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Digha Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: East Midnapore
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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Biswajit Chanda

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  • Biswajit Chanda
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 6 Reviews
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"Udaipur - an unexplored virgin beach" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
If you are exhausted with the crowded beaches of Digha and want to go to some peaceful beach in West Bengal, than it's time for you to explore Udaipur. Udaipur, located in the border of Orissa is just 3 Km from Digha Station. The beach is untouched with the busy city life and the shoreline is dotted with dense, tall casuarina (Jhau) trees. One can hire private cabs or auto-rickshaws from the station to reach Udaipur. OCEANA a resort of West Bengal Fisheries Dept. Is a wonderful place to stay in. It has AC/non-AC double bedded rooms, AC cottages, non-AC Dormitory - with well maintained gardens and a huge water body. The food served there is good and homely also the support staff are friendly and helpful. The beach is merely 150 meter away - you can walk down through the Jhaubon or take your car. If you plan to stay in OCEANA, then you need to book it in advance; following is the contact details for booking:
State Fisheries Development Corporation Ltd.
Bikash Bhavan, 1st Floor, North Block, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata-700091. Contact No.
The makeshift stalls run by nearby villagers in the beach are nice places to sit and enjoy the breeze of the sea. You can have Bath in the sea, the beach is actually clean. The small stall serves all kind of sea fishes, crabs, prawns etc. The foods served by the stalls are fresh and are prepared in front of you in the beach. You can also get chilled Beer and enjoy it while relaxing under the beach umbrellas or can have ice-creams after a soothing Bath in the sea. There is no much decent dining facility in this area.
You can make Udaipur your base and visit the nearby beaches in Mandarmani, Shankarpur, Digha, New Digha and Talsari. All are within a radius of 50 Kms.
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Sahajony

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"Haven" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Clean room, staff was very kind and had good mind for customer. All facilities were very good. I was use the car that drive was too kind and had very good driving skills ... And the beach was awesome. Atmosphere is really good. One of the best thing is fish fry on road side
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Soumitra Mukherjee

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  • Soumitra Mukherjee
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 32 Reviews
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"A great place for a couple of days"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Only four hours journey (approx) from Kolkata. One can enjoy this sea-side town with family or friends. My advice is to avoid weekends and holidays because of mad rush. There are quite a few other nice beaches nearby. Udaipur, Shankarpur, Tajpur, Mandarmani etc.
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Anindita sadhu

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  • 5 Reviews
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"Average place"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This place is a beach holiday destination and can be visited in weekend trips if you are in West Bengal.
I personally did not like much this beach as it was too crowded and quite dirty.
One can walk along the beach in old Digha or go for swimming there in the morning which is enjoyable. In the day time the beach is quite crowded.
In the evening the beach side road remains a lot crowded which everyone may not like.
For me (after visiting Goa recently) it is way behind from any good beach that could enchant me to attract for a second time.
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Karna rajbanshi

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  • Karna rajbanshi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Beautiful place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Visited this place with my girfriehd. It's really nice place. Nice beaches in a short distance. Very cheap fares. Taxi and car can be hired in a cheap price. Many beautiful hotels around. Though it's a very Crowd place. Night mela is awesome. Bit horns of vehicles are terrible. Government should control the loud hours of the buses and cars
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Dipak das

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  • Dipak das
  • Lives in Vellore
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"A beautiful small town"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Digha is a beautiful small town beside sea coast of Bay of Bengal, situated at East Midnapore district of West-Bengal, Travelers like Digha for its typical village essence in the wrap of modern facilities. You can get good hotel facilities, Modern restaurants, typical local healthy food of various sea fish preparation, crab preparation to continental to Chinese preparation, ice cream parlors, off shops etc. A various types of cashew nuts and other dry fruit parlors are there. You can buy beautiful pearls here, both natural and cultured. Near by Udaypur beach, has parasailing, banana boat sports etc. The marine museum will keep you busy, so as the ropeway at Amarabati park. Moreover you can go and enjoy Digha at any season dawn to dusk. It is the small Goa of West Bengal.
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Rashedul islam bakul

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"Good beach destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It's a good beach. the beach is on the Bay of Bengal. it's a very romantic beach so everyone comes to this beach. so come and visit.
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Anindita Banerjee

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  • Anindita Banerjee
  • Lives in Naihati
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  • 2 Reviews
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"Great place to visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Digha has now changed a lot. Its beach has now stretched much longer than earlier, connecting Mandarmoni to New Digha. Beaches are very safe. You can safely leave your children to play in waters in the flat beaches. Very clean and enjoyable beaches. DSDA has taken good initiatives so that more & more tourists get attracted for Digha. New Digha is lovable as always. Food in some of the costly restaurants are good, but smaller hotels are not so.

Food: Sugarcane juice inside the Nehru Market, Momos & Burger in Wow Momo, fried cashew nuts are lovely. Have Nimbu Chai in the beach, its fine. Go & relax for two days.
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Souradip Das

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"It's beautiful"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Digha! What to say about this place, well first I want to say that it's good, it's beautiful, it's affordable and the weather is also acceptable. The beach is very good, however I would prefer Old Digha instead of New Digha, well no such reasons just personal preference.
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Kankana Srimany

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  • Kankana Srimany
  • Lives in Haldia
  • 2 Reviews
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"A good place near Kolkata"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Best place fr spending holidays or weekends. But there are not much places for sightseeing. All you have to do is enjoy and relax with your family/partner/friends. Have a good time. Old Digha is atleast better than New Digha. New Digha has became so congested and dirty. And an wow momo shop is also there in old signs on the market place. So go have a good weekend.
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