Mandarmani Tourism
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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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Sayan banerjee

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"Excellent destination for a relaxed weekend" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
About 180km from Kolkata, Mandarmani offers an excellent destination for a relaxing weekend trip. Long Beach, plenty of hotels on the beach front, and reasonably good road from Kolkata adds to the convenience.
Before booking hotels, make sure you go through reviews about the hotel as there can be a great variance in quality and service at hotels at the same price point.
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Dipak Sanyal

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"A private beach far from the maddening crowd." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Though I have visited Digha a number of times, this was my first visit to Mandarmani. The first thing which struck me was the exclusiveness of the beach. At early mornings and evenings/nights we had a feeling that this was a very private beach and we had the rare privilege of enjoying the same without any disturbance at all.
The hotel was good and their service was wonderful.
There are many other beaches nearby namely Tajpur, Shankarpur and Talseri.
There is also a very old and popular Shiva temple at Chandaneswar which is about 40 km from Mandarmani.
You can enjoy many seafoods here. We tried and enjoyed the crab masala special and also Hilsa fish in a restaurant in New Digha.
You can also shop for many interesting local products made from seashells, ropes, nets, mats etc at the market at New Digha and elsewhere also.
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Arvind  Kumar

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"A place to relax with sun and sand." new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Mandarmani is a place nearest to Kolkata where sea beach with relaxing high end resorts are in abundance. The gates of various resorts are touching the sea.
A place where sea water moves about one km. In high tide it comes near and in low tide it went far. An unique experience. This place is now in developing phase. Rural environment add its chatms. A must visit place for enjoying clam and peaceful scene.
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Swastik Nandi

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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"A great beach for relaxation"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
If you want to spend some quiet relaxation time in a beach resort near Kolkata, then look no further than Mandarmani. Situated about 175 km from Kolkata, the roads are nice and there are plenty of hotel options available. About 4hrs drive from Kolkata. Beach is pristine and crowd is less.
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Soumya brata chakraborty

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"An ideal destination for spend a weekend"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Mandarmani is around 170 km from Kolkata and around 3 hrs driving. It is situated in Midnapur district in West Bengal. The beach is just awesome, and the only beach in this part of the country where you can easily take bath with your entire family. No body is there to disturb you. We stayed in Candlewood Beach Resort and Spa. The resort was also very good. First day when you reach Mandarmani, after getting fresh, go out for Mohona. Its awesome. Stay there till the sun lasts. The beach at Mohona is full of red crabs. Next day, after breakfast, plan for Tajpur beach, Shankarpur Beach and Digha. In Digha, you should take lunch and visit Amarabati Park to change the taste from sea to greenery. It's around 15-20 km from Digha to Mandarmani. Come back by evening. Next day, after breakfast, leave the hotel for Kolkata. In between, in Kolaghat you should take your lunch at Sher e punjab. The food was really awesome. By 4:30 or 5 reached Kolkata.
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Raunak Agarwal

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  • Raunak Agarwal
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Beach in Eastern Bengal"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This is a super beach for the people of west bengal with well maintained hotels and good seafood at the beach. Resorts like sana, beach rose valley, sonar bangla are good to stay out here. I have been there thrice with friends. And every time the trip was more more newer. Must visit the place if you're in Bengal.
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Chiranjit ghosh

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"Excellent location to have a great vacation"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 19, 2016
Excellent location. Good experience. Beach is flat and driving is allowed in beach. Perfect for those people who are busy whole days and therefore want to spend a relax along with enjoyable life for few days, are highly recommended. Besides train services, many AC buses are available from Kolkata. The journey is comfortable in those buses. Beach is also perfect for family persons as unlike other beaches, Mandarmani beach is good to bathe in sea water for all ages as it is not dangerous in terms of water levels for few meters. Excellent.!!
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Dibyendu saha

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"Nice place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 29, 2016
Spend a relaxed short vacation and enjoyed the quiet and calm beach of Mandarmoni. The hotel we selected (Calypso Hotel n Resort) from MakeMyTrip was just awesome. Tried some authentic sea food, which was also awesome. People travelling to Mandarmoni should also visit 'Mohona' and 'Red Crab island'.
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Jayanti  Nag

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"Overall experience is good in Mandarmani beach"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
I visited this beautiful beach with my family and stayed at Hotel Sonar Bangla. There are few hotels which are situated on the beach so you can choose any one of the hotel and can spend 2 to 3 days in a quiet calm peaceful place. You can drive car in sea beach at the high tide and low tide time. The beach is flat so the sea batch will be interesting and good. You can enjoy hard drinks and snacks throughout the day and night. If you stay into the hotel at night you will be safe. The area of all most all hotels are big and you can enjoy the free from the crowd. So I can say this is best beach in west bengal. The last important thing is go there in group so you can enjoy more and more.
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swastik73

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"Best weekend getaways"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2016
Mandarmani perhaps have the longest beach in India. It is huge and you can drive on it. All sports and outdoor activities can be carried on. You can even hold the World Cup of Beach Soccer with ease. 180 Kms from Kolkata and the last stretch of the road finally completed by the State Government makes it one of the best weekend getaways. You can travel in groups, couple or family for 2N/3Ds and get yourself detox. The sea is very calm and suitable for bathing for people of all ages. The best thing is, budget is not a constraint in travelling to this beautiful beach. Carry suitable amount of required medicines. Mandarmani is an all season destination.
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