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Bakkhali - Henry's Island

Flat beach, shallow water, white sand (though I have seen whiter somewhere else), mangrove... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Kolkata, India
A quaint beach nearer to Kolkata

There are not much activities like in Mandarmani - and yet the beach is attractive. The water... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Bakkhali. It's 4.30 or 5 hours road trip from Kolkata . Approx 130 kms . Start early so that you can reach there by 10 am there and return within the day itself. Return from there around 5pm so that one can reach kolkata within...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank surjeetm2014
Reviewed 24 July 2018

If you want to visit the sea beach in West Bengal, then Bakkhali is a good one but only for one or two day(s). Otherwise, you will feel bored. There a few nearby sightseeing places must visit there.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Ditun_P
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Bakkhali will be perfect a short weekend tour. It doesn't take much time from Kolkata to come to this place. There is nothing much to do here. It is just like the other sea beaches. During low tide, you can roam around the beach, Though...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Wanderlust000007
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Bakkhali is just 4 hours bus journey from Calcutta, capital of the state West Bengal. Any one will reach here via Diamond Harbour and Namkhana. Bakkhali is famous for it's magical sea beach with red crabs. Nearest tourist attractions are Bon Bibi Mondir (temple), Jhau...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Travel_observer16
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Location and commuting: We traveled to Namkhana using suburban train. took to Toto to the ferry ghat, crossed Hatania-Doania riven in a motorised boat, (you may want consider reserving one if your travel party is more than 3-4 people - it costs 60 Rupees only),...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Avatima
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A memorable trip with my college friends. Near to daimond harbour. You can get direct bus from esplanade. Solo trip is not recommended. Should visit in group. The place is really nice.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ranajoy_saha
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The best time to visit Bakkhali is during winter. We have taken a bus from Kolkata to Bakkhali. Tickets were booked online from RedBus. There are two buses available in a day. Both are non-AC and Govt. buses. Its five hours journey. Not at all...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Sanket_kolkata
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Flat beach, shallow water, white sand (though I have seen whiter somewhere else), mangrove, casuarina, gum Arabic trees, fisheries, benfish port and so on Pros: lesser crowd, vast sea beach, casuarina forest adjucent to beach, beautiful Henry's Island, mangrove forest, fish fry at beach, not...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank S0umyadeepGh0sh
Reviewed 25 March 2018

There are not much activities like in Mandarmani - and yet the beach is attractive. The water recedes by almost one and a half kilometer during low tide and even after that it stays shallow for quite a distance. So one may sit, lay or...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Arko_Shine
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Calm and quite place. Very few people. Henry island beach is very nice. Bakkhali beach is not existent. Very few places to eat. And not much to do other visiting beaches. Best for a group of people for 1-2 days stay.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Abhimanyu L
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