The Kalash camp is located beside the banks of the Bay of Bengal and lying beside it is the Kalash beach. Created by forest conservation department the Kalash camp spans over an area of 4 acres. The place is well protected with a fence of 10 feet high and 20 feet trench, and yet it is not sufficient enough to prevent Royal Bengal Tigers from coming to the beach in search of the sweet water pond located there. An outing in Kalash Island is really adventurous. Touring all alone in the beach is strictly prohibited and must be assisted by forest rangers as the island is often visited by the Royal Bengal tigers. The island remains uninhabited otherwise and the Olive Ridley turtles that come here for nesting during winter borders the beach.
Places to see at KalashIsland: The entire island located in seclusion is a great place of attraction.
Nearby attractions at KalashIslands: You can visit Namkhana or the Lothian Island or the crocodile project of Bhagbatpur on your way back home from Kalash Islands.
Things to do at KalashIslands: A complete adventurous place to watch out for. Check out the Olive Ridley turtles on the beach and if lucky enough you can even spot a Royal Bengal Tiger as well.
Best time to visit KalashIslands: You can make a visit throughout the year. But if you want to see Olive Ridley turtles nesting on the beach, then come during the winter.
How to go ?
If you are going to Kalash Island directly, then you can board a bus or a car to reach Ramganga via Diamond Harbour-Kulpi. From there, you have to hurry a bit and start your journey before the high tide to reach Kalash Island in 3 hours time. Another way to reach Kalash is using the Bidya River from Bani camp to enter the Chulkati channel which will take you to Kalash camp.
Where to stay ?
You can either avail the camps or the cottages for lodging. Dining facility is available at your place of stay. For booking details you may contact:
Kalash Island Forest Lodge – 033-24799032
Note : Phone numbers given above are according to the information available with us. If you find any contact number/s given above is/are incorrect or not in use, please let us know.