Mandarmani Tourism
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Mandarmani Tourism

Mandarmani Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Beach
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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Ronn Deadrock
  • Ronn Deadrock
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  • 1 Review

"A decent place to relax"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mandarmani is a good place to hang out with friends. This beach is very calm and beautiful. You can drive through the beach. But this place is slightly expensive than other beaches in West Bengal as their is no electricity. Every thing runs either on diesel or generator. But yes if you are looking to take a break for 2 to 3 days with no headache of expense. This is the ultimate escapade!
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Kamal Kejriwal
  • Kamal Kejriwal
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 4 Reviews

"A perfect holiday destination for beach lovers"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This destination is near to Kolkata (only 200 KM from Kolkata), by road it would be good. Its also a good destination for beach lovers. I enjoyed more because of the weather. Weather was so pleasant not so sunny not so hot. Cold breeze was blowing & I enjoyed the road journey. Road was also good. It was NH. There is a less traffic, less pollution & noise.
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Subham  Banerjee
  • Subham Banerjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 10 Reviews

"Unexplored horizon: Thrill of beach driving"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Around 163 Km from Kolkata lies an unexplored paradise with more than 13 Km of continuous beach which is accessible to cars entirety. This is the longest Indian beach drive and arguably one of the longest beaches in India which can easily compete with the Marina Beach with respect to length.

The sight of red crabs, the beautiful Mohana or River's meet of Jalda river on one side with the Bay of Bengal and Champai river with the same on the other side of the beach,the awesome resorts facing the sea and the gentle waves - all these contribute to the outstanding experience travelers have here.

Since this place is unexplored to a good extent and less renowned,the roads leading to this sea beach are not great till now.
A personal advice to travelers would be to taste the fine crabs here. Travelers wishing to have a luxury packed stay can opt for Sun City Resort,The Sana Beach or Hotel Sonar Bangla and travelers hoping to have a homely and economic stay can opt for resorts like Hotel Mainak.

The place would have grown to be a very good tourist destination had the government done more for its development like other states in the nation. Water sports is limited here but can be improved. Another tip for the travelers would be to go to Mandarmani in groups since there are limited activities in the beach after sunset.

Definitely try driving from one end of the beach to the other as it is an awesome experience and if possible visit nearby places like Tajpur. I can guarantee a good beach drive and a peaceful stay in Mandarmani but at the same time I wish the government would do more to help develop tourism in this fine destination.
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Partha protim Halder
  • Partha protim Halder
  • 3 Reviews

"A place to relax"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
That was the most beautiful time in my life. If not then one of the most memorable two days. The beautiful beach and the beautiful beach resort was amazing. Chatting and having a drink with my friends there was amazing. We did a lot of fun there. I again want a break from my boring study life and go there for couple of days.
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Sayantan Ghosh
  • Sayantan Ghosh
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews

"A good place to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 29, 2014
It was great for s a weekend away from Kolkata. Road is good upto Dadanpatrabar, last 5 km is patchy and not good during monsoon. Rest all are good about this place. Sana Beach Resort is the best place to stay here. Sea beach is average and no such restaurant out there, but the hotels keep adequate facilities.
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Suprabhat Das
  • Suprabhat Das
  • 2 Reviews

"A nice place with amazing beaches"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 10, 2014
First of all, it is a place for everyone. If you are comfortable wetting yourself in water (salty sea water) and like to witness the calm beaches, then that's the place for you. The view for the beach is amazing. Its nearly impossible to drive through during high sea tides or rough weather with the sea water clogging the entire beach. It is an amazing place.
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Rohit Singh
  • Rohit Singh
  • 2 Reviews

"A place you must visit at least once"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2014
First of all, it is a place for everyone. If you are comfortable wetting yourself in water (salty sea water) and like to witness the calm beaches that's the place for you. The accommodations are really awesome, you may not find luxurious hotels with high ratings, but even then they wont make you feel uncomfortable. The beach is really peaceful and if you want to re-invent yourself, then you must visit there. I didn't get time to go for shopping so I don't know much about this, but I am pretty sure you can find a lot many things to remind you of this journey. Sitting on the beach and relaxing is the best thing you can ask for and that's exactly what I got there
do not forget to carry your sunscreen lotion(if you don't want to get too tanned) and do carry a ball, volley ball or any ball.You will love it. Have fun guys.
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Vibhor Tulsyan
  • Vibhor Tulsyan
  • Lives in Jaipur
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  • 24 Reviews

"Best time to travel will be March and April"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2014
The review for this place is its nearly impossible. The drive through during high sea tides or rough weather with the sea water clogging the entire beach. It can be quite hazardous as these beach resorts are not accessible through proper pitched roads. So travellers must be careful and avoid Mandarmoni during rainy season. Best time - March - April months.
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Tushar De
  • Tushar De
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"A bit expensive place"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Sep 1, 2014
Quite nice place to spend weekends. Little bit costly on food and Hotels. But cool and clam place to visit. I was spend three days with my family and friends in Hotel Golden Beach Resort. Hotel was good and well placed-exactly at sea beach. Food also very tasty.
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Asceish Jarika
  • Asceish Jarika
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 1 Review

"Mandarmani - Place for sea shore adventure."

  • 5/7
  • Posted Aug 26, 2014
Mandarmani is a great place for an exciting adventurous trip for family as well as students. It's a cheap destination with a lot of adventure sports filled in with. You can get paragliding, hot air balloon, sea surfing all at not more than 2000 per head. It's a great deal if you want a cheap adventures sports. You can have a bonfires at the beach in evening and get a lot of beautiful scenes of sunset over the sea. Weather is a bit cool and windy. Hotels are a lot cheaper.
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