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“Henry Is”
Review of Henry's Island

Henry's Island
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Bakkhali
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“Henry Is”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

still relatively non main stream tourist spot run by WBFD (that's: west bengal fisheries-Sundari resort)
its a resort by name only Dont let it fool you . travel with
1.mosquito repellent
2. toilet paper
3. a electric torch for every traveller and
4. a lot of water to drink.
5. binoculars as early mornings are a birders paradise from the watch tower.
6. cured meat as all u get here is fish (only cooked traditionally aka: lots of spice and oil)

Visited October 2013
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“Very lonely spot”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Visited Henry Island on 14th Sep 2013. One has to walk down for about 10 minutes to reach the beach. On both side, you will find ponds where pisciculture is done. One has to cross a small bamboo bridge. Its a thrilling experience and through a canopy of tree you enter the beach. The beach is clean, calm and quite but very lonely. Not too many tourists were there when we visited the beach. Its a place worth visiting. However, please note that not too many tourist you wil find in this beach. Nearest hotel which belongs to Fisheries department is very basic.

Visited September 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Lonely white sand beach near Bakhkhali”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Henry's island is a beautiful white sand beach near Bakkhali, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal. It is part of Sunderban mangrove forest, without Royal Bengal Tiger! Ideal for 2-3 days tour. Good "playground" for children since there is less or no fear of big waves from Bay of Bengal. To explore the beach morning to afternoon time is better, since from evening no single person seen in the beach area and looks completely deserted.

WB state fisheries department has few cottages, rooms are here for staying. Early bookings required for weekend trip. Name of the cottages are like "Mangroves", "Sundari" etc... Some of them are near sea beach of Henry's island. While booking be sure to book the cottages nearest to beach.
There is a watch tower in Sundari Tourist complex. From the watch tower you can see the panoramic view of the surroundings.

There are several small, big ponds, where different kind of fishes are cultivated. In the kitchen of the complex you may taste different kind of fresh fish.

Visited March 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“Desolate white sand beach and crystal clean”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Well the beach is a little odd in the first place. During low tides the sea tends to go way behind and the beach is a little swampy and looks dangerous. During high tide it again appears close and the waves aren't that high anytime. Its difficult to find a soul in the beach and is just empty throughout. Quite inaccessible as well but its one of the cleanest beach i've ever seen. Worth a visit !!

Visited September 2012
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“A nice beach”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Henry Island is a little island in Bakkhalil it is a bit secluded. You can stay here. But there is nothing close by. If you like isolation then you would love this place . There are not many people on this beach. The fisheries department has a lodge where you can stay. But the rooms are in the middle of fish harvesting. Quite dark after sundown

Visited June 2013
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