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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Agniva Basu
  • Agniva Basu
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  • 8 Reviews

"Romantic beach outing" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was a short and refreshing trip. Not much crowded in the off season. It is a nice clean beach. If you don't bother to drive, take the Duronto express from Howrah to reach New Digha from where you'll get a drive. A drive through the beach will take you to your beach resort. You can have some fun with the water sport activities, have a bath in the sea, do some shopping at the beach shops or else sit idly and enjoy the sea while having a taste of fresh seafood from the beachside cages. Take a van to reach the Delta to view the beautiful sunset. It's really awesome. A very nice destination to spend an extended weekend. Lastly I'll suggest you to go for Rose Valley resort, it's definitely the best. Had a great time there and will definitely suggest this place for a weekend fun.
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Amitava Nandi
  • Amitava Nandi
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 9 Reviews

"Excellent with lot of beach activities" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Virgin beach with lots of beach activities like biking, parachuting, etc. Just a fantastic place for a bindas holiday with your friends for a couple of days. We stayed in a good resort with a swimming pool and had loads of fun. You get to relax and have a carefree time to spend, enjoy small things and just come back full of energy and stress free.
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Jayeeta Basu
  • Jayeeta Basu
  • 2 Reviews

"Relaxing weekend trip at a romantic beach" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
If you arr planning a smart short beach trip off Kolkata, plan for this place. The beach is not overtly crowded and is nice and romantic. Most of the resorts are located on the beach. We stayed at the Rose Valley Resort which I think is the best. The water was calm. A few water sports like jet ski and beach parasailing were there. However, most of the people discouraged the parasailing as it was risky there. The small shops by the beach made very tasty sea foods like crabs and pomphrets. Small gift shops were also there. We took a van to go to the delta area where the sunset was truly stunning. The local people were friendly. Plan no more than 3-4 days and you'll love this place. We had a pleasant experience.
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Saikat Ganguly
  • Saikat Ganguly
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"Spend weekend with leisure and peace" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A weekend getaway from Kolkata for a good rest. Mandarmani also has beach activities. Had good driving my car on the beach. It was also fun watching lots of crabs together (which is nearby. ) I must say that we spent an awesome beach holiday there. It is a long beach with a nice view of the sea. Hotels and resorts are available of your choice and budget with many options. Local transportation is very less. If you are staying on the beach then own vehicle is a must.
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Shamili Sur
  • Shamili Sur
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"A nice place to spend a peaceful weekend here" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mandermani is such a place where you can go any time in the year. Although Rainy season and winter is preferable, but if you want to spend some quality time in beach with all modern facilities - Mandermani is the best place. This may be one of those unique beach where you can drive. It is a great experience to drive a car in the beach where sea kisses the tyres of the car. It is a clean and amazing beach.
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Piyush Pansari
  • Piyush Pansari
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Weekends in beach, thousands of crabs around" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
A clean and tidy beach to spend your weekends with family or friends. There are no stones on the beaches therefore you won't get hurt while enjoying. There is a lot for the crab lovers as there are thousands of crabs on the beaches(at a distance of couple of km from the tourist beach). If you can manage to get a room at rose valley resort it will be an icing on the cake. Go ahead and enjoy.
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Sourabh Agrawal
  • Sourabh Agrawal
  • Lives in Raigarh
  • 2 Reviews

"Excellent virgin beach"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mandarmani is one of the virgin & crowd less beach of India. In beach side facility of many rides like jet ski, banana ride, speed boat & paragliding on bargain. Evening sunset is the most attraction point here. There were many resorts & hotels but rose valley is best. We enjoyed water park, toy train, rope way, paddle boat &many more activity inside rose valley. Evening view of beach is awesome, overall nice place to relax 2-3 days.
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Moushumi Mukherjee
  • Moushumi Mukherjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"Red crabs in abundance"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mandarmani is a must visit for people who are seeking a quiet holiday with their loved ones. Famous for its motorable beach, there is more fun to it when the tides are high everyday after 11 AM. So, In the morning, we went for a nice walk along the beach, then we came back to hotel, Sonar Bangla(our hotel was right on the beach), had our breakfast and then again sat on a bench facing the sea sipping a coconut.

For Lunch, we went to a nearby shack, (one has to order food in advance, preferably by 10-10. 30- if you dont want the regular fare) had our pre-ordered lip-smacking crab and tiger prawns cooked in local style with rice.

After 3, the tide goes down and there is lot of water sports offering. But we headed to a place called Mohona which had clean white sand and red crabs in abundance. The local kids were digging up the holes and taking crabs out to show us holding them in their hands without doing any harm to the crabs. This was a splendid experience. After an hour or so, back to our hotel, we took rest for some time and played badminton within the hotel premises.

Though Mandarmani is slightly dearer in terms of hotel accomodation than the other old and famous holiday destination, Digha, probably that makes it better. As the crowd is less and better behaved here.
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Cyrus S
  • Cyrus S
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
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"Awesome Desitnation, A must-visit place"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This place has sea with a drivable beach.. Which is very unique in itself. The right time to visit this place is during summer or autumn. The place is quiet and pleasant. There one can enjoy para-gliding or scooter-boating. The hotels are really good and there is 24-hr power backup facilities.

In the morning: The sun rise is amazing to watch. Also towards the mohana which is about 2km away gives an exotic view. The red-Crabs come out of there holes and cover the beach.
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Ronn Deadrock
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"A decent place to relax"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Jan 25, 2015
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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