Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal is one of the country’s youngest cities. As a harbour city and the capital of British India from 1772 to 1911, formerly known as Calcutta, it drew people from all across the country. The city truly endures and remains true to its character i.e. culturally vibrant and diverse.
From worshipping Mother Durga to eating mouth-watery roshgullas, people often travel taking a one-day trip from Kolkata to Gangasagar by car to enjoy the unusual beaches.
In the old days, people had to travel by boats all the way from Kolkata to Gangasagar. Today, with our one day tour you can reach Gangasagar in no time and experience the dazzling silver sand and enjoy the breeze. The way to Gangasagar is also a treat to watch with beautiful huts neatly built with a side of little ponds.
Watching hundreds of pilgrims taking a dip in the sea will give you goosebumps and encourage you to take a dip into the holy water yourself.
The holy dip is assumed to purify people from their sins and provide them Moksha – freedom from the afterlife. Every year during Makar Sankranti pilgrims from all over the country come to take a holy dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and Bay of Bengal, followed by offering prayers at the Kapil Muni Temple.
Another popular attraction of this place is Sagar Mela but you can visit this place before or after the festival. Take a One Day Trip from Kolkata to Gangasagar by private car to spend a relaxing peaceful day.
Door-step pickup from your Home / Hotel in Kolkata at 7:00 AM
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|The Sagar Lighthouse||45 mins||more..|
|Kapil Muni Temple||1 hour||more..|
|Bharat Seva Ashram||1 hour||more..|
|Onkarnath Temple||1 hour||more..|
Drop back at your Home / Hotel in Kolkata by 8:30 PM
What to Expect
Gangasagar also known as Sagardweep is an island in the Ganges delta, at the confluence of the river into the Bay of Bengal. Gangasagar is around 135 km from Kolkata and is regarded as one of the most essential pilgrimage sites in West Bengal. Although the place is known for its religious reasons, it also has numerous sparkling sights to see.
The first destination on our One Day Trip from Kolkata to Gangasagar by Car will be the Sagar beach as it is best to enjoy the sight in early mornings as it offers a spectacular tropical coral paradise in India.
If you love beaches, sun and sank and some adventure, pack your gear and set course for the Sagar Lake. It is considered holy by the Hindu community and a crowd of hundreds of thousands assembles during the Gangasagar Mela and also throughout the year.
You can enjoy the soothing breeze and the sun illuminating the sky and water in its different shades of gold. The exhilarating view of being covered in the white sands will make your day.
Then, we will move on to The Sagar Lighthouse embracing the amazing scenes and capturing beautiful moments there. The lighthouse has a great view of the beach and is perfect for watching the sunrise and sunset.
Next onto our journey will be the Kapil Muni Temple which has a classic aura of Hinduism- incense, coconuts, flowers, ashes, sweets- all merging in the recognizable fragrance of religion. Its premises have divinities of Lord Hanuman and Lord Mahesh. The temple is also bordered by various stalls, remarkably the temporary built living quarters of Naga Babas known as Sadhus.
Next destination on our One Day Tour from Kolkata to Gangasagar by private cab will be the Bharat Seva Ashram, a small ashram offering a peaceful temple with its volunteering work completely dedicated to helping the country and its people. Helping in distress like disaster relief, spreading education, providing healthcare facilities, vocational training and upliftment of the tribals.
Our last but not the least place will be the Onkarnath Temple which is a spectacular beachside holy place and we will offer our prayers to God there.
Gangasagar is an unexplored site and hence remains unexploited and you can spend a serene weekend there. With our private cab, you will be able to see the city from a hassle-free angle and enjoy your trip to the fullest. The entire ambience of the city is very alive and affirmative for people to hang out for a one-day trip.
We will then return to Kolkata and our private cab will drop you to your place of origin.
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Places to visit during your One Day Kolkata to Gangasagar Trip by Car
1. The Sagar Beach
Off the coast of West Bengal, located at the tip of the Sagardweep, is the Sagar Island, a place of sacred importance and astonishing beauty. The Sagar Beach is spread over an area of 224 km offering a beautiful and peaceful site.
Though the island’s eminence lies in its compelling nature, stretched shores with silver sand, still sea and vibrant blue sky but it also has a history with mythology.
A story depicting the stolen horse of King Sagar and finally being found next to Kapil Muni’s ashram where Indra had hidden it. This story also states the deep meditation done to find the real culprit of the horse.
If you are in the mood for sunshine or even a sunset, blue skies, a whirlwind adventure with a dash of divinity, then Sagar Island is an ideal destination to visit.
Being an island and a main religious focus, Gangasagar is an unusually popular hotspot among the tourists for their one-day trip from Kolkata to Gangasagar trip by car.
You will witness the astonishing beauty which is endowed with its sandy beaches and the lush green grooves there.
