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General Information about Digha

It is located 183 km (114 mi) from Kolkata/Howrah via Mecheda and 234 km (145 mi) via Kharagpur, this proximity has probably helped this small hamlet to emerge as a popular weekend getaway with number of good hotels and tourist lodges. Digha is connected to Kolkata/Howrah by a highway and a rail-link via Tamluk.
Beach town situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, Digha is a popular tourist destination known for its untouched beaches and scenic views, especially among people in West Bengal.

Digha is a seaside resort town in the state of West Bengal, India. It lies in Purba Medinipur district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach. It is the most popular sea resort in West Bengal.

The dune-backed Old Digha Sea Beach faces the Bay of Bengal. Close by, the Marine Aquarium and Regional Centre (MARC) is home to sharks, rays and sea snakes. To the west, inland from sandy New Digha Sea Beach, leafy Amarabati Park surrounds a lake. West of town, the white-domed Chandaneswar Shiv Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

Digha is a one-stop destination for families looking forward to spend a . Known for its magnificent beaches, religious temples and high-tech research centers and museums,

There are mainly three seasons in Digha, namely summer, monsoon and winter. Summer starts in April and continues to till June with an maximum temperature of 37 °C (99 °F). Although cold wind from sea keeps the weather pleasant in this time. Next comes monsoon in July and lasts till the end of September. Digha generally experiences an average rainfall with high humidity in the monsoon season. Winter sets in October and lasts till February with a temperature range from 24.3 °C. July to March is considered as the best time to visit Digha as weather stays most pleasant in these times

Digha's old beach is not as wide as it used to be due to heavy soil erosion. Big stones and concrete steps are used to hold together the beach. Another problem is the record number of storm surges that have caused many of the unplanned shacks and smaller hotels to succumb to the sea. Since it is one of very few popular beaches in West Bengal, it gets overcrowded, especially during the cooler winter break.

A new beach has been developed "New Digha" which is about 2 km (1.2 mi) from the old beach. This new beach is not only bigger than the old one, but might be considered a better one. It is clean and well-maintained and is not surrounded by a congested locality like the older beach. The latest attraction of New Digha is the Science Centre established by the National Council of Science Museums. The entire stretch of the Digha seaface from Old Digha to New Digha is filled with casuarina plantations, which looks beautiful.

The beach at Digha is the widest sea beach in the world.

Connectivity :

NSC Bose International Airport, Kolkata is the nearest airport which is about 210 km away from Digha. There are direct trains from Kolkata to Digha or one can take a train to nearby Kharagpur, a major rail junction with several trains to and from Kolkata. There are several bus services that run frequently to Digha from Kolkata.

Digha serves some of the best seafood, fish delicacies and local Bengali cuisine. Hence, don't miss out on the Pomfret, Rohu, Bhetki, Fried Fish and Tiger prawns . Vegetarians too have a good deal of options such as Continental cuisine. Other than these, do sip into the fresh coconut water, available at very low prices here.
In case you don't mind spending some time traveling for food, you might want to go to the nearby town, Shankarpur, as the fish prepared there is only more delicious, and the food of finer quality.


Day 1- Reach Digha by morning. Check into your hotel and after freshening up, you can start your trip by visiting the Temple of Chandaneswar. Spend around two hours including the travel time and then head out for lunch. After this, in the evening you can go to New Digha beach. It can be a great picnic spot if you are with your family. Here you can enjoy the enthralling water sports like para-sailing and water-skiing.
Day 2- Start your day by visiting The Marine Aquarium and Research Centre at around 10:30 AM. Enjoy the varieties of aquatic animals. Take lunch and head out to Shankarpur Beach. In the evening, you can visit Talsari beach where you can enjoy the view as well as delectable sea food. Do not forget to purchase handicrafts and seashell jewellery.
Day 3- If you are here for one more day, Digha has to offer some more beaches to you like Junput and Udaipur beach.

Places of Interest :
Marine Aquarium and Research Centre (MARC)
It was established in the year 1989 during the Seventh Five Year Plan. The major objective of the Centre is to display the marine biodiversity of the region and impart its values to the common people and to carryout the research activities.

Lord Shiva Temple At Chandaneswar
Chandaneswar Temple
This place is only 8 km (5.0 mi) away from Digha the century old Temple of Lord Shiva at Chandaneswar, near Bengal and Orissa Border. Chandaneswar is part of Odisha. During the Bengali month of Chaitra, a popular annual fair is organised here. Nearly half million people and pilgrims visit the temple.

Amarabati park :
Lush green big park around a lake with boating options and ropeway service. The water in the lake needs cleaning. Otherwise, a good place especially with kids.

Digha Science Centre & National Science Camp :
Another location at Digha is Science center. A mini replica of the Science City in Kolkata. Many scientific things are available in this cente which becomes a fun place and unique educational park where not only kids but all adults learn and discover new things through scientific experiments.

Another beach location is just 3 km away. At a distance of 14 km from Digha is the unspoilt beach of Shankarpur. The beaches here are wide, lined with casuarinas trees and are less crowded than Digha. Shankarpur’s main attraction is the fishing harbour project.

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