Located at the mouth of Hooghly River in West Bengal, Ganga Sagar is a famous pilgrimage site in India. The Goddess Ganga River, which originates from Himalaya, splits in several mini streams to finally drain into the Indian Ocean. This relatively unexploited island boasts of cultural and mythological significance.
It has immense stretches of marvellous silver sand, azure water and clear sky. Since it is a relatively untouched place of the country, it offers a great getaway for those who are looking to spend some time in serene and tranquil environment. The place allures both adventure seeking souls and pilgrims alike. Every year, in mid January, when the sun transits to the zodiac sign of Capricorn, entire India celebrates it with festival named Makar Sankranti. At this pious day, people from all over the country come to take a dip at the holy river Ganga at Ganga Sagar. People also offer their prayers at the highly revered Kapil Muni Temple.
To reach Ganga Sagar by air, tourists have to land at the Kolkata Airport, which is at a distance of around 129 Kilometres from the island. From thereafter a connecting journey has to be taken to reach the city. It is however, well connected with railways.