|Address:||Namkhana (community development block) in Kakdwip subdivision of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, India.|
|How to go:||Sealdah south-Namkhana (local train) approx. 2.5 hrs > Namkhana railway station - Ferry ghat (local van or toto) approx. 10 min > River crossing by boat, approx. 7 min > Opposite side of ferry ghat - bus stand (local van) approx. 10 min - bus stand to Bakkhali (hired toto approx 1 hr. 15 min. , safari approx. 45 min, bus approx. 1 hr)|
|Pros:||Availability of shops and market.|
|Cons:||lacking of ATM, Communications (sometimes).|
|What to visit ?||Frasergunj Henry Island, Bakkhali beach|
|Company:||Specially for couples, friends.|
|Minimum day/time to visit:||2 days|
|Expenses:||1000 per head (depends on company), more number of ppl - less cost|
|More Information:||if you are 4 person, hire toto from bus stand, if you are with family you can hire safari as the cost is a bit non negotiable, or you can take bus service which is not that bad.
People may go to Frasergunj and Henry Island for birding and photography. These places are really isolated from crowd and one can go there to get peace for a day. If you can go by walk you will get proper rural vibes, activities, get to know the local people, talk to them and know their activities. You will really get different tastes from those villages.
How to go:
For Frasergunj and Henry Island, if you follow the map you can see both goes in opposite direction from the main road. The main road is a straight one which connects Namkhana and Bakkhali. Towards Bakkhali, you need to take left to Henry Island and take right for the Frasergunj . Yes you can hire auto from the main road, Adjust the price as they won't tell you the fair one. We were crazy as we go and come back by walk. ha ha. Keep sufficient drinking water and dry foods with you.
3/4 people can create a very good company as the nature diversity can influence different people in different way.
We have stayed in Amarabati hotel. To be very frank this is not a bad hotel. It has it's own canteen so you do not have to go outside for food. They cook well and the service is also good. Sea beach is 15 min away by walk and the good thing is you can pass through villages, see the localities and take photographs. You will definitely have a good experience for a weekend trip.