In the south-eastern remote area of West Bengal’s South Pargana, lies a gem that remains untouched and unexplored, probably because of the lack of commute or interest.
Journey to the end of the South-Eastern Land
Having explored beaches like Digha and Mandarmani far too many times, we as a group decided to explore something else, somewhere none of our friends had been. An acquaintance suggested the name ‘Henry’s Island’ which definitely sounded exotic. So we took off on a sudden weekend getaway, not knowing what was in the store for us.
Thinking we were heading probably to an exotic resort, we boarded on a bus from Esplanade to Bakkhali as it was the nearest you could get to the island. On the way, we passed the beautiful beach of Diamond Harbour, with tourists enjoying themselves on the white sand. We took a short halt at Sri Swami Narayan temple too, a few kilometres from the harbour, witnessing and appreciating the architectural beauty, one of the finest West Bengal has to offer.
We on a bus, bus on a ferry!!
After about an hour ride from Diamond Harbour and upon reaching Namkhana, we came across a small river with a port (sort of). Turns out, the only way to cross the river was through a ferry. And those ferries were huge! Huge enough to transport the buses across the river. So we boarded the bus, which in turn boarded the ferry and was dropped at the other side!!