Holiday Trip in Gangasagar

Memorable Trip with Gangasagar Holiday Packages

Gangasagar (also known as Sagar Island or Sagardwip) is a beautiful tourist destination that attracts both adventure lovers and pilgrims from all around the country and world. Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges delta, situated on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal around 100 KM (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata. It offers the charms of an un-spoilt beach on the estuary of the river Ganges. This place provides acres of silver sand, calm sea and clear blue sky for travelers who love to enjoy the tranquility of nature. In addition, the island of Gangasagar is one of the most famous Hindu pilgrimage places in India. Every year, on the day of Makar Sankranti (14th January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus assemble to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges & Bay of Bengal and offer prayers (puja) in the Kapil Muni Temple. The lighthouse located here offers a panoramic view of this spectacular beach, from where you can indulge in sunrise and sunset. Already lured to come here? Then explore the Gangasagar holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in and choose the best offer for your Gangasagar tour.
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Best Sightseeing Places in Gangasagar

Before going for your Gangasagar vacation, you must be familiar with various tourist places that you must visit.

Kapil Muni Temple:
This temple is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Gangasagar (Sagar Island or Sagardwip). The temple has been destroyed and washed away by many storms through times and the present temple is the fourth one that was built in 1973. The temple has a lot of religious significance in the region and attracts huge number of pilgrims towards it. Other holy places to visit in here are, the Ramakrishna Mission, Bharat Sevashram Sangha temple and the Omkarnath temple.
Gangasagar Pilgrimage and Fair:
Gangasagar pilgrimage and fair is the second largest people attending worship of after the holy Kumbha Mela. It is held annually on the Sagar Island's southern tip in the Ganges delta right atop the Bay of Bengal, which makes Gangasagar all the more unique.

Best Time for Holidaying in Gangasagar

Being an island, Gangasagar enjoys tropical climate with extreme weather conditions. Extreme summer, monsoons with heavy rains and cool winters, are the three seasons of Gangasagar. The best time to explore this place is the winter season, i.e. between 'October and March', when weather is pleasant enough for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. So, plan your Gangasagar trip during the right time.

Must Buy Things from Gangasagar

Shopping would surely be a fun as well as indulging experience for you in Gangasagar (or Sagardip) as it is a religious island. You get to buy abundance of sea products like, artefacts made of sea-shells, Conch, conch shells customized for your loved ones as souvenirs from the small market. On the other hand, you can also shop for religious stuff like religious song CDs / DVDs, pooja samagri (worship items) and much more for your home.

Explore Options to Reach Gangasagar

Before booking your Gangasagar holiday packages, you should know about the modes to reach this city. Read on to more:
By Air
The nearest airport to Gangasagar is the Kolkata International Airport which is situated at a distance of around 129 KM. It is well linked with several cities. One can get regular flights from here.
By Train
Kirnahar is the nearest railhead to Gangasagar which is located at a distance of 6.4 KM.
By Road
Gangasagar is located at a distance of 135 km from Kolkata. You can board a Kakdwip- bound bus from Esplanade (90 km) to Harwood Point and it takes around three hours to travel. After crossing the river Muriganga by boat, you can reach Kachuberia. From Kachuberia, a bus service is available to take you to Gangasagar (30 KM) within an hour. So, choose any of the Gangasagar travel modes and visit this pious place.
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