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Gangasagar Mela                     
Datetime: 14 Jan 2013 (12:00 AM)

Thousands of pilgrims from across the country visit Sagardwip to take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganga.

Special trains are run by the Eastern Railway during this time. Other than the specials, there are regular trains from Sealdah (Kolkata) as well as other parts of the country.

Direct buses are available from Babu Ghat and Taratola in Kolkata and Howrah Railway Station to Harwood Point or Namkhana jetty during the mela. From Harwood Point and Namkhana ferry services are operated by the WBSTC.

Accommodation options during Gangasagar Mela can be availed at tourist lodges, ashrams, hotels and dharamshalas. Bharat Sevashram Sangha has an ashram there where free food and accommodation is provided. There is also a State Youth Hostel, bookings for which can be made at their Kolkata office.

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