Digha Tourism
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Digha Tourism

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  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: East Midnapore
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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Umar Faizan

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  • Umar Faizan
  • Lives in Tinsukia
  • 36 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  751 readers

"Digha" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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, 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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Tshering doma yolmo

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  • Tshering doma yolmo
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"Beach overall okay ... Needs much maintenance though" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Digha beach was good overall udaypur beach is the best then rest of the beaches. Clean peacefully bike rides were good at udaypur but old Digha and new Digha beaches needs to be maintained well by the government. New Digha market is good for shopping .. Fish market area was really dirty needs to be maintained too. So overall experience I shall say udaypur beach a good beach.
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Bikash kali Ghosh

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  • Bikash kali Ghosh
  • 1 Review
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"Fantastic place for weekend trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Digha is our own beach for bengali people. It is just beside Kolkata. New Digha is mind blowing, famous for clean beaches with low and moderate tide. Everyone can enjoy the beach into the sea. Again old Digha is famous for the ancient local vast market and big tide. Evening at old Digha is fantastic.
Sankarpur, mardarmoni, talcher etc are nearby attractive beach.
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Arijit D'eb

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  • Arijit D'eb
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 6 Reviews
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"Good for short trip and relaxing"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Sep 12, 2016
Quite nice place, visited plenty of times. Open sea view. Good for short trip and relaxing. Yes you can find many hotels and good transportation. But all the buses from Kolkata not good as per cleaning and seating arrangement. You will find better seating arrangement or beach at old Digha rather new Digha.
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Amrita bhanja

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  • 5 Reviews
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"It's OK for 1 or 2 days stay"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Sep 8, 2016
Digha it's good for maximum 2 days. It's a sea area. Digha sea waves are really good go in morning time and you can enjoy waves. Evening time is good but this town is so small. It's better than mandarmani beach.
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Arindam Santra

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  • Arindam Santra
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Super eenjoy in beautiful place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 3, 2016
I visit Digha with my friends. Its wonderful experience, I cannot express it by words. We spent two days in Digha. The weather was very comfortable. We enjoy the sea view and spent a very colorful day lots of enjoy. I think this the best place to travel with friend, family. All the facilities are present in this place. No tension no thought only enjoy the beauty of nature. We travel Mandarmani, old Digha, tajpur .. Old Digha is well decorated by govt. Of wb .. Most important rabindar sangits are playing all time .. So its change the environment. Make the place more good ... The local food are good but costly .. Always try to avoid those food. Hotel are very good, well decorated. There are so many hotel in that place.
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Biswajit Chanda

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  • Biswajit Chanda
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 6 Reviews
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"Udaipur - an unexplored virgin beach"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 2, 2016
If you are exhausted with the crowded beaches of Digha and want to go to some peaceful beach in West Bengal, than it's time for you to explore Udaipur. Udaipur, located in the border of Orissa is just 3 Km from Digha Station. The beach is untouched with the busy city life and the shoreline is dotted with dense, tall casuarina (Jhau) trees. One can hire private cabs or auto-rickshaws from the station to reach Udaipur. OCEANA a resort of West Bengal Fisheries Dept. Is a wonderful place to stay in. It has AC/non-AC double bedded rooms, AC cottages, non-AC Dormitory - with well maintained gardens and a huge water body. The food served there is good and homely also the support staff are friendly and helpful. The beach is merely 150 meter away - you can walk down through the Jhaubon or take your car. If you plan to stay in OCEANA, then you need to book it in advance; following is the contact details for booking:
State Fisheries Development Corporation Ltd.
Bikash Bhavan, 1st Floor, North Block, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata-700091. Contact No.
The makeshift stalls run by nearby villagers in the beach are nice places to sit and enjoy the breeze of the sea. You can have Bath in the sea, the beach is actually clean. The small stall serves all kind of sea fishes, crabs, prawns etc. The foods served by the stalls are fresh and are prepared in front of you in the beach. You can also get chilled Beer and enjoy it while relaxing under the beach umbrellas or can have ice-creams after a soothing Bath in the sea. There is no much decent dining facility in this area.
You can make Udaipur your base and visit the nearby beaches in Mandarmani, Shankarpur, Digha, New Digha and Talsari. All are within a radius of 50 Kms.
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Sahajony

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  • Sahajony
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  • 6 Reviews
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"Haven"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 27, 2016
Clean room, staff was very kind and had good mind for customer. All facilities were very good. I was use the car that drive was too kind and had very good driving skills ... And the beach was awesome. Atmosphere is really good. One of the best thing is fish fry on road side
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Soumitra Mukherjee

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  • Soumitra Mukherjee
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  • Lives in Kolkata
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"A great place for a couple of days"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 20, 2016
Only four hours journey (approx) from Kolkata. One can enjoy this sea-side town with family or friends. My advice is to avoid weekends and holidays because of mad rush. There are quite a few other nice beaches nearby. Udaipur, Shankarpur, Tajpur, Mandarmani etc.
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Anindita sadhu

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"Average place"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Jun 22, 2016
This place is a beach holiday destination and can be visited in weekend trips if you are in West Bengal.
I personally did not like much this beach as it was too crowded and quite dirty.
One can walk along the beach in old Digha or go for swimming there in the morning which is enjoyable. In the day time the beach is quite crowded.
In the evening the beach side road remains a lot crowded which everyone may not like.
For me (after visiting Goa recently) it is way behind from any good beach that could enchant me to attract for a second time.
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