(Last Updated on : 19/09/2019)
Located in the Sunderban forests
in a pollution free environment, the Piyali Island is an ideal weekend gateway. Bordered by the Matla and Piyali Rivers, the island is located at the confluence of these two rivers
and is known to be one of the main entry points to the Sunderbans. The Piyali Island in Sunderban
can be reached through a small bridge over the Piyali River.
Places to See in Piyali Island
The Piyali Island itself is the main attraction with its exquisite paddy fields, forest patches and the flowing Piyali River. The mangrove trees
are scattered through the bank of the rivers and the beautiful Matla River offers a resplendent view. This is a great place for bird watching as the island is home to a variety of bird
species. Exploring the village
life and settlements around the island is also an interesting activity. Many educational tours are also organized here. During winters, a number of gorgeous and colourful migratory birds gather in the island.
Nearby Attractions in Piyali Island
Other popular places of attraction near the Piyali Island are Kaikhali and Jhorkhali, which are easily accessible from the island. Some of the fun activities that the tourist can indulge here are boating on the river, a visit to Piyali Dam or the Ramkrishna Ashram near Kaikhali.
Best Time to Visit Piyali Island
Piyali Island can be enjoyed at anytime of the year, however, winters augment the beauty of the place due to migratory birds flocking around the island. The best time to visit Piyali Island is between the months of October to March.
Visiting Information on Piyali Island
The Piyali Island is located at a distance of 75 km from Kolkata
. Using roadways
, one can drive to Piyali via Baruipur- Gocharan- Dhosa road, which takes about 2.5 hours to reach. The nearest railhead
is the Dakshin- Barasat station at a distance of almost 86 km from the island. And the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
is the closest at a distance of 78 km from Piyali Island. The island is well connected to Sajnekhali
, Sudhanyakhali and Netidhopani by waterways.