Kakdwip, an important junction for water transport in South 24 Parganas District
, is 91 km from Kolkata
and 43 km from Diamond Harbour. River Ganges
spreads wide here. The place is of historical importance, for it served as the centre of the great Te-bhaga rebellion of undivided Bengal.
The Kakdwip Research Centre, an important landmark of Kakdwip, is engaged in the development of culture technologies for local shrimps and other fish.