"Fraserganj,Bakkhali another Gateway to Sunderban" Fraserganj by goutammitra

Fraserganj Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 104 photos

Fraserganj The Southernmost Island of Bengal!

Last Friday- Sunday we visited Fraserganj/ Bakkhali beach near Kolkata city. It's about 140 Kms drive from Kolkata but reaching there need about 4-6 hrs as the condition of NH 117 is very bad and it's a single lane highway. ( It's not at all highway but govt has termed it as highway, the journey time could be reduced to 3 hrs!). Besides, the island is separated by Hatania - Doania river ( which is also International causeway), the river has to be crossed by LCT Ferry only which takes about ten mts but long cue of vehicles may delay it by hours. They also close for lunch at about 11.30 AM to 2.00 PM ( I dont' know what they have for lunch for more than two hours but it surely helps the hotels/ restaurants nearby to get the hungry tourists flocking for lunch. A sure shot marriage of convenience, no one can say anything as it's govt run Ferry and their day starts at 4 AM!).
A high bridge can save this situation as the International causeway has to be kept open to allow the barges, fishing trawlers and small ships between Burma, Bangladesh, Thailand can ply. Who knows whenthe high bridge will be built may be they are waiting for World Bank to help them.

Situated at the Southern most tip of West Bengal is basically a quite, cleaner, peaceful beach of Bengal with a touch of Sunderban forest. There is Sundari forest, Creeks , millions of red crabs, fishes, Mangrove forests, water bodies what not to make your stay memorable in forest and in beach all combined. The water here looks muddy but clean as the beach itself is shallow and white hard sand makes it look like muddy water! But it is very clean much cleaner than Digha and Shankarpur. The responsible citizen will keep it clean, plastic is a banned article in this beach so is hazardous materials.

We really enjoyed at this place during our two night and three days stay.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:No polluting air, no polluting ehicles around all fresh air!
  • Cons:Bad road makes it difficult to reach there.
  • Last visit to Fraserganj: May 2010
  • Intro Updated Jun 9, 2010
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  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2009 at 6:13 AM

    I had to re-visit this page- Fraserganj features in a novel I am reading. The beach party looks like fun, Fisherman's village also seems nice. And yes-it reminds me of beloved Sunderbans.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2009 at 6:04 PM

    Those tiger prawns look yummy. Great page sharing life in the Sunderbans which has been short listed for the New7 Wonders of Nature. Cheers, SL :)

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2009 at 2:46 AM

    interesting and informative page thanks, hopefully I will get to India before too long!

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2009 at 2:23 AM

    I dont think there is anything more relaxing than going to the beach and watching the waves for hours,, thanks for taking me to the beach with you. It looks like you had a wonderful few days with your family.

  • mustertal's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2008 at 3:27 AM

    I love these pages, and the fresh fish I'd love to buy.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2008 at 4:46 AM

    You won ! Well done and congratulations from Wales.

  • cuppadamoksha's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2008 at 4:06 AM

    Congrats on winning the weekend warrior challenge

  • 6aruna's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    congratulations , i have been off VT for a quite sometime . catching up on the latest VT news now

  • asianbelle's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2008 at 8:12 AM

    hey congrats for being one of the weekend warrior winners. keep it up!

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2008 at 11:22 PM

    Excellent page. That market looks like fun. Beautiful prawns too.

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