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Digha

The Southern West Bengal is gifted with the most renowned beach on the eastern coast of India Digha. Digha is West Bengal's most admired sea resort. Initially identified as Beerkul, it is stated as the "Brighton of the East" in one of Warren Hasting's letters (1780 AD) to his wife.
In 1923, an English traveler John Frank Smith was

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enamored by the prettiness of Digha and started living here. After liberty, he persuaded West Bengal's chief minister Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy to expand Digha as a seashore resort.
Digha beach is girdled with casuarina cultivated area along the coast. The sea is tranquil and low for about a mile from the beach making it rather secure for swimming. The main appeal of Digha is that the River Hoogly merges into the Bay of Bengal over here. Digha presents every probable attraction for sea-loving travelers: excellent surf and golden sands. One can experience both the beauty of dawn and twilight at Digha sea beach.

 
 
Altitude Sea Level
Best Season November to March
 
 

Access
Air
NSC Bose International Airport (Kolkata) is the nearest airport which is about 210 kms away from Digha.
Rail
Though Contai Road (37 kms) is the nearest railway station for Digha but Kharagpur ( km from Digha & km from Howrah) and Mechheda ( km from Digha and km from Howrah) on the South-Eastern Railway are the most suitable railheads for Digha from where buses are accessible which takes 4 hours.
Road
Route 1.
Calcutta-Howrah-Mechheda-Norghat-Contai-Ramnagar-Digha: 185 km.
Route 2. Calcutta-Deulti-Kolaghat-Kharagpur-Digha: 243 km.

 
 

Route 3. Tarakeswar-Harinkhola-Arambag-Bishnupur-Kharagpur-Digha: 355 km
Digha is easily accessible by road from Kolkata, Asansol, Bardhaman, Durgapur, Suri, Bankura and Jamshedpur and partly by rail (upto Kharagpur). The last part of the trip between Kharagpur and Digha (123 km.) has to be done by bus and taxi.
Bus Services: Frequent bus service, available from morning to evening. Digha is 187 km. by road from Kolkata.

 
  Places of interest

Chandaneswar
It is an old Siva Temple, 8 km. from Digha. Also Lankeswari (14 km.) and Kapal Kundala Temple (45 km.) famous for an antique temple related with Bankimchandra's novel Kapal Kundala.
 
 

Shankarpur
Shankarpur, a virgin beach as yet, is a current invention. It is an identical beach of Digha, around 10 km. from it. It presents almost all the delight of a personal beach. It is also a habitual fishing harbour. It possess of a broad and well-preserved beach, caesarian groves by the side of a mild sea and an excellent ambiance round the year.
Shankarpur is now developed as a sea resort with hotels, tourist lodges and other conveniences. Other amendment such as Guest Houses of Fisheries Department and lodges under Benfish, little personal spaces for lodging are also accessible.

 
 
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