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For accomodation, there are too many places to choose from in South Sagar. Some are named below. In the time of Sagar Mela or the Fair, the number of accomodation increases drastically with temporary camps/hutments from many commercial and non commercial organizations. It is advisable to book your accomodation prior to go to Sagar Island in the time of Sagar Mela.
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For accommodation, there are too many places to choose from in South Sagar. Some are named below. In the time of Sagar Mela or the Fair, the number of accommodation increases drastically with temporary camps/hutments from many commercial and non commercial organizations. It is advisable to book your accommodation prior to go to Sagar Island in the time of Sagar Mela.
 
The following organizations provide shelter for tourist and pilgrims round the year-
 
The following organizations provide shelter for tourist and pilgrims round the year-
 
*'''State Youth Hostel'''.
 
*'''State Youth Hostel'''.

Revision as of 03:07, 23 September 2005

Sagar Island is in West Bengal. Sagar Island is the southernmost part of West Bengal and is a religious spot for hindu pilgrims.

Get in

  • Sagar Island can be approached from either Harwood point or Namkhana. Both the points are linked by Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC) or West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation buses. Distance of Harwood Point is around 80 Km. from Kolkata and Namkhana is 13 Kilometers more. Bus fare from Kolkata to Namkhana is arond Rs.40 (as on June 2005).
  • Both the points Namkhana and Harwood Point can be reached by train from Sealdah Station. There are direct trains to Kakdwip from Sealdah Station which will be extended to Namkhana in future. Train fare upto Kakdwip is Rs. 18 only. From Kakdwip, Harwood Point is only 5 Km. and Namkhana is 12 Km. by bus or jeep.
  • To reach Sagar Island one must cross the Muriganga river by ferry service. Ferry service is available in both Harwood point and Namkhana and controlled by West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation. Frequency of crossings are more in Harwood point and it is onece in every half an hour.
  • After reaching Sagar Island one have to cross the whole strech of Sagar Island (25 Km.) by local bus or shared taxi. Fare should be around Rs.10. There is no accommodation available on the point of crossing (Kachuberia), so everybody have to travel the whole strech of the Island and reach the southernmost part, where accommodations are abundant.
  • Except from Namkhana and Harwood Point, there is also a direct ferry service available to Kachuberia (Sagar Island) from Haldia.
  • It is possible to go the entire length by private car or hired car from Kolkata. At Harwood Point there is provision to transport vehicle with the help of a barge. There are no fixed time for the crossings, because it is totally dependent on the water-level and thus, on the tides.

Get around

See

  • Kapil Muni temple at South Sagar.
  • Fairgrounds at South Sagar.
  • Sea beach at South Sagar.
  • Sagar Marine Park at South Sagar.
  • Sagar Lighthouse and Port at Beguakhali
  • Ramkrisna Mission Ashram.
  • Sushama Devichowdhurani Marine Biological Research Institute. (SDMBRI) at Bamankhali.

Do

Buy

Eat

There are many cheap rice hotels all over the Sagar Island, serving good quality Bengali food to the visitors.

Drink

Sleep

For accommodation, there are too many places to choose from in South Sagar. Some are named below. In the time of Sagar Mela or the Fair, the number of accommodation increases drastically with temporary camps/hutments from many commercial and non commercial organizations. It is advisable to book your accommodation prior to go to Sagar Island in the time of Sagar Mela. The following organizations provide shelter for tourist and pilgrims round the year-

  • State Youth Hostel.
  • Bharat Sevashram Sangha.
  • Larica Tourist Lodge.

Stay safe

  • Carry mosquito and snake repellents.
  • Carry Electric Torches and other means of Emergency Lights, because Sagar Island does not get power from the main electric supply grid. The Island only gets few hours of power supply in the evening, form a central diesel operated power generating station, situated at Rudranagar. There is complete blackout for the rest of the day/night. But in the time of Sagar Mela (The fair) Sagar gets sufficient supply of electricity for the whole day.
  • Snake bite mortality is considerably high in Sagar Island. There is sufficient measures for treatment of snake bite in Sagar Genaral Hospital. But it is advisable to avoid travelling at night with insufficient light. Travellers should apply some snake repellents in their room before going to bed. It is better to use a mosquito net to protect oneself not only form mosquitos, but also from snakes.

Get Out

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