Mandarmani Tourism

Mandarmani Tourism

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Mandarmani Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: East Midnapore
A beach resort, Mandarmani, is located in south-west Bengal in India. Situated in the East Midnapore district, the destination is a fast developing seaside resort village. Situated at a distance of 14 km from Chaulkhola and near the popular tourist destinations of Digha and Shankarpur, the destination is fast becoming one of the most developed tourist attractions of West Bengal.

Things to do in Mandarmani

This small town is known for its sea beach along with activities like surfing, ATV rides, jet skiing, banana boat rides etc. The most famous attraction of Mandarmani is the 13 km long motorable Mandarmani Beach. Prior to setting out for a drive on the beach, it is better to find out the timings of high tides as water levels might rise up to the beach level.

The place is also known for its beautiful sunrise and sunset views that can be best enjoyed along the beach. At a distance of 5-6 km from the main beach is The Delta which is ideal for taking a stroll. However, the area is best avoided after dark. Numerous red crabs can be seen on this stretch of the beach.

Food & Shopping in Mandarmani

Since Mandarmani is a beach destination, it is a good place to try some fish and other seafood. Fresh fish and crabs can be bought from the local fishermen. Most resorts serve local Bengali cuisine. Prawns and crabs are the specialties of the region. Apart from the resorts, food is also available at small eateries and shacks on the beach. These mostly sell tea and snacks but food is also available provided orders are placed beforehand. But the price of food available in Mandarmani is on the higher side. For shoppers, there are objects made of different types of sea shells and oysters. These range from jewellery items like necklaces and earrings to decorative objects like wall hangings and mirrors.  

Travelling to Mandarmani

Mandarmani is at a distance of over 160 km from Kolkata. Buses are available from Esplanade and Howrah to reach Mandarmani. Buses going to Digha need to be boarded with the stoppage being at Chaulkhola, after Contai. The 14 km from Chaulkhola to Mandarmani can be covered by car, cycle rickshaw or auto rickshaw.  State Transport buses cost INR 76 while deluxe coaches cost around INR 100-110. Volvos depart from Gariahat, in South Kolkata, in the morning. It takes about three hours to cover the distance. Cars can also be hired from Kolkata to Mandarmani and they cost around INR 12-INR 60 per kilometre depending upon the type of car. The nearest rail station to Mandarmani is at Contai, about 17 km away and the nearest airport is at Kolkata.

Travelling within Mandarmani

The best way to explore Mandarmani is either by foot or by hiring a bike or bicycle. Considering tourists visit the destination for its beaches, there is not much of travelling expected.

Accommodation options in Mandarmani

Hotel options in Mandarmani range for budget hotels to high-end resorts. The town also has a few options for the green traveller. Tourists are advised to book a sea facing hotel as it will provide spectacular views of the sunrise or sunset, which the town is famous for. Tourists can also book one of the many attractive holiday packages in Mandarmani to enjoy a perfect beach vacation.

Monsoon season in the region commences in the month of June and extends till the month of September, while the winter season stretches from December to February. However, it can be crowded in winter with people from nearby places flocking there for a weekend getaway. The best time to visit Mandarmani is the intermediary months between the monsoon and winter seasons.

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Mandarmani Traveller Reviews

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Sonam Gaur

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  • Sonam Gaur
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  145 readers

"Simply amazing .."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Very nice place, clean beaches, no crowd, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. One who enjoys nature must visit this place. Some resorts are very good and paisa vasool types due to there location. Some water sports are also available here. Overall a must visit place.
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Bose Susanta

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  • Bose Susanta
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
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"Awesome Mandarmani"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I have been to Mandarmani several times but this is my first time to stay at the place. Location of Bombay beach resort is no doubt attractive & atmosphere is also very good, all necessary facilities are available there. The hotel is situated just on the beach & from every room sea is clearly visible. I am quite sure if you stay
Here you will get value of money you are spending.
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Iam Sbk

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  • Iam Sbk
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  •  12 helpful votes
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"Mandarmani - Sea Beach of West Bengal, India"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hello guys !!
Hope your are doing good. Once again I am back with my travel review on most popular sea beach of Kolkata "Mandarmani".
180 km away from central Kolkata. Most popular for pleasant weekend. People of Kolkata love to spend their weekend with family and friends at Mandarmani. Apart from Mandarmani, Digha is also popular for weekend trips. Reaching Mandarmani is little difficult because no direct bush or trains are available. If you are going by car then it's fine. Mandarmoni is newly developed beach area of West Bengal. Number of hotels and resorts are available at Mandarmoni.
You will easily get sea view room at reasonable prices. Budget hotels are also available. Go for online booking from sites like Makemytripto select hotels please visit my hotel reviews. Thebest thing of Mandarmoni is that you can see seamless seacoast over there.
View of beach and sea is breathtaking. You may spend your time Reading books or watching kids playing into the sea or watching fisherman fishing into the sea.
Few local people sell food on the beach. They cook eroding to your choices. West Bengal government is taking care of these beaches to make tourist more comfortable and safety. Mandarmani beach lack of watersports and fun activities like other beaches. 3 days tour could be enough to refresh you. I am regular visitor of Mandarmoni sea beach and I am giving my pluses and minuses to it
1. Silent beach are.
2. Long coastal view.
3. Plenty of hotels.
4. Safe for family travelers.
1. Transport services. Restaurant are very few Train and Bus stops.
Hope you guys like it.
Love SBK
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Koushik Mondal

