Location of Kakdwip
Kakdwip is headquarters of Kakdwip subdivision in Kakdwip CD Block in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.
Geography of Kakdwip
Kakdwip is located about 8833 degree North to 88.1833 degree East
Demography of Kakdwip
According to the Population of India in the year 2011, Kakdwip had a total population of 19,368, of which 9,896 (51%) were males and 9,472 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,872. The total number of literates in Kakdwip was 14,173 (81.00 % of the population over 6 years). In the 2001 census, Kakdwip CD Block had a population of 239,381 out of which 122,792 were males and 116,589 were females. Decadal growth for the period 1991-2001 was 25.93% for Kakdwip, against 20.89% in South 24 Parganas district. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84%.
Administration of Kakdwip
The Kakdwip sub division contains rural areas of 42 gram panchayats under four community development blocks: Kakdwip, Namkhana, Patharpratima and Sagar. There is no urban area under these four blocks.
Kakdwip in Literature
Kakdwip is also popular as it is the setting of the deep love affair of Kapalkundala and Nabakumar in the early modern Bengali literature era, in the novel named "Kapalkundala" by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.
Tourism in Kakdwip
The place is famous for Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission for the spreading and preservation of Kriya yoga of Lahiri Mahasaya worldwide. This temple is locally known as 'Yogiraj Mission'. The institute campus also hosts a temple of Lahiri Mahasaya. A river boat journey for 45 minutes will allure one several times to go to Kakdwip. It is a treat to every one in the cool summers and the warm winter boat journey on Barkul River, which is one of the distributaries of Hughly River of West Bengal.
Kakdwip is easily accessible with both bus and trains. No express are plying from Howrah and Sealdah Railway Station. Only single lined local trains are the most important transportation system in this region. The buses are plying from Esplanade and Taratala to reach Bakkhali and Kakdwip. Kakdwip Station is a well maintained railway station, as it is the connecting point to Gangasagar or Sagar Island.
Districts of West Bengal
South 24 Parganas District
Tourism in South 24 Parganas District
Beaches of Bengal
Culture of West Bengal
Tribes of West Bengal