This place offers you the thrill of staying in a secluded jungle and whenever you feel like some salty air, relaxing sea beaches with white sand and red crabs await you.
Just 5 km before NH117 reaches Bakkhali sea beach, you take a left turn.Nothing more than a narrow creek keeps Henry Island away from the mainland, but it is wide enough to block off the world outside. Surrounded by Lucullan mangrove green, a narrow brick road takes you to the “Mangrove Complex”. It is a kilometer away from the sea beach but offers cheaper options for lodging and the long walk takes you through a beautiful bricked path. But the real experience can be found at “Sundari Complex”- five minutes away from the beach with nothing but trees in between. The walk to the beach is one of the best walks you will take in your life.
Finding private spots on the beach is easy and you can get completely lost with yourself or with your loved one. The serene beach is a photographer’s delight with the vibrant sunrise and sunset hues on a deserted background. The sun rises from the sea and says goodbye to the sky behind the mangrove forest. So, if you are aiming for a cracking shot, go for the sunrise.
Don’t miss out:
Get out of the vehicle when you are crossing the Hatania-Doania River near Namkhana and find yourself a corner on the ferry.
Whenever you come out of your room in Henry Island, just look around and you can always find some colorful birds flying past you or hiding in the greenery all around. The intelligent idea would be to pack a pair of binoculars so that you don’t miss out on those beauties. If you are a DSLR user, don’t forget to pack a zoom lens for the crabs and birds.
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Distance from Kolkata Airport:
Dial this number (03210225511) to find out about the availability of rooms before you start planning your weekend at Henry Island. If you just turn up there, you might not find a room during weekends. If you are going during winter, book a luxury tent for a thrilling experience.
You can find trains to Namkhana and the next 30 minutes can be spent in a rented car cruising through a well maintained highway. You can reach Bakkhali on a bus and take a motor-van to your destination. The ideal way to reach Henry Island would be on a car or bike.
We thank Sutanu Ghosh for taking his time off to travel with us and for clicking these beautiful images. Please click here to see his work.