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  • Koushik Mondal
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"The beauty of the beach is awesome"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Excellent place to spend weekend and really great place for relaxing. Awesome enjoyment through out all of the day. Happiness is in full volume. The scenarios are heavenly beautiful. A perfect getaway from the humid summer in the nearby city! Should be recommended to everyone.
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Gautam kapoor

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  • Gautam kapoor
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"Location is good and beach is clean."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Ideal getaway from Kolkata. Good roads. Relaxed environment and secluded beach ⛱. Good for morning and evening walks barefoot. Safe waters. Kids will be safe. Royal pani, packet snacks and soft drinks are generally available. Take care of tanning like any other beach ⛱. Carry your beach caps and garden umbrella ☔. Above all enjoy the serene village atmosphere & the still Virgin beaches ...
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Subir saha

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  • Subir saha
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"Weekend getaway"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 4, 2016
Away from city's hustle-bustle, quiet, yet beautiful. Nearest beach from town is Digha but it is often over crowded. Hence Mandarmani is an ideal destination for those who look for quality time with their family.

Not much of outdoor activities available there - except few water sports such as speed boat riding, jet ski, etc.
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Sabyasachi Sinha

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  • Sabyasachi Sinha
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Good place to go"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 18, 2016
Sunny day, must carry umbrella, cream, camera. Hotel room, food was too expensive, 2500/- minimum cost for one night stay here in Mandarmoni. Shopping here is luxurious, even shopping centers are not here.
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Rajesh kumar Pacheriwala

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  • Rajesh kumar Pacheriwala
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Good to my holiday"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 12, 2016
Interesting family beach holiday tour in sonar bangla Hotel. Hotel situated just beach side very good facilities available with swimming pool, gardens, and evening with musical dance. Hotel is very clean. Service was very prompt but WiFi is not good.
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Das Sourabh

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  • Das Sourabh
  • Lives in Barasat
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"Do not go to Mandarmani"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Sep 6, 2016
Please do not go to Mandarmani. Digha is far better than from Mandarmoni.

From food to hotels everything is very overpriced here.

Natural beauty is destroyed by mushrooming hotels. After Sunset the total area sinks into darkness. There are no lights on the beach, only the Sounds of the generators can be heard.
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Deepjyoti chaudhuri

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  • Deepjyoti chaudhuri
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"An above average beach"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Aug 29, 2016
Mandarmoni is an above average beach of Bengal ... Like many other tourism projects, this place receives Very little care from the Government, despite its huge potential to generate revenue. There are several pros and cons of this beach destination:
1. A relatively cleaner beach with huge expanse
2. Good quality road access.
3. Not unnecessarily congested.
1. No police protection can be found around. For any mishap- think of only God to save you. There are no billboards anywhere displaying emergency contact numbers.
2. A potential paradise for drunkards and hooligans, especially at odd hours, as there is no administrative vigilance. Most of the miscreants are the boys only gangs of tourists. Especially troublesome if you are travelling with family and ladies are there in the group. However, it's still better than Digha, the highly congested and oldest sea beach of Bengal. No ATM machine around. The nearest ATM is about 7km away. You gotta carry good cash around for yourself.
4. There is only rudimentary electricity supply from the Government. The resorts rely heavily on their own generator machines for power. This creates problems during summer months, when the AC machine in your room shall have to be switched off for four hours per day.
5. There are no official divers at the beach with emergency preparedness. It's totally orphan. So if any case of drowning happens, only the people on spot are the last ray of hope.
6. No good quality medical facilities are available in 150 km range. So a medical catastrophe can be a nightmare for anyone.
7. The existing water sports available is limited to a short boating trip of hardly 10 mins duration. That too, the boats or the guides do not hold valid licenses. Ride the boats at your own risk.
8. Rampant consumption of alcohol amongst the locals. One of our boat guides was smelling heavily if country liquor.
9. No other places to visit. No other major tourist attractions around, like amusement park and all.
10. No structured public transport facility from the nearest bus stop to the beach. Hence be prepared to shell off large amount of money on transport.
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