Sagardwip (Sagar Island)


Set in a spectacular landscape, Sagardwip is a site of immense significance for spiritual seekers. Popularly known as Gangasagar, it sits at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal. Every year, around Makar Sankranti, celebrated in January, this quant pilgrimage town is at its exuberant best as Gangasagar Mela, one of the largest religious gatherings in the country, is held here. This must-see fair, a riot of faith, worship, colours, rituals, and celebration, is attended by millions of devotees who take a holy dip in the waters and pay homage to the nearby Kapil Muni Temple. For tourists, the lighthouse at Sagardwip, offering a stunning view of sunrise and sunset, makes a visit here so desirable.