Located close to the Sundarbans in the extreme corner of Southern Bengal, Bakkhali is a large deltaic island, which has fast developed into a paradise for travelers, thanks to its natural beauty. Spread over a large area on the coast of Bay of Bengal, today’s Bakkhali is a wonderful beach resort, which attracts hundreds of tourists almost in every season. Bakkhali has got seven-kilometer long beach that connects it with Frazerganj, another developing tourist spot. If wild ocean is what you are looking for, then the gentle waves at Bakkhali might disappoint you but the beauty of this beach resort lies otherwise. The biggest attraction of Bakkhali is the breathtaking view of the sunset in the afternoon, when the seawater turns golden and the casuarinas groves form a wonderful backdrop. You will surely enjoy the experience of walking through the sandy surface holding the hand of your loved one with the setting sun in front of you. Let the gentle sea breeze accompany you and get submerged into a romantic mood.
Located at a distance of just three kilometers, Frazerganj is a place that you can visit to enjoy the coastal beauty of Southern Bengal. Otherwise, you may opt for an exciting boat ride to Jambudweep, an island inhabited by fishermen. Henry’s Island is another beautiful spot that you mustn’t miss out during your Bakkhali trip. It is an island where you will find a huge tower that offers a grand view of the Sundarbans and the sea. Crocodile Breeding center and the temple of Banbibi, the local deity are other noted place that you can visit to make your trip exciting.
Bakkhali is very well-connected with Kolkata by roadway. Located at a distance of 125 kilometers from Joka tram terminus in the Southwestern part of Kolkata, Bakkhali can be reached within four to five hours by bus and car. WBSTC provides regular bus services between Kolkata and Bakkhali. The first bus leaves from Esplanade at 7 in the morning and reaches Bakkhali by 11 pm and the second one leaves at 8 am anddrops tourists at 12.30 pm. The best part of the journey to Bakkhali is crossing the Hatanai-Doania river when the vehicles are taken into a ferry. Otherwise, one may take a Diamond Harbour or Namkhana-bound train from Sealdah South section to
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