Tajpur...the unspoiled hamlet.

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Kalyani | Aug 20, 2011
Tajpur...the unspoiled hamlet.
Overview of the destination
Tajpur lies in between familiar tourist spots Shankarpur and Mandarmoni, near Digha, East-Midnapore.Tajpur is far away from hustle and bustle of the city-life. It is an ideal week-end destination for a tired mind. The beach is flat, calm and clean in the backdrop of blue sky and the Bay of Bengal. The approach toward the beach is through dense vegetations of ever-green casurina trees. The birds welcome a relaxed soul till the sounds of waves break the silence. And, the Tajpur remains undermentioned, unless and until I recall the very sight of marching bright red crabs in tandem during low-tides. Be there and rejuvinate yourself.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping
The hotels or resorts at Tajpur mostly offer fooding and lodging packages. We were very satisfied with the arrangements. This is not a shopper's paradise like Digha. Regarding sight-seeing, if you wish so, you are in close proximity to Digha, Shankarpur and Mandarmani.

Activities & things to do
Bath in the smooth waves until your mind is full and the stomach becomes empty. Plenty of chances to find out several molluscs, arthropods and echinoderms on the beach. We went for an adventurous coastal trek from Tajpur to Mandarmoni and, on the way, we had to cross a river twice with approximately 4.5 ft depth of water and a mild undercurrent. It was slendid. Go for it.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc.
Tajpur is about 180 km from Kolkata. Cross the Hooghly river via any of the 3 bridges and then head for Mumbai Road. After Kolkaghat, take the left diversion toward Digha. Cross Contai, then Chaulkhola (Mandarmoni) and then a little before Balisahi, turn left, opposite to Fisheries office (landmark: oikkotan club). From here Tajpur is 5 to 6 kms away.

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