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The island where Ganga(as Hoogly) pours into Bay of Bangal.It’s also a popular birdwatching spot.

Abhijit says : Sagar Island is around 100 km approximately from Kolkata. It is located in South West Bengal region. Gangasagar is the place for Hindu pilgrimage. On the day of Makar Sankranti lakhs of Hindus visit the place for a holy bath in the water where the river Ganga meets Bay Of Bengal.


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Deepak Pachouri

Deepak Pachouri5.0/5

3 reviews

Excellent trip

The place was like heaven, can't describe in words, The Gangasagar is must visit place for every Indian citizen as it shows the great river Ganga falling in bay of Bengal. The boarding and lodging facility was good then expectations. The ultimate experience of the life time

C.s. manish Dasgupta

C.s. manish Dasgupta5.0/5

102 reviews

A must visit attraction

Sab tirtha barbar . Ganga-sagar ek bar . As elders say it is one of the holiest places according to Hindu mythology . We 5 people went to feel the same . Friends the saying is correct. As you have to take local train from sealdah station and reach the nearest ghat. From there you need to take ferry which is available every 1:30 hrs . Then again a journey of 30 km. A total of approx 100 km from Kolkata (sealdah)

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Sagardwip Overview

Sagardwip is a small island located in Sunderban, 128 km from Kolkata, in West Bengal. Sagardwip was earlier covered with dense forest and there was no habitation until the year 1822, when the East India Company decided to send five families to this Island from the Arakan Valley.

After this, the population of this place started to increase gradually and now the Hindus regard it as a holy place. People from different regions like Sri Lanka, India and Lahore come to this place to take dips in the holy water. In the year 1960, the first metal road in Sagardwip was built.

Sagardwip is popularly known as Gangasagar in the Asian sub-continent and is regarded as one of the important pilgrimage spots in West Bengal because it is the place where the river Ganga meets the ocean. The concept of Sagardwip has also been mentioned in the sacred texts of the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Some of the important places here include the ashram of sage Kapil Muni, which is the fourth constructed temple in the island. All the earlier temples were destroyed by natural calamities. However, in the year 1973, the construction of the present temple was completed with the assistance of the Government of Bengal.

Other than the temple of Kapil Muni, the Gangasagar Mela held here is one of the largest religious fairs of the state that is held in the month of January, during Makar Sankranti.

The silvery beach here is slowly developing into a popular tourist destination. The other popular spots on Sagardwip include Bharat Sevashram Sangha Temple of Gangasagar, the Ramakrishna Mission, the Onkarnath Temple in Sagar Island, Sagar Marine Park and the Sagar Lighthouse that provides a clear view of the surroundings.

The weather of this place is mainly tropical due to the proximity to the sea, and the summers here from the month of March to May are hot and humid. The temperatures during this period reach up to 36o Celsius. However, in the month of May this place receives moderate rainfall. October to November is the best time to visit this place.

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