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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Nitesh Kuhar
  • Nitesh Kuhar
  • Lives in Bikaner
  • 3 Reviews

"A place for a small break" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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
  • Sneha Bose
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 Reviews

"Fun frolic Digha" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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
  • Supriya Mukherjee
  • Lives in Asansol
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  • 3 Reviews

"Awesome experience visiting many places" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 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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Md sakil Ansari
  • Md sakil Ansari
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review

"Wonderful place to enjoy the beaches" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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
  • Su Dev
  • 1 Review

"A place of joy and peace" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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
  • Arghya Chakraborty
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  • 4 Reviews

"Good places to see"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month 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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Subal Panda
  • Subal Panda
  • 1 Review

"Best Sea Beach"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 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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Anirban Banerjee
  • Anirban Banerjee
  • 3 Reviews

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

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
  • 5 Reviews

"A good place to visit"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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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