Gangasagar Beach
Gangasagar Beach
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Nikhil Nayek
Kolkata (Calcutta), India39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
Enjoy the scenic beauty of island and consolidate all the Tirthas end to the feet of Ganga (river The Ganges) meeting to Bay of Bengal. Kapil muni Ashram a great religious place must to every one for puja. In this island a round trip to Ban Bibi temple, Bharat sevashram Sangha, Ramakrishna mission, light House etc. The local small hotels serve you the fresh and tasty lunch, dinner and tiffin. No regd. Hotels available, may stay in Bharat sevashram, local small private cottage or state govt. Lodges. Best way to go there by own/rented car from Kolkata, car ferried by big launch and journey will be smooth without any tension to available local autos, ferries and train timings. From main land the journey after ferry is 30 kms to reach Pick of island at Kapil muni Ashram. Very good place for everyone . Avoid rainy season.
Written July 9, 2021
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Ashish D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We visited this most sought after pilgrimage location from Kolkata and stayed back one night at the West Bengal Tourism Guest House. Visited the world famous Kapil Muni Ashram during evening aarti and also the Sagar Beach, where River Ganges and Bay of Bengal meets and sprinkled the holy water during high tide. Local totos took us around this island and we visited number of temples including Sri Ramakrishna Math! The journey across the water stretch was mesmerising!
Written January 8, 2024
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PChaudhuri
Bangalore, Karnataka, India56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
The Natural beauty is very nice, apart from the pilgrimage, the whole Island has a lot of potential to be developed as a peaceful place to relax as well. Travel Infrastructure, Roads are good, while hotels, restaurants are very basic. A good ferry service exists from Kolkata. The WB Govt Food Court near the temple offers only basic Bengali lunch items, whereas such big infrastructure can provide a greater variety of cuisine for tourists, that is expected.

Resting places, shade and better toilet facilities must be provided at beaches apart from the one near temple.

