cruise ship Calcutta - Port Blair

The two dock systems at Kolkata and Haldia make up the Kolkata Port. The Haldia dock system is a deep water dock, 122km from Kolkata. Even though it's far from the sea, there are many milestones to the port: it has the largest dry dock facilities in India and the most modern Vessel Traffic Management System in India. The differential Global Positioning System which was introduced will aid in make ing hydrographic surveys more precise.

From the Mughals to the British, Kolkata port has played an active role in the history of Indian trade. This premier port is now the gateway to eastern and northeastern India, South Asia as well as South East Asia.
The Haldia Dock Complex has 15 berths, oil terminals, three oil jetties in the Hooghly river, barges and anchorages. The cargo handling machinery, lifts and department at Kolkata and Haldia are top of the notch. The virtual jetty a kilometre from Saugor Island was commissioned to handle deep draft vessels. This all-weather jetty works through the year.

Kolkata Port is connected to the rest of the cities of India via road and rail links. National waterways via the Ganga and Brahmaputra Rivers also connect the port to other parts of the area, especially the Sunderbans.



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Island Resorts

Island Resorts

The white sandy beaches, blue waters, and coral reefs with lot of marine life including dolphins, turtles and fish are a great way to spend your evenings. It’s an ideal location for scuba diving.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

The best way to enjoy underwater life is to go Scuba diving. Beginners as well as experienced divers can find a lot of places to dive. Different colours and varieties of corals can be seen here.

Cruise Lines

Cruise Ship

The Andaman group of Islands is well connected by air and sea. Passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakapatnam