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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Kisholoy Rk
  • Kisholoy Rk
  • Lives in Asansol
  • 1 Review

"A nice place to visit" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 days 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
  • Highlander
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  • 8 Reviews

"Nice Outing Near Kolkata with awesome beaches" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 6 days 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" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks 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 2 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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  • 7 Reviews

"Within budget trip"

  • 5/7
  • 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 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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Subhobrata Basu
  • Subhobrata Basu
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 Reviews

"A perfect weekend getaway"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Digha is definitely one of the most underrated 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 from further erosion. We went there in the 1st week of December and enjoyed the cool weather. You don't need woollens here at this time of the year but do carry a sweatshirt if possible.

Mohona is a must-visit place in Digha where you can see tonnes of fish being brought in by the trawlers. You must come here early in the morning to see all the fishes. A pier has been created with the help of boulders and you can actually go deep into the waters by stepping on these boulders. It is a really thrilling experience and one will enjoy the view of the sea from here.
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Abhinandan Bhaduri
  • Abhinandan Bhaduri
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review

"Best place to spend the weekend"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Digha is one of the best place to visit in weekend. It is nearst to NETAJI SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE international airport. Traveller can also take bus and train. Digha is around 200km from kolkata. Those who loves sea must visit Digha. There are also lots of place near Digha to visit.
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Abhijit Abhijit
  • Abhijit Abhijit
  • 1 Review

"Good place to visit with family and friends"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It was a fantastic day. I and my girlfriend went there to enjoy our vacation. The beach is fantastic and the place is awesome. I want to go there again. The place is quite and weather is nice. I want to go with my family and friends. I recommend everyone to go to DIGHA
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Subhasish Nag
  • Subhasish Nag
  • 2 Reviews

"Renowned for its beaches"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Oct 29, 2014
The Digha is the most well known beach town in West Bengal. So as expected very crowded with tourists. Digha's main attraction are beaches. However both New Digha and Old Digha beaches are always crowded with quite a few activities including pony riding etc. So, good for a family outing, not for a romantic one. The more popular New Digha beach is sandy and you can bathe there but the Old Digha one is paved with boulders and can't be entered.

The New Digha attractions like Nature park, Science city are only so so. The must visit places are Talasari beach, take a local bike ride there (costs Rs. 100 allows 2 pillions max per bike) to the remote sandy beach and see the crabs and enjoy the serenity. There is a new good temple on way to Talasari from Digha. Also visit the Udaipur beach and eat local crabs cooked in front of you. Surprisingly, beer and liquor are freely available to be enjoyed sitting near the beach.

Had one bad experience at old digha beach bought cooked pomfret fish (very cheap) at a local shop from a woman and her son. On returning to hotel, turned out they changed the fish into very small semi rotten ones. Beware, if you can't resist buying cooked fish in Old digha beach tell them to cook and pack in front of you.

A good place to visit with a family and kids but there are much better beaches in West Bengal itself and also in nearby Orissa
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