Bankiput Beach- an offbeat beach near Kolkata

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Bankiput Beach near Contai

Bankiput is an unexplored beach in Bay of Bengal

Surrounded by a dense forest of Casuarina trees located very near to Kolkata. You would hardly find any mortal soul on the beach accepting the millions of red crabs popping their heads from their burrows. At Bankiput, it’s only the sea – the sand – and the silence for you. No speeding cars on the beach and no picnicking crowds would spoil your day at Bankiput. If you have always dreamt of spending a day in a completely deserted beach lending your ears to the chirping birds and the crashing waves then Bankiput is the place to be this weekend.

Places to see in Bankiput: 

It is one of the most picturesque fishing harbours in coastal Bay of Bengal. The 96 feet high Dariapur Lighthouse is another attraction here. It is a beautifully restored fully functional lighthouse and tourists are allowed to the top of the lighthouse too.

How to reach Bankiput: 

Its just 160 km from Kolkata, near Contai station.

Pocket Pinch

We have 1 Fourbed & 6 double bed rooms(3 in Gr fl.& 3 in 1st fl), all are AC rooms

  • Ground Floor AC Room @Rs.1600/-
  • First Floor AC Room @Rs.1800/-
  • First Floor Four Bed AC Room @Rs.2200/-

**Service charges @ 10% Extra


Kolkata Digha Train Schedule

Trains Originating from Kolkata

Train No.NameDeparture Stn (Time)Arrival Stn (Time)Trip Time
12857Tamralipta ExpressHowrah Junction (06:40)Digha Flag Stn (10:00)3h 20m
18001Kandari ExpressHowrah Junction (14:15)Digha Flag Stn (17:50)3h 35m

Trains Passing from Kolkata

Train No.NameDeparture Stn (Time)Arrival Stn (Time)Trip Time
12847Howrah Junction Digha Flag Stn DurontoHowrah Junction (11:15)Digha Flag Stn (14:15)3h 0m
05422Alipur Duar Junction Digha Flag Stn SpecialHowrah Junction (07:50)Digha Flag Stn (12:00)4h 10m
15722Paharia ExpressHowrah Junction (07:50)Digha Flag Stn (12:00)4h 10m