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Sagar Island

Sagardwip, Earlier Known as Swetadwip

Sagardwip is one of the largest Sunderban islands situated where the river Ganges merges with the Bay of Bengal. It is at a distance of about 130 km from Kolkata. The lighthouse at Sagardwip offers a panoramic view of the surroundings.

The island is a famous Hindu pilgrimage center in India. There is a temple dedicated to Kapil Muni close to the beach. Gangasagar Mela, celebrated here on Makara Sankranti day (mid January), is the largest fair in West Bengal.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: South 24 Parganas

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