Digha Tourism
Beach

Digha Tourism

Digha Info

  • 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.

Most preferred by...

Travellers from Kolkata, Howrah
Group
Couple

Best time to visit Digha in the next six months

  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July

Digha Traveller Reviews

WRITE A REVIEW
Read 337 destination reviews
with average rating of 5.6/7,
out of 8515 Digha reviews
Sort by:
Sudipta Chatterjee

  • Tourist
  • Sudipta Chatterjee
  • Lives in Darjeeling
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 reader

"One and only beautiful sea spot in Bengal" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 days 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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Sananda Roy

  • Tourist
  • Sananda Roy
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews
  •  28 readers

"Visi Kahini Hotel" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 days 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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Hitler The great

  • Scout
  • Hitler The great
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  570 readers

"Lovely sight" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 days 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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Santanu pathak

  • Tourist
  • Santanu pathak
  • 6 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  383 readers

"A refreshing break from hectic urban life" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Sujit pal

  • Tourist
  • Sujit pal
  • 2 Reviews
  •  190 readers

"Go Makeh Digha" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Umar Faizan

  • Tourist
  • Umar Faizan
  • Lives in Tinsukia
  • 36 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1767 readers

"Digha"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Tshering doma yolmo

  • Tourist
  • Tshering doma yolmo
  • 2 Reviews
  •  456 readers

"Beach overall okay ... Needs much maintenance though"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Bikash kali Ghosh

  • Tourist
  • Bikash kali Ghosh
  • 1 Review
  •  659 readers

"Fantastic place for weekend trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Arijit D'eb

  • Tourist
  • Arijit D'eb
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 15 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  3849 readers

"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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Amrita bhanja

  • Tourist
  • Amrita bhanja
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1710 readers

"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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 1 vote

Sandeep Anindra Kaushik ghosh Biswajit das Sandeep, Anindra, Kaushik ghosh and 11511 other people have been to Digha.
View their ratings...

Digha Sightseeing

View all 9 Sightseeing options in Digha »

Digha Blogs


Best time to visit Digha with family

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec


Digha Information