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
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.
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
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.
from Bakkhali Beach
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
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
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.
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
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.