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How can I go to Gangasagar by train?

How can I go to Gangasagar by train?

Kirnahar is the nearest railhead to Gangasagar which is located at a distance of 6.4 km. Other railheads such as the Salar Railway Station, Chowhatta Narogage Railway Station, Katwa Railway station and Ahmad Pur Railway Station are situated at a distance of 16.7 km, 19.3 km, 25.1 km and 25.4 km, respectively.

Can we go Gangasagar by car?

By Road: To visit Gangasagar, the best way is to take Diamond Harbour Road from Kolkata. You will have to drive around 90 km (from Esplanade bus Terminus of Kolkata) and reach Harwood ferry point near Kakdwip. If you are using a private car then you can take a left turn to catch the bypass road from Shirakol.

Which is the best time to visit Gangasagar?

Though the entire winter season between the months of October and March is ideal for a visit to Sagardwip, the month of January is the best time to experience this journey.

What is special in Gangasagar?

Located on an island in the Sundarbans, Gangasagar offers the charms of an un-spoilt beach on the estuary of the river Ganges. Gangasagar offers acres of silver sand and clear blue sky, and the calm sea for visitors who would like to spend their weekend in tranquility.

Where is Gangasagar train now?

The departure time for 13185 Ganga Sagar Exp from Sealdah is 17:45. The arrival time to Jaynagar is 08:45….13185 Ganga Sagar Exp Running Status.

Station Bidhan Nagar 3 km
Arrival Status Actual/Scheduled 17:53 17:53
Departure Status Actual/Scheduled 17:54 17:54
Delay On Time

How can I reach Sundarban from Kolkata?

The nearest railhead is at Canning, 48 kms away. The nearest town is Gosaba, 50 kms away. Sundarbans is accessible only by riverine waterways. From Kolkata there are suburban train to Canning and road transport to Namkhana, Raidighi, Sonakhali and Najat from where Motor launch services are available for Sundarbans.

Where is Gangasagar Kolkata?

Gangasagar or Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 kms (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata. The island is large with an area of 224.3 kms.

Who is Kapil Muni?

Kapil Muni, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, attained an unfathomable knowledge of the Vedas in his early years. His name was immortalised across the world as the founder of Samkhya philosophy in Hinduism. “Raja Sagar,” an indispensable character of the Gangasagar legend, inspired the naming of Sagardwip.

How many people are in Sagar Island?

Sagar Island

Population 212,037
Additional information
Postal code 743373

Why is gangasagar famous?

Gangasagar is a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (14 January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer prayers (puja) in the Kapil Muni Temple.

How can I go to Sundarban by train?

Can I go to Sundarban by car?

Sundarbans is easily accessible through airways and trains, but the best and most convenient option to travel towards the national park is via a car.