Kalash Island, Sunderban – 100+ kms from Kolkata

Kalash Island | Courtesy: Sandeep Santra

Located on the banks of the Bay of Bengal is the Kalash camp and lying beside it the Kalash beach. The forest conservation department has created the Kalash camp over an area of 4 acres. Although, it is well protected with a fence of 10 feet high and 20 feet trench, it is still believed to be not enough to prevent Royal Bengal Tigers from coming to the beach in search of the sweet water pond located there. Such is the adventure that defines an outing in Kalash Island. Tourists are restricted from touring the beach all alone and must be assisted by forest rangers as the island is often visited by the Royal Bengal tigers. The island is otherwise uninhabited and the beach is flanked by Olive Ridley turtles that come here for nesting during winter. BOOK A TRIP TO KALASH ISLAND



Places to see at Kalash Island: The entire island located in seclusion is a great place of attraction.

Nearby attractions at Kalash Islands: You can visit Namkhana or the Lothian Island or the crocodile project of Bhagbatpur on your way back home from Kalash Islands.

Things to do at Kalash Islands: A complete adventurous place to watch out for. Check out the Olive Ridley turtles on the beach and if luck is in your pocket, you can spot a Royal Bengal Tiger as well.

How to reach Kalash Islands: If you are going to Kalash Island directly, then you can board a bus or a car to reach Ramganga via Diamond Harbour-Kulpi. From there, you have to hurry a bit and start your journey before the high tide to reach Kalash Island in 3 hours time. Another way to reach Kalash is using the Bidya River from Bani camp to enter the Chulkati channel which will take you to Kalash camp.

Best time to visit Kalash Islands: Throughout the year. But if you want to see Olive Ridley turtles nesting on the beach, then come during the winter.

Lodging and dining facilities at Kalash Islands: You can either avail the camps or the cottages for lodging. Dining facility is available at your place of stay.

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