Sagar Island - Things to Know Before Visiting
Sagar Island, West Bengal
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About Sagar Island
Gangasagar or Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km south of Kolkata. The island is large with an area of 224.3 kms. Gangasagar is a charming tourist destination, which attracts both pilgrims and adventure lovers.
Attractions Near Sagar Island
The temple of Kapil Muni is situated on the Sagar Island is dedicated to Kapil Muni. The current structure is a recent one and it has a stone block, considered to be the representation of Sage Kapil. There is also a ‘Gangasagar Mela’ held in the place, which is said to be the largest fair in West Bengal.
Mousini Island is the example of virgin Islands where most human feet have not left behind their marks yet. It is the perfect amalgamation of peace and beach, sun and sand, sea and rivers. There are several cottages, resorts and all. One can enjoy leisure days here.
A beautiful island near Bakhali. The name, Henry's Island, is derived from a British explorer who arrived on the island back in the 19th century. The place is famous for its tranquillity, its virgin beach and the crabs that thrive on it.
Mandarmani is a seaside resort village in the state of West Bengal, India, and lies in East Midnapore district, at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the largest seaside resorts of West Bengal, fast-developing.
Tajpur is one of the most hidden beaches in India. Tajpur beach lies in the Purba Medinipur district of South Bengal, Surrounded with patches of forests this sea shore destination truly offers great visual pleasure. The sea beach of Tajpur has an unusual shape - unlike the most sorted crescent shape Tajpur has an inverted Crescent shape of the beach which gives an unusual panoramic view of the sea.
A palace built by Janardan Upadhyay who often came to the region for business. The area comprises two palaces, an old one and a new one. The new one is inhabited by the successors of the royal family. The ground floor rooms have a good collection of stuffed bodies of animals, paintings, furniture etc. The famous Krishna Temple, Gopaljee Temple, is situated in the courtyard of this palace.
Where is Sagar Island
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It is the largest district of West Bengal and the sixth most populous district in India.