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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Sudipta Banerjee

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"Digha an obvious weekend option" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Digha is always an weekend option for everybody staying in Kolkata or in surrounding areas. There are many hotels among which you need to choose very carefully for any family stay otherwise there is every possibility of landing to an embarrassing situation. Also, secure yourself and don't roam around after evening time.
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Aquib Anwar

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"A fun trip"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I had lots of fun with my friends in Digha when we went there last weekend. It is very nice place to enjoy on your budget. It has a very safe sightseeing where people from Bengal came to enjoy. I love visiting Digha. And on this eid, we all friends are planning to visit again.
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Mayur Chaudhuri

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"For the love of the sea"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Digha. Synonymous with sea. Anyone who has ever been there will remember digha simply for its sea. Went to Digha last January. Small trip with only friends for 3 days. You either go by car, bus or train :D we went by a hired Tata sumo. Took 6 hours to reach. Famous for its fish preparations and delicacies. Also known for kaju or almond :D of various shapes and sizes :) whole day we bathed and bathed and bathed :p

We were only friends so you can Imagine the fun we had. Early morning sunrise and late evening sunsets. You name it, digha has it. Per head expenditure around 5-7k for a good 3 days trip. Of Course differs. We stayed at old Digha. You can obviously travel to new Digha (same beach diff names) and do some boating see the aquatic museum etc. Digha is the ideal place to visit if ur low on time and budget. Regards mayur :)
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Anupam Banerjee

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  •  16 helpful votes
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"Perfect time pass for Bengali people"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Place is good for passing three or four days with family, friends, guests. But the food available is only Bengali dishes and flavors. People from other states, cannot find food of their flavors. Moreover fish available are not fresh and all come from Andhra pradesh. Parks and science centre, worth visiting. You can go to Odisha on the other was, down South, and enjoy another holiday at Balasore district.
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"Awesome for vacations"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I go to Digha for three reasons.

One, is go to Tajpur which is one of most pristine places left on earth and one has to go there in person to enjoy the calm, the solitude, the red crabs, the green bushes and the sand dunes and the like.

Two, is the place called Digha Mohana which is thought to be the biggest fish market in Asia. One can see so many varieties of sea fishes during fishing season. Of course, the fishing by mechanised boats does not take place during the months of April, May and June being the breeding season.

Three, I want to meet the fishermen of the area. They are so simple and so full of knowledge and their life is so hard. To get acquainted with them is revelation for any in community life. I salute them who in spite of all the odds of weather and poverty have kept the lessons of humanity alive.
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Kuheli Datta

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"A nice place to enjoy"

  • 6/7
  • Posted May 14, 2015
As you know The month of May is too hot to tolerate. I requested my dad to take me somewhere where I could relax and less feel the scorching heat of the sun. So I went to Digha with my family. My god! On the beach under the sun also I was enjoying like never before. It was the same temperature there but the soothing feelings on the beach will make you forget everything. I enjoyed a lot.
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Adil Vhora

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"Awesome experience with family"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted May 12, 2015
It's really an awesome experience to me. I went with my family. Stayed for 2 days and 1 night. We visited new Digha, old Digha, Chandaneswar temple, Talsari, Shankarpur, aquarium and Mohona. It's really a great place to travel. Specially in early morning and evening time at sea beach. It's really awesome.
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"My first experience with the sea"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted May 10, 2015
It's pretty well and charming place and always I had wanted to see this place "Digha" from my childhood. Because of only great reason and 1st experience to see the sea. The weather is preferable when I visited this place in winter. The evening besides the sea is not expressed at all. Only one can feel who visit this place. In the night the sound of sea take my sleep because it was my 1st experience to hear this sound.

I liked to take a walk at beach in evening. The Science City of Digha and Mandarmani place I likes the most.

I am not a person who wanna try new foods but basically Digha is famous for different type of fish. On beach side too many shops are there, some shops are attractable but it's not my department to buy from this shop.

From sunrise to the sunset, I passed every time on the beach taking bathe, gossiping with friends, searching marbles, doing photo shoots and other fun.

My advice to the travellers is just do more fun with present sense and don't do anything which is harmful to you and your partners or families. In Digha, sea is not very daring but there are few people who take care of travellers when they bathe.
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Nitesh Kuhar

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"A place for a small break"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Apr 17, 2015
To refresh yourself within the short time span, this can be one of the place. The beaches are not that much clean but you can enjoy seawater with your friends and family. You will love the air while sitting at New Digha. There are many options for food. Except for beaches, you can have a look at the museum.
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Sneha Bose

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"Fun frolic Digha"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 15, 2015
I went for a cool break and chose Digha to relax. Though this time I found it very crowded but a walk in the evening along the beach in cool breeze was definitely very refreshing. I ran to the Mohona early in the morning to catch the abandoned sight. Fishermen were busy with their web while collecting fishes. What a photo perfect side it was! If you walk around the beach you will find thousand red crabs waiting for you shyly. It's tough to catch them in lens as they promptly hide themselves when anyone comes close to them.

I would suggest to go there in group to get the best effect of this cosy coastal place. You can book a car to roam around Digha. We went to Talasari Beach which I found very soothing and pleasant and visited Chandaneswar temple. Both the places come under Odisha region. So mark your date and set out for Digha.
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