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Taki is a place in Hasnabad, West Bengal.


Taki is a cosy and quiet retreat, just a two-hour drive from the city. It is situated 73km northeast of Calcutta, in North 24-Parganas, bordering Bangladesh. It is also the gateway to the Sunderbans.

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Taki can be reached both by road and rail. Take a bus from Esplanade or a train from Sealdah. The Hasnabad local goes via Taki Road station. From Taki Road station, Jetty Ghat takes 15 minutes by van- rickshaw. River cruise boats can be hired at Jetty Ghat.

Entry fee for Machhranga Deep is Rs 5 per head. Ferry service is available from Jetty Ghat.

Get around[edit]

Use van rickshaw or boats.Hire a van rickshaw and headed for Jalalpur. The old deity of Nandalal Jiu is an attraction here.

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  • Ichhamati is the main attraction of this place. An imaginary line through the middle of the river separates West Bengal and Bangladesh. The local people look forward to the annual reunion on Dashami. On that day, people from both sides of the border hoist their national flags on boats carrying idols and meet across the Ichhamati. The man-made boundary vanishes for the day.
  • Machhranga Deep near the confluence of the Ichhamati and Vasa. The island, spread over 129 acres, is mostly uninhabited. It takes 30 minutes to reach the island by a mechanised boat. On the way you can spot the ruins of Zamindar Roychoudhury’s palatial house, being swallowed by the river now. The island is ideal for a picnic and the Hasnabad Panchayat Samity maintains a number of picnic spots and a two-storeyed bungalow on the island.

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Watching the fish in the pools and the kingfishers above. One can witness the evening prayer and Arati there. The name “Kuler Kali Bari” suggests the existence of another river flowing near the temple.

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Fish and malpoa

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Fish and malpoa

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  • Nripendra Atithisala, Taki Uttar Bari, 9331026585. run by the Taki municipality is a good option  edit

Other options are Suhasini Guest House, Taki Tourist Bungalow, Public Health Guest House, Mitra Rest House and Shuvadip. Permission from BSF and the BDO is required for staying the night at the Machhranga Deep Guest House


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