Digha West Bengal India

Digha

Digha is a seaside resort city in the state of West Bengal, India. It lies in East Midnapore district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach with gentle waves extending up to 7 km in length. It is the most popular sea resort in the West Bengal. Renowned for its beaches, Digha is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Digha is the nearest and most popular sea resort of West Bengal. It is mostly famous as a weekend destination for kolkatans.

Special Attraction

Mandarmani: Mandarmani is a beach resort in Purba Medinipur district of South Bengal, which is roughly the southern district of West Bengal. It is almost 180km from Kolkata Airport in Kolkata, West Bengal and just 14km from Chaulkhola. With sun and surf, pristine sea beach and untrammeled silt colored sand; this destination is slowly becoming popular among the tourists. Mandarmani boasts of a 13 km long motorable beach, probably the longest motorable beach road in India. Mandarmani can be best reached by road. The nearest railway station is Contai and the nearest airport is Kolkata.
Sankarpur: Shankarpur Is a Virgin Beach of Eastern India, and not far in distance from Digha (approx. 14 kms). Shankarpur Fishing Harbor Project is a great attraction for visitors. It also has highly developed beach resorts. Buses go to Shankarpur from Dharamtala/ Esplanade bus stand in Kolkata. Shankarpur is near Digha and can be reached by taking any bus going to Digha. You need to get off the bus at Choddomile or Chaulkhola (14 miles in Bengali) between Contai (Kanthi) and Digha and just before Ramnagar. The sea beach is a 15 minutes ride by car from Choddomile. You need to book a car to pick you up from Choddomile.

Tajpur: Tajpur is the latest addition in the tourist map of Bengal. The prime attraction of Tajpur is its pristine sea beach fringed with a dense forest of tamarisk trees. The beach is infested with infinite number of red crabs which play hide and seek in the sand. Their presence makes the beach look crimson. There are fishermen’s villages in the vicinity, where one can observe the mundane life of fisherman. Just 1 km away is a lagoon with pleasant surroundings. Tajpur is 170 km from Kolkata. Located along the Digha-Kanthi road, Tajpur is situated 17km away from Digha. Tajpur offers a pristine virgin beach between Mandarmani and Shankarpur.
Talsari:A small delta on Bay of Bengal, only 6 km away from Digha, located on Bengal-Orissa border. It is a quiet place close to both sea and Subarnarekha River. Talsari is an unexploited beach with a backdrop of a series of palm trees. There’s a concrete structure on the beach that serves as a fish market in the morning. The catch from the sea is piled on the floor before being sorted and auctioned. The fishermen return in the evening and sit on the beach mending their nets.
Chandeneswer Shiv Temple:Chandaneshwar is famous for a Shiva temple in Chandaneswar, Baleswar, Orissa. Large number of pilgrims and devotees gather here all round the year and mostly during the Chaitra Month, that is the last month of Bengali calendar. This holy abode of Lord Shiva is 8km from Digha, at Chandaneshwar, a small township that is a major attraction of Digha tour.

Udaipur Sea Beach:Udaipur Beach is a spectacular beach, almost virgin, 2 km west of Digha, in West Bengal Orissa Border. One part of this clandestine beach is in West Bengal and the other in Orissa. One enters this beach just walking or driving along Bengal-Orissa border. This beach has not been explored so far. The beach has some USPs which has to be experienced to be believed. The vegetation, typical of slopes in Eastern Ghats and the great Casuarina atmosphere, makes this beach, a one of a kind experience. The nearby delta, where the mighty Subarnarekha merges into the Bay of Bengal, is an additional attraction.

 


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