For Ganga Sagar Tirth it is said that ‘Sab Teerth Baar Baar, Ganga Sagar Ek Baar’ Ganga Sagar is an Island of Ganga River which is a part of Sundarbans Delta the largest Delta of the world and the Sangam of two mighty rivers of the world Brahmaputra and Ganga. The Ganga Sagar is the most popular religious haven on this planet particularly for Hindu across the globe. The Ganga Sagar fair is the second most popular and attended fair of the world after Kumbh Mela.
The Ganga Sagar can be reached by cruise and by car and boat from Kolkata once you arrived at Ferry Ghat called Hardwood Point from here one can take ferry for ganga Sagar Island. Post darshan and snan at the holi confluence return to Kolkata.
In Kolkata or as we know is called ‘The City Of joy’ there are many attractions like Victoria Memorial, Botanical Garden not to miss the landmark Howrah bridge and of course Dakshineshwar Kali Temple situated at the eastern bank of Hooghly River is dedicated to Maa Kali Goddess otherwise known as Adi Shakti Kalika, Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Ma Sarada Devi has been associated with this temple.
What to Expect
There is a semi luxury cruise operating from Kolkata Millelium Park Jetty to Ganga Sagar Kachuberia ferry Ghat which includes of lunch which is available for Saturday and Sunday. The condition is minimum 50% of passenger capacity is required. The services and prices are not valid during Mela time, peak period or seasonal rush. If you are opting to stay 1 night in Ganga Sagar Island its is advisable to book well in advance due to limitation getting rooms there is difficult particularly during season time. You can extend the tour and explore the Suderban National Park which is formed due to confluence of Ganges and Brahmaputra in Bay of Bengal another 2-3 days is sufficient.
Pick up guest from Kolkata at 8:00 AM drive for Ganga Sagar-An island in the confluence of river Ganga & embayment of Bengal which is advised to be a great devout significance and Holy Dip. You will be dropped at Harwood Point Lot no 8 from here you will take the boat to cross the Muriganga River for Kachuberia. Upon arrival at Kachuberia take private car or E-rickshaw or any vehicle and reach the Island of Ganga Sagar. From here you need to walk of almost a km or you can take sharing vehicles till Kapil Muni Ashram. Evening your own activities (Suggested Places: Sea Beach, Sunset View, Local Forest visiting by Walking, New Build Iskcon Temple, Bharat Sevahram, Omkarnath, GBDA Park, Samshan Kali Mandir, Kapi Sarovar, Sandhyarati Darshan) and Dinner and night stay at Ganga Sagar.
Morning takes a dip at confluence of significant point of River and Sagar and return to your accommodation after breakfast at 8:00 AM Check Out from Ganga Sagar Hotel and start exploring Sagar Island visit Manasadevi Temple, Nag Sarovar, Ramkrishna Mission, Gosto Mandir, Banuban, Light House and transfer to the Ferry point from their you return to the point of boarding at Harwood Point. Our car will pick up and transfer to the hotel of Kolkata. Upon arrival hotel check in. Overnight hotel.
After breakfast leave for sightseeing points include Howrah Bridge (drive Pass), Belur Math, Dakshineshwar Temple, Eden Garden (Drive Pass), Victoria Memorial Hal, Botanical Garden. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast check out on time and transfer to Railway station or Airport for onward journey.
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