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How to reach Bakkhali - Frezarganj

How to reach Bakkhali - Frezarganj

Bakkhali is located on one of the many deltaic islands spread across southern Bengal. Most of the islands are part of the Sunderbans, barring a few at the fringes. Some of these are joined together with bridges over narrow creeks. This small island juts out into the vast expanse of the Bay of Bengal.

Sea Beach 1

The south facing crescent shaped beach of Bakkhali is one of the rare ones in the world that offer great views of both sunrise and sunset.

There is a 7 km long beach stretching from Bakkhali to Frezarganj with gently rolling waves. These are twin beach now forming one continuous locality. A small stretch near Bakkhali up to Banbibi Mandir has been lighted up. It is a hard beach suitable for cycling. Driving on the beach is strickly prohibited. Save some time to visit this beautyful place "MOHONA" which has a distance of 3 K.M. from Bakkhali.


By road

It is 125 km by road from Joka tram terminus at the south-western edge of Kolkata. The road runs through Diamond Harbour and Kakdwip to Namkhana, where the car or bus has to be transported across the Hatania-Doania creek in a special ferry. The ferry service is available from 7AM-9.30PM except from 12 noon till 1:45PM (lunch hour). The fare for crossing a Car/Jeep is approx Rs 160 + Rs 30 toll (including loading/unloading). The road is excellent from Joka all the way to Bakkhali. The 130 km stretch from Kona expressway (with links to the Mumbai and Delhi sections of the golden quadrangle project linking the four metros of India) and Bakkhali has been marked as National Highway (NH) 117.


The road journey from Joka at the outskirts of Kolkata to Bakkhali takes about 3 - 3.5 hours. However, crowded market places can delay movement. Some sections are very crowded specially early morning because of bazar and later at the evening time, there are no by pass for these smaller towns.

By bus

WBSTC has regular bus service from Dharmatala to Bakkhali. One starts at 7AM in the morning from Dharmatala and reaches Bakkhali at around 11:30AM and leaves from Bakkhali after half an hour for Kolkata(Dharmatala). Another starts at 8AM from Dharmatala following buses is at 1:45 PM on Fridays and other days as well but it gets cancelled sometimes.The route of the bus is Dharmatala- Alipore Zoo-Taratala-Diamond Harbour-Kakdwip-Namkahana-Bakkhali, the fare is RS 85. 

There are plenty of local buses up to Namkhana starts at 5AM in the morning and then again from Namkhana to Bakkhali.

By train

The nearest rail station is at Namkhana. There are regular trains from Sealdah via Lakshmikantapur and Kakdwip to Namkhana. Train fare is around Rs 25 and the journey takes around 3 hrs. From Namkhana station you will get a van rickshaw to reach the place from where you need to cross a narrow creek in a small boat. Van fare is Rs 5 per head or Rs 30 if you reserve a van and for crossing the creek you need to pay Rs 1. Then from the bus stand one can get buses for Bakkhali which take around 45mins to 1hr and their fare is Rs 16.50 by reserved maruti van Rs. 350/- The Bakkhali bus stand is very close to all the hotels and just a 5 min walk from the beach.                                 

Time Table Sealdah to Namkhana

By air

The nearest airport is at Netaji Subhash Chandra (NSC) Bose International Airport  in northern Kolkata. It is located approximately 17 km (11 mi) from Kolkata's city centre and is India's 5th busiest airport. Bakkhali is around 130 km or a 4 hr bus ride from Kolkata.

A Beautiful Sunset in Bakkhali

Get around

Taxis or hired transport are not generally available at Bakkhali or Namkhana. Those who desire to travel in hired transport should preferably arrange for it from Kolkata or try their luck at Diamond Harbour. Most Bakkhali hotels have chargeable dormitories for drivers to stay.

The ride in the crude bhut-bhuti, a motorised country boat, from Frasergunj fishing harbour to Jambu Dwip, a small, uninhabited and forested island out in the sea, can be a thrilling experience. Currently people are not allowed to go to the actual island so the trip includes only a sightseeing from the boat. The two-hour ride (both ways) costs Rs 800 per trip (for 15-20 persons). The country boats can also be hired for other rides. The weak-hearted are advised not to take the rides.

For all the spots a Ricksaw van will charge you at max Rs 150 per trip (max 5 persons) and it will take around 5 hrs to visit all the spots and stay for about 1 to 2hrs in Jambu Dwip .