Gangasagar (also known as Sagar Island or Sagardwip) is a beautiful tourist destination that attracts both adventure lovers and pilgrims from all around the country and world. Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges delta, situated on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal around 100 KM (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata. It offers the charms of an un-spoilt beach on the estuary of the river Ganges. This place provides acres of silver sand, calm sea and clear blue sky for travelers who love to enjoy the tranquility of nature. In addition, the island of Gangasagar is one of the most famous Hindu pilgrimage places in India. Every year, on the day of Makar Sankranti (14th January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus assemble to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges & Bay of Bengal and offer prayers (puja) in the Kapil Muni Temple. The lighthouse located here offers a panoramic view of this spectacular beach, from where you can indulge in sunrise and sunset. Already lured to come here? Then explore the Gangasagar holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in and choose the best offer for your Gangasagar tour.
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Kapil Muni Temple:
This temple is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Gangasagar (Sagar Island or Sagardwip). The temple has been destroyed and washed away by many storms through times and the present temple is the fourth one that was built in 1973. The temple has a lot of religious significance in the region and attracts huge number of pilgrims towards it. Other holy places to visit in here are, the Ramakrishna Mission, Bharat Sevashram Sangha temple and the Omkarnath temple.
Gangasagar Pilgrimage and Fair:
Gangasagar pilgrimage and fair is the second largest people attending worship of after the holy Kumbha Mela. It is held annually on the Sagar Island's southern tip in the Ganges delta right atop the Bay of Bengal, which makes Gangasagar all the more unique.