Bakkhali Beach, West Bengal


Bakkhali beach is in 24 Parganas South district and one of the best place for weekend trip from Kolkata. See details

The name Bakkhali is derived from bak meaning red beaked seagull. Some legend reveals its name as Bagkhali means place for tigers. However Bakkhali is a worth place for weekend trip from Kolkata for its calm and shallow beach with clear silvery sand and clear water.

Location of Bakkhali beach, West Bengal


Bakkhali beach is situated on the south western tip of sunderbans which is famous for the habitat of Royal Bengal tiger. It is easternmost beach of India. Distance of Bakkhali beach from Kolkata is abot 138 Kms and is 4 and half hour drive. Route to Bakkhali from Kolkata is via NH 117.

Bakkhali is basically a cluster of 54 islands with meandering estuaries, rivers with tides and creeks where Bay of Bengal reaches its destination to touch the land.

Picnic and tour to Bakkhali beach, West Bengal


Bakkhali is most safe even for small children, as the water is calm, shallow and children can enjoy hours playing games, wading in the sea and walking, catching crabs and having fun.
Best time to visit Bakkhali isn winter from November to January. The beach is filled with tourist during this time.

Attraction of Bakkhali beach, West Bengal


Taking sips of tea with some pakodas, fishes and enjoying the calm beach is main attraction of Bakkhali. Most important thing to watch is the 16 faces Palm tree at Bakkhali having cluster of dates.

Crocodile deer farm at Bakkhali is near bus stand but not much worth to watch, however entry fee being merely Rs 2 can be beared for children,s interest. Timing is 8 AM to 5 PM.


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A weekend at Bakkhali

Bakkhali is a seaside resort located in the south 24 parganas district of west bengal. It is a long and sandy beach that is lapped by the seawaves from the Bay of Bengal and flanked by dense casurina groves. The calm and serene beauty of this beach is an easy escape from the hectic daily schedule of city life. If you want to spend time with yourself or your near and dear ones or if you want to rediscover yourself then Bakkhali is the ideal place to visit.

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