Kolkata to Digha Distance

Kolkata To Digha

(Digha To Kolkata)

Best way to travel from Kolkata to Digha

Total distance 168 km
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How to reach from Kolkata to Digha

By Bus – Direct Kolkata to Digha buses are available and these are most popular as they are considered to be the most economical means of transport between Kolkata and Digha. So many government buses are providing services from Kolkata to Digha. Burdwan, Sahispur and Madhupur are the main bus stops in this route. To travel to Digha from Kolkata, it takes around 4 hours.

By Train – Kolkata to Digha trains are also available and the time take to cover the distance from Kolkata to Digha is approximately 3 hours. On most days, the Duronto Express leaves Howrah at 11:15 am and arrives at Digha in 2 hours and 30 minutes. These timings should be checked before you make travel plans in case they are changed for whatever reason.

By Flight – Kolkata to Digha flights are unavailable in this route. So if one had included a Kolkata to Digha flight in their itinerary, this will have to be changed and an alternative to cover the Kolkata to Digha distance will have to be planned.

By Cab – Kolkata to Digha by car is the fastest option to reach the destination. Kolkata to Digha distance of 190 km must be covered taking around 2 and a half hours.

 

Digha – A Seaside Paradise

Attached to the Indian state of West Bengal is a famous seaside resort called Digha. The pristine beach covering a distance of 7 km is the home to a number of beautiful tourist spots, very close to the highway connecting Kolkata and Howrah. Substantiated by historical citations, the emergence of this city dates back to 1780 when this place was christened as the “Brighton of the East” by Warren Hasting which gradually transformed into a beach resort.

Things to do

The beautiful locale of Digha attracts tourists to pay a visit to the Marine Aquarium and Research Centre, housing a number of huge marine tanks as part of a noble move to inculcate awareness about marine biodiversity. A temple of Lord Shiva located at Chandaneswar; bordering the states of Bengal and Orissa is the most frequented place of worship.  These are the popular spots for sightseeing in Digha.

Accommodation

A couple of mid-range hotels open their doors to tourists along with some budget hotels including Hotel Aditya International and Palm Resort. The most affordable hotels in Digha are the Hotel Sonar Bangla and Larica Holiday Inn, offering basic facilities to patrons.


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Soumitra Mukherjee

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  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Kolkata
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Soumitra Mukherjee
6/7
Posted Jul 20, 2016 Jul 20, 2016
Mode of Transport:Train
This one departs Howrah Station at 6:40 am and reaches Digha by 10 am. If you can manage to get up early and catch this train then you have got a full day in Digha. Better book in advance, especially during weekend and holidays. There is a pantry car and they serve breakfast. The train is fairly punctual. I suggest AC chair car.
Train name (Train no): TAMRALIPTA EXPRESS (2857)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Digha Flag Station
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Accomodation
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I have visited Digha and number of times since 1980 and tried many hotels in Old and New Digha areas. I found out Sea Hawk is the best place to stay. Situated in Barrister Colony, Old Digha, this hotel is only a 5/6 minutes ride from railway station by car or motorized van-rickshaw and a 5...more »
Trip Includes:  | Digha
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Suman Baneerjee

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Suman Baneerjee
7/7
Posted Jul 19, 2016 Jul 19, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
From Kolkata to Digha it is 4hrs journey .. Started very early morning even before the dawn. Got a non-stop drive through NH6 up to Kolaghat. A pit stop at Kolaghat. Had our breakfast. Then again started for Digha. A nice run. Road condition and on the way scenery was good.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH6 and NH 116B
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We've visited in April. Get 3 deluxe rooms. Toilets are clean and rooms are cozy.. The food over costly and pathetic... Services are nice but every time they will be asking you for tips.

