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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.


  • Full-day tour to Ganga Sagar from Kolkata with an expert private guide
  • Enjoy a scenic boat ride along the Ganges River toward Sagar Island
  • Visit Kapil Muni Temple, where many Hindus pay their respects to Hindu sage Kapil Muni
  • Learn about the humanitarian work of Hindu organizations with visits to the ashrams (missions) of Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Ramakrishna Mission and Omkarnath
  • Private transportation to and from site locations and round-trip ferry ticket included

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What You Can Expect

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

Boats on the Ganges River

Spend a day away from metropolitan Kolkata and embark on an enriching, enlightening journey to the city of Ganga Sagar on Sagar Island. After pickup from your hotel in Kolkata by private air-conditioned vehicle, head approximately 80 miles (135 km) to Kakdwip. Along the way, your expert guide will explain the history of the area as you admire beautiful views of India’s landscape.

When you arrive, board the local boat with your guide and enjoy a 30-minute cruise on the Ganges River to Kachuberia on Sagar Island. Then, board your private vehicle and listen to your guide’s informative commentary about the region on a 40-minute journey to Ganga Sagar.

Arrive in Ganga Sagar around noon. For lunch, you may choose to enjoy a meal you have pre-packed yourself or, at your guide’s suggestion, visit any one of the small hotels in the area for a traditional Bengali meal (own expense).

Spend the rest of your day with your guide exploring Ganga Sagar and discovering its incredible religious heritage. First, visit Kapil Muni Temple, dedicated to Hindu sage Kapil Muni, and learn how this is one of the most important and most widely visited temples on the island.

Then, visit several religious sanctuaries that house local philanthropic organizations. Follow your guide to the ashrams of Bharat Sevashram Sangha and Ramakrishna Mission, both charitable non-governmental organizations in India, to learn about their humanitarian projects for helping impoverished rural areas in India. Lastly, visit the ashram of Omkarnath, another charitable organization dedicated to spreading the mission and teachings of Bengali saint Sitaramdas Omkarnath.

After your tour, you’ll be taken by private transport and ferry back to your hotel in Kolkata.

Customer Reviews


4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

I had a great time on the tour. I recently went back to visit India after 25 years.
I was staying in Kolkata and wanted to take a day to get away from the hustle and bustle.
It was an experience getting on the ferry and the ride to and from Ganga Sagar was breathtaking. I was able to experience the other side of India, the quiet beautiful villages with lush land. Once we got to our destination the beach was superb. I stood there for awhile taking in the beautiful surroundings.
My tour director was very knowledgeable and spoke three languages which was impressive.
I recommend taking this trip and leaving early as possible in the morning due to the four+ hour drive each way to get to the destination.

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