Weekend Ride from Kolkata to Baikkhali & Henry Island
Henry Island it was!...
Diary 7 : Henry's Island : Kolkata's almost private beach !
One such example is the beach at Henry’s Island....
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Henry's Island Watchtower
We climbed a watch tower, with the fellow visitors and had a commanding view of the entire area around. As far as our eyes could scan, small to big, man made lakes were present and each being used for fish harvesting.The officials have also created at places sitting areas with a cover for the tired tourists to rest and explore this unique place that was about less than a kilometer from the sea.
About Henry Island
Henry’s Beach is a mangrove forest that is perfect for some alone time over the weekend. It is situated on the western edge of the popular Sundarbans. It is fast becoming known as West Bengal’s favourite beach destination. October to March is the best time to visit the place. It is perfect for nature walks, bonfire nights and bird watching. If you are looking for places near Kolkata, this should feature on your list. Just 50 km south and a two hour drive from Kolkata is a sprightly fort situated on the banks of the River Hooghly. This was once an 18th century fort built by the Dutch which fell to ruins. Transformed into a beautiful hotel which also has lavish bungalows overlooking the river, Raichak is one of the few places near Kolkata that offers a peaceful retreat from the mad rush of city life. Overlooking the Ganges, boat rides here are popular around the time of sunset, and is a suggested activity by everyone who has been here.Distance from Kolkata : 140 Kms
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Henry Island is from September to March