December 3, 2022

4 Attractive Places to Visit in South 24 Parganas

South 24 Parganas

Top Tourist Attractions in South 24 Parganas

South 24 Parganas, also known as South Twenty-four Parganas or Dakshin 24 Parganas, is a district in West Bengal, India, with its capital at Alipore. It is West Bengal’s largest district by land and second largest by population. It is India’s sixth most populated district.

Best Places to Visit in South 24 Parganas

  1. Sagar Mela
  2. Sundarban
  3. BakKhali
  4. Frasergunj

Sagar Mela

Most of the year, the location is one of the most tranquil places you can imagine: windblown and completely quiet, with sweeping vistas of the mighty Ganga concluding its voyage into the sea and a charming island called Sagardwip. But in mid-January (the penultimate day of the Bengali calendar’s month of Pous), divinity appears to descend from the azure sky above onto the seas and beach at Sagardwip. Millions of visitors and devotees from all over India come here to take a bath in the icy waters and pray at the Kapil Muni temple. On this occasion, a large and colourful fair, appropriately named Sagar Mela, is conducted once a year during Makar Sankranti.

To go to “Sagar,” take a bus from Kolkata to Lot 8/Harwood point, cross the river on a ferry, then board another bus to Sagar.

Where to stay: Accommodation must be reserved in advance. There are tourist hostels, bungalows, tents, youth hostels, and so forth.

Sundarban

The Royal Bengal Tigers’ home. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The world’s biggest estuary forest – one of the few in the world with complete flora and fauna, with the bayonet-like roots of mangrove forests poking up above the water levels.

How to Get There: Launch tours from Canning, Basanti, Gosaba, or Basanti were organised by the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation or private vessels.

Tourist lodges may be found at Sajnekhali, Bakkhali, and Gangasagar.

BakKhali & Frasergunj

The Royal Bengal Tigers’ home. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The world’s biggest estuary forest – one of the few in the world with complete flora and fauna, with the bayonet-like roots of mangrove forests poking up above the water levels.

It is about 132 kilometres by car from Kolkata. Travel by bus for three hours to Namkhana. Take the boat across the Hatania-Doania river, which takes about an hour to reach Bakkhali / Frasergunj. NSC Bose International Airport in Kolkata is the closest airport.

Where to stay: There is a lovely Tourist Lodge as well as extremely affordable dormitory lodging. A village canteen can provide you with delicious, home-style meals. In addition to these, private hotels are available.

 Best Time to Visit in South 24 Parganas

The temperature stays pleasant and suitable for touring. The months to visit are October, November, and December, as well as February and March.

How to Reach South 24 Parganas

By Air

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata is the closest international airport, about an hour’s drive from North 24 Parganas. Frankfurt, Bangkok, Paro, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Dubai, and Yangon are just a few of the main cities served by the airport. Domestic flights to cities like as Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, and Hyderabad are also available.

Nearest Airport : Nscbi Airport, Kolkata

By Rail

Kolkata Railway Station is the closest railway station. The Lokmanya Tilak Express, Navjeevan Express, and Karnataka Express connect it to cities like as New Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Lucknow, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Puri, Ahmedabad, and Gaya on the important New Delhi-Kolkata railway route.

By Road

North 24 Parganas is 49 kilometres from Kolkata, 133 kilometres from Bardhaman, 140 kilometres from Haldia, 168 kilometres from Bishnupur, 199 kilometres from Durgapur, 240 kilometres from Asansol, 323 kilometres from Jamshedpur, and 450 kilometres from Ranchi.

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