The Southern West Bengal is endowed with the most famous beach
on the eastern coast of India Digha. The beach town of Digha
is famous all over for flat, hard beaches. The beauty of this place
was discovered as early as the days of Warren Hastings. Digha was
known as Beercool at that time. Digha beach is girdled with casuarina
plantations along the coast. The sea is calm and shallow for about
a mile from the beach making it quite safe for swimming.
An old Siva Temple, 8 km. from Digha. Also Lankeswari (14 km.) and
Kapal Kundala Temple (45 km.) famous for an ancient
temple associated with Bankimchandra's novel Kapal Kundala. near
Contai may be visited.
Shankarpur, a virgin beach as yet, is a recent discovery. It is
a twin beach of Digha, around 10 km. from it. It offers nearly all
the pleasures of a private beach. This beach too is cupped with
Shankarpur is only 14 km. east of Digha, along the Digha-Contai
Road. It is also a regular fishing harbour.
Picnic Resort. 20 kms from Chaulkhola on Kolkata-Digha route.
Junput fish firm 40 km,from Digha by bus;it also has a beautiful
sea beach with a change at Contai. The place offers beautiful sea-view
and lines of casuarina trees. The beach is unspoilt. Brackish water
fish cultivation and research are done here by the State Government
Calcutta is the nearest airport which is about 210 kms away from
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 convenient railheads for Digha from where buses are
available which takes 4 hours.
Route 1. Calcutta-Howrah-Mechheda-Norghat-Contai-Ramnagar-Digha:
Route 2. Calcutta-Deulti-Kolaghat-Kharagpur-Digha: 243 km.
Route 3. Tarakeswar-Harinkhola-Arambag-Vishnupur-Kharagpur-Digha:
Regular direct buses are available from Calcutta to Digha. C.S.T.C.
express buses ply from Esplanade (Calcutta) from 0630 hours to 1000
hours. Luxury buses from West Bengal Tourist Bureau, 3/2 B.B.D.Bagh
departs daily at 0700 hours
General Information & Accomdation info on Digha city of West
Bengal - India