Digha Tourism
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Digha Tourism

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  • 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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Arghya Chakraborty
  • Arghya Chakraborty
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  • 4 Reviews

"Good places to see" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week 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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  • 7 votes

Subal Panda
  • Subal Panda
  • 1 Review

"Best Sea Beach" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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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Anirban Banerjee
  • Anirban Banerjee
  • 3 Reviews

"Very nice place If you are staying in West Bengal" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is a very nice place, main attraction is sea and beach. Sea is vigorous and vibrant. Roar of the waves hitting the coast is surprising and breath taking. You have a long beach in new Digha. You can go there and take a Sunbath during day time.

At nights you can feel the roar of sea along with the cool breeze. A local market is with local products are present in Old Digha which is very colourful in nights. Local products are bags, Memento, Key rings ,very unique and worth buying. Overall great place to visit for 2-3 days.
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Avik Sett
  • Avik Sett
  • 4 Reviews

"A good place to visit" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Digha is a very good place for holiday. I went to my father and my mother. I see many area example that mmondermon. Digha sea is very good and fair. Digha hotel is good and that hotel very serviceful. Digha went to my five friends name Aditya, Sandip, Shubhajit, Sourav, Kaustav.
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Kisholoy Rk
  • Kisholoy Rk
  • Lives in Asansol
  • 1 Review

"A nice place to visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A nice beach. But the problem starts during evening when the water level increases. But good sight seeing also during evening. A nice weather during this time. For food we had to visit Old DIGHA every time otherwise you may book hotels. But don't take the seawater as for fun, maintain safety precaution and have safe journey.
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Kaberi Prasad
  • Kaberi Prasad
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  • 7 Reviews

"Nice Outing Near Kolkata with awesome beaches"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Old Digha beaches are not recommended for taking bath as it is surrounded by boulders. The new Digha beach is mainly advisable for taking bath & enjoying your time to relax. The Udaipur beach gives the best view of "JHAU forest" with awesome clean sandy beach 7 very close to new Digha beach.

The new digha sight seeingbeach is not well maintained by the authority & it is too dirty. It is pathetic to see that foods, plastic bags, beer bottles & tea cups are thrown here & there on the beach. It is horrible to experience that people actually do not bother about making the beach & environment clean.

One can enjoy boat riding, bike riding on the beach. The are many food stalls & many other stalls to purchase bags, matts, earrings made by shells etc.

Local sightseeing includes Talsari, Chandaneswar Shiva temple, Udaipur beach, Science city, Amravati Park, Toy Train, Tajpur, Shankarpur, Digha Mohana..

One must visit this weekend destination to experience the beauty of sea beaches near our Home city.
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Soumen Das
  • Soumen Das
  • Lives in Durgapur
  • 1 Review

"Awesome place to relax"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Sea beach was awesome particular in the evening, the noise of the sea was very pleasant and the white tides during the evening were just spreading all over the sands.The breeze was making the milieu very cheerful. Enjoyed the place a lot.

Lots of alive fishes were there, took the best ones and asked the shopkeeper to fry it and had a nice evening with fish fries, particularly the prawn was best among all, had a prawn chilli at dinner, awesome taste then any other sea food.
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Anand Bhagat
  • Anand Bhagat
  • Lives in Bhagalpur
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice Place in West Bengal"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you're planning for a quick fun trip with your family that won't be heavy on your pocket, and yet will have everything to enjoy, Digha is the place for you. You will have a lot of hotels. Digha is definitely one of the most under-rated destinations in Eastern India. Old Digha has undergone a lot of changes as the famous 'Jhaubon' is replaced by large boulders to protect the shores.
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Abhijit Biswas
  • Abhijit Biswas
  • Lives in Siliguri
  • 5 Reviews

"Beautiful destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Digha is good holiday destination. During weekend anyone can reach to Digha and view the beauty of New Digha. It is near to Kolkata. By Bus is is near by 3 hrs to reach Digha. In Old Digha you can market local handloom items and local sea fish. It is sell here and quite nice to taste and exotic. You have to see the viewpoint of New Digha and Shankarpur of sunrise, its look like Oshum.
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Promita Maitra
  • Promita Maitra
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  • 11 Reviews

"Within budget trip"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
If you're planning for a quick fun trip with your family that won't be heavy on your pocket, and yet will have everything to enjoy, Digha is the place for you. You will have a lot of hotels with varying fares to choose from considering your budget. Plus it has great sight-seeing destinations.
Digha has number of beaches including Old Digha, New Digha, Mandarmani, Tajpur, Udaipur, Sankarpur etc. They offer different kind of activities too like speed-boating, paragliding etc along with your regular fun-time on beach with your family.
You can also go to Aquarium or Science City for a local day-out. Chandaneswar temple is another place local people often suggest to go.
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