Digha is the most popular and famous sea resort tourist place of West Bengal. Digha located in the district East Midnapore of Indian state West Bengal. Digha popularly known was as Beerkul. Digha beaches are surrounded by Casuarinas tree, which makes it more charming and makes a wonderful environment with the rumbling of sea waves. As the reason thousands of tourists comes here to spend holidays. You can see Sunrise and Sunset both from this Digha beach. You will be fascinated to the reflecting of the Sunrise and Sunset, it create a fantastic scene. Here you can visit mainly two beaches one is Old Digha and another is New Digha.
Old Digha is most popular sea resort with lots of crowd, specially in session. In Old Digha you may take sunbathe and can swimming in low tide. However, not in high tide, it’s very dangerous. The most attractive scene of old Digha when comes the high tide and the waves hitting on the big stone and overflowing the water. You can see this magnificent scene in the evening.
See here : 10 Beautiful Photos of Digha Sea Beach
New Digha is approx 2 km from Old Digha. New Digha is very attractive for its wide and flat beaches. In this new beach are safe for swimming and sunbathe. You can join here different type of activities like horse-riding, play volley ball on the beach, boat riding etc. Walking through the shade of Tamarisk trees (in Bengali Jhau), its more pleasurable and add more pleasantness situation with the tweets of birds mixed with roaring sound of waves.
Nearest places to visit in Digha
Not only the Digha, we recommended you to visit nearest places of Digha to makes it more memorable trip.
It is the virgin and twin beach of Digha, which is located nearly 14 km from Digha through Contai road. This beach is encircled with Casuarinas tree. Shankarpur beach is low crowd then Digha. The main attraction of Shankarpur Beach is Shankarpur Fishing Harbor Project.
The Marine Aquarium and Research Center (MARC)
The another attraction of Digha is The Marine Aqurium and Research Center, Which located on the opposite side of Digha State General Hospital. This is the largest and well equipped marine aquarium in the Country. It is open for public Monday to Saturday from 09.30 A.M to 06.0 P.M.
Junput is another popular beach, which is near of Digha. It is only 40 km form Digha town. Buses are available to reach at Junput, also you can hire a private car. This place is famous for fishing. Best time to visit here from October to March.
This beach is very charming and delightful, which is located in Orissa. Distance from Digha town is only about 10 km. You can see here the famous Subarnarekha river which meets with the Bay of Bengal. The main attraction of Talsari beach is Red Cards.
It is a small park but beautiful, located in New Digha. You can get the pleasure of Boat riding in Amravati lake. Besides this lake Depak Mitra’s snake farm is another attraction of this place.
Mandarmani is suitable beach for those who don’t love over crowd. You can say that the Mandarmani is solitary beach. But it gets popularity day by day to tourists. Located only 23 km distance from Digha town. Local transport services are available to reach at Mandarmani. It is more flat and wide beach than New Digha beach, approx 13 km long motorable beach. In a manner of speaking it is a long beach road in India. You can enjoy driving on this beach.
Shopping in Digha
The major shopping market is on the Old Digha and also in New digha. Here you can purchase various type of pearl necklaces, ornaments and curios which is made of sea shells, varieties hand woven mats made of weeds with attractive and colorful design, cottage crafts, sankha or Shankh and many more.
When to Visit Digha
Best time to visit digh is from September to February. In this time increase its beauty, due to the days are clear and pleasant evening. Try to avoid in monsoon season from July to August.
How to Reach Digha
Kolkata is the nearest city of Digha, which is well connect by road and train. Distance between Kolkata and Digha is nearly 185 km. It takes time approx 5 hours to reach Digha.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is the nearest to Digha. This airport is well connect with Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and all the major cities of the country. After reached here you can hire a private car or take bus journey from Esplanade and Howrah bus stands to reach Digha.
Digha is direct connected by train from Howrah Railway Station (Kolkata). It takes about 3 hours to reach. Howrah Digha Duranto Express, Tamralipta Express are runs from Howrah to Digha regularly via kanthi.
Hourly bus services are available from Kolkata (Esplanade or Dharmatala and Howrah Bus Stand) to Digha. Ditrect buses are take around 5 hours from Kolkata via Kharagpur. Also you can hire private car to go Digha.
Where to Stay in Digha
Digha offers difference type budgets and luxury hotels and resorts. If you planed for a trip to Digha, It would be better to booking a hotel or resort in advance.
|Hotels & Resorts||Location||Contact Details|
|Digha Tourist Lodge||Old Digha||03220-266255 / 266256|
|Palm Resort||Old Digha||03220-267076|
|Hotel New Sagarpriya||New Digha||03220-266275|
|Hotel Sea Bird||New Digha||03220-266127|
|Hotel Dolphin||Barrister colonyOld Digha||03220-267195|
|Roofers Pearl||New Digha||03220-266644|
|Larica Holiday Inn||Old digha||03220-266481 / 267281|
|Hotel Sea Coast||Barrister colonyOld Digha||03220-266305|
|Hotel Geetanjali||New Digha||03220-267158|
|Ownland Hotels & Resorts||Old Digha||033-23341860|