Top 5 attractions to explore in South 24 Parganas
It is the largest district of West Bengal and the sixth most populous district in India.
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.
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.
The area is mainly mangrove scrub, forest and swamp. It was set up as a sanctuary in 1976. It is home to a rich population of different species of wildlife, such as water fowl, heron, pelican, spotted deer, rhesus macaques, wild boar, tigers, water monitor lizards, fishing cats, otters, Olive ridley turtle, crocodiles, Batagur terrapins, and migratory birds.
The Sundarbans National Park is a national park, tiger reserve, and biosphere reserve in West Bengal, India. It is part of the Sundarbans on the Ganges Delta, and adjacent to the Sundarban Reserve Forest in Bangladesh. On 4 May 1984 it was declared a national park. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site . It is considered as a World Network of Biosphere Reserve.
Map of attractions in South 24 Parganas