Booking of the hotel is a really bad headache. Neither they have online booking facility nor...more »
Trip Includes:  Rajeet Hotel
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Bibek Das

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Bibek Das
5/7
Posted Apr 1, 2016 Apr 1, 2016
Mode of Transport:Train
No problem, toilets are clean, train arrived on right time, we reached in Digha by this train right time. Food is not available but train seats are clean & I felt safety. Tamluk station is good, there we took pakora like onion, alu etc, in train fully jam with public there we felt hesitation otherwise ok and thanks to irctc to make us comfortable trip.
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Train name (Train no): Tamralipta Exp (12858)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 4.00/7
Last Station: Digha Flag Station
 4.00/7
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Fantastic food and service of the staff is mind blowing. All the staff is good especially management staff. Garden is like a heaven. After tired you can relax in garden which is situated in first floor. I recommend this hotel to everyone. Room is good and spacious. Toilets are clean. Everyday...more »
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Kalyan Dan

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Kalyan Dan
5.8/7
Posted Feb 28, 2016 Feb 28, 2016
Mode of Transport:Bus
It was only a 4 hour journey by bus from the main bus station of Kolkata City. There are ample bus services available from Kolkata. Don't worry if you miss the train for non-availability of train reservation. Roads are excellent and journey is comfortable. There is only one stop for refreshment for the passengers in between.

Get your music app on and reach safely. You will first reach Old Digha and then New Digha- 1.5 km away from one another. Both are good to stay. The state-run bus depot is at New Digha in front of the Digha Railway station. Mohana, Mandarmani, Tajpur and Shankarpur beaches are nearer from Old Digha, whereas Talsari, Chandaneswar, Amarabati Park are nearer from New Digha.
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Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
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As a weekend holiday destination with family and friends, Digha is superb. This is a fish-lovers' paradise. You can buy fresh fishes from the local market in the morning and give it to the nearby hotel cum kitchen to prepare the fish according to your recipe and choice or simply have the local...more »
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Tanmoy Biswas

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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Tanmoy Biswas
4.1/7
Posted Feb 15, 2016 Feb 15, 2016
Mode of Transport:Bus
The only problem is if seat is not reserved previously, one might not get chance to sit. In weekdays they allow daily passengers to avail the bus therefore it gets crowded. Besides if traffic jam is present it hampers the arrival time of destination very much. The fare is cheap no doubt and also the seat is of semi luxury type. Allover it can be stated as a cheap but not classy journey.
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Bus operator: SBSTC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
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The hotel is very near to the sea beach and in a very good position. The rooms are neat and clean. The service is also very good. Swimming pool and park for children is another plus point of the hotel. Besides room service and other transportation facilities can be availed from the hotel. Food...more »
Trip Includes:  Hotel Sagarika | Digha | New Digha | New Digha
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Kolkata to Digha By Train (131 Km)

Kolkata ––› Howrah
By Taxi 6 Km
Howrah ––› Digha
By Train 134 Km
Kolkata to Howrah by cab (6 Km)
Vehicle Rs/Km Estimate (Rs)
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 15 90
Ford Endeavor 35 210
Ford Fiesta A/C 18 108
Ford Ikon A/C 18 108
Honda Accord 60 360
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Howrah to Digha by Train (134 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Kol... Digha M T W T F S S
12847 Hwh Dgha Duront Kolkata Howrah Junction 11:15 14:15 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
15722 Paharia Express Kolkata Howrah Junction 07:50 12:00 N N N N Y N N
18001 Kandari Express Kolkata Howrah Junction 14:15 17:50 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
12857 Tamralipta Exp Kolkata Howrah Junction 06:40 10:00 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
05422 Apdj Dgha Special Kolkata Howrah Junction 07:50 12:00 N N N N N N Y
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Kolkata to Digha By Car/Taxi (131 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 1310
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1572
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 1572
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 1703
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 14 1834
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  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Hwh Dgha Duront (12847), Kandari Express (18001)
    • Last station:Digha
    • Total distance:131 km
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:131 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:131 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by Bus
  • Flights
    • Total distance:131 km
    • Nearest Airport:Bagdogra
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 132 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 7437
    • Awards: 45 of 225 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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