Bakkhali"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

  • Sightseeing

     

    Bakkhali Sea Beach - The long, wide beach of Bakkhali stretches from Bakkhali to Frazergunj.  The water and the beach appear grey, as the land slopes into the Bay of Bengal, but the land and the water are both clean. The beach is strong enough to bear cycles and cars, but some spots are soft and sinkable. The mangrove forest near the beaches has no tigers, but is nonetheless a tourist spot. A Crocodile Park, located just beside the bus stop and Bakkhali beach, and Bishhalakshmi Temple, at the end of Bakkhali main beach are other attractions of this place. Vendors selling local handicrafts and coconuts and shacks serving lunch can also be found on the beach, but no hotels can be found on the beach. The tourists have to be cautious about visiting there from April- October, as the beach can be rough at that time.

     

    Henry's Island - Henry’s Island gets its name from a European, who in 19th century surveyed this area mainly covered in mangrove forest. From Bakkhali it is a 10 minutes ride by car or the rickshaw vans. The beach of the Henry’s Island is rocky and muddy, standing opposite to the Lothian Island’s forest. The Fisheries Department of West Bengal has set up some lodges and a pisciculture project here to attract tourists, where breeding and cultivation of prawns and fishes are done. There are 50 ponds dug by Fisheries Department on 25 acres of land. Trees like palm, gora, kankru, hetal and sundari, which grow naturally, have been planted. Since the island was once an extension of Suderbans, wild animals such as crocodile, wild pig, deer and snakes can be seen. Henry’s Island is also popular as a bird watching location. The Henry’s Island beach can be reached through a mud path cutting through a mangrove forest.

     

    Fraserganj - Just 2 km north of Bakkhali is the twin town Fraserganj, which is named after Andrew Fraser. Fraser, in early 1900s, tried to build the area into a resort, which he couldn’t as the waves frequently washed the constructions. His office ruins can still be seen here. A Wind Energy Farm that generates 1MW and is soon going to be extended to produce 2 MW is located in Fraserganj. The windmills of this farm are lined up on Fraserganj beach and this power is utilized by the Bakkhali Island. Fishing is the chief occupation of the residents of Frasergunj and there is a Government operated fishing harbour too. 

     

    Jambu Dwip - Visitors can reach Jambu Dweep just 8 km from Bakkhali by a boat ride. This southern-most island remains uninhabited for few months as it goes underwater during that time. Once it resurfaces, temporary houses are built by fishermen. This is basically a Reserve Forest covering an area of 1950 hectares, which is home to many water birds and covered by mangrove trees. Apart from the human habitation, a common sight is mud crabs. Generally a motorised state boat takes approx 40 minutes to reach Jambu Dwip from Frazerganj Fishing Harbour.

     

    Sagar Island - A large uninhabited island of 300 sq. km, Gangasagar or Sagar is located, where the River Hooghly meets the sea. To reach Sagar, guests have to drive 20 km back from Bakkhali to Namkhana and then avail the ferry service to cross Muriganga to arrive at Sagar Island’s Kachuberia jetty. The Gangasagar Mela that is organised in January on Makar Sankranti is known to attract millions of Hindu pilgrims to this island, to the temple of Kapil Muni and take a dip where Ganges meets the Bay of Bengal. This island is also a popular bird watching spot due to its agricultural habitat, small river channels and mangrove swamps.

     

    Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in Sunderbans - The Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in the Sunderbans is home to numerous crocodiles varying in their age. This is a crocodile-breeding farm that harbours largest number of estuarine crocodiles in India. Tourists can have a glimpse of the crocodiles from newborns to the adults in this hatchery and sanctuary. From Namkhana, travellers can reach the project by boarding a ferry. West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDC) and West Bengal Tourism Department regularly organises conducted tours by motorised launches to Bhagabatpur.

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  • Hotels of Bakkhali

    Bakkhali Tourist Lodge, Bakkhali

    Laxmipura Prabatha

    Bakkhali Tourist Lodge, Bakkhali offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This prop

    1,540.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Deepak, Bakkhali

    Frazer Gunj

    Hotel Deepak, Bakkhali offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cr

    1,680.00 Avg/night

    Bay View Tourist Lodge, Bakkhali

    Bakkhali

    Bay View Tourist Lodge, Bakkhali offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This prop

    1,950.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Dolphin, Bakkhali

    Frazergunj

    Situated 5 km from Henry Island, Hotel Dolphin offers facilities like childrens park, restaurant and car on rent service. Hotel Dolphin, located in the small beach town of Bakkhali, can be reached in 5 minutes from Bakkh

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Sea View, Bakkhali

    near Bakkhali Bus stand

    Hotel Sea View, Bakkhali offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    1,450.00 Avg/night

    Sagar Belay Guest House, Bakkhali

    Frezerjung Club Ghar

    Sagar Belay Guest House is located at Frezerjung, 24 Parganas,South. Bakkhali Sea Beach (Approx. 3km) and the Henry Island (Approx. 5km) are tourists spots located close to the guest house. The Bakkhali Sea Beach is an i

    1,760.00 Avg/night

    Sahana Tourist Lodge, Bakkhali

    Bakkhali

    Sahana Tourist Lodge, Bakkhali offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This proper

    1,800.00 Avg/night

    Narayani Lodge, Bakkhali

    West Bengal

    Located at 0.5 km from the Bakkhali Sea Beach, Narayani Lodge is a budget lodge in Bakkhali. It is accessible from the Bakkhali Bus Stand (0.2 km). This Bakkhali hotel is reachable from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose In

