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Duration : 2 Nights / 3 Days
Destination Covered : Kolkata
Tour Activities : Heritage
Ganga Sagar Is An Island In The Ganges Delta, It Is About 100 Km South Of Kolkata. It Belongs To The Island Is Large With An Area Of 224.3 Km²,It Has 43 Villages And A Population Of Over 160,000. The Largest Village Is Also Named "Ganga Sagar". Although Sagar Island Is A Part Of Sundarban Administration, It Does Not Have Any Tiger Habitation Or Mangrove Forests Or Small River Tributaries As Is Characteristic Of The Overall Sundarban Delta. This Island, Also Known As Gangasagar Or Sagardwip, Is A Place Of Hindu Pilgrimage. Every Year On The Day Of 14. January Makar Skaranti Day, Hundreds Of Thousands Of Hindus Gather To Take A Holy Dip At The Confluence Of River Ganges And Bay Of Bengal And Offer Prayers Puja In The Kapil Muni Temple.
History Of Ganga Sagar
It Is Said That A Holy Man, Kardam Muni, Made A Pact With Vishnu That He Would Under Go The Rigors Of Marital Life, On The Condition That Vishnu Would Incarnate As His Son. In Due Time Kapil Muni Was Born As An Incarnation Of Vishnu And Became A Great Saint. Kapil Muni’ Ashram Was Located On The Island. One Day King Sagar’S Sacrificial Horse Disappeared It Had Been Stolen By Indra The God Of Rain. The King Sent His 60,000 Sons To Find It, And They Found It Next To Kapil Muni'S Ashram, Where Indra Had Hidden It. Mistaking Kapil Muni For The Thief, The Sons Accused Kapil Muni, Who In His Wrath At The False Accusation Burned The Sons To Ash And Sent Their Souls To Hell. Later Having Compassion For The King Sagar'S Sons, Kapil Muni Acceded To The Prayers Of King Sagar'S Descendents, Agreeing To The Restoration Of The Sons, If Parvati In The Form Of The River Goddess Ganga Would Descend To Earth To Perform The Burial Ritual Of Mixing The Ashes With Holy Water Niravapanjli. Through Deep Mediation, King Bhagiratha Induced Shiva To Order Ganga Down From Heaven And The 60,000 Sons Were Freed (Moksha) And Ascended To Heaven, But The River Ganges Stayed On The Earth. The Date Of The Descent Of Ganga Was 14 January Which Coincides With Makar Sankranti.Any air and train fares
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Terms & Conditions
Please note the vehicle that will drop you at Kakdwip (Lot No. 08) will be stationed there until your return
Driving time may vary depending on traffic conditions
Ferry services are available at regular intervals of 30 minutes in the morning/evening and 45 minutes in the afternoon
Sailing time may vary depending on the tides
Local transport on the other side of the river are all NON air-conditioned
Cancellation policy: 7 days prior to the commencement of tour - no cancellation charges; 3-6 days prior to date of tour - 50% cancellation charges; less than 48 days before the start of tour - no refund
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|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|No of pax Adult||Age Limit Above 12 years||Price per pax (Rs) INR 9500 / Adult|
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