Bakkhali, in the 24 Parganas district of West Bengal is basically a tourist spot. It has long sandy beach that is lapped by the sea waves. It is the part of Sunderban delta. This place is situated far from the din of the society. Serenity of the place attracts thousands of tourists every year. The sea and its ravishing waves are the eye catching feature of this place. It is a perfect place for the newly wed couple and the nature lovers. It is an ideal place for spending vacation in the lap of the nature as one can enjoy the spirituality of the nature in this place.
Places to visit in Bakkhali
Bakkhali Sea beach- it is an elongated and broad beach which is a perfect place for strolling. The calm and cool breeze has a soothing effect on the people. Sunrise and sunset is the two best feature of this place. The tourists can enjoy long drive along the beach.
Frasergunj- this place is one of main attraction of Bakkhali. The Wind Energy Farm is an attention-grabbing feature. It generates 1 MW but expected to produce 2MW soon. This power is also utilized by the Bakkhali Island.
Henrys Island- it is a 10mins ride from Bakkhali beach by a car. Rickshaw is also available here. Fishing is the main occupation of this place. It has a rocky beach and an appropriate place for picnic. The tourist can have a sight of different migratory bird that visit the place.
Sagar island- it is 20km away from Bakkhali. One has to drive back from Bakkhali to Namkhana. A place from where the sacred river Ganges passes. Every year Ganga sagar mela is held here and it is a very famous mela where the people from all the corners of India come here to take bath in the holy river Ganges. The main attraction of this place is Sagar muni temple, Sagar marine par and Sagar lighthouse. This place is famous as pilgrimage for the Sagar Mela. It is believed that people come here to wash their sin by taking bath in the River Ganges.
Jambu Dwip- it is 8km away from Bakkhali. The only means of getting to the place is by boat ride. Therefore the tourists can have an awesome experience of boat ride. This is an area basically enclosed by Reserved Forest. It is the home of many water birds and apart from this the only inhabitant of this place is the fishermen. The tranquility of the place refreshes the mind of the tourists.
Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project of Sunderban- it is the place where one can get to see numerous crocodiles. It is a must visit place and every year lots of people come here to have a glimpse of the crocodiles.
Bakkhali has a very distinct climate. It has a moderate type of climate. The perfect time to visit Bakkhali is in the month of October-March. Monsoon experiences rainfall. So it is best to avoid visiting the place during this time as sea bath would be quite unsafe.
How to reach Bakkhali
Bakkhali doesnt have its own airdrome. Therefore one needs to arrive at Kolkata Airport. Taxi or cabs are always available from Kolkata.
Both private and public buses are available for transportation from Kolkata to Namkhana. From Namkhana tourists has to cross a river by ferry to reach Bakkhali. All this facilities are easily obtainable over here. It takes around 3-4hrs to reach the destination. The bus is the cheaper mode of transportation and easily accessible. There is also the facility of online booking of bus.