Machranga Island Travel Guide 2024 | Machranga Dweep- The Land Of King Fishers

Machranga Island

Have you ever visited Machranga Island or Machranga Dweep?

If you are searching for a good picnic spot near Kolkata or a one-day trip with your friends and family, Machranga Dweep is one of the best options for you.

In this article, I am gonna show you about a picnic spot, Machranga Island.

Here you will know about;

  • Bird Spotting at Machranga Island
  • Best Time to visit
  • How you can reach the spot
  • many more

So, Let’s get started.

Overview of Machranga Island (Dweep)

Machranga Island or Kingfisher Island is a small island in the middle of the Ichhamati River and Bhasa River near the town of Taki and Hasnabad in the North 24 Parganas of West Bengal. Bangladesh is on one side of Machranga Dweep and India on the other.

Machranga Island is spread over 129 acres of land and is an isolated one. This desolate island is covered with green and is considered ideal for a fun day trip. You can rent a local boat to reach Mashranga Dweep from Hasnabad or Taki.

It is advisable to visit Island in the evening, as it will present you with a cool breeze and sunset in the evening, while the mornings on Machranga Island are great.

Machranga Island as a Picnic Spot 

Machranga Island is the perfect place for a picnic from outside the hustle Bustle Kolkata city. The island is ideal for picnics or day-outs. Hasnabad Panchayat Samiti maintains a two-storied bungalow on the Dweep especially for those who came for a picnic.

What to do at Machranga Island

The island is beautiful for nature walks on the green fields, in fact, you will be a very short distance from the Village of Bangladesh. Swimming is a popular activity for all the perfect combination of relaxation and fun. In addition, you can take a boat trip around the Dweep. The sunset on the Ichhamati river from Machranga Island is a wonderful view to see.

Bird Spotting at Kingfisher Island

There are many types of birds like  Great-crested, White-winged dove, Kentish Plover, Curlews, and Kingfisher are found in this Dweep. In addition, Coastal forest birds including Tickle Thrush and Orange-headed birds are also found on this Dweep.

Nearby attractions of Machranga Dweep

Taki City, Golpatar Jungle is one of the main nearby attractions of Machranga Dweep. In addition, you can go near Sundarban by Boat to see the nature and wildlife gifts.

Best time to visit Machranga Dweep

Basically, You can visit Machranga Dweep all year round except during the rainy season.

How to reach Machranga Island 

There are only 2 ways to reach  Machranga Island, One is By Train and another is by Road.

Train: The nearest place to Maasranga Dweep is Hasnabad and Taki. First, you have to take the Hasnabad Local train from Sealdah Station, you need to take it down to Taki Road Station or Hasnabad Station. After reaching the station, you need to take Toto and Van to reach the Ferry Ghat and from there you can rent a boat to reach the exact spot.

Road: You need to take the bus Taki Road from Barasat or Dharmatala, which has stopped at Basirhat. And, from Basirhat, you have to take the bus, auto or any car to reach Hasnabad City. And from there you need to book or rent a Ferry to reach the spot.

Exact Location in Google Map:

Where to stay at Machranga Dweep (Lodging and Dining Facilities)

To stay at the place and spend one night is a fun idea. Typically, If you want to stay in a hotel, there are several options available. Hasnabad Municipality has arranged an amazing guest house for guests to stay and stay. There are many hotels and guest houses in this area with very reasonable houses. By the way, I am saying to stay and Taki or Hasnabad town, there are no hotels and guests on the exact spot.


In conclusion, Picnic for one day trip to Machranga Dweep is a good idea to fresh your mind. I hope you have got the all information about the spot, Machranga Island. Have fun and enjoy every moment of your life.

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