Henry Island

Henry Island is a small island situated close to Bakkhali Sea Beach. The view of the sunrise and sunset from the watch towers of Henry Island is an unforgettable experience. One can go for a walk to the beach through a stretch of mangrove forest. You will have to cross a small bamboo bridge in order to get to the beach. Henry's Island was actually an extension of the Sundarbans but now it has become one of the most popular holiday destinations of West Bengal.

Henry Island


Buy Holiday Destinations Travel Guide Book and discover amazing travel destinations near Kolkata. Plus, inside the book, you will get
- Concise and informative text with full color photographs
- How to Reach guide with latest train schedules
- Tariff and contact information of hotels and resorts
- Travel tips and useful medicines
- Bonus: 30 Picnic Spots near Kolkata
Available as eBook & Print Book


How to Reach

You can board Namkhana local from Sealdah and reach Namkhana. It takes about 3 hours to reach Namkhana from Sealdah. From there you can take a van rickshaw to get to the Hatania-Doania river jetty. After crossing the river, you can get trekker to reach Henry Island. Otherwise you can reach Bakkhali directly from Esplanade Bus Terminus by bus. Henry Island is easily accessible from Bakkhali by car or van rickshaw.


Accommodation

There are two resort complex owned by the State Fisheries Department at Henry Island.
Sundari Complex. Tariff - Rs. 800. Tel: 9734550860.
Mangrove Complex. Tariff - Rs. 200-1200. Tel: 9734205413.
For booking contact:
State Fisheries Development Corporation, North Block, Bikash Bhawan, Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700091. Tel: 033-23376469, 033-23583123.

No comments: