Digha Tourism
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Digha Tourism

Digha Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Beach
Digha is located in the East Midnapore District and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. Lying 187 km away from Kolkata and at an average elevation of 6 m above sea level, Digha is the most popular sea resort of West Bengal.

Originally known as Beerkul, it was discovered by the British in the late 18th century. Warren Hastings, the first Governor-General of India, described Digha as ‘Brighton of the east’ in one of his letters to his wife.

The Digha Beach is popular for its views of the Bay of Bengal amidst the many casurina plantations along the seaside. The sea at Digha is mostly calm and shallow upto a mile off the beach, which makes its makes it safe for various marine activities like swimming, scuba diving, jet ski-ing and surfing.

Lately, due to erosion of the beach leading to a receded landspace, as well as for cleanliness reasons, a new Digha Beach has been developed as an extension to the old Digha beach, at a distance of 2 km from it. Visitors can also head to two other nearby spots: the Udaipur Beach and the Shankarpur Beach, which are relatively untouched.

The latest attraction of Digha is the recently built Science Centre. Digha also boasts of the largest aquarium in India, the Aquarium of Zoological Survey of India. Some of the other tourist places in the region include Subarnareskha River, Talsari, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva; the Subarnareskha Delta and the Mandarmani Beach.

Digha has its own railway station and is well connected to Howrah and Kharagpur. Direct buses ply from Esplanade (Kolkata) to Digha on a frequent basis. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata is the nearest airport.

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Kuheli Datta

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"A nice place to enjoy" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
As you know The month of May is too hot to tolerate. I requested my dad to take me somewhere where I could relax and less feel the scorching heat of the sun. So I went to Digha with my family. My god! On the beach under the sun also I was enjoying like never before. It was the same temperature there but the soothing feelings on the beach will make you forget everything. I enjoyed a lot.
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Adil Vhora

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"Awesome experience with family" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's really an awesome experience to me. I went with my family. Stayed for 2 days and 1 night. We visited new Digha, old Digha, Chandaneswar temple, Talsari, Shankarpur, aquarium and Mohona. It's really a great place to travel. Specially in early morning and evening time at sea beach. It's really awesome.
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Arghya Khamrui

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"My first experience with the sea" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It's pretty well and charming place and always I had wanted to see this place "Digha" from my childhood. Because of only great reason and 1st experience to see the sea. The weather is preferable when I visited this place in winter. The evening besides the sea is not expressed at all. Only one can feel who visit this place. In the night the sound of sea take my sleep because it was my 1st experience to hear this sound.

I liked to take a walk at beach in evening. The Science City of Digha and Mandarmani place I likes the most.

I am not a person who wanna try new foods but basically Digha is famous for different type of fish. On beach side too many shops are there, some shops are attractable but it's not my department to buy from this shop.

From sunrise to the sunset, I passed every time on the beach taking bathe, gossiping with friends, searching marbles, doing photo shoots and other fun.

My advice to the travellers is just do more fun with present sense and don't do anything which is harmful to you and your partners or families. In Digha, sea is not very daring but there are few people who take care of travellers when they bathe.
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Nitesh Kuhar

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"A place for a small break"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
To refresh yourself within the short time span, this can be one of the place. The beaches are not that much clean but you can enjoy seawater with your friends and family. You will love the air while sitting at New Digha. There are many options for food. Except for beaches, you can have a look at the museum.
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Sneha Bose

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"Fun frolic Digha"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I went for a cool break and chose Digha to relax. Though this time I found it very crowded but a walk in the evening along the beach in cool breeze was definitely very refreshing. I ran to the Mohona early in the morning to catch the abandoned sight. Fishermen were busy with their web while collecting fishes. What a photo perfect side it was! If you walk around the beach you will find thousand red crabs waiting for you shyly. It's tough to catch them in lens as they promptly hide themselves when anyone comes close to them.

I would suggest to go there in group to get the best effect of this cosy coastal place. You can book a car to roam around Digha. We went to Talasari Beach which I found very soothing and pleasant and visited Chandaneswar temple. Both the places come under Odisha region. So mark your date and set out for Digha.
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Supriya Mukherjee

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"Awesome experience visiting many places"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It's really an awesome experience to me. I went with my family. Stayed for 2 days and 1 night. We visited new Digha, old Digha, Chandaneswar temple, Talsari, Shankarpur, aquarium and Mohona. It's really a great place to travel. Specially in early morning and evening time at sea beach. It's really awesome.
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Md sakil Ansari

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"Wonderful place to enjoy the beaches"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Digha is located in West Bengal and the part of West Bengal Tourism. It is a very beautiful place to enjoy the beach at Digha. There are many Hotels and Restaurants and also many places to visit like Science City, Toy train, Amarabati Park, Aqurium, etc.

Many people come in the month of April to enjoy the Digha beach and also Digha is divided into two parts. Old Digha and New Digha. You can enjoy both. You must carry a Digital Camera because Digha is a very wonderful place to capture many photos.
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Su Dev

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"A place of joy and peace"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I often go to Digha because Digha is a place of joy and peace. So far I had come to Digha 15 times. Dihgas kajus are famous all over the world. I always told my friends to go Digha. The hotels are not that expensive to stay. You can easily stay 3-4 nights without any problem.
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Arghya Chakraborty

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"Good places to see"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Overall experience is very good for my wife and I. This is fast time we are going for a trip
together. This tourist place (Digha) is very clean and there people are also good. We travelled in a non-AC car and saw places such as Tajpur, Mandarmoni, Shankar pur, Mohona etc . When we reached Mohona at the morning, we saw many sea fishes over there.
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"Best Sea Beach"

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  • Posted 3 months ago
Digha is one of the best sea beach available in the state of West Bengal. It is also a hot destination of Bengali community. The waves of digha beach is excellent at night. The morning sunrise and evening sunset is pleasant to see. Sand art is very famous in Digha.
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