Bankiput

Bankiput is a virgin and unexplored sea beach located close to Kolkata. The beach is dotted with dense Casuarina groves. Those who want to spend their weekend amidst serenity and calmness away from the hustle and bustle of the city will find Bankiput, an ideal destination. Many red crabs are seen popping their heads from their burrows in the beach during low tide. You can visit the Kapalkundala Temple which finds its mention in one of the novels written by the famous Bengali novelist Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. Dariapur Light House is situated at a little distance from the temple. The panoramic view of the sea from the top of the light house is amazing. Another attraction of Bankiput is the picturesque Deshpran Fishing Harbour at Petuaghat.

Bankiput

How to Reach

You can reach Bankiput directly from Kolkata by car. Cars are also available from Digha, Shankarpur and Mandarmani to get to Bankiput via Junput. Otherwise you can board a Digha-bound train from Howrah and disembark at Kanthi station. It takes about 3 hours to reach Kanthi from Howrah. From Kanthi, hired cars ply to Bankiput.

Accommodation

Jhinuk Residency. Tariff - Rs. 900-2200. Tel: 9932677258.

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