"BAKKHALI SEA BEACH- WEEKEND GATEWAY." Diamond Harbour by goutammitra

Diamond Harbour Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 64 photos

Bakkhali Sea Beach.

We went to Bakkhali Sea beach November last year, the only Sea Beach nearby Kolkata city. It is 132 Kms from Kolkata has motorable road and many middle class hotels. It is good for spending weekends. It is situated on the mouth of the Ganges on Bay of Bengal. Its quite relaxing place for weekend.
The other beach near Kolkata city is Digha ,but it is always very crowded. Tagore used to spend his time here and have created many of his masterpieces sitting here in Bakkhali. This place used to be very popular among the educated Bengali in the 19th and 20th century after Puri. But with the invent of modern transportation the distance between Calcutta city and Puri have become about few hours.
In Bakkhali you dont' get to see the real sea but since it is on the mouth of the Ganges, the beach is made of Hard soil instead of sand. It is unique in nature, with casuarina forest and lesser crowd it still gives that rustic feeling. A very popular place among the newly marrieds.

WE SPENT TWO DAYS AFTER DIWALI . IT WAS VERY RELAXING, NO MOBILE CALLS, AMPLE SUPPLY OF PRAWNS, PLENTY OF FRESH AIR IN PLACE OF THE HIGHLY POLLUTED AIR OF KOLKATA. WHAT ELSE ONE CAN WANT?

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  • Pros:A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND GATEWAY.
  • Cons:BAD ROAD MAKES DRIVING TIRING.
  • Last visit to Diamond Harbour: Nov 2005
  • Intro Updated Jun 9, 2010
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2014 at 4:10 AM

    Nice page

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2013 at 5:01 AM

    I like these little out-of-the-way places to relax in! Thanks for the tour Goutam!

    • goutammitra's Profile Photo
      Aug 15, 2013 at 6:15 PM

      Yes, we too, but last two years have been very busy for us. We could not just make it again!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2011 at 2:19 AM

    the three of you look in real holiday mode here! and with your photos it looks a good place to just relax and be on holiday! think Id like to stay a night or 2 in the Radisson with its lovely views...that beer looks good! thanks Goutam

  • besal's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2010 at 2:41 AM

    I do not like sea food, but I love the sea and other food. Love your sunset pictures. Amir

  • marvelous_girl's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2010 at 4:28 AM

    Nice tips,i would love to visit this place

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Your photos are beautifully brings out what Diamond Harbour has to offer to any visitors.

  • Jul 27, 2009 at 8:49 AM

    Please provide the contact numbers for the bunglows or any other good accomodation at Raichak. Thanks.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2009 at 10:00 PM

    What a wonderful page and lovely photo's. Especially the Sunset at Diamond Harbour, how beautiful!

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    Goutam- sorry that we did not get to see Diamond Harbour when we were there. Lovely photos- especially sunsets.

  • Mar 13, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    please provide the contact info for these bungalows so that we can book. we are planning to drive from kolkata to raichak. thank you!!!

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