The river Ganga, the mother Goddess of the nation, the lifeline of the northern region, originates in the snow clad Himalayas, descends to reach the plains at Haridwar, flows through the heartland and drains into the Bay of Bengal. Gangasagar Island, at the mouth of the river Hooghly in Bengal is where the Ganga breaks up into hundreds of streams, and drains into the sea, is honored as a pilgrimage site, signifying the spot where the ashes of the ancestors of Bhagiratha were purified by the waters of the Ganga. Gangasagar is an appealing tourist destination that interests both pilgrims as well as those who have a passion for adventure. Situated near the Sunderbans, Gangasagar bids travellers with the allure of an pristine beach.
Gangasagar has acres of dazzling silver sand and clear blue sky and the quiet sea for travelers who would like to spend their weekend in serenity. Also popular as Sagardwip, Gangasagar is still reletively unknown and thus, unexploited. The island of Gangasagar is among the most popular Hindu pilgrimage places in the country. Each year on Makar Sankranti (mid-January), large number of devotees from all over the nation, congregate at Gangasagar for a sacred dip at the convergence of the river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal. After the sacred dip, the pilgrims offer ‘Puja' at the Kapil Muni Temple or Ashram. In several Hindu myths, the name Gangasagar is mentioned, Gangasagar also finds itself in the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore. The lighthouse at Gangasagar has great views of this beach and is prefect for watching the sunrise and sunse. Gangasagar travel guide provides valuable information about Gangasagar.