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Bakkhali Beach

Location: 137 kms South of Kolkata, West Bengal
Best Time to Visit: November to January
Beach Activities: Swimming, Beach Walk
Attractions in and around: Henry's Island, Frazergunj
Hotels and Resorts: Hotel Dolphin, Hotel Sea View, Hotel Ambrabati
STD Codes: 033

Bakkhali BeachThe immaculate Bakkhali beach is situated on the southern apex of South 24 Parganas District. This eastern most beach in India is one of the 54 alluvial island clusters formed by a network of estuaries, rivers and tributaries, located on the land of Bay of Bengal. The beach stretches 6 kms in length and is a land of golden sand and flowing surf, shooting the sea-breeze.

Kerala BeachesThings to See and Do on Bakkhali Beach
Not many attraction lies on the Bakkhali Beach. The place suits the dream desire of beach lovers who lingers on for a breezy sand-walk. The shallow water lapping the beach does not allow visitors for swimming, instead they can have fun with walking and splashing in the surf. Sightseers cannot leave the place without seeing the palm tree holding 16 faces(shoots), situated on a brick-paved lanes near the bus-stand.

Bakkhali Shopping
A handful of shopping is possible at Bakkhali Beach. Roads nearby the beach has a number of shops which displays an array of Hyderabadi pearls and articles made of sea-shells.

Eating at Bakkhali Beach
Bakkhali Beach is an excellent place to relish the tongue tinkling Bengali cuisines. There are a number of snacks-stall on the beach which are availed with the crispy bread pakodas, omelettes, fish fry, coconut juice. Visitors can spend leisurely hours on the make-shift tea-stalls and enjoy the mesmerizing sea waves, the hot tea and the refreshing coconut juice. Besides, the hotels and restaurants, located nearby is the best place to eat. Delicious prawn fry, potato fry and mix vegetables comes at average price, ranging from Rs 40 to 80, only.

Kerala BeachesGetaway from Bakkhali Beach
Henry's Island
Introduced by the State Fisheries Department, this island is exclusive for fishing angling and wild life watching . The island sprawls over 200 hectares and half of it is the brackish water ponds, while the other half consist of water bodies. The region also has a forest, inhabited with 40 different kind of Shrubs and tress. Visitors can also encounter wild animals such as bagrot(wild cat). Enthusiast visitors can climb up the 40-foot high tower and enjoy the spectacular overview of the Bakkhali sea beach. The other side is developed with dense tree-tops and patches of fish ponds, which allures visitors with the scenic beauty of sunrise. One who is interested to stay overnight in the jungle, can book comfortable room at the Mangrove and Sundari Tourist Complex.

A day-trip at the nearby Frazergunj village offers the interesting view of the busy fishermen folks managing their colorful boats and their fishing nets. It is situated 3 kms north-east of Bakkhali.

Place of accommodation at Bakkhali
Bakkhali Beach in West Bengal is highly visited by both the foreign and domestic tourist. And owing to its popularity, a number of staying option has been constructed. Visitors can book space in the government-run Bakkhali Tourist which is situated at the back lanes and holds a multi-cuisine restaurants. Besides, a distance walk from the beach provides a luxury stay in Hotel Dolphin, Hotel Sea View, Hotel Ambrabati and Balaka Lodge, situated near the bus stand.

When to visit Bakkahali Beach
An ideal time to reach Bakkhali beach is from November to January

How to reach Bakkhali
By Air
The nearest Airport to Bakkhali beach is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport(157 kms). Regular flights operate to and from all metro cities in India and aid visitors reach, the beach comfortably.

By Rail
Kakdip railway station, situated 27 kms from the Bakkhali beach connects train plying over by the South Sealdah route. Further, the train track hes been extended to Namkhana(13 kms), the nearest town to Bakkhali. The town premises is availed with tourist bus(Route No:94), which takes visitors to the beach.

By Road
Direct buses under the West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation departs from L20 Bus Stand in Dharamshala and help the visitors reach the Bakkhali Beach within 4 hours of travel.

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