The second popular sea resort of West Bengal is Bakkhali
, situated only 132 km away from Kolkata , It is quiet
and charming. You can spend the week end at this calm
and quiet sea beach.
A three hour bus journey from Kolkata to Namkhana, followed
by a ferry across the river Hatania Doania, and another
bus journey for one and half hour to Bakkhali. Between
Kolkata and Namkhana there are CSTC buses as well as
There is also a train service from Sealdah station upto
Diamond Harbour Rail Head and then by road to Namkhana
covering a distance of 58 km, else by train from Sealdah
to Kulpi and then by road to Namkhana covering 36 km.
There is a West Bengal Government Tourist Lodge which
can be booked in advance from the Tourist Office Government
of West Bengal at BBD Bagh, Kolkata - 700 001. There
are private hotels at very moderate price.
You can have leisurely hours for rest and bathing at
the sea away from the congested localities.
Ideal time - From November till March.