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Ganga Sagar (Sagar Island) Tours and Activities

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Ganga Sagar (Sagar Island), the largest village on Sagar Island 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Kolkata, has long been in important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Each January on Makar Sankranti, pilgrims from around the country gather in the town to take a ceremonial bath in the waters where the holy River Ganga meets the Bay of Bengal, one of the largest gatherings of people in the world.

Kapil Muni Temple, one of the most important religious sites on the island, is dedicated to the mythological sage Kapil Muni, believed to be an incarnation of the god Vishnu. Throughout the year, but especially during festival time, people from around India and the world come to the temple to offer puja.

Apart from its religious significance, Ganga Sagar also has a beach, a marine park and a lighthouse with excellent sunrise and sunset views over the beach and port.

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Private Tour: Temples & Ashrams of Ganga Sagar Day Trip from Kolkata

Private Tour: Temples & Ashrams of Ganga Sagar Day Trip from Kolkata

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Get in touch with your spiritual side on this private full-day tour of Ganga Sagar from Kolkata, including hotel pick-up. Take a ferry cruise along the Ganges River to Sagar Island, then enjoy the undivided attention of your guide as you explore the many temples and ashrams. Learn why Ganga Sagar has become an important Hindu pilgrimage site; visit the sacred Kapil Muni Temple; and discover the philanthropic work carried out by ashrams like Bharat Sevashram Sangha and Ramakrishna Mission. ÔÇó Full-day tour to Ganga Sagar from Kolkata with an expert private guide ÔÇó Enjoy a scenic boat ride along the Ganges River toward Sagar Island ÔÇó Visit Kapil Muni Temple, where many Hindus pay their respects to Hindu sage Kapil Muni ÔÇó Hotel pickup and drop-off ÔÇó English-speaking guide
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Private Tour: Temples and Ashrams of Ganga Sagar Day Trip from Kolkata

Private Tour: Temples and Ashrams of Ganga Sagar Day Trip from Kolkata

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Get in touch with your spiritual side on this private full-day tour of Ganga Sagar from Kolkata, including hotel pick-up. Take a ferry cruise along the Ganges River to Sagar Island, then enjoy the undivided attention of your guide as you explore the many temples and ashrams. Learn why Ganga Sagar has become an important Hindu pilgrimage site; visit the sacred Kapil Muni Temple; and discover the philanthropic work carried out by ashrams like Bharat Sevashram Sangha and Ramakrishna Mission.
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  • 12 hours
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Should I book Ganga Sagar (Sagar Island) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ganga Sagar (Sagar Island) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Ganga Sagar (Sagar Island) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ganga Sagar (Sagar Island) costs USD 85.00. Guided Ganga Sagar (Sagar Island) tours start around USD 85.00 per person.
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