Henry Island (India)

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For other islands with same name, see Henry Island.

Henry Island (Bengali: হেনরি দ্বীপ) is an island near Bakkhali in South 24 Parganas, India. It is around 130 km (81 mi) from Kolkata. Henry Island is named after a European who surveyed land in the area in the late 19th Century. Dense mangrove forest parted by numerous canals covered the area then. There is no one to pry other than the red fiddler crabs dotting the shore. Lazing on the sprawling and deserted beach is very enjoyable. The view from the Sundari Tourist Complex tower is excellent and refreshing.

Henry's Island Tower view
The beach of Henry's Island

Coordinates: 21°55′00″N 88°08′00″E / 21.9167°N 88.1333°E / 21.9167; 88.1333