How to reach Ganga Sagar

How to reach Ganga Sagar from Kolkata or Howrah/Sealdah Railway station?
Situated on the southern tip of the Sagar island (Lat- 21°39' North & Long- 88°Q3' East) under Kakdwip Sub-division of the district South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, It is 124 KM away from Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal.
Journey on the Mainland:
  • One can avail the bus services of State Transport Corporations or private transport operators from Howrah Station / Outram ghat / Esplanade, Kolkata to reach either Lot No. 8 or Namkhana. The distance from Kolkata to Lot No. 8 is 94 KM and the distance from Kolkata to Namkhana is 108 KM by road.
  • One can also avail the EMU train services from Sealdah south section by availing down Kakdwip local/Namkhana local to alight (i) at Kakdwip railway station and then proceed to Lot No.8 by rickshaw van or by walking. The distance from Kakdwip railway station to Lot No.8 is 6 KM by road or (ii) at Namkhana railway station and then avail the Launches from the nearby Jetties. The Passengers / pilgrims coming from other states of India by train would first get down at Howrah or Sealdah railway station and then avail either the special bus transport sen/ices from Outram ghat/ or the EMU train services from Sealdah south section to reach either Lot No.8 or Namkhana.
  • One can also travel on road all the way from their place of origin to Lot No.8 or Namkhana by reserved bus or by own vehicle.
After reaching the river front / Journey through the river front:
  • Vessel services by West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation Ltd. (WBSTC Ltd.) and Hooghly Nadi Jalpath Paribahan Samabay Samity Ltd. (HNJPSS Ltd.) will be available for transportation of the passengers/pilgrims for crossing the river between Lot No.8 and Kachuberia on river Muriganga.
  • Wooden launch services by Bengal Launch Owners Association (BLOA) will be available only during day time (upto 4 PM) for transportation of the passengers/pilgrims in the river front between Namkhana and Chemaguri on river Hatania-Doania / Muriganga.
After reaching the Sagar Island:
  • Bus services by WBSTC Ltd. and by private transport operators will be available for transportation of the passengers / pilgrims from Kachuberia to finally reach Ganga Sagar, the final destination. This facility will also be available during their return journey. The distance from Kachuberia to Ganga Sagar is 30 KM by road.
  • Bus services by private transport operators will also be available for transportation of the passengers/pilgrims from Chemaguri to reach Ganga Sagar bus stand on Road no.5 and during their return journey also. The distance from Chemaguri to Sagar is 11 KM by road.
  • One can also avail rickshaw van from Chemaguri to reach Ganga Sagar by travelling along Sreedam-Ganga Sagar road to reach Ganga Sagar rickshaw stand behind Sagar main bus stand also. The distance from Chemaguri to Ganga Sagar by rickshaw van is 5 KM by road.