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A beautiful town
Peaceful, lovely beach at Digha.
Cleanliness on the beach is so so, but water is clear. It is better to bath from 11 am to 3 pm. After this the waves start to be rising. Visitors on the beach are graceful, peaceful and friendly. Not making so much "Hungama", like western beaches. Sun rise is very beautiful and cool. In the evening you can go to the beach, sit on stone benches and watch roaring waves, lights of fishing boats and enjoy local snacks. Yes there are no beach activities. (For the activities, one can visit New Digha, which is only 2-3 Kms away).
A small market of shell and stone items and show pieces speeds besides the beach, in the evening. Pearl tournaments, cashews and Bengali handicraft can be purchased from the town market. Food is not costly. Budget and luxury hotels are available. One day I hired a taxi and visited nearby Tajpur, Shankarpur, Mandarmoni and Mohona etc. This was really a very good experience in Digha. This is a must to visit place for nature lovers.
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History of Digha
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.
People and Culture of Digha
The Digha Beach is popular for its views of the Bay of Bengal amidst the many casuarina plantations along the seaside. The sea at Digha is mostly calm and shallow up to a mile off the beach, which makes it makes it safe for various marine activities like swimming, scuba diving, jet ski-ing, and surfing.Lately, due to the erosion of the beach leading to a receded land space, 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.
Things To Do in Digha
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.
Digha seems to be very popular this season!