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
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
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:
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.
Kirnahar is the nearest railhead to Gangasagar which is located at a distance of 6.4 KM.
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.