- Must See / Things to Do: A holy dip in the water of the Sagar Beach is a must to do as it is considered to be absolutely pure and is said to release the tensions from the body.
- Entry Fees: No Fees
- Timings: Open 24 hours
- Recommended Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour
2. The Sagar Lighthouse
Gangasagar has a lighthouse named as the Sagar Lighthouse, in the vicinity of the beach near the port of Beguakhali. The lighthouse is a part of the Sagar Marine Park and presents a beautiful sight of the surrounding place with a panoramic view of the beach and coastal area and is open for tourists to access and enjoy their time.
It is one of the biggest attractions to watch the sunrise and the sunset on the Sagar beach.
- Must See / Things to Do: Clicking a picture of the town would be perfect from the lighthouse for the photography fanatics and even if you aren’t one, you will certainly become one after going there.
- Entry Fees: N/A
- Timings: N/A
- Recommended Duration: 1 hour to 2 hours
3. Kapil Muni Temple
The temple has a stone block, considered to be a symbol of Sage Kapil. This temple is immersed in mythological tales and is highly respected among devotees.
Numerous temples were destroyed by natural calamities before the construction of the Kapil Muni Temple in 1973 with aid from the State Government. It is believed that the deity was installed in 1437 by Swami Ramanand.
The idol of the saint holds a small pot of water in his left hand and a rosary in the right. The original site of the temple has been washed away by the sea but an eye-catching new temple has been established.
- Must See / Things to Do: There are established emblems of the Sea, Ganga Devi and Bhagiratha besides that of Kapil Muni which are very intriguing for visitors to enjoy.
- Entry Fees: No Entry Fees
- Timings: N/A
- Recommended Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
4. Bharat Seva Ashram
The Bharat Seva Ashram in Gangasagar, located at a walkable distance from the Kapil Muni Temple, is a small ashram run by a trust in Ganga Sagar. Bharat Seva Ashram has a small temple to worship and it offers accommodations to its guests. The Ashram is one of the most reliable places for a stay in Ganga Sagar.
It also has a vast network of volunteers across the globe dedicated to helping India and its people in distress. Their activities include disaster relief, spreading education, providing healthcare facilities, vocational training and upliftment of the tribals.
- Must See / Things to Do: It is considered to be pure and in holy spirit to help the society with your volunteer work once in a while.
- Entry Fees: No Fees
- Timings: 5:30 am to 10:30 pm
- Recommended Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
5. Onkarnath Temple
Onkarnath Temple is located in the Sagar Island, about 80 km away from the city of Kolkata and is often clubbed with a one Day Trip from Kolkata to Gangasagar by Car. Onkarnath Temple is a stunning beachside sacred place.
The temple is separated from the mainland of West Bengal by the Muriganga River. You have to avail ferry services from Harwood Point or Namkhana Jetty to cross the river and reach the temple to worship.
On the propitious occasion of Makar Sankranti, many pilgrims from across the world visit the place to take holy dips in the waters of River Ganga.
- Must See / Things to Do: There is the site where the holy River Ganga confluences with the expansive Bay of Bengal which is a requisite to watch.
- Entry Fees: No Fees
- Timings: N/A
- Recommended Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
What to Eat during your One Day Kolkata to Gangasagar Trip
Restaurants in Gangasagar provide food in a culinary style. From offering staple Bengali food like fish, lentils served with the staple rice to mouth-watering roshgullas as a treat to eat.
The taste of the food is primarily known for its varied use of flavours and you will highly enjoy eating these meals on your One Day Gangasagar Trip by Car. Lastly, you can enjoy Sandesh varieties which are mostly dry and the ledinenis are something you must look out for.
What to Shop during your One Day Kolkata to Gangasagar Trip
From the delicate fabrics whirled by the local weavers to the finest burnt kiln terracotta figurines, the streets of Gangasagar are an unappreciated shopping destination.
So whilst you are digging among your long shopping list, you must shop for the famous handicrafts here. The conch shell bangles are very famous here which will add a traditional touch to your look with tant sarees offered here.
One Day Kolkata to Gangasagar Trip by Car seems to be delightful and vibrant as you can experience one hassle-free and quiet day.
You can enjoy your time alone or with your family or friends where you can also get to know a lot about the holy city of Gangasagar by just booking the trip and explore what this delightful place has to offer.
Without further adieu, book the tour accompanied by a local driver who can take you comfortably on a road journey in a car as per your requirements, may it be a sedan, a hatchback etc.
Good to know
- Hotel / Home pick-up / drop-off
- Round-trip transportation in private air-conditioned car
- Parking Charges
- Toll-gate Charges
What’s not included
- English-speaking guide
- Entry ticket fee for tourist attractions
- Breakfast / lunch / dinner