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A Day Trip to Gangasagar Island

Description

Gangasagar or Sagar Island is an island in the Sunderbans region, in the Ganges Delta on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100kms (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and the Holy River Ganga. It is a charming tourist destination, with unspoilt beaches with miles of silver sand and clear blue sky, where one would love to spend some time in tranquillity. The Place t attracts both pilgrims and adventure lovers.

Gangasagar is one of the most popular Hindu Pilgrimage sites, and is ideally, This is the place to visit at the time of Makar Sankranti when thousands of devotees from India and overseas visit the place to take a holy dip in the convergence of River Ganges and the Bay of Bengal. The light house at Gangasagar has great views of the beach and is perfect for watching sunrise and the sunset.

So with a Pure heart, once you arrive in the “City of Joy” Kolkata set out to explore an auspicious Hindu piligrimage. For this you have to start from Kolkata for a decided trip of three hours to reach to the destination of Kakdwip. We are sure to provide you with an air conditioned car that will pick you up from your hotel/airport/ railway station and drive you to Kakdwip. Once you arrive at Kakdwip you will enjoy the boat ride to reach to the other side of the river and this is the place known as Kachuberia. The journey will take you not less than 30 to 40 minutes and a travel of more 40 minutes will take you straight to Gangasagar.

Trip Highlights and Places of Interest:

You will visit many temples, that are unique in their own way which are totally enchanted with the magic of Radha Krishna. You will also get a chance to taste the delicious holy meal (Bhog) served in the temple complex.

  • If you are visiting during Makar Sankranti, first take the holy dip at the confluence of the River.
  • Visit the Kapil Muni Ashram and pay homage to the Hindu sage Kapil Muni
  • See the selfless contribution of Bharat Seva Ashram Sangha, Ramakrishna Mission and Omkarnath to boost humanity
  • Visit the Gangasagar Mela during Makar Sankranti, where you will see thousands of pilgrims, and many local specialities on display will truly impress you.
  • Walk on the beach and soak in the beauty of the calm sea and tranquil ambience
  • Acharya Jogesh Chandra Museum – related to art and archaeology where you many ancient tools, metal ornaments and sculptures are on display

Please note :

  • Please note the vehicle that will drop you at Kakdwip and will be stationed there until your return.
  • Driving time may vary depending on traffic conditions.
  • Ferry services are available at regular intervals of 30 minutes in the morning / evening and 45 minutes in the afternoon (Costs not included).
  • Sailing time may vary depending on the tides.
  • Local transport on the other side of the river are all Non Air-Conditioned

Tour Plan and details

  • Trip Duration: 13 hours
  • Tour Starts: 08:30 am
  • Pick up : From Hotel/Airport/Staton
  • Refreshments &smp Packed Drinking Water: Included
  • Chauffeur with Phone: Provided
  • Guide: Optional
  • Entry Fees/ Camera Charges: Not included
  • Vehicle Parking & Toll: Inclusive.
  • Cost of Ferry and Traveling along Gangasagar Island: included
  • Tour price : From $100.00 per person onwards, min 2 persons required
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