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Old 29th March 2010, 15:24   #31
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the golden sun pics are truly good. please continue...

Thanks Srikant for your comments...
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Old 29th March 2010, 22:45   #32
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Wonderful Pics Shantanu ..the sunset pics are simply breathtaking. Very informative too. The place looks clean and tidy.
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Old 31st March 2010, 11:05   #33
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We started our return journey from Henry Island at about 2.30 pm. It was extremely hot. The roads were deserted too due to the heat. That helped us a bit to speed up and reach our destinations on time.

The roads
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Crossed the vessel at Namkhana again
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On the way we stopped at Diamond Harbour for some snaps.

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Reached home at about 5 pm.


Some important facts & figures:

Distance Kolkata- Bakkhali: 130 kms
Approx travel time required: 2.5 to 3 hrs
Bakkhali to Henry Island: 6 kms
Namkhana Ferry timings: 7 am - 10 pm (recess: 12pm - 2 pm)
Staying options at Bakkhali: WBTDC Tourist Lodge (AC & Non-AC rooms)
Staying options at Frazergunge: Hotel Deepak
Staying options at Henry Island: WB State Fisheries Development Corporation cottages and rooms. Booking available from Vikash Bhawan, Salt Lake
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Pic 2094 (6th one) is fantastic; Thanks for sharing Shantanu. One question, any idea why the road to Henry island is brick layered? Is it for the sand?
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Pic 2094 (6th one) is fantastic; Thanks for sharing Shantanu. One question, any idea why the road to Henry island is brick layered? Is it for the sand?

Thanks Aargee for your compliment. The credit goes to my sister who took this snap.

The road to Henry Island is laid in between shallow waterbodies used for pisciculture (mainly prawns). The reason might be the use of bitumen etc for road construction could be harmful to the cultivation, or roadrollers could not be used in this stretch due to soft nature of the soil or may be simply because of monitary reason, I have now idea why it is made so. However, whatever reason it might be, this brick laying makes us feel that this road is in rural Bengal (my feeling) and it is not at all uncomfortable given the stretch being only 2 kms.
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Are the waves at Bakkahli any bigger or any better than the ones at new digha or chandipur??
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Are the waves at Bakkahli any bigger or any better than the ones at new digha or chandipur??
Alike Chandipur, water also recedes here during low tide and comes back at its maximum around 11 am- 12 noon. But unlike Chandipur, the receding water doesn't go back a few kms exposing the sand beneath. You can definitely see the water all throughout the day here in Bakkhali.

It is definitely a lot calmer than Digha/New Digha where I've seen waves splashing on to the adjacent road and got drenched by the unexpected move.
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A nice write up and the photographs .... they are too good! Planning to go soon, how to get the booking?
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A nice write up and the photographs .... they are too good! Planning to go soon, how to get the booking?
Thanks for your comments Sallubhai.

We stayed in WBTDC Tourist Lodge which is the nearest to the beach. You can book online through the link W.B.T.D.C

Or from their office at Tourism Center, 3/2 B.B.D.Bag East, Kolkata-700 001

Their are other private hotels also and they have booking offices in Kolkata.
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Last weekend went to Bakkhali. The road is still in fair condition, even after the rains. My six year old only car had the opportunity for the first time to cross a river (Or is it a creek?) by a ferry. This picture is taken while crossing it by a motorised vessel.
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Nice photo Rahul. Hope you enjoyed your trip. This is one of the roads that I found in good condition whenever I drove through. Inspite of being a single carraigeway, its fun to drive.
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