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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Akla Ghar

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  • Akla Ghar
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review
  •  36 readers

"Picnic Spot,Digha" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Digha is the nice site. Make short tour go Digha. Digha Beach is the super site for tourist. Tourist room & hotel was available in low price. Many stall were there in this site for people. Digha samudra is the super for tourist. Railway fare is low for this site. Most enjoyable site.
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Mousam Samanta

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  • Mousam Samanta
  • 1 Review
  •  96 readers

"Fantastic weekend destination!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Best weekend gateway from Kolkata. Clean Beach, Good Communication. Water Quality is not good. Sightseeing-Tajpur, Mandarmani, Udaipur, Talsari, New Digha Beach, Aquarium, Amrabati Park. A romantic must visit place for all bings. You can stay in Mandarmani/Tajpur also and can visit Digha from there. Lots of hotels are available for family, couple, bachelor.
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A nandy

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  • A nandy
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 4 Reviews
  •  113 readers

"Best Place for hanging out with friends" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Digha has the best beaches of West Bengal. Great weather all the year, nice sandy beaches and hotels close to the beaches makes this place beautiful and leisurely. If you want to hang out and relax with your friends, This is the perfect place in west Bengal. The hotels are not costly here, So this place takes care of your budget. Foods are great here. Crabs, sea fishes, prawns are available in plenty. Take a sea bath at New Digha and keep calm and sit at Old Digha sea beach in the evening.
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Satyanarayan Pradhan

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  • Satyanarayan Pradhan
  • Lives in Bargarh
  • 1 Review
  •  233 readers

"Superb destination!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Good place with good facilities. Have to visit here with friends and family full of enjoyment with my friends. Must plan for a holiday or weekend trip. Great view and worth visiting place one of the most beautiful place I have ever seen.
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Shamim Mondal

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  • Shamim Mondal
  • 1 Review
  •  246 readers

"Good place to go!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Its a very good place. I loved this place. I travelled here for near about ten times. Its waves and beach are so relaxed that you will feel amazing. I loved this place again. I travelled with my family once and I stayed in a hotel for three days.
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Angsuman Sengupta

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  • Angsuman Sengupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 12 Reviews
  •  2078 readers

"Nice weekend trip" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We went to Digha for weekend trip, which was nice and memorable. We stayed in Old Digha in Hotel Blue View which is just on Beach and looks the sea from 2nd & 3rd floor. Place was a bit congested but good for time pass and leisure. The food are available in hotel are tasty and cheap & reception is good. The sea beach in Old Digha is not for bathe. You have to travel to New Digha for it.
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Sumit Kumar

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  • Sumit Kumar
  • Lives in Jamalpur
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1142 readers

"Budget destination to go!" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A nice holiday destination for students and bachelor. I went there with my friends. Budget hotels, cheap foods, delicious sea foods are positive points. However, the beach in Digha are old and unmaintained. We took a 'fatfatia' and headed to Talsari beach, and spend all day there. That's a beautiful unexplored clean beach with a large numbers of red crabs, making the whole beach red. A memorable day.
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Biswajit Dutta

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  • Biswajit Dutta
  • 2 Reviews
  •  375 readers

"No1 spot for Bengali's" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This is the number one place for Bengali holidays since 50 years. There are two parts. One is old Digha and other is new Digha. New Digha contains every requirements of tourists like rail station, bus depot. But old Digha is best. And you must try talshari for a visit.
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Veena Gupta

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  • Veena Gupta
  • Lives in Jamshedpur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  308 readers

"Mind blowing place!" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Digha sea beach is mind blowing place. I enjoyed very much in this place. My husband and me, both spent a good time. We also went to New Digha sea beach and also Udaipur sea beach. We stayed in hotel green house. That is near from Digha sea beach.
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Sahabul Alam

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  • Sahabul Alam
  • Lives in Arambagh
  • 1 Review
  •  94 readers

"A wonderful journey!" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
After reaching Howrah station we will have to go at platform number twenty one because of the train Kandari express will starts from that platform. As usual we reach Howrah then at jana ahar we got our lunch with fish. Then we came at thst train. Our sit was reserved in AC compartment. We seated our reserved location. The train was stared at 2:40 pm. But the right time to start the train was 2:15pm. At last the train started for Digha. Our journey will stars. We were enjoy our journey. The Kolaghat Mecheda station we visit. Though the train was starting late but at Digha the train reached in time. The journey with Kandari express was so beautiful and awesome. It was remarkable for us for ever and ever.
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