In the spiritual depths of Gangasagar

In the spiritual depths of Gangasagar

The annual Gangasagar Mela near Kolkata is a huge attraction to the devout and the curious traveller

Our Team
January 07 , 2015
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At the southern tip of West Bengal, where the river Ganga meets the Bay of Bengal sea, lies Gangasagar. Every year, on the day of Makar Sankranti, pilgrims – commoners to ascetics – gather here for a holy dip in the confluence to wash away their sins and pay their respect to the presiding  deity of Kapil Muni. Today, the fair attracts a lot of travellers and photographers too. Usually, visitors stay on boats or in the transit camps set up here. West Bengal Tourism offers one night – two days package tours where you travel and stay in a launch.

What: Gangasagar Mela, West Bengal
Where: Sagar Island, about 135 km from Kolkata
When: January 14-15, 2015

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