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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Barnava Pal

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  • Barnava Pal
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 3 Reviews
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"A nice place for a weekend trip" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Kolkata has a very few weekend spots to explore. Digha is the best one. Nice beach, cool local sight seeing is great. Mandarmani is obviously better, as digha is very crowded. Dont miss the special fish dishes. Crab meal is excellent, but try to visit an established restaurant.
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Deepankar Sarma

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  • Deepankar Sarma
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  • Lives in Guwahati
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"Must visit" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Nice beach. Last time we went in December and it was a different experience this time. It is really hot in day time but in the evening it is really pleasant. New Digha is really changed and old Digha is really nice and vibrant. Must visit Mandarmani in the afternoon which is app 30 km away.
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Mijanoor rahamana

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  • Mijanoor rahamana
  • 2 Reviews
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"A good place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Close to City Kolkata. Best place to visit all season but August to March is best. The beaches are nice, the facilities are quite ok and the weather is mostly excellent in here. The people here are mostly friendly. Local food is very nice spl Fish Fry every one must try at least once. Boating ride. Speed board ride etcs are very attractive activities.
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Abhishek choudhury

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  • Abhishek choudhury
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good place" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Digha is a very good place and a tourist destination for many people. But it is getting polluted day by day. Sea water is not good and every time we feel itching on the skin, when it touches our body. The local people (Shopkeepers, Local Bike Riding People) are very cheap minded. If any girl comes out with little short dress than normal Indian dress, they start commenting on it and using very bad language all the time. Overall, stay was good and refreshing.
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Vikram chakraborty

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  • Vikram chakraborty
  • 2 Reviews
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"Digha - A no brainer for Kolkatans" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
The beaches are nice, the facilities are quite ok and the weather is mostly excellent in here. The people here are mostly friendly, the nearby sightseeing places include Mandarmoni, famous for its white sand beaches and adventure sports like Jet Ski, Parasailing, ATV, etc

Mohona, famous for fresh haul of fishes, and its wholesale market. Udaipur, famous for its open air shacks serving alcohol on the beach, its an awesome feeling to drink beer with the waves touching your ankles.

Talsari Beach, famous for its red crab filled beach.
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Indranil pakrashi

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  • Indranil pakrashi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice weekend getaway"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Nice weekend getaway on the beach for family or group. Can enjoy in the beach, there are amusement park also with some rides. Beware of the bead wristband makers they try to rob you of your money. Rest all is good the new Digha beach is awesome. Have horse and pony rides also.
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S m  Chatterjee

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  • S m Chatterjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Beach paradise"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Digha is one such place that's almost every traveler is aware of. Since ages, this sea beach of West Bengal is been popular for its pocket friendly accommodation, and its signature sea view from the beach. This destination is preferred by many to take a couple leaves from the heavy work schedule, and relax at the peaceful ambience of the sea coast, far from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

And for all the foodies out there, you just can't afford to miss the taste of the authentic sea foods available here.

So be it with friends, or family, this is a genuinely good place to take a break and enjoy, and that's too without boring a hole in pocket.
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Pradeep Kumar

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  • Pradeep Kumar
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  • Lives in Delhi
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"Best beach to visit during weekdays!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We had stayed in Old Digha, West Bengal from 21 to 23 February 2016. This is a quiet place compared to other beaches. The beach is good, but not of the standard of Kovalam or Goa beaches. Crowd here is not much. During weekends people from far off places like Kolkata and Dhanbad visit this place.

Plenty of budget hotels are there and they are not bad at all. Some of them, like the hotel in which I stayed Hotel Blue View, are sea facing and have beautiful view even from your bed. Digha is at the border of Orissa and you can visit Talsari beach and Chandaneswar Temple in Orissa (Baleswar District) which is hardly 7 to 10 km away from Old Digha.
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Kalyan Dan

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  • Kalyan Dan
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Awesome place to enjoy the beach!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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 cuisine. Have a pact up day with sea bathing enjoying the fish fry beside the beach with tender coconut water from the vendors. They are well behaved and above all little bit cheaper in comparison to other beaches in India.
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Subash Giri

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"Good Atmosphere!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Gentle breeze in the morning &evening. Bathing gives a lot of fun at new digha. Nearest park 'amaravati' and a science city. Good enough for both children and aged person. In the winter the sunrise is just awesome and mind blowing. Anyone with family or with friends can enjoy there. Some good dish with fish makes good feeling.
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