-- Digha --

With glittering sands and swaying Casuarina plantations, Digha is a treasured experience; be it for family fun, romance or business meets. First described in 1780 as the 'Brighton of the East' in the letters of Warren Hastings, the Governor-General of India; Digha has been a beloved beach getaway since the 1930s.

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-- How to reach Digha --

Digha is 183.8 kilometers from Kolkata, in the Purba Medinipur district at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal.

BY CAR

Digha is approximately a 4 hour drive from Kolkata, depending on traffic. Take VidyasagarSetu and drive down NH16, NH116 and NH116B.

BY TRAIN

Digha (Station Code:DGHA) is well connected with Kolkata. Trains can be accessed from Howrah Station. Tamralipta Express departs from Howrah at 6.40hrs and reaches Digha at 10.00hrs. Kandari Express departs from Howrah at 14.15hrs and reaches Digha at 17.50hrs. The Howrah Digha Duronta Exp departs at 11.15hrs and reaches at 14.15hrs.

BY BUS

Chartered buses (air-conditioned and with luggage space) take about 4 and a half hours to reach Digha. Regularly departing buses are available from Shahid Minar at Dharmatala, Kolkata and Howrah Bus Terminus, Kolkata. There are also state buses (non air-conditioned, not much luggage space) which depart from the same termini.

-- Things to do in Digha --

With pretty, paved walkways by the sea lashed by waves, Digha is a cherished destination for a reason. The beach front transforms into a kaleidoscope of colours every evening, your very own carnival on the beach! There are vendors offering fresh seafood, intricate handicrafts made with shells, jute and straw. Digha is also famous for cashew nuts which are available in a wide variety. While the town is easy to cover on foot, slightly longer sight-seeing requires local transport. Use electric rickshaws and cycle rickshaws to whiz around Digha, these will ferry you from and to the railway station as well.

-- LOCAL ATTRACTIONS --


The Marine Aquarium and Research Center

Educational for all ages, this aquarium accommodates 24 large marine tanks and 8 small fresh water tanks which harbour including local, curious and freshwater species. The aquarium remains open to visitors on all working days from 9.30 am to 6 pm.


Science Center

Established by the National Council of Science Museum, the Science Centre is where science meets fun with interactive exhibits engaging for children and adults alike.


Amarabati Park

With a lake, landscaped gardens and vibrant rides for children, this is a great place for family bonding!


Shiva Temple at Chandaneshwar (6 kms away)

Popular with devotees from Bengal and Odisha, this sprawling Shiva Temple is particularly crowded in Chaitra, the last month of Bengali calendar.


Mohona Fish Market

Popular with devotees from Bengal and Odisha, this sprawling Shiva Temple is particularly crowded in Chaitra, the last month of Bengali calendar.

-- BEACHES --


There are some stunning beaches around Digha,starting from the New Digha beach to virgin beaches all along the Bay of Bengal Coast.


Udaipur (2 kms away)

On the West Bengal-Odisha border, this beach is a paradise for shell collectors and sea bathers because of its gentle waves.


Talsari (8 kms away)

A pretty palm-fringed beach in Odisha, Talsari is an oasis of tranquility with lapping waves and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.


Shankarpur (15 kms away)

An aura of peace pervades this beach with lashing waves and undulating sands. Perfect for an afternoon of family frolic.


Chandpur (17 kms away)

A small, pristine beach; Chandpur is where you can let your hair down and take lovely pictures of country fishing boats.


Tajpur (23 kms)

A lovely beach with shacks and fishing boats to add to the view, Tajpur attracts beach-lovers but still retains its unspoilt ambience.


Mandarmani (30 kms away)

A bustling, colourful beach; Mandarmani is thronged almost year-round with fun-seekers. With water sports and other entertainment options, Mandarmani amps up the carnival feel.


Junput (42 kms away)

A centre for pisciculture, Junput has a be ach with a wide stretch of sand and greatly receding waters at low tide.