 mins] [Frequency : once in a hour] [Note : The only challenge in this route is to get vessel on time, if u miss one by mere 5 mins, remember you have to wait for one long hour. so start early from kolkata] 4. Once you reach the Kachuberia Jetty Ghat on the other side, take Bus or any other SUVs for Gangasagar. [Fare : INR 20/- for bus, SUV charges are nearby or u can book an entire SUV if u wish] [Distance : 30 KM] [Time Taken : 1 hr approx] Note: You can take a bus from Esplanade up to Kakdwip or can book a cab if u want but a train from Sealdah early in the morning will be i) Cheap, ii) Reliable, iii) Time Saving, iv) Train at that time will not be that crowded While returning follow the same path, and train timings from Kakdwip to Sealdah are : 1:46 PM, 3:13 PM, 4:51 PM, 5:48 PM, 7:59 PM, 8:59 PM Note : If you are planning for self-drive or road trip, please advised that the ferry service between Kakdwip Jetty and Kachuberia can carry people and Bicycles or Motorbikes and not four wheeler. So if u you are planning for driving your own car, please note you have to park it before crossing the river for the island.
5 years ago
- Since the island is surrounded by marshes, it is full of snakes, some of them quite poisonous. So be sure to carry mosquito and snake repellant. Apply some in your room and you'll be safe. Also, dr (Read More)ink only bottled water and check the seal before buying.