    1,180.00 Avg/night

    Sundari Rest House, Bakkhali

    Henry Island

    Sundari Rest House, Bakkhali offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    1,800.00 Avg/night

    Joyguru Abasan Lodge, Bakkhali

    Near Bakhali Bus Stand

    Joyguru Abasan Lodge, Bakkhali offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This proper

    1,300.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Babylon, Bakkhali

    Beside Punjab National Bank

    Hotel Babylon is situated 5 km from Bus Stand. Hotel Babylon in Bakkhali is located 200 meters from Beach and 3 km from Jetty. It offers accommodation and basic facilities. For guest assistance, the hotel has limited ho

    2,000.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Indrakanan, Bakkhali

    Frazerganj

    Hotel Indrakanan is elegantly based in the beautiful city of Kolkata. This budget hotel accommodates its guests in spacious rooms. Quick laundry service, 24-hour front desk and many such basic comforts are available here

    1,200.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Icon Heritage, Bakkhali

    Bakkhali West Bengal

    Hotel Icon Heritage, Bakkhali offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This propert

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Ananya Hotel, Bakkhali

    Frazergunj Bakkhali

    Hotel Ananya is strategically located in Bakkhali offering 36 awesome rooms to its guests. This hotel offers front desk, travel counter, parking and medical services. Guests are sure to have a pleasant time at Bakkhali i

    1,140.00 Avg/night

    Mangrove Rest House, Bakkhali

    Henry Island

    Mangrove Rest House, Bakkhali offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This propert

    1,000.00 Avg/night

  • Weather

     

    Bakkhali Sea Beach - The long, wide beach of Bakkhali stretches from Bakkhali to Frazergunj.  The water and the beach appear grey, as the land slopes into the Bay of Bengal, but the land and the water are both clean. The beach is strong enough to bear cycles and cars, but some spots are soft and sinkable. The mangrove forest near the beaches has no tigers, but is nonetheless a tourist spot. A Crocodile Park, located just beside the bus stop and Bakkhali beach, and Bishhalakshmi Temple, at the end of Bakkhali main beach are other attractions of this place. Vendors selling local handicrafts and coconuts and shacks serving lunch can also be found on the beach, but no hotels can be found on the beach. The tourists have to be cautious about visiting there from April- October, as the beach can be rough at that time.

     

    Henry's Island - Henry’s Island gets its name from a European, who in 19th century surveyed this area mainly covered in mangrove forest. From Bakkhali it is a 10 minutes ride by car or the rickshaw vans. The beach of the Henry’s Island is rocky and muddy, standing opposite to the Lothian Island’s forest. The Fisheries Department of West Bengal has set up some lodges and a pisciculture project here to attract tourists, where breeding and cultivation of prawns and fishes are done. There are 50 ponds dug by Fisheries Department on 25 acres of land. Trees like palm, gora, kankru, hetal and sundari, which grow naturally, have been planted. Since the island was once an extension of Suderbans, wild animals such as crocodile, wild pig, deer and snakes can be seen. Henry’s Island is also popular as a bird watching location. The Henry’s Island beach can be reached through a mud path cutting through a mangrove forest.

     

    Fraserganj - Just 2 km north of Bakkhali is the twin town Fraserganj, which is named after Andrew Fraser. Fraser, in early 1900s, tried to build the area into a resort, which he couldn’t as the waves frequently washed the constructions. His office ruins can still be seen here. A Wind Energy Farm that generates 1MW and is soon going to be extended to produce 2 MW is located in Fraserganj. The windmills of this farm are lined up on Fraserganj beach and this power is utilized by the Bakkhali Island. Fishing is the chief occupation of the residents of Frasergunj and there is a Government operated fishing harbour too. 

     

    Jambu Dwip - Visitors can reach Jambu Dweep just 8 km from Bakkhali by a boat ride. This southern-most island remains uninhabited for few months as it goes underwater during that time. Once it resurfaces, temporary houses are built by fishermen. This is basically a Reserve Forest covering an area of 1950 hectares, which is home to many water birds and covered by mangrove trees. Apart from the human habitation, a common sight is mud crabs. Generally a motorised state boat takes approx 40 minutes to reach Jambu Dwip from Frazerganj Fishing Harbour.

     

    Sagar Island - A large uninhabited island of 300 sq. km, Gangasagar or Sagar is located, where the River Hooghly meets the sea. To reach Sagar, guests have to drive 20 km back from Bakkhali to Namkhana and then avail the ferry service to cross Muriganga to arrive at Sagar Island’s Kachuberia jetty. The Gangasagar Mela that is organised in January on Makar Sankranti is known to attract millions of Hindu pilgrims to this island, to the temple of Kapil Muni and take a dip where Ganges meets the Bay of Bengal. This island is also a popular bird watching spot due to its agricultural habitat, small river channels and mangrove swamps.

     

    Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in Sunderbans - The Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in the Sunderbans is home to numerous crocodiles varying in their age. This is a crocodile-breeding farm that harbours largest number of estuarine crocodiles in India. Tourists can have a glimpse of the crocodiles from newborns to the adults in this hatchery and sanctuary. From Namkhana, travellers can reach the project by boarding a ferry. West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDC) and West Bengal Tourism Department regularly organises conducted tours by motorised launches to Bhagabatpur.

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