Mousini Island – A tale of the Virgin Islands and fisher folks.
Have you ever heard of Mousuni Island?
We often run behind the popular and major tourist approved destinations to fit into the group. But what about the roads less taken? Every time in that rat race, we ignore various hidden gems which lie just in front of the eyes. But fret not, we can help you take the road less traveled.
Mousini Island is the example of one such virgin Islands where most human feet have not left behind their marks yet. The unexplored Island hidden in Namkhana of West Bengal and adjacent to Sunderban Delta can prove to be your best weekend’s gateway. The perfect amalgamation of peace and beach, sun and sand, sea and rivers define Mousini Island.
Mousuni Island: Geographic Location:
This Island is located towards the bottom part of West Bengal and its that place where you see land is really ending and slowly crawling into the deep sea. Mousuni Island is open to sea from its three sides. Its a landmass rinsed by sea and river waters.
Mousuni Island Accommodation:
The property in Mousuni Island has a tent facility, which is a sheer mixture of nature and solace. Keeping in sync with the purely natural environment, the property ensures to put the elements of the mechanized world at bay, only provided with the basic necessities like toilets, fresh sheets, warm blankets, pillows. There are a total of 7 tents in total and 4 toilets in western style. The accommodation for each tent is 3 persons and the total accommodation can’t exceed 20 persons. Electricity is unavailable so Solar power is the source of energy here.
Check In:12:00 P.M
Check Out: 11:00 A.M
Mousuni Island Outdoor Activities
Mousini Island is a heavenly abode for all the bird watchers and kakramarir chor is the ideal point.
The tents are located only about 50 meters far from the sea, providing you with ample opportunities for boating or enjoying the sea view.
Sunset at the beach is mesmerizing. Take a stroll around the beach and take the pleasure of viewing the setting sun rays.
Relax on a Hammock in Baliara beach and enjoy the riverine landscape of Patibunia.
There are plenty of fishermen’s colonies all over the beach. Explore the fishermen’s life through interaction and exchanging of ideas.
You can enjoy fishing as well with your own fishing rod.
Relish the mud walk through Mangrove forests and provide the food to your adventurous soul.
Indulge yourself in adventurous activities like paragliding, windsurfing, and deep water diving.
Enjoy the local seafood.
Mousuni Island: Best time to visit
The place can be visited all through the year but because of the proximity to the sea, the summers are highly humid. The rainy season is a bit risky near the sea so most of the camps stay closed. Therefore December toMid April is the ideal time to visit Mousuni.
How to Reach Mousuni Island
You can avail the bus or train to reach Namkhana. After reaching Namkhana, cross the river Hatania Doania by a 10 minutes boat ride.
After reaching, book a Toto till Bagdanga kheya ghat, which will take approximately 30 minutes.
Again 20 minutes boat ride towards Bagdanga.
From Bagdanga, the vehicle of the property will pick you up and drop at Baliara, after covering 20 minutes distance.
Cost: The tent costs INR 1200 + 5% GST per day per head including all meals.
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