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South 24 Parganas

South 24 Parganas
The South 24 Parganas lies towards the south-eastern side of Kolkata. The region being one of the districts of West Bengal constitutes the periphery of Kolkata city on its south. The South 24 Parganas are gifted with some great tourist spots. The low lying plains of the region are fertile and full of mangrove forests owing to the deposits of river Ganges. The place contains one of the largest delta (any place formed by the sedimentation deposits brought by the river before joining with the sea), the Sundarbans. Besides Sundarbans there are many other important localities in the district like Diamond Harbour, Bakkhali, etc. The region has large number of salt water swamps and forest growth.

The woodlands and swamps of Sundarbans provide habitat to a number of species. Sundarbans is the homeland for Bengal Tiger, one of the most sought creatures around. The locality has a site for the preservation of tigers which is quite frequently visited by tourists and environmentalists. The estuaries in the region are infested with crocodiles. The area has been declared as world heritage site by the UNESCO. Boat tours are provided at many places in the region.

Bakhali and Diamond are equally popular. The Diamond Harbour constitutes one of picnic spots around Kolkata. Likewise Bakahali is a small beach resort not too far from the city (132 kms from Kolkata city). There are regular bus and rail services to South 24 Parganas and its precincts from Kolkata city.

Accessibility
  • Buses from the Kolkata's city center ply to the region of South 24 Parganas. The Diamond Harbour Road is the major road link. The approximate from Kolkata is about 22 kms.
  • There is also the railway sevices available for the south 24 Parganas. The South Parganas extend beyond the
  • The nearest airport is the Behala located in the Western Kolkata.


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