Bakkhali at a glance
If you wish to have the perfect beach getaway that doesn’t include ear ripping music or just alcohol laden evenings Bakkhali is the place to be. This sea side resort is located on one of the many deltaic islands spread across southern Bengal. This place offers many enjoyable activities to do and is a perfect weekend getaway for everyone.
Things to do in Bakkhali
The Bakkhali Beach is perhaps the most breath taking beaches in India. The near 7 km coastline is not just the most stunning view of the sea merging into the land, but is also very sparsely populated, which accentuates its beauty. It is a hard beach suitable for cycling or even driving. One can also take long walks.
Bishhalaxmi Temple is a little known Hindu Temple on Bakkhali Beach. The small and quaint place is yet another example of the peaceful yet stunning beauty Bakkhali seems to be full off.
Crocodile Breeding Centre
The Crocodile Park in Bakkhali is the only crocodile reservation park in West Bengal and one of the few in the world. Bakkhali Breeding centre has a huge collection of crocodiles, with a variant in almost every stage of life from the birth to old age. This place attracts many naturalists and environmentalists from across the world.
Fraserganj Wind Park
The area of Fraserganj is popular because of some ancient history. Lord Fraser, a British Official resided in this area. He was so mesmerized by the place that he decided to build it up, but the construction he undertook never got completed, owing to the sea. This place too is a major tourist spot
Henry’s Island is not just very famous in Bakkhali but is very popular throughout the country. The place derives its name from a British explorer who arrived on the island back in the 19th century. There is no one to pry other than the red fiddler crabs dotting the shore. Lazing on the sprawling and deserted beach is very enjoyable. This secluded and serene place soothes any visitor.
Another very beautiful and elusive spot in Bakkhali, Jambu Dwip is an independent island, 8 kms off the main coast. The island is uninhabited and submerges in water for some months of the year. This is basically a Reserve Forest which is home to many water birds and covered by mangrove trees. Once it resurfaces, temporary houses are built by local fishermen.
What to eat in Bakkhali : Local Food and Cuisine
Bakkhali Is a typical beach town when it comes to food. The non vegetarian food is delicious and you may end up discovering some dishes, you have never tasted before. But, if you are vegetarian, you may not find food on every corner. There are plenty of shacks and restaurants by the beach but only fly few offer vegetarian options. But each hotel has its own restaurants, so the further you are from the sea, the more vegetarian options you’ll find. Sea food is enjoyable here.