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Sagar island (W Bengal-India)

Sagar island (W Bengal-India)

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Description

Sagar Island lies on the E side of the Hugli River entrance and is flanked on its E side by the Baratala River, and on its W side by Bedford Channel.

The main fairway leading into the Hugli River passes close off the SW extremity of this island. Although well-populated and heavily cultivated, the island has few distinguishing features.

The island is large with an area of around 300 km². This island is a famous Hindu pilgrim place. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (mid of January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer puja in the Kapil Muni Temple.


28/04/2012
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Sagar road (Hugli river-India)

Sagar Roads, the navigable entrance at the mouth of the Hugli River, lies about 2 miles W of the SW extremity of Sagar Island.

The navigable entrance channel leading to Sagar Roads is subject to change in position and direction to accompany the change in depths, which occur ...
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Hugli River Entrance (W Bengal-India)

Eastern Channel Light Vessel, which is frequently moved, marks the entrance of Eastern Channel, the main fairway leading to the Hugli River. Eastern Channel is available for use both by day and night and leads into Gaspar Channel, which in turn leads into Sagar Roads.

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Shortt Island (Orissa-NE India)

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Balisahi Point (Orissa-NE India)

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Palmyras Point (Orissa-NE India)

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False point (Orissa-NE India)

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Local Area

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