Overall a very nice place, could be far better with a little more planning. Govt spending a lot of money, but lack of planning.
Written December 29, 2020
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Hari Bol S
Kathmandu, Nepal502 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
"Recently had an incredible round trip to Gangasagar with my parents. The island is a Hindu gem – clean, filled with helpful people, and adorned with beautiful temples and beaches. A three-hour drive unveiled the richness of the place. Highly recommend staying a night to truly soak in the experience. And for a delightful meal or coffee, don't miss Gaia Restaurant & Coffee Shop. As a business owner in Kathmandu, Nepal, I appreciate the essence of well-run establishments. 5/5 ⭐️ #GangasagarExperience #GaiaRestaurant"
Written January 31, 2024
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himdevs
Bengaluru, India10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
There are a lot of lodges & Dharamshalas available like Sahu, Hariyana, Bharat Sevasharam but all of them are not available for online booking. The best way is to call them & book over phone. To search the correct phone numbers, I request to use BSNL Phone Enquiry online: http://dq.edc.bsnl.co.in/bsnl-web/residentialSearch.seam?cid=647141 (use Kakdwip as the city name)
Gangasagar BSNL telephone enquiry number is : (03210) 240299 where you can ask queries regarding the correct number of dharamshalas or lodges.
We stayed at Gangasagar Bhawan (contact number is 03210-240320) which provided us a very spacious double bed room with attached bathroom. The stay was comfortable & it is near to Kapil temple & the beach where you can take the holy dip.
You may check with Bharat Sevashram at 240205 as well.
Written February 27, 2015
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Tour817338
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
If you want to one day easy trip to Ganga Sagar.....
Step 1. Take train from sealdah at 5:12AM sharp. to kakdwip at 8AM don't change train at laxmikantpur.( If you miss this train you can't complete journey in a day) rs 20 each.
Step 2. Take Tempu from kakdwip railway station to ghat. U will reach ghat at 8:30AM. Rs 20 each.
Step 3. Take ferry(boat) from ghat to island ghat. Rs 9 each for 45 min journey.
Step4. Take Bus from ghat to Sagar bus stand. 29km& rs 25 each for 1hr journey.
Step 5. Take a riksha from bus stand to temple and ghat. 20 rs each. ( You may go there by foot.its only 1.4km far.)
------------- part first end at 10:40AM--------------
Step5. Now enjoy Sagar's holy bath.
1. Take a chair on Sagar to put Ur cloth's. Rs 20 per chair.
2. While bathing also watch your bags time to time. And when water goes down take chair to near your position.
3. After bathing from 11Am to 12:30 PM come at bathroom near kapilmuni temple. And enjoy the bathing by a fresh water. In rs 10 each.
4. Now go to temple. For 5min.
5. Now go to food court near to temple and enjoy food in rs 80. You may take chapati also.
---------- now second part over.------
Step 6. Take a Tempu at 2:30 sharp sharp sharp from temple to benubana ghat to catch ferry for namakhana . ( Here don't go to ghat near to kakdwip because there is no water to run ferry due to jawar. so for kakdwip ferry available at 18:35pm. So don't go there.)
Step7. Take ferry from benubana ghat at sharp 3:10pm for namakhana.
Step 8. From benubana ghat to namakhana it will take exact 1 hr. Try to sit on above the boat. In side the boat it's boring. So took out your head from the window or go to top of the boat by making reason that I'm ill. :)
Step 9. Take train from namakhana at sharp 5:30pm. Don't miss this train. You will reach by this train at sealdah. At 8:30pm.
Step. 10. Now go to your convenience place by bus or taxi.
From
Gopal ram babal
BSNL..... Connecting India.
Written September 22, 2018
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rashmib53
Kolkata (Calcutta), India112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
As a holy destination Gangasagar has improved tremendously. Very good roads, nice co operative locals, no demand by pandit who does your puja at sea beach or Kapil Muni temple.
The flip side is the ferry between Kakdwip and Kuchuberia. Long lines snd over crowded ferries.
But the main problem is the utter lack of information from WB tourism. Everywhere one searches, one reaches the same tour operators under various names- dreamsafar.com/golden dream holidays/ westbengaltourism.org and the same phone no 09933507757.
We were a party of 5 senoir citizens and Mr. Rajesh at the above no got us to book 3 rooms at gs cottage at an exhorbitant rate of Rs 1200/- per room per night. The payment had be made in advance online. Upon reaching we found the whole cottage under construction with 3 imcomplete rooms without even fans being fitted and work going on in other rooms. There are 10 rooms in a row and every other room was occupid by workers. No staff, no service nothing. We found another place to stay. Mr. Rajesh just cancelled our calls with Rs 3600/- going down the drain.
The place we ultimately found was outstanding with inhouse vegeterian food. So beware of this tour operator is my advise. If you don't go during 15th dec to 15th january, you will find plenty of places to stay on reaching.
Written February 24, 2017
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jy0607d
Haldia, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
From Haldia go to Kukrahati Ghat, it is about 25 Kms northeast from Haldia. From Kukrahati board a ferry, also known as launch, for Diamond Harbour Ghat. It will take about 50 minutes to cross the Hooghly river and reach Diamond Harbour Ghat. From there take a local bus for Kakdwip which is about 40 Kms. Get down at Notun Rasta More which is just before Kakdwip. From there take bus or motor driven rickshaw and traverse on Notun Rasta which is about 4 Kms long. After covering Notun Rasta you will reach Ghat No.8, also known as Vessel Ghat, the area where this Ghat is constructed is known as lot no. 8. From there board a ferry, cross river and reach Kachuberiya located at northern tip of Sagar island. After reaching Sagar island take a taxi for Gangasagar which at extreme south in the Sagar Island at a distance of about 30 Kms from Kachuberiya. The best time to cross from lot no. 8 to Kachuberiya is 3 - 4 hours before high water because no ferry is available for return during low tide.
Written September 28, 2015
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Yogesh2801
Rajpura, India524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km south of Kolkata, known as Sagardwip, Gangasagar is still unexplored.The island of Gangasagar is one of the most famous Hindu pilgrimage centres in India. Every year on Makar Sankranti (mid-January)(14 January), pilgrims from all over India, gather at Gangasagar for a holy dip at the confluence of the river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal. After the holy dip, the pilgrims offer ‘Puja' at the Kapil Muni Ashram. On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Gangasagar Mela is organized in this island.
One day King Sagar's sacrificial horse disappeared; it had been stolen by Indra. The king sent his 60,000 sons to find it, and they found it in Kapil Muni's ashram, where Lord Indra had hidden it. Mistaking Kapil Muni for the stolen horse, the sons accused Kapil Muni, who in his wrath at the false accusation burned the sons to ash. Later having compassion for the King Sagar's sons, Kapil Muni acceded to the prayers of King Sagar's descendents, if the river goddess Ganga would descend to Earth to perform the ritual of mixing the ashes with holy water. Through deep meditation, King Bhagiratha worshiped Shiva to Ganga down from heaven and the 60,000 sons got nirvan (moksha) and ascended to Heaven, but the river Ganges stayed on the Earth.The date of the descent of Ganga was 14 January which coincides with Makar Sankranti.
Written January 20, 2014
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Rudra Sharma
Raipur, India552 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Gangasagar is the most holy place for Hundus and a must visit pilgrimage place. The journey to this place is comprised of road/rail and jetty routes. The place where the sacred river Gangaji meets the sea, and ends its journey that started from Gangotri in Uttarakhand at this place in the bay of Bengal, is situated in an island.

We booked a cab from Kolkata and started early in the morning (about 5.00 AM) as we had to complete the trip in a single day only. Many people who stay overnight there can start any time. After about 90 Km journey by road through Diamond Harbor road, we reached Kaakdweep. This phase of road journey ends here and the vehicle was parked at this place.

From the Harwood point of Kaakdweep we boarded on a jetty to cross Murriganga (local name of Gangaji there). After about 45 minute journey by jetty we reached Kachuberia. The fare of jetty was nominal at Rs.8 per head. From Kachuberia we had to hire another local small cab. The main Gangasagar spot is 30 Km from this point. We were 4 persons so booked a Maruti van. They charged Rs.1,300 from us. This comprised of Rs.600 each side fare and parking and other nominal charges. Since it was a non-season, so there was no heavy rush.But on Makar Sankranti (14th of January) every year, a huge festival is held and more than a lakh people come here.

The last lag of our journey ended after 30 Km journey. The main spot i.e. the sea (Bay of Bengal) and Kapil Muni temple is about 1-2 Km from the parking stand. This journey we covered by a cycle cart.

Here people take a dip in the sea and perform pooja at this place. After that, take darshan at Kapil muni temple.

Since we traveled to the place in the month of March/April and the Makar sankrati was hardly 2-3 months back so all the roads and Ganga sagar area was nicely maintained. The road from Kachuberia to Sagar dweep was well maintained with lush greenery on both the sides of road. However, we did not get anything, even a cup of tea between Kolkata to Kaakdweep.

Further, the journey from Kaakdweep to Kachuberia, by the jetty was really beautiful. Birds roam around the jetty and the passengers throw food for birds and fishes. The scene was really beautiful.
Written May 23, 2017
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