Bakkhali is an idyllic beach destination located on one of the many small islands spread across the Hooghly delta. It is a spectacular seaside location with panoramic views and a fresh un-polluted ambience.

Bakkhali is also the name of a river in the Chittagong division of Bangladesh.

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By Air: The nearest airport is at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in northern Kolkata.

By Rail: The nearest rail station is at Namkhana. There are regular trains from Sealdah via Lakshmikantapur and Kakdwip to Namkhana.

By Road: WBSTC has regular bus service from Dharmatala to Bakkhali.


There is not much to shop around in Bakkhali. Hyderabadi sea shells and pearls are sold at the small shops by the road.


There are a few private hotels and tourist lodges here catering mostly to budget travelers.

Things to do

Walks In Bakkhali, enjoy long refreshing walks in the surrounding forests. Honeymoon couples will enjoy the solitude in Bakkhali. Spend some time observing the rhythms of daily life in the villages near Bakkhali that is if you can tear yourself away from the beach.

South 24 Parganas
132 kms from Calcutta