Places to visit in Sagardwip

Sagardwip in a glance :

Coordinates: 21.7269° N, 88.1096° E
State: West Bengal

Sagar island is an island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km south of Kolkata. Here are a few places to visit in Sagardwip.

How to reach Sagardwip

By air :

The closest airport from Sagardwip is the Kolkata airport which is located at a distace of 118 kilometers.

By train :

Kolkata Chitpur railway station is the nearest railway station from Sagardwip and it located at a distance of 128 kilometers.

By road :

Sagardwip is well connected by road to Kolkata and other nearby cities via both private and public busses.

Places to visit and things to do in Saragdwip

Bharat Seva Ashram :

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The Bharat Seva Ashram is a small ashram run by a trust in Ganga Sagar. The ashram has a small temple and it offers accommodations to its guests. The Ashram is one of the most trusted places for a room in Ganga Sagar.

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Ganga Sagar Pilgrimage and Fair :

The Ganga Sagar Fair is held every year at Ganga Sagar on the occasion of Makarsankranti in mid January. The fair is one of the largest. Throngs of tourists and devotees come down here for a holy dip in the Ganges, which is believed to absolve them of their sins.

Kamil Muni Temple :

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The temple dedicated to Saint Kapil Muni is the principal attraction of Sagardwip. After a holy dip in the water, pilgrims go to the temple to offer prayers to the Saint.

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Onkarnath Temple :

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The Omkarnath Temple is another very sacred temple at Gangasagar. The temple is dedicated to Lord Onkar and his teachings.

The Sagar Beach :

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The Sagar Beach is located at the tip of the Sagardwip, or Gangasagar, as some people call it. The beach is flooded with thousands of tourists every year as they make their way to Sagardwip for a holy dip in the Ganges.

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What to eat in Sagardwip :

Being a major tourist attraction, the place has adequate eating facilities. Food is available but you may not have a lot of options when it comes to varieties. The beach provides some food vendors. There are also small shops outside the temples.


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