Weekend Hideouts near Kolkata - Bakkhali

#1 Jan 28th, 2013, 23:18
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Bakkhali is a 4 hours drive by car from the city of Kolkata in West Bengal.

Route Map : There are 2 routes through which one can reach Bakhkhali.


1. Kolkata - Amtala - Shirakol - Usthi Road - Netra Railway Crossing - Kulpi - Kakdwip - Namkhana - Fraserganj - Bakkhali

Map Route Direction :





Detailed direction :


- Drive through Behala towards Joka.
- Cross Amtala, Shirakol and keep driving straight through Usthi Road











- Then you will find a Sharp right hand turn at the end of the Usthi Road. Turn Right and you will come to a Left turn again. Turn left towards Hattuganj




- Keep Driving and you will come across Netra Ralway Crossing. Cross it and drive straight.




- This road leads to a crossing and meets NH 117. Take left and drive straight.

- Keep driving passing Kulpi and Kakdwip till you come to the main crossing at Kakdwip. Take a left turn towards Namkhana.

- Avail the Jetty Service and cross the Hatania -Doania river in 10 minutes. The Jetty service remains closed during lunch hours from around 12.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Please note : the queue for waiting to get into the vessel can be as long as almost 3 hours on special holidays when there is a long accumulation of cars, trucks, private vehicles, local vehicles awiting to cross the river. So, it's recommended to start real early for Bakhkhali on such days.







- The Ferry Ghat service at Namkhana charges Rs 160 for the river crossing service. You are also supposed to pay a Rs 30 Gram Panchayat service tax over here.

- Ferry Ghat taking cars to cross the Hatania Doania river













- Drive straight another almost 45 minutes to reach Fraserganj. Take a left turn and within 2 kms drive you reach Bakkhali sea coastline.





2.. Kolkata - Amtala - Shirakol - DIamond Harbour Road - Kulpi - Kakdwip - Namkhana - Fraserganj - Bakkhali
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#2 Jan 29th, 2013, 00:54
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hey it's a beautiful way to give road direction with photos!
#3 Jan 30th, 2013, 19:32
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Oh so much has changed! The last time I went to Bakkhali was in 1971!
#4 Jan 30th, 2013, 20:11
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Nice way to detailing route(s) from Kolkata to Bakkhali. Okay, you have taken us to Frasergaunj, but when we are reaching Bakkhali? What about report/travelogue part of your trip? I hope it is coming soon. We are waiting...

I'm sure, (like road route) you are going to provide us all the details viz. hotel, beach, islands, cost, (sea)food et all. Thanks.
#5 Jan 30th, 2013, 21:51
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Hi mchowdhury1983,

Nice reporting with photos.......waiting for the detailed report.
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next time do try to put up in henry's island --fisheries department accommodation, just too good.
#7 May 11th, 2013, 10:27
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Hello Mr Asishdas,

Thanks
By report what am i supposed to submit. Kindly tell since im new here i dont know much about it.
I will definitely give report but kindly show what it is

Thanks to Anunoy, Jyotirmoy, Asishdas , kol2012 and pomz
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#8 May 11th, 2013, 11:34
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Originally Posted by mchowdhury1983 View Post Hello Mr Asishdas,

Thanks
By report what am i supposed to submit. Kindly tell since im new here i dont know much about it.
I will definitely give report but kindly show what it is
It's very easy. It is just the story of your travel - how did you go, where did you stay, what places you visited and what activities you had undertaken, cost incurred, mode of travel available, tips for future travelers etc. etc. Also add a few pics with titles. There is no set format of Travel Report, use your own language and express your feelings in whatever manner you deem fit. If you scan IM forums, you will get huge number of Travel Reports, go through a few of them and you will get a fair idea of how to write and present a Travel Report (TR). Hope, this helps.
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Hello Mr Asishdas,

Thanks i will write one then...thanks
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Waiting for your details report... thanks.
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I guess we will have to wait till the weekend to get hold of details of weekend getaways...
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hi, is it safe to cross the river with ferry? I am planning to go with my family. Please suggest.
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I will go by car. So will it be safe to cross the river with car using ferry service? Reply in details will be highly appreciated. plese.

Thanks.
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santattech, Welcome to Indiamike

It is very much safe to cross the Hatania-Doania creek by ferry (vessel) with family and car. For some technical faults, sometimes the vessel ceases working, just keep with contact with WB Surface Transport Corp. Ltd. to know the condition. Don't worry, it's (the cease work) not regular.

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