Digha Tourism
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Digha Tourism

Digha Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: East Midnapore
  • Language: Bengali,English
  • Weather: Summer 27 to 36°C, Winter 17 to 29°C

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.

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Mahalaxmitrading asl

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  • Mahalaxmitrading asl
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Digha tour"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Although I visited many times but this time old Digha looked too beautiful as many new sitting arrangements has been made by the government and street lights all over the beach and all temporary tents which was been used to sell sea foods and sea items had been converted in concrete shops. This was absolutely a new look.
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Utpal Das

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  • Lives in Lalsot
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"A good nest to spend your holiday"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
New Digha! 3. 5 hrs journey by express trains will reach you a spicy beach location of West Bengal. You can visit Chandaneswar Temple nearby which is one of the auspicious destinations of Odisha. Famous Cashew grown by the farmers of Contai is a special snacks you can often collect here.
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Bose Susanta

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  • Bose Susanta
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Good place to stay"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Great India Hotel in new Digha is a good place to stay. Hotel is situated just on the main road, Digha Railway station & sea beach is nearby. Very neat & clean, spacious room with balcony. Appearance of the hotel is attractive with parking space in front. Food is good & Reasonable.
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Iam Sbk

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Digha Beach SBK view"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Hi guys.
Today I am expressing my opinion on most popular Digha Beach, West Bengal, India. Over crowded small Beach situated about 200 km away from Kolkata. Yoy will get lots of Hotels and Lodge's to stay at Digha but not 4 or 5 star hotels. Beaches are not so clean and well planned for tourists. There are two parts of Digha Beach. One is old Digha and other is new Digha. New Digha is extension of Beach where you will get maximum number of hotels which are newly constructed and of mixed ranges. To get Beach view from hotel room I would suggest you to stay at Old Digha. I personally suggest you to book hotel Seagull. For more hotel details and reviews read my hotel posts. Now coming to the food, I would suggest you to dine at your hotels only because Digha lacks in food variety. Sea food you will easily get at any hotels or if you want to have it on Beach area then evening is best time to chill. Lots of localities serves local food on the beach. Digha have few agjecent beaches like Udaipur and Sankarpur. P. S those who are looking for some substitute for seafoods must visit Udaipur Beach. 3 days tour is OK for beaches like Digha. There are few 3 star hotel which provide good accommodation for those who like to spend some quality time away from crowds. Try The Palm Resort.
Other places nearby is Mandarin. One of the most popular Beach area where you will get hotels on the beach and few resorts with private beaches also.
For details see my Mandarmoni post.
How to reach Digha -
Trains available from Howrah and Sealdah daily. It will take 4 hrs to reach. Digha have it's own station Digha just 5 min walk from Digha Beach.
Daily buses AC / Non AC are also available from Kolkata Esplanade (Dharamtala).
Flights are not available. Nearest airport is CCU Kolkata.
SBK tips for Digha :-
Don't visit during holidays because it's overcrowded.
Don't visit without advance booking of your hotels of you decided to visit during holidays.
Use MakeMyTrip for better booking options.
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Sudipta Chatterjee

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  • Sudipta Chatterjee
  • Lives in Darjeeling
  • 3 Reviews
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"One and only beautiful sea spot in Bengal"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Digha is best place for people of any age. People can come with family, friends. The most satisfying thing of Digha is the Sunrise view from the sea beach. Obviously its according to me. Also the rope way is new attraction of Digha.
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Sananda Roy

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  • Sananda Roy
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews
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"Visi Kahini Hotel"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Digha is a sea facing town in the southern part of west Bengal. The town gives a plenty of options to it's tourists one can eat many sea food and can enjoy many marine activities like boating, sand bike, paragliding, water scooter etc. Rope-way is the new attraction at Digha, which is at the Amarabati Park.
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Hitler The great

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"Lovely sight"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I have been there for more than 3 times it is an amazing place to visit, lovely beaches are there to walk along in the evening, there is also a park known as Biswa bangla where you can enjoy with your family and friends. I love to visit again and again.
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"A refreshing break."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Feb 2, 2017
Digha sea beach is just 3 hour / 3 and half hours train journey from Howrah railway station. Wide sea beach, plenty of handicraft items, local cashew nut, temples, fishing area, confluence of river with Bay of Bengal - all of them attract tourists through out the year. So Digha is a first choice of Calcuttans, who don't want to miss a couple of off days in hand.

Our stay in Hotel Dolphin in Barrister Colony, Old Digha was pleasant. Apart from local sea beach, we toured neighboring beaches like Mandarmani, Tajpur, Shankarpur in WB. Also we visited Chandaneswar temple, Udaypur sea beach, Talsari in Odisha. Tourists can also visit Science City, Aquarium, Amaravati Park (with rope way facility), Biswa Bangla Park (with an elaborate fountain) which are within Digha.

Plenty of fish items with easy availability of crab, prawn, lobster etc. Also can make Digha attractive to fish lovers. You can get all those items fresh, which taste good as well.

Being a sea beach, climatic condition of Digha remains pleasant through out the year. There are plenty of buses (AC / Non-AC) from Kolkata. Similarly, there are many direct trains from Kolkata, Asansol, NJP, Puri and other places, which enable good connection with major towns of India.

If you want to spend long weekend here, then please book hotel rooms well in advance (though there are innumerable hotels / lodges), as this place is the first choice of Calcuttans.

I hope a visit to Digha will be a memorable chapter in a tourist's life.
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Sujit pal

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  • Sujit pal
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"Go Makeh Digha"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 20, 2017
Hotel Mahek is so near from see .. At the morning its look fantastic .. At Digha must visit Digha Science Center. And child play at Amrabati park very joyfully. If you hire a cab, then visit Mohana, Tajpur, Shankarpur also Mandarmoni ..
At Old Digha sim-bole of " biswabangla" nice at Day-night.
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Umar Faizan

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  • Umar Faizan
  • Lives in Tinsukia
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  •  9 helpful votes
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"Digha"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 3, 2017
Digha is a sea facing town in the southern part of west Bengal. The town gives a plenty of options to it's tourists one can eat many sea food and can enjoy many marine activities like boating, scuba diving, jet sking, swimming. It is well connected with rail and road transportation. Don't forget to take a good camera to catch the memorable moment
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