Guide to Bakkhali

Bakkhali is located on one of the many deltaic islands spread across southern West Bengal. Most of the islands are part of the beautiful Sundarbans.  Some of them are joined together with bridges over narrow creeks. This small island is present in the vast expanse of the Bay of Bengal.  This beach is one of the rare in the world because it offers great views of both sunrise and sunset. Except on occasional holidays, the Bakkhali beach does not remain crowded. There is a hard beach near Bakkhali which is suitable for cycling or even driving. One can take long walks with coconut water.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit places in Bakkhali is February, March, October, November and December.  There are some tourist places in Bakkhali, which can be explored by travellers.  Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day or night as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Bakkhali takes half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, people need to stay in Bakkhali for 2 days to 3 days.

Tourist attractions

Bakkhali Watch Tower

Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in Sundarbans

Sagar Island

Jambu Dwip 


Henry island

Bakkhali can be visited during any time of the year be it summer, monsoon or winter

How to reach

Air – If you plan to fly to West Bengal, then the nearest airport to Bakkhali is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport (CCU). After reaching the airport in Kolkata, either you need to hire a cab to reach Bakkhali or take the bus from Dharmatala bus stand.

Road –  A steady car ride from Kolkata will take around 3.5 hours. Buses are available from Dharmatala (Kolkata) to Bakkhali. The road to Bakkhali crosses Diamond Harbour & Kakdwip to Namkhana. 

Train – There is a rail station near Bakkhali, that is, at Namkhana. Once you get off your train, you need to hop on a bus (the buses are easily available at the station) to reach the Hatania-Doania creek. Trains are available from Sealdah (Kolkata) on a daily basis.





Ganga Sagar




Talasari beach

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