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Junput is in Southwest Bengal in India. It is a small fishing village. There is no beach as such in Junput.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Junput is about 9 km from Contai town and is 40 km away from Digha by bus. You can also take a bus from Kolkata to Contai (air conditioned and non-air conditioned are available) and then go the rest of the way to Junput by local conveyance four wheelers.

By train[edit]

You can go from Howrah to Contai and then go the rest of the way by local conveyance four wheelers.

By car[edit]

From the Kolkata side of the Hooghly River, you have to drive via National Highway 6, Mecheda, Nandakumar and Henria to Contai and then take a left turn towards Junput.

Get around[edit]

If you go there having the sea in your mind then you will be quite disappointed. The water has shifted far off from there and the only thing left is white muddy sand. The sand too is only visible at either Gopalpur (not the one in Odisha, this one is about 2km from Junput) or Haripur. At Gopalpur, one could find a beautiful beach with fir trees and red crabs along the beach. Be sure to go during the high tide. The fir trees provide an wonderful place for picnic. The beach is really deserted and is very tranquil.

Area landmarks[edit]

  • 1 Junput Clay Beach.

See[edit]

  • Brackish water fish Cultivation and Research Center (Near the Resort).
  • The Little Woods (Just behind the resort).
  • 1 Bankiput Sea Beach (Near Gopalpur). It is fairly long beach, starting around 2-3 km from the resort. What is shown on the map is roughly the centre of the beach. This is a good sandy beach.
  • 2 Dariapur Lighthouse (96 feet high) (It is on the Dariapur-Petuaghat Road.). Open for visitors from 3 pm. It is fully operational. Visitors can climb to the top and have a good view of the area Dariapur Lighthouse (Q32859730) on Wikidata
  • 3 Kapalkundala Mandir (It is off the Dariapur-Petuaghat Road.). Made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee's classic novel Kapalkundala. Don't expect a Dakshineswar!
  • 4 Deshapran Fisihing Harbour at Petuaghat (At the mouth of Rasulpur River, near Junput Coastal Police Station).

Do[edit]

Leisurely walks on the beach and picnic in the fir tree plantations.

Buy[edit]

Fresh fish from the local fishermen or bone-dried fish (shuntki) if you can survive the stench.

Eat[edit]

Eating places are a rarity and the only place you will be able to eat is the resort. They have a package system charging ₹275-₹300/- per head for Bed Tea-breakfast-Lunch-Snacks-Dinner. The food is not really very nice though.

Drink[edit]

You can have lots of fresh coconut water. There are no bars or liquor shops in Junput.

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Junput Resort, +91 33 6944 3695. This is the only accommodation available there, 1 km from Junput Bazar. There is no spot booking facility so it is better to book a room before reaching there. ₹350-₹450.
  • Bankiput Guest House, near Bankiput Beach. It has 6 double-bedded rooms and serves Bengali cuisine

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