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Ganga Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges delta, lying about 100 km (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata. This island forms the Sagar Block in Kakdwip subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal. Although Sagar Island is a part of Sundarbans, it does not have any tiger habitation or mangrove forests or small river tributaries as is characteristic of the overall Sundarban delta. This island, also known as Sagardwip, is a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (14 January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer prayers (puja) in the Kapil Muni Temple.
The Gangasagar fair and pilgrimage is held annually on Sagar Island's southern tip, where the Ganges enters the Bay of Bengal. This confluence is also called Ganga sagar or Gangasagara. Near the confluence is the Kapil Muni Temple. The Ganga sagar pilgrimage and fair is the second largest congregation of mankind after the triennial ritual bathing of Kumbha Mela. According to reports on 14 January 2018, 18-20 lakh people had visited Ganga Sagar in 2018, against 15 lakh in 2017.
How to Travel To Ganga Sagar.
From Kolkata, Diamond Harbour Road (NH-12) runs south around 90 km to Harwood Point, near Kakdwip, where a ferry runs to Kachuberia at the north end of the island. The Panchyat Samity maintains a parking area near the ferry landing. The ferry travels about 3.5 km across a distributary of the Ganges river (also known as Hooghly River or Muriganga river locally) to reach Kachuberia. Small boats also cross from Harwood Point to Kachuberia. Private cars and buses travel the roughly 32 km to the pilgrimage site at Sagardwip. From the pilgrimage parking area the Kapil Muni Temple is about 200 meters and the Gangasagar confluence is about 700 meters.
Train and By ferry Trains run on the Sealdah South lines from Kolkata through Kakdwip to Namkhana where at Bakkhali there is a ferry across the Muriganga distributary (Channel Creek) to Sagar Island (Gangasagar). There after you have to take a local transportation to reach the confluence.
Our Tours To Ganga Sagar
We arrange for vehicles from kolkata depending upon the group size to pickup from your hotel/place of stay and transfer you to Haarwood Point. This transfer can be by Sedan, SUV or Buses as per total passengers travelling. From Harwood Point you can buy your ferry tickets and cross river to Kachuberia from where you can hire local cabs/ shared buses and visit the Ganga Sagar confluence and return to Harwood Point from where our vehicle will drop of at your point of choice.
However for big groups of 30 and above we will take you to Namkhana By Bus. We arrange for Breakfasts and Private Ferry cruise to Sagar Island and private vehicle in the Island for visit to Kapil Muni Ashram and Confluence and while on return we arrange Lunch on the Ferry. Then we drop you off to your